Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police
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Saturday 09 May 2009
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Tuesday 14 April 2009
Virgin Media, the struggling cable operator, has provoked a furious response from unions by revealing it intends to award its executives bonuses just months after cutting more than 2,000 jobs.
Monday 30 March 2009
The tale of Jacqui Smith's husband and the expenses claim for a couple of "adult" films contains enough material to keep satirists in gags for the foreseeable future.
Thursday 26 February 2009
Microsoft today announced a partnership with NBC Universal which will see films from Universal Pictures available to rent and watch at home through their Xbox 360 console using a broadband connection.
Thursday 26 February 2009
Virgin Media yesterday slashed the balance sheet value of its home shopping business.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Virgin Media posted a wider quarterly loss of £50 million after it slashed the balance sheet value of its home shopping business.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Tuesday 16 December 2008
Monday 15 December 2008
The UK's fastest broadband service will be launched today.
Saturday 22 November 2008
Q. I have been a customer of Sky TV for several years. For the past two years I have received several letters asking me to join Sky's "free" broadband service. However, I was not able to take up these offers as the Sky equipment had not been installed in my exchange. Earlier this year I contacted Sky's call centre and was told that the equipment for this had been installed in my local exchange, but that to use this I needed to switch my phone line from Virgin Media to BT. I did this, signing a 12-month contract with BT.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
Cable group Virgin Media said today that it was axing around 2,200 UK jobs by 2012 under a sweeping restructure.
Saturday 09 August 2008
Two tales of bad practice in two different industries came across my desk this week – one which affected me, and one which affected thousands. By far the worse is the story of Prudential's Health Insurance plan, which shook up the UK market four years ago by becoming the first policy to reward customers for staying healthy.
Friday 08 August 2008
Virgin Media beat under-lying profit expectations in the second quarter, excluding a £366m writedown of its mobile phone business.
Monday 14 July 2008
It used to be so easy being a couch potato; four TV channels, everything in a neat time slot, no interaction necessary (or possible).
The Washington Post editor helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Nixon
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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