The UK’s worst street for broadband speed is more than 800 times slower than the fastest, an annual survey has found.
Coming in at 64 pages – front and back covers included – the Conservative Party manifesto is about two-thirds of the length of the documents published by Labour (107 pages) and the Liberal Democrats (100 pages).
The main political party leaders faced a tough grilling from the Question Time audience, with Boris Johnson jeered, while Jeremy Corbyn was accused of having “reckless socialist ideas”.
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Promises and pledges come thick and fast as December’s general election approaches.
Self-styled “radical and ambitious” plans tend to always come with a cost.
Labour will pledge to invest £100 billion in Scotland over the next decade as Jeremy Corbyn unveils his party’s manifesto ahead of next month’s General Election.
Labour is set to unveil its manifesto on Thursday – hailed by Jeremy Corbyn as the most radical in the UK’s history.
Jeremy Corbyn will accuse the “bankers, billionaires and the establishment” of trying to stop a radical Labour government being elected as he reveals a manifesto for “real change”.
Jeremy Corbyn plans to give all local authorities the right to take bus services into public ownership if Labour wins the General Election.
The Labour Party’s General Election policies could “crack the foundations of our economy”, while Tory immigration plans risk creating a skills shortage, a business leader has warned.
Jeremy Corbyn was joined by senior party figures to hammer out the final details of the Labour manifesto amid mounting divisions over what stance will be taken on immigration.
Jeremy Corbyn has hailed a manifesto that gives the “promise of a better Britain” after finalising the document in a meeting with senior Labour figures.
Jeremy Corbyn has been joined by senior party figures to hammer out the final details of the Labour manifesto amid mounting divisions over what stance will be taken on immigration.
The Labour manifesto that Jeremy Corbyn vowed would “knock your socks off” is to be finalised on Saturday amid pressure for him to make a clear commitment on immigration.
The London market nudged higher despite a mixed day which saw telecoms firms slump after the Labour Party outlined plans to turn broadband into a public service.
Labour’s plans to turn broadband into a public service had a big impact on the stock market on Friday, while the Lib Dems announced they had one policy that was even more important to them than stopping Brexit.
The main party leaders both visited the North West on Friday, where Boris Johnson took delivery of his campaign bus while Jeremy Corbyn promised that broadband provision would be free in future if Labour won power. Here are some of the highlights from Friday’s General Election campaign events around the country.
Jeremy Corbyn sent shockwaves through the City as he unveiled plans to nationalise the UK’s broadband network, providing free internet access for every home in the country.
TalkTalk has put the sale of its full fibre broadband business, FibreNation, on hold after the Labour Party announced plans to turn broadband into a free public service.
Shares in BT dropped nearly 4% and TalkTalk put the sale of one of its businesses on hold after the Labour Party announced plans to turn broadband into a public service.
Fears rural households may face higher internet charges were raised yesterday after it emerged the R100 broadband procurement programme will not achieve 100% coverage on its own.
The next government must put a full fibre broadband rollout near the top of its priority list because households will need faster internet speeds to cope with the expected 100 smart gadgets in homes within the next five years, according to the boss of BT.
The Scottish Government was yesterday accused of “abandoning” their election promise to deliver 100% superfast broadband by 2021.
Communities across the north-east are benefiting from fast broadband for the first time as part of a multi-million-pound project.
Hull has become the first place in the UK to have city-wide full fibre broadband coverage.
BT has pledged to upgrade 700,000 homes and businesses to faster broadband by summer 2020.
Two TalkTalk emails promoting a broadband upgrade to customers have been banned after the firm misleadingly claimed users were approaching their data capacity.
Openreach has launched a new trial to connect 13 rural communities across the UK with faster and more reliable fibre broadband.
An “infrastructure revolution” will see new investment in roads, buses and broadband under plans set out by Sajid Javid.
The UK’s biggest broadband companies have committed to cutting prices for out-of-contract and vulnerable customers amid concerns about so-called “loyalty penalties” across the sector.
An Aberdeenshire village has been connected to superfast broadband after a three-year battle by one determined resident.
More north-east residents can now apply for faster fibre broadband.