Almost half the pupils from some French primary schools were absent from class after the text messages were sent
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Thursday 03 January 2013
Scot drops set against world No 199 in Brisbane despite Lendl assuming he would stroll to victory
Wednesday 02 January 2013
I get the same warm glow from competitive board games that I hear others get from carol singing
Thursday 13 December 2012
The biggest trick the world's mobile networks ever pulled was to persuade us that paying around 10p to send a text message was a good deal. You can imagine boardrooms reverberating to the sound of laughter as gargantuan sums were scrawled on whiteboards – trillions of SMS messages, minimal costs, billions in revenue. What's surprising is that we've taken so long to twig that the feat of delivering 160 bytes of data really isn't really worth that much reward.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
A tumultuous year in Australian politics has ended with a court ruling that senior opposition figures conspired with a former political staffer to undermine Julia Gillard’s minority Labor government by bringing sexual harassment charges against the then parliamentary Speaker, Peter Slipper.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
The man who led Lib Dem opposition to the snooping proposals on the technical challenges that remain, and how the Home Office has got it wrong
Saturday 08 December 2012
Q: Two years ago, I wrote to you about O2. I was being chased for the non-payment of a contract but the phone handset had been confiscated by the police in connection with an enquiry.
Residents of Hitchin conduct frantic last-minute search for largest ever unclaimed National Lottery winning ticket
Thursday 06 December 2012
Lost: one lottery ticket, somewhere in the Stevenage area. Value: until last night, around £64m.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Former England international has been out of last three games
Wednesday 21 November 2012
I thought I was meeting Miss Bikini World, says physicist caught with 2kg of cocaine
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Amy was a somewhat needy young woman with only two friends: Ben and Jerry. I just could not get rid of her
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Text messages are meant for the moment - they're not historical documents
Monday 05 November 2012
David Cameron will come under fresh pressure this week to reveal the content of "salacious" messages between him and Rebekah Brooks.
Hurricane Sandy silences US websites: Huffington Post, Gawker and Buzzfeed all affected by storm that pounded New York
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Several data centres on Americas' East Coast have suffered a power shortage, despite failsafe procedures, causing havoc for American news media
Monday 29 October 2012
A former deputy headteacher has been spared jail after admitting abducting a 15-year-old pupil and taking her out for meals.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Young teenagers use up the equivalent of an average working week in front of a screen.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales