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Mid-contract phone and broadband price hikes inspected

Customer concerns over mid-contract price hikes imposed by phone and broadband companies are to be investigated by the telecoms watchdog.

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The amount of mail sent by consumers has more than halved in the past six years, but internet shopping has fuelled an increase in the number of packets and parcels being delivered, according to a new study.

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Superfast 4G services will be available in 10 cities across the UK by the end of the month, the owner of Orange and T-Mobile said today.

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Royal Mail delivery plan cleared

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It was supposed to be a ground-breaking new BBC comedy which finally placed a modern Asian family centre-stage. But Citizen Khan has proved no laughing matter after the sitcom prompted painful comparisons to the "racist" 1970s series Mind Your Language.

Wheelchair users' anger on phone charges for tickets

The organisers of the Paralympic Games have been accused of discriminating against the disabled by making wheelchair users book tickets for events via business-rate phone lines.

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TV viewers have become more relaxed about the amount of sex, violence and swearing on the small-screen, according to a report.

Everything Everywhere gets green light for 4G in UK

Superfast mobile broadband is to be launched in the UK later this year after T-Mobile and Orange got the green light to run 4G services.

Broadband speed boosted by upgrades, says Ofcom

The average residential broadband speed is two and half times faster than it was in 2008 as consumers move to new superfast services, Ofcom said.

Missing kayaker found dead off Essex coast

A man who sparked an overnight search after going out in a kayak has been found dead, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

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