I once sat in the garden of one of our most idyllic Herefordshire B&Bs, drinking tea and listening to my hostess waxing lyrical about the tranquillity of this quietest of areas: the Welsh Marches. Then we ducked as two fighter jets screamed overhead, preparing for the invasion of Iraq. It was more surprising than it was alarming, but it did remind me that total peace is elusive in these isles. "Noise" takes many forms other than the scream of fighter jets.
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Wednesday 22 August 2012
Call it back to the future: an Israeli attraction meant to immerse tourists in a biblical experience has outfitted its donkeys with wireless routers.
Tips and deals of the week: Fujifilm FinePix XP170, Copenhagen Cooking festival and Delano Hotel, Marrakech
Sunday 05 August 2012
Sunday 22 July 2012
Bookies are predicting a £50m bonanza from the London Olympics as punters take to betting on the Games for the first time.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Sunday 17 June 2012
A homely ambience is complemented by hotel-standard style and service at this elegant guesthouse, says Kate Simon
Friday 01 June 2012
The first London Underground stations linked to WiFi were announced today, with millions of Tube travellers able to get online in the coming weeks.
Monday 14 May 2012
For the first time ever, enjoy exclusive daily online i content and WIN gadgets and more with your favourite pint, courtesy of the Heineken Hub
Sunday 13 May 2012
Thursday 10 May 2012
A scientific ghost town in New Mexico's oil and gas country will hum with the latest next-generation technology – but no people.
Sunday 15 April 2012
A Georgian house perched on top of one of Bristol's highest hills has been given a new lease of life, says Christopher Wakling
Thursday 15 March 2012
Tube passengers will have access to free WiFi during the Olympic Games. Platforms at 80 stations will have wireless coverage after Transport for London appointed Virgin Media to provide the service.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
The fast-changing world of smartphones has prompted technology company Laird to sell part of its traditional mobile handset antennas business for £20m.
Sunday 04 March 2012
The view from here
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Sony's latest handheld games console, the PlayStation Vita, has sold 1.2 million units worldwide.
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- 4 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
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