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Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police

Adults flock to social networking sites

The number of adults using social networking sites has nearly doubled in two years, research suggested today.

All these vampires on the box could suck the genre dry

A new rash of dramas about the undead might have even less staying power than Dracula at dawn

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Not all of us are happy with rising house prices

The good news is that house prices are going up again. For the past two years or so, there has been a steady decline. So a house that might have cost £500,000 two years ago might today be worth only £450,000.

Freeview users must retune sets tomorrow

More than 18million digital TV set-top boxes linked to the Freeview broadcasting system must be retuned tomorrow – or viewers could lose key television and radio stations .

David Prosser: Not much of a welcome for ITV's new boss

Outlook First, an apology. Contrary to the impression given by this newspaper and all others, ITV is not the sick man of broadcasting, brought low by a combination of the recession and poor programming. No, it is the dominant force in commercial broadcasting today, able to trample all over advertisers who cannot do without it – unless, that is, a powerful regulator intervenes.

Watchdog refuses to scrap TV advertising rules

The competition watchdog today dashed ITV's hopes that onerous rules over advertising would be scrapped, but said it was considering relaxing the regime.

BBC archives - Gone but not forgotten

The BBC is archiving online some of the great TV shows in their history. But what about the ones they wiped – and the ones they should have wiped? Andrew Roberts reports

The end of a real page-turner

It was the information superhighway of its day – but thanks to the internet, Teletext's days are numbered

High-definition television forces BBC to fix its sets

Designers told to renovate amid fears that fake buildings and wear and tear will be exposed

Subscription costs could cloud your viewing heaven

Personal video recorders seem to promise much, but package prices vary widely. Chiara Cavaglieri reports

Conor Dignam: Over to Gordon, but don't hold your breath

Anyone expecting Lord Carter's Digital Britain report to tie up all the media industry's major policy and public service issues in one neat package was kidding themselves. It was never going to happen.

Premier League threatens Setanta over £20m payment

Troubled broadcaster faces loss of football rights after missing payment

Night falls on daytime TV's king and queen

Richard and Judy's 21-year screen career at an end as digital channel show is axed

Moyles poised to steal Wogan's radio crown

Controversial DJ close to overtaking rival's listener figures
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The long walk west: they fled war in Syria, only to get held up in Hungary – now hundreds of refugees have set off on foot for Austria

They fled war in Syria...

...only to get stuck and sidetracked in Hungary
From The Prisoner to Mad Men, elaborate title sequences are one of the keys to a great TV series

Title sequences: From The Prisoner to Mad Men

Elaborate title sequences are one of the keys to a great TV series. But why does the art form have such a chequered history?
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Giorgio Armani Beauty's foundations

Sumptuous fabrics meet luscious cosmetics for this elegant look
From stowaways to Operation Stack: Life in a transcontinental lorry cab

Life from the inside of a trucker's cab

From stowaways to Operation Stack, it's a challenging time to be a trucker heading to and from the Continent
Kelis interview: The songwriter and sauce-maker on cooking for Pharrell and crying over potatoes

Kelis interview

The singer and sauce-maker on cooking for Pharrell
Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
8 best children's clocks

Tick-tock: 8 best children's clocks

Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea