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London’s firms fume over poor mobile service

Coventry, Manchester and Birmingham are beating the capital for mobile network performance, with faster data speeds and fewer dropped calls, leaving …

Freshers post laundry home: Third of students sent ‘emergency’ rations by parents within week of starting university

A third of students are sent an ‘emergency’ parcel by their parents within a week of starting university, according to research.<p>And how is this …

London is hostile, expensive and depressing — but I can't imagine living anywhere else

And when you’re not sweating from temperature, you’ll be sweating from money worries. London is the most expensive city in the world. Rent and …

London 'is most desirable global city to move to for work'

Capital tops survey of 200,000 job seekers around the world as the city most would want to move to for a job, in spite of the expense of living there<p>More workers around the world want to come to London than any other city, a major survey has found, despite the fact it is now the most expensive …

Reliable mobile signal first priority for young home buyers

Strong mobile phone signal is the number one concern of young property buyers, research has found<p>Reliable mobile phone signal is the number one priority for young home buyers, ahead of worries about crime levels, transport links and schools, according to new research.<p>Just under half of 18-35 …

Online shoppers favour smartphones and tablets over desktop computers

Shoppers are spending more time checking out shopping websites on their mobile phones and tablets than on desktop computers for the first time ever, …

Mobile

Online shopping on mobiles overtakes desktop for first time

Visits to retail websites via mobile devices have overtaken desktop traffic for the first time, figures show.<p>Some 52% of visits were made via a mobile, while 36% of UK online sales are now completed on a smartphone or tablet device – rising to 40% for clothing sellers, the latest IMRG Capgemini …

Chic and Cheerful: Why Rackspace's CTO is excited about the cloud - Business Technology

8 October 2014 • By Joanne Frearson<p><b>Nigel Beighton, UK CTO of Rackspace, is comparing cloud computing to a brand of perfume – specifically, one called</b> …

Three closing the gap with EE on mobile performance

Three shares top honours with EE for network reliability in RootMetrics' latest report<p>EE has once again been ranked as the best UK mobile network by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics, but Three has closed the gap with EE considerably since 2013.<p>RootMetrics' report is based on more than …

EE first and Vodafone last in mobile phone tests

<b>EE has again been ranked top overall in research comparing the performance of the UK's four mobile networks, with Vodafone coming last.</b><p>Research firm RootMetrics tested UK networks for the speed and reliability of their voice, data and text services in the first half of 2014.<p>EE was ranked first …

We're a nation of smartphone shoppers! Visits to retail websites from mobiles overtakes desktop traffic for the first time

Visits to retail websites from mobile devices has overtaken desktop traffic for the first time ever.<p>More than half of all visits to e-retailers were …

London 'most desirable global city to move to for work'

English capital tops survey of 200,000 job seekers around the world as the city most would want to move to for a job, in spite of the expense of …

UK Economy

London voted most desired place in the world to work

London is where most people in the world want to work, ahead of New York and Paris, according to a survey.<p>The report, from The Boston Consulting Group and totaljobs.com said nearly one in six of those questioned (16%) want to work in London, the survey of more than 200,000 people from 188 countries …

London, the job seeker's dream: City named the most desirable place to work beating New York and Paris

London is the most desirable place to work in the world, beating New York and Paris, a poll found.<p>One in six people say they want to work in English …

Back to school: Eight top health tips to make sure kids are ready to return

There is less than a week until schools go back and while most parents are relieved not to have to keep their children entertained much longer, …

Hayfever hell: As experts warn pollution will drive the number of sufferers to double, we reveal how to cope with the incessant sneezing and irritating itches

• <b>Experts at the National Pollen Research Unit predict the number of hayfever sufferers will double to reach 30million in the next 20 years</b>• <b><br>One in five</b> …

Does the sun damage your eyes?

Protecting your skin against the sun is a given. But spare a thought for your eyes as many of us don’t realise they are also susceptible to UV sun …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Samsung installs 'midnight rainbow' to promote Galaxy Tab S tablet

Samsung built its rainbow using 150 Galaxy Tab S tablets<p>Samsung unveiled its "midnight rainbow" installation last night (19 August) in a bid to show …

Louis van Gaal gets 25,000 tulip floral tribute after arriving as Manchester United boss

• <b>Louis van Gaal began his career as Manchester United manager</b>• <b><br>William Hill commissioned a floral tribute in Manchester city centre</b>• <b><br>Mural consisted of</b> …

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey helps launch home football associations scheme to improve grassroots football

He's a symbol of Arsenal and Wales and now Aaron Ramsey is doing his part for grassroots football too.<p>The talented midfielder was at Wembley on …

This is what the cities of Britain might look like when space travel becomes a reality

It’s time to face the facts, people – most of us will never get the chance to go to space.<p>As harsh as this is to comprehend, we all still love to …

How the heatwave's produced Britain's best-ever tomatoes

[headerlinks<p><b>Scroll down for video</b><p>We may all be buying more sun cream this year than ever before — but experts say that we are not using it …

Luxury Spa Break, Center Parcs, Woburn Forest

Having only been to the spa in <b>Whinfell Forest</b> in Cumbria for the day was excited to sleep in one of the <b>Spa Suites</b> and experience an overnight stay at</b> …

Luxury Lifestyle

Destiny Beta: if you like Halo, you're going to love Destiny

While we all finished crying over the news that the biggest name in video games is now Kim Kardashian, Activision and Bungie were getting ready to …

Kim Kardashian

The ultimate eye-brightening trick you've never heard of

Apparently, they're all the rage in Asia (of course), where they have "become part of women's daily beauty routine": prescription contacts that make …

Lunchboxes get a makeover at London Fashion Week: Designer bags double as stylish sandwich holders

From the exasperatingly dull to the garishly kitsch, lunchboxes are not usually seen as a bastion of style.<p>This may all be about to change, however, …