Politics

UK police to reopen News of the World phone hacking investigation, rest of Fleet Street quakes

A clearly uncomfortable Scotland Yard assistant commissioner John Yates appeared on BBC radio this morning to admit that the Metropolitan Police was prepared to reopen its investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World, should any “new evidence” ...

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Will Pepsi drop Pakistan cricket over bribery allegations?

Pepsi is the main sponsor of the Pakistan national cricket team, about $6m worth which is part of the problem, but it can’t be very pleased about the current furore over Pakistan cricketers taking bribes to accomodate illegal bookmakers. Why ...

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Torrent of sleaze hits Cameron government, News of the World

UK coalition government prime minister David Cameron may need to find himself a new foreign secretary and a new director of communications over the weekend. Foreign secretary William Hague, de facto deputy leader of the Tories and a former leader ...

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TV revenue forecasts could be good news for the UK economy

Good news for the TV advertising market with forecasts coming through for a strong final quarter, including an eight per cent revenue rise predicted for October. best antivirus software for windows Although the market has grown strongly through the year, ...

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Tony Blair's donation is a PR blunder

It must have seemed a bright idea at the time but it’s hardly surprising that Tony Blair’s decision to hand the £4.6 million advance and any profits from his autobiography to the Royal British Legion has attracted more criticism than ...

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Google and Verizon announce internet carve-up plans, world blows raspberry

Google and US ISP Verizon have made a right hash of their scheme to carve up the internet, publishing a set of proposals supposedly guaranteeing open access but with some significant holes. The first is that they exclude mobile internet, ...

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FCC comes down hard against Google Verizon internet plans

Nobody expected the US Federal Communications Commission to like the deal supposedly being cooked up by Google and US ISP Verizon to introduce a new class of internet; faster access which companies would pay for. But the FCC has responded ...

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