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City analysts have accused Orange and T-Mobile of “dithering” after they axed plans for a £10 billion flotation of EE.

Winner claims £161m jackpot

The British winner of Europe's biggest lottery jackpot has come forward to claim Tuesday's £161m EuroMillions prize.

MWB steps up takeover bid

The hotels operator MWB has raised its potential offer for the 28 per cent of MWB Business Exchange that it does not already own after the office space supplier's second-biggest shareholder, Pyrrho Investment, said it would reject the initial bid.

Government make pledge to Southern Cross residents

No resident at a Southern Cross care home will find themselves homeless or without care following the cash-strapped operator's decision to shut down, the Government insisted today.

Southern Cross unveils closure plan

Staff and residents at more than 500 care homes were left unsure over who would be running them today after Southern Cross announced plans to shut down.

Hotel operator Firmdale books rising revenues

Firmdale Holdings, the boutique hotel operator which counts celebrities such as Halle Berry and Meg Ryan amongst its guests, has checked in record revenue of £69.4m for last year.

Mobile firms forced to cut roaming fees

Using mobile phones to connect to the internet abroad will cost less under plans to force operators to allow rivals to use their networks to provide cheaper services.

Four missing after group suicide bid

Four people were missing yesterday and one was in hospital after they jumped into a rain-swollen river in an apparent group suicide attempt conceived online.

Vodafone buys out partner Essar

Vodafone yesterday sealed a long-awaited deal to buy out its partner Essar from their Indian mobile joint venture for $5.46bn (£3.4bn), ending a highly fractious relationship.

EU mobile phone charges coming down

More enforced cuts in mobile phone roaming charges apply tomorrow - with the European Commission intent on closing the gap between domestic and "foreign" call rates to virtually nothing by 2015.

Yell appoints Hanscott as UK chief

The directories group Yell has poached a senior manager from NEC to run its UK operation.

Everything Everywhere gadget boss heads to HTC

The executive who oversees Everything Everywhere's (EE) range of devices is defecting to HTC, which unveils its new European headquarters in the UK today.

Charles Nevin: A birthday that is music to your ears

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Hactivist collective LulzSec disbands

The infamous hactivist collective LulzSec has announced that it is disbanding after just 50 days of generating worldwide headlines with a string of cyber attacks.

Vodafone to sell holdings for £4bn

Vodafone hopes to finalise the sale of its stake in a Polish mobile phone operator in the next two weeks in a deal expected to raise more than £4bn.

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