News New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police

Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police

Moyles poised to steal Wogan's radio crown

Controversial DJ close to overtaking rival's listener figures

Thrifty living: Get the ideal broadband deal

The super-competitive UK home broadband market got even more competitive this week. TalkTalk is looking to take advantage of Tiscali's financial difficulties by offering an aggressive 50 cashback deal for Tiscali customers looking to leave.

Clean-cut Japanese boy band star shamed by arrest for indecency

Media helicopters hovered overhead and photographers camped out in front of Japan's top talent agency yesterday after one of television's cleanest-cut stars was arrested for public indecency.

Home media packages leave consumers confused

Take TV, phone and broadband from one firm, and you can save money. But confusion reigns, say Julian Knight and Chiara Cavaglieri

FA seek ITV explanation

The Football Association have demanded an explanation from ITV over the blunder that prevented some fans from watching the winning goal in last night's Merseyside derby.

First digital switchover under way

The UK's first full-scale digital television switchover was on course for completion today.

First digital switchover begins

The first full-scale digital television switchover in the UK got under way today.

Comet profit warning shocks investors

The retail sector is continuing to suffer at the hands of the housing market slowdown with the Comet electrical goods chain warning yesterday that it is heading for a loss because of disappointing sales of refrigerators and washing machines.

The digital TV revolution is nearly here. But are you switched on yet?

With the plug soon to be pulled on the analogue signal in parts of the UK, Simon Read shows how to put yourself in the picture, what extra services are available and how much it all costs

Watchdog report ends 'digital divide' fears

Rural areas of the UK are better connected to broadband than urban areas for the first time, according to a report out today.

Hachette spies a good match with a digital duo

Thought up by a 16-year-old schoolboy, a website that captures insider gossip from the UK's media has been snapped up by one of Britains biggest publishers

Channel 4 doubles chief executive's salary, despite posting losses

Channel 4's chief executive, Andy Duncan, saw his pay double in 2007 to £1.2m, even though the channel is pleading for a £150m public subsidy.

TV chief flexes all the right muscles for ITV2

It's now the UK's most popular non-terrestrial channel – and it's closing in on Five. Amol Rajan finds out how its controller does it

Forget the profits slump – ITV is on a roll, says Grade

A year after Michael Grade walked through the revolving door at ITV headquarters, he attempted to convince the City yesterday that the commercial broadcaster's woes were at an end. Yet despite his positive spin, the news from the chief executive was not great – ITV's pre-tax profits plunged by 35 per cent last year, from £288m to £188m.

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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible