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    1. October 3, 2014

      UK rural-urban broadband speed divide narrows

      The gap between broadband speeds in rural and urban areas of the UK is narrowing, says the industry regulator. The average...

    2. September 21, 2014

      Business broadband subsidy for cities streamlined to help take-up

      The UK is to overhaul a £100m scheme to provide superfast broadband for businesses in cities following a slow take-up of a...

    1. September 7, 2014

      Mobile telecoms groups reject shared networks proposal

      A government demand to improve mobile phone coverage in Britain’s rural areas by asking operators to share networks has been...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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