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Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police

Fire cuts off TV for thousands

Hundreds of thousands of homes were left without television reception yesterday after a fire broke out at a transmitter.

BT expands super-fast broadband programme

Plans for the roll-out of super-fast broadband to around two-thirds of UK homes by 2015 were unveiled by communications giant BT today.

ITV loses advertising charge ruling

ITV's mass audience appeal means that rules governing how much it can charge advertisers must stay in place, the competition watchdog ruled today.

Cash-strapped Britons watching more television

UK viewers watch more than four hours of television per day, according to new statistics.

British spend record number of hours watching TV

British viewers are watching more television than ever before. The average number of hours each person spends in front of the TV each week has risen by more than 8 per cent to 30 hours 4 minutes, figures released today show.

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Richard Ingrams: Why show the debate where lots of us can't see it?

I searched the Evening Standard TV guide on Thursday to try to find details of the great election debate but there was nothing to say when it was on or on which channel you could watch it.

Wales switches to digital TV

Wales will become the first part of the UK to have a fully digital TV service today.

Five value halves as profits fall

Channel Five suffered heavily during the recession as annual losses rose and its parent company wrote off more than half the value of the commercial broadcaster.

Watch and learn: BBC Four's success is a sign that Britain is regaining a hunger for intelligent broadcasting

The channel champions serious drama, cult comedy, history and science

Watchdog issues ruling on loud TV ads

Eight TV adverts shown during an episode of Sherlock Holmes were too loud, watchdogs ruled today.

Victory on the menu: Virgin keeps its electronic programme guide

Few television viewers think twice about the on-screen programme guide they use to change channels, but it has been the subject of a fierce court battle which could have repercussions around Europe.

BT upbeat as cost savings beat target by £500m

BT is set to increase its cost-cutting drive by £500m as it revealed profits had sunk almost 50 per cent in the second quarter, yet management was more upbeat about prospects for next year.

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Gaelic channel set to push BBC radio off Freeview

Homes across Scotland with access to Freeview could see the portfolio of BBC's radio stations removed under plans to put the Gaelic channel Alba on to the digital terrestrial platform.

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

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How to make a Lego masterpiece

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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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