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Hyperoptic’s 1Gbit/s broadband service hits 12,000 connections

broadband-serviceHyperoptic's one gigabit per second (1Gbit/s) broadband service has become available to 12,000 households in London, and some people are using the service to work from home, the broadband start-up said.

Berkeley on track to return £568m to shareholders by September 2015

berkeley-bankLondon-focused housebuilder Berkeley has announced that its strong land bank would enable it to meet full-year expectations, and that it was on track to return £568 million in cash to shareholders by September
2015.

Tony Pidgley-promoted group said that its land bank by 10 per cent this year, after acquiring three sites in London and the south east of the country.

Mobile phone users in a Kent village being charged international roaming prices

Mobile phone users in a Kent village being charged international roaming pricesResidents of the seaside village of St Margaret's-at-Cliffe in Kent are complaining that they are being charged international roaming prices as they are being inadvertently connecting to French telephone networks.

“Dishonored” bags top prize at BAFTA Game Awards 2013

“Dishonored” bags top prize at BAFTA Game Awards 2013 A leading GP registrar, Dr. Mark Murphy, recently has affirmed that the Irish State was complicit with health ill-effects, completely, that come from denial for access to legal abortion services.

Lloyds expected to set aside more money for PPI compensation

Lloyds expected to set aside more money for PPI compensation British lender Lloyds will reportedly increase in the amount of cash it has set aside to compensate customers who had been mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).

Emerging reports say that the increase will be announced when the Britain's biggest retail lender will reveal its full-year results on Friday.

4G airwaves auction delivers £1.2bn less than Chancellor’s estimation

4G airwaves auction delivers £1.2bn less than Chancellor’s estimationThe sale of the 4G network in the UK delivered a whopping £1.2 billion less than what George Osborne's estimate, giving an embarrassing setback to the Chancellor.

In December last year, Osborne plugged a huge black hole in the public finances by boldly predicting that the sale of the 4G network airwaves would garner £3.5 billion for the government.

SSE to sell wind farm interests for £140 million

SSE to sell wind farm interests for £140 millionScottish hydro-electric owner SSE has announced that it would sell wind-farm interests in Scotland and Northern Ireland to Greencoat UK Wind.