BT broadband warning
BT has been warned by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt that it will not get a "blank cheque" from the government to extend its high-speed broadband network.
His comments came after he unveiled proposals for every community in the UK to be within reach of superfast broadband by 2015.
Law breakers 'must not be labelled as offenders'
People who break the law should no longer be branded offenders, a leading criminal justice campaigner said today.
Frances Crook, head of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said the "insulting" term demeans individuals and hinders their rehabilitation.
She said: "The action does not define the whole person.
"By insisting that the offence overcomes all other parts of the person we are condemning them to a sub-human category for whom there is no hope."
Phone risk to children
Regular use of mobile phones in pregnancy could increase the chance of youngsters suffering behavioural problems, according to new research.
The study on almost 29,000 children showed those who were exposed to mobile phones in the womb and then in early childhood were 50 per cent more likely to have behavioural problems aged seven than youngsters exposed to neither.
Philipsz wins Turner Prize
Glasgow-born Susan Philipsz has become the first sound artist to win Britain's 25,000 Turner Prize.
The 45-year-old's work centres around recordings of her voice singing folk songs in public spaces. Philipsz is now based in Berlin
Manchester: Chilean miners who spent two months trapped underground are to visit the UK to watch a Manchester United match. Most of the 33 men rescued in October are expected to attend Old Trafford to watch the team. United legend and club director Sir Bobby Charlton suggested the idea during a recent trip to Chile.
Hampshire: A real life "Bambi" has been rescued by firefighters after getting stuck on a frozen pond. Motorists raised the alarm after seeing the roe deer floundering on the ice. Rescuers used inflatable rescue paths to reach the animal.