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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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Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
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Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss