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  1. July 22, 2014

    Mobile phone coverage boost for UK villages

    Mobile phone coverage in rural areas is to improved by Vodafone as the government works on plans to eliminate gaps in the...

  2. July 16, 2014

    David Cameron moves to boost UK life sciences

    The appointment of George Freeman in a newly created life sciences role in Tuesday’s reshuffle marks the prime minister’s...

  1. June 5, 2014

    Helping hand for ousted MEPs is good for democracy

    When was the last time you sacked anyone? That is, took a deliberate action that resulted in someone who worked for you...

  2. March 31, 2014

    Sir Terry Farrell urges planning revamp to boost UK architecture

    Sir Terry Farrell has called for a fundamental rethink of the planning system, arguing that the UK’s success as an exporter...

  3. February 23, 2014

    Studio behind Danger Mouse stages comeback

    The creators of some of the best-loved characters in British cartoon have reunited. Cosgrove Hall, the studio that made...

  4. September 23, 2013

    Preston bus station saved from demolition

    Preston bus station, an icon of British brutalist architecture, has been saved from demolition after the government listed...

  5. June 18, 2013

    Vaizey says northern England museums will avoid closure

    All three science museums in the north of England threatened with closure will remain open, Ed Vaizey, the culture minister,...

  6. May 22, 2013

    BBC warns BSkyB over retransmission fees

    The BBC has warned BSkyB it could look to start charging the satellite broadcaster to transmit BBC channels as discussions...

  7. May 17, 2013

    The Victorian in the Wall, Royal Court, London – review

    The Rocky Horror Show started its life in the Royal Court’s upstairs studio, but this famous example notwithstanding, it’s...

  8. May 3, 2013

    UK government sets out reform plans to improve mobile coverage

    Reform plans to speed up the process around building mobile masts and other phone infrastructure have been set out as the...

  9. April 5, 2013

    Plan to run phone networks along train lines

    Lost calls on long train journeys will become a thing of the past under government plans to use Network Rail’s...

  10. April 4, 2013

    British Library set to harvest the web

    The British Library is to embark on the biggest expansion of its archiving power since the 17th century. The guardian of...

  11. February 20, 2013

    Funding boost for UK’s tech start-ups

    TechStars, one of the top US seed funding programmes for tech start-ups, is bringing its funding programme to the UK. David...

  12. August 8, 2012

    Donations help keep Manet in UK

    Edouard Manet’s “Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus” will stay in the UK after donations from more than 1,000 individuals, the...

  13. July 27, 2012

    The Diary: Jonathan Ford

    The Conservative Party used to have a grand annual fundraising ball at which the guests swept around in black-tie, like...

  14. July 24, 2012

    Unrestrained access to internet pledged

    The UK’s leading internet service providers have committed to providing unrestrained access in the latest attempt to...

  15. Westminster Blog

    May 3, 2012

    Did Jeremy Hunt fail to register a BSkyB event?

    There is a curious anomaly on the House of Commons MPs’ register. Under Ed Vaizey’s list appears an event sponsored by BSkyB...

  16. April 26, 2012

    Hunt reveals Olympic festival plans

    Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, put on a steely façade as he laid out plans for a cultural festival to coincide with the...

  17. February 24, 2012

    Ashmolean launches fund to buy Manet picture

    The Ashmolean in Oxford, the oldest public museum in the UK, has launched a campaign to raise £7.8m to buy Edouard Manet’s...

  18. January 26, 2012

    Ofcom chief seeks common media standards

    Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, should not be given responsibility for policing the newspaper industry but could help...

  19. November 20, 2011

    Framestore joins colleges to win film contracts

    Framestore, one of Europe’s largest visual effects and computer animation studios, which boasts Harry Potter and the recent...

  20. November 1, 2011

    Rural areas asked to aid mobile net trial

    Vodafone is to test innovative technology in an effort to improve mobile internet coverage in rural areas. Amid government...

  21. October 7, 2011

    BT cuts price of access to its infrastructure

    BT has bowed to pressure from Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, and cut the prices that it would charge rivals for access...

  22. FT Tech Hub

    September 28, 2011

    Groupon set to introduce reward scheme

    Tech news from around the web: Social shopping group Groupon is poised to roll out a new product called Groupon Rewards that...

  23. September 14, 2011

    Hunt criticises BT over broadband access

    BT has been criticised by Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, for taking too long to tell its competitors how much they must...

  24. August 3, 2011

    Cable backs relaxation of IP regime

    Digital businesses ranging from companies such as Google to the smallest Silicon Roundabout start-up are set to benefit from...

  25. July 8, 2011

    Bash at Crooked Cricketers

    At News International’s Christmas bash last year, hosted by James Murdoch, its papers – The Sunday Times, The Times, News of...

  26. July 7, 2011

    HSBC alumni in the City

    3i’s new man Simon Borrows was part of the first graduate trainee intake at HSBC in the early 1980s. Others in the group,...

  27. June 3, 2011

    Rare glimpse of view from a Downing St sofa

    A work by LS Lowry titled ‘Lancashire Fair. Good Friday. Daisy Nook’ hangs in the Whitechapel Gallery For those who have...

  28. May 10, 2011

    Consent warning over web cookies

    Businesses will need to secure explicit consent from website users to receive all but the most essential cookies later this...

  29. May 4, 2011

    Regulator poised on BT access

    Regulators are poised to intervene to set the price at which BT, the UK telecoms company, would provide access to its...

  30. April 20, 2011

    EU rule on web ‘cookies’ bears £500,000 fine

    New European rules governing data protection and the use of internet tracking “cookies” will be backed by fines of up to...

  31. April 13, 2011

    Fujitsu £2bn broadband plan threatens BT

    BT is facing a fresh competitive threat after Fujitsu revealed plans on Wednesday to build a £2bn high-speed broadband...

  32. April 8, 2011

    Scheme aims to block pirate downloads

    Music, film and other content companies are working on a detailed proposal for a voluntary scheme whereby broadband...

  33. March 29, 2011

    UK questions EU online privacy plan

    Ed Vaizey, the UK’s communications minister, has questioned the practicality of planned additions to the European data...

  34. March 17, 2011

    Yahoo opens window on targeting adverts

    Yahoo has launched a scheme in the UK to show visitors to its websites how their personal data are used to target...

  35. March 17, 2011

    Yahoo to show how data used to target adverts

    Yahoo has launched a scheme in the UK to show visitors to its websites how their personal data are used to target...

  36. March 16, 2011

    Web creator to help protect ‘open internet’

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the world wide web, has been asked by ministers to work with broadband companies on...

  37. March 8, 2011

    UK gives warning on EU ‘cookie’ directive

    Businesses must start preparing for a controversial European directive that requires people to give their consent to...

  38. February 14, 2011

    Cuts will widen arts divide, warns Eyre

    Cuts to arts organisations will result in “cultural apartheid”, according to Sir Richard Eyre, the writer-director and...

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