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Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police

Broadband: The first decade

The internet went high-speed 10 years ago, changing the way we live, work, shop and play – for both better and worse

Nostalgia, romance and an award-winning short film

Filmmaker Luke Snellin, 24, hopes to win flights to New York so he can promote his award-winning short film, Mixtape

Virgin goes aerial in attempt to bring broadband to the country

Plans to string fibre optic cables along telegraph poles to connect rural areas

Don't get left in the broadband slow lane

Speeds are finally on their way up, say Alessia Horwich and Julian Knight

Virgin prepares to bring broadband speeds of 100Mb to the UK

Virgin Media yesterday outlined plans to bring superfast broadband speeds of 100Mb to 12.6 million UK homes by the end of next year. The move was backed by both Labour and the Conservatives in what has become a hotly contested political issue in the run-up to the general election.

Virgin Media signs web video deal with Brightcove

Cable TV operator Virgin Media has chosen online video publisher Brightcove to provide and support short videos for its more than 11 million monthly website visitors.

Virgin targets small business to take the fight back to BT

Move could boost revenues by two-thirds in five years

Virgin Media on demand view figures rise by 50 per cent

The appetite of viewers for watching their favourite shows when they want helped lift by 50 per cent hits at Virgin Media's on demand service last year.

Tim Westcott: As Sky exits, RTL may be preparing an entrance

The failure of BSkyB's legal challenge against the ruling that it must sell down its stake in ITV is certainly a setback, but it has had plenty of time to limit the damage.

Court orders Sky to cut 18 per cent stake in ITV

TV group must decide whether to take legal battle to Supreme Court

BT cranks up Sky price war in 'crucial' year for UK TV

BT moved closer to launching a price war with BSkyB, saying it could undercut the subscription for Sky's sports channels by £10 a month. It added 2010 was a "crossroads" for TV in the UK.

Signal failure as next-generation mobiles crash televisions

New mobile devices found to affect TV picture from up to three metres away

Victory on the menu: Virgin keeps its electronic programme guide

Few television viewers think twice about the on-screen programme guide they use to change channels, but it has been the subject of a fierce court battle which could have repercussions around Europe.

TiVo switches back on to British television in Virgin Media tie-up

The set-top box maker TiVo is a household name in the US but failed to crack the UK market. It is now back for a second go with a new partner. Nick Clark reports

BBC Trust dampens Worldwide's plans for global domination

Corporation reins in its commercial division
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London