News New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police

Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police

Greg Dyke on Broadcasting

Independent producers lick their lips at a lucrative future

Daytime gets a makeover. Comfy sofas are out, prostitution and drugs are in

Alison Sharman, Controller of BBC Daytime, is proud to be bringing true-life horror stories into our living rooms at breakfast time

ITV's Allen wins more concessions from the regulator

BUSINESS ANALYSIS With regional obligations eased, ITV sets its sights on reductions in licence payments

Avis and Pace slump after profits warnings

Shares in Avis Europe and Pace Micro Technology plunged yesterday after the two companies issued warnings about their outlook.

HomeChoice chief in talks with Tessa Jowell to bring digital TV to high-rise households

Video Networks, which relaunched its video-on-demand television service HomeChoice in May, is in talks with the Government about offering subsidised digital television services to help the planned analogue switch-off.

Pace founder steps down as group returns to profit

Pace Micro, the digital television set-top box maker, said yesterday it had swung back into the black and proclaimed a new era of growth in the global market for digital television.

End of the transistor era as Jowell signals analogue radio switch-off

The days of the faithful old transistor radio are officially numbered. Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, has signalled for the first time that the Government is considering a date when they will switch off analogue radio for good.

Television: James Murdoch's generosity comes with a secret price tag

While the BBC and its allies dither, the market leader BSkyB is seizing the initiative and launching a loss-leader. Lucy Rouse reports
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John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

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Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

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Dying dream of Doctor Death

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UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

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Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

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Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

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Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
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Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

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Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

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Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

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Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

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UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

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Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

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Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most