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.
More than 400,000 homes across the north and north-east would receive free super-fast broadband by the end of the decade, if Labour wins the race to Downing Street.
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.
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.
Shares in BT remained in negative territory, although up from initial falls of nearly 4%, as the City and analysts reacted to Labour’s proposals to nationalise Openreach.
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.
Virgin Media has agreed a five-year mobile deal with Vodafone UK which will see Virgin Mobile services, including 5G, hosted on the Vodafone network.
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.
Two Buckie streets will be shut for five days to enable BT works to be undertaken. Both Midmar Street and Freuchny Lane will be closed from Monday, October 21 to Friday, October 25. Notices will be put up during the disruption to advise motorists to use nearby streets while engineers are at work.
Moray Council has objected to four public telephones being removed by BT.
A Highland pensioner left without a phone for more than two months has finally been reconnected.
A Highland pensioner has been left in limbo after being left without a phone line for over two months.
BT is considering removing 110 public payphones across the Highlands.
A consultation has been launched about the possibility of removing 14 public payphones in Moray.
Residents in parts of South Uist were left high and dry yesterday as problems on the phone network caused an outage of access to vital 999 services.
Music fans may face severe thunderstorms at this year’s Glastonbury Festival with flooding also possible, forecasters say.
Problems with internet connection could become an issue of the past in Aberdeen with the unveiling of new telecommunication kiosks.
City centre road closures will be in place again tomorrow morning, with commuters warned to expect extra congestion.
Almost 60 trainee engineers are being recruited by Openreach in the north and north-east in a major drive to improve fibre broadband connections.The jobs are part of a UK-wide initiative, announced today, which will see the company take on more than 3,000 apprentices across the country.
Additional emergency service resources were sent to the Glenshiel area last night after telephone services collapsed.
A telephone box decommissioned by BT has been reinstated after a community campaign.
A safety group leader hit out yesterday after it emerged that Fraserburgh residents were left unable to call 999 from landlines for almost half an hour.
Moray village saves phone box that was within minutes of being hauled out of the ground and towed away
A Moray village has saved its treasured telephone box within minutes of it being pulled out of the ground and towed away on the back of a truck.
BT has launched an investigation into its service for a north-east village following claims locals were left “cut off” from the outside world.
The emergency 999 service has been restored in the north-east after a technical glitch.
Alison Brie and the Glow cast have celebrated the all-women wrestling comedy for empowering them.
Jennifer Saunders, Matt Lucas and Alison Steadman have signed up to join the voice cast of a new TV series based on the Moomins.
A Highland community are living life in the fast lane after becoming the latest place to benefit from ultrafast broadband.