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Watchdog 'desperate' for ministers to crack down on nuisance calls and spam texts

Victims of spam message companies could find it easier to win compensation under plans backed by the Information Commissioner's Office Millions of people whose lives are made a misery by nuisance calls and text messages could find it easier to win compensation ... [Published Telegraph - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Electioneering must not delay action on nuisance calls

So, it’s official the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) works, most of the time.A report by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Ofcom into the scheme, where those wishing to opt out of telemarketing from brands playing by the rules register, ... [Published Marketing Week - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

IBM Readies More Power8 Iron For Launch

Big Blue is getting ready to flesh out the rest of the Power8 systems lineup, and it looks like the pace is picking up a bit. Back in June, IBM announced a four-core variant of the Power S814 single-socket server, a machine that was only tentatively expected ... [Published IT Jungle - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

North BWR040: South Perseverence

The Media Gateway builds on the Home Gateway, adding functions that are traditionally located in a set-top box, such as media acquisition, media protection and optional media rendering. It has storage capabilities to support services like time-shifting ... [Published Compute Scotland - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

PE lessons put girls off sport - MPs

An emphasis on competitive sport in PE lessons is deterring girls from participating in school sports, MPs have suggested.A report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee expressed concern at " persistently low rates of participation in sport by women ... [Published PoliticsHome - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Exclusive: Government watchdog steps into furore over rice mill

GOVERMNENT culture watchdog English Heritage has asked Liverpool City Council to put on hold controversial proposals to demolish the threatened Heap’s Rice Mill in the city’s Baltic area.Seychelles-based developers want to bulldoze the historic building ... [Published Liverpool Confidential - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

11,000 more Hampshire homes and business will get access to superfast broadband

Hampshire council has revealed the locations where 11,000 premises will be in reach of superfast broadband in its extended broadband rollout.Rural parts of Romsey, New Forest, East Hampshire and Basingstoke will be upgrade as part of phase three of Hampshire's ... [Published Recombu Mobile Phones - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

UK’s Digital Economy Act ‘postponed’ but kept under review

The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)has announced that since internet service providers (ISPs) and rightsholdershave agreed on the newly announced anti-online piracy initiative - CreativeContent UK - the Digital Economy Act (DEA) is ... [Published Intellectual Property Magazine - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Superfast Essex Broadband Extension Programme Approved (CM2)

Superfast Essex Broadband Extension Programme ApprovedAn extra multi-million pound cash boost to further improve superfast broadband speeds across the county has been agreed today by Essex County Council's Cabinet.The expected total additional £20.5m ... [Published AboutMyArea - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Keep up with your VAT claims

THE subject of VAT comes around again and again, and this week I am summarising the latest review of the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS). I précis from the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance news release. (My comments are in italics. ... [Published ChurchTimes - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Arrr: Freetard-bothering Digital Economy Act SHELVED

Reducing security risks from open source softwareThe Ministry of Fun says that it isn't putting the anti-piracy legislation in the Digital Economy Act into use – citing the creative industries' newer, kindler and gentler VCap programme – but the DEA isn't ... [Published The Register - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

New broadband customers reject parental controls, figures show

The vast majority of new customers to the UK's four biggest internet providers have ignored content filters on their broadband connectionsMost broadband customers declined the option of web filters. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Just one in 25 new Virgin ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 24 2014]

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Mr Entwisle said: "The court does not regard a call or text as a significant damage to individuals, but the legislation requires there to be significant damage to have been caused. "The DCMS has agreed to put out a consultation to change the limit."
...I remember checking my watch at 8.40pm. "He's cooked lasagne," I thought. "Other people would like this kind of thing, wouldn't they? They'd think it was a perk. They'd rather be partying with producers and commissioners and famous actors than curled upup on the sofa reeking of garlic and contentment"
...Lord Patten’s successor should be in place by November or December. "We have set out the process and we are not going to give a running commentary on it" said a spokesperson

