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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs

BT internet package to boost business Wi-Fi hotspots

Communications giant BT today launched an internet package that will boost the number of Wi-Fi hot spots in small to medium businesses.

Chic on the cheap: Top five budget Parisian hotels

Fancy a budget break in the French capital? Check out these stylish hotels.

Mayor proposes London-wide wifi access

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has backed plans to create a wireless network stretching over the capital, allowing Londoners to use the internet via wifi for free.

Five luxury serviced apartments

Just like home, but with all the comforts of a good hotel. This is the life, says Fiona Griffiths

The fairly useless gadget show

Do we really need laser-guided scissors and Wi-Fi detecting T-shirts? Simon Usborne tests out the gizmos the world's been waiting for...

The Ten Best Wi-Fi Radios

Listen out for the sounds of summer with our guide to the best wi-fi radios

Howard Kosky on PR and Digital Broadcasting

In a multi-platform, wi-fi age, TV no longer delivers the mass audiences it once commanded

Hotel of the week: Chill out in this grown-up clubbers' haven

As the party season officially begins in Ibiza today, get away from the hordes in this stylish retreat in a sleepy village

24-Hour Room Service: Hotel Monaco, Seattle, USA

Can there be a better way to arrive at a hotel late on a hot afternoon than for someone to welcome you with a cold beer? After a trip through the mountains of Washington state, and a couple of hours' tangling with Seattle's rush-hour traffic, I turned up in the chic, conspiratorial foyer at 5.40pm.

Hotel Of The Week: Le Couvent d'Hérépian, Hérépian

Get thee to a cool, calm nunnery

Qualcomm wins licence in latest auction of radio spectrum

Qualcomm, the US wireless research group, is paying £8.5m to license a band of UK radio spectrum in the first of three major auctions that are expected to raise billions of pounds and pave the way for a range of next-generation mobile services.

Heads On Beds: Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo

Check into an architectural gem

Paperback: The Keep, by Jennifer Egan

Danny is a damaged 36-year-old New Yorker, who doesn't like to go anywhere that isn't Wi-Fi compatible. Against his better judgement, he finds himself travelling to "Austria, Germany or the Czech Republic" to help his enigmatic cousin, Howard, turn a medieval castle into a speciality hotel. Having set the stage, Egan unleashes a complex and deeply creepy series of events that tip Danny into a paranoiac funk. While some threads of this sophisticated work verge on the fantastical, others are grounded in a recognisable reality. A novel boobytrapped with metafictional tricks and trap doors, it makes traditional gothic tales look positively homely in comparison. H

Motorola to consider selling handsets unit

Motorola last night caved in to a shareholder rebellion and promised that it would consider selling its famous mobile handsets division.

Diary of a Primary School Mum: 'The school has hardly any blackboards, let alone chalk'

The classroom is hot and sticky and windowless. There's neither air-conditioning nor a fan in sight. I thought regulations were in place for this sort of thing – room temperature should be 18C. Judging from the pool of sweat settling at my feet though (I'm doing nothing more aerobic than sitting) it must be at least 35C. Should a complaint be lodged with the local council or my MP? No, because the classroom I'm in is thousands of miles from the one I'm accustomed to. I'm not at home, but in Kerala, southern India, visiting a little girl called Retty, the child I've been sponsoring with charity World Vision for five years.

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
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Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

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Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past