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Watchdog 'desperate' for ministers to crack dow... [Published Telegraph - 12 hours ago]
Creative Britain [Published The Psychologist - 12 hours ago]
From working with celebrities to waitressing: w... [Published The Independent - 14 hours ago]
Tories accused of picking politically partisan ... [Published The Independent - 15 hours ago]
DMA looking to reduce nuisance calls [Published Ontrack Data Recovery - 19 hours ago]
North BWR040: South Perseverence [Published Compute Scotland - Jul 28 2014]
Electioneering must not delay action on nuisanc... [Published Marketing Week - Jul 28 2014]
New funding models will bring extra money into ... [Published NESTA - Jul 28 2014]
IBM Readies More Power8 Iron For Launch [Published IT Jungle - Jul 28 2014]
BDUK Blacklist No More – Government Lose £900m ... [Published ISPreview - Jul 26 2014]
PE lessons put girls off sport - MPs [Published PoliticsHome - Jul 26 2014]
Historic Great Bedwyn cottage demolished before... [Published This Is Wiltshire - Jul 25 2014]
11,000 more Hampshire homes and business will g... [Published Recombu Mobile Phones - Jul 25 2014]
UK’s Digital Economy Act ‘postponed’ but kept u... [Published Intellectual Property Magazine - Jul 25 2014]
Superfast Essex Broadband Extension Programme A... [Published AboutMyArea - Jul 25 2014]
Keep up with your VAT claims [Published ChurchTimes - Jul 25 2014]
Sexism Is Putting Women And Young Girls Off Spo... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 25 2014]
Exclusive: Government watchdog steps into furor... [Published Liverpool Confidential - Jul 24 2014]
Arrr: Freetard-bothering Digital Economy Act SH... [Published The Register - Jul 24 2014]
POWER8: A Great Leap Forward in Performance [Published Enterprise Systems Media - Jul 24 2014]
New broadband customers reject parental control... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 24 2014]
DMA renews push for government nuisance calls c... [Published The Drum - Jul 24 2014]
Digital Economy Act copyright regime shelved by... [Published Out-Law.com - Jul 24 2014]
The battle for better broadband access across t... [Published Benton Foundation - Jul 23 2014]
Further Detail - De-Regulation of Entertainment... [Published John Gaunt Partners - Jul 22 2014]
Ofcom Report on Internet Safety Measures [Published SCL.org - Jul 22 2014]
16:05 England 'Won't Bid While Sepp Blatter At ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]
Corporate report: English Heritage Annual Repor... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 22 2014]
CFTC proposes package, options SEF data reporti... [Published GlobalCapital - Jul 21 2014]
New Corps Marshal: The ‘Insider’ And ‘Outsider’... [Published Leadership - Jul 21 2014]
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BBC Justifies Telly Poll Tax By Claiming Poor W... [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jul 18 2014]
The BBC claims that the licence fee poll tax is justified because poor people watch more television than better off households. With Director General Tony Hall appearing in front of the DCMS select committee this week, the Beeb’s Director of Policy ...
Gordon Brown’s Third Sector Placemen [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jul 15 2014]
Tory MP Charlie Elphicke has a Westminster Hall debate at 11am this morning on the political independence of charities. A few years back Fraser Nelson warned how Britain’s charities had been “stuffed to the gunwales with Labour placemen” by Gordon ...
Why Coe is set to win BBC race [Published Robert Peston BBC - Jul 10 2014]
Here are a couple of mildly interesting tidbits about my own shop, the BBC. First (and there is nothing terribly revelatory about this) Lord Coe is a virtual shoo-in to be Lord Patten's successor as chairman of the BBC Trust. Of course his appointment ...
IPPR Roll Call of Labour Cronies [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jul 01 2014]
Political Scrapbook tried their hardest to give the Policy Exchange think tank a slap earlier, finding only a pitiful number of people involved with PX who are linked to the Tories. In the interests of balance, Guido has been taking a look at who ...
End-user trading promoted [Published Structured Credit Investor - Latest Issue News - May 28 2014]
The CFTC has announced two actions designed to benefit utility special entities and promote end-user trading on swap execution facilities (SEFs) and designated contract markets (DCMs). ... ...
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Acting Chairman Mark Wetjen Announces Three Act... [Published CFTC General Press Release - May 22 2014]
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