Warning: How your broadband supplier could be stinging its loyal customers

Broadband customers are paying a penalty for their loyalty, with providers increasing bills by more than £100 a year when initial deals end, a charity has warned.

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.

Compensation payments could soon be paid for poor broadband or landline service

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.
Born in Bradford director Professor John Wright.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Born in Bradford: Landmark research study to expand thanks to £3m grant

IT is one of the largest medical studies in the world, tracking the lives and health of more than 9.000 children in a West Yorkshire city. Now the landmark Born in Bradford project has been awarded a £3m grant to expand its research.

Researchers have received a grant of �869,000

Hull researchers receive £869,000 grant for fat in blood research

RESEARCHERS in Hull have been given £869,721 by the British Heart Foundation to exploe how fat in the blood affects clotting.

Make superfast broadband an essential to close the digital divide, urges MP

Make superfast broadband an essential to close the digital divide, urges MP

THE digital divide between ‘haves and ‘have nots’ will only be ended in rural areas if Ministers regard superfast broadband as “an essential fourth utility”.

Pictured, from left, are: chair of the Corporate Board for the National College for High Speed Rail Terry Morgan, Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones, Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill, Rosie Winterton MP, and Caroline Flint MP.

‘Landmark moment’ as construction begins at rail college

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the National College for High Speed Rail, which is on track to open to students in Doncaster in September 2017.

Our 3D space

Online gallery links schools and parents in glorious 3D

A SOUTH Yorkshire entrepreneur is hoping to persuade schools across the UK to take a virtual leap into a unique 3D environment that could revolutionise the relationship between teachers, pupils and their parents.


A 300 million-mile mission to discover if there is life on Mars

It is a tantalising question that has left many pondering but now European scientists are aiming to discover whether there is life on Mars.

Helen Kaye, partner and talent lead in Yorkshire for Deloitte.

How data experts help us ensure a diverse recruitment policy

As a firm we are now using contextualised academic data to recruit more than 1,500 graduates and school-leavers, which means we have standardised data on candidates.


BusinessTalk TV: The Leeds Digital Hub

Over the last 18 months, the Leeds Digital Hub has provided a home for fast growing firms in the region. But how has the hub stimulated economic growth?

Mum’s the word as Paxman prepare to crack America

Mum’s the word as Paxman prepare to crack America

EVERY day is Mother’s Day for Richard Paxman and the staff at Paxman Coolers, the Huddersfield-based company which has established a worldwide reputation for its pioneering technology used by patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Lack of sunhine and breast cancer - new study

Sunshine vitamin shortage linked to breast cancer

A NEW study has found that a deficiency in vitamin D can cause breast cancer tumours to grow and spread more quickly.

It is hoped a new map will help encourage potential visitors to realise Yorkshire is open for business

Businesses use online map for ‘open’ message

AN ONLINE map showing firms and attractions in flood-hit areas which are trading will be launched today in the latest effort to show Yorkshire is open for business despite the winter storms.

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Yorkshire company cracking the code to deliver driverless cars

A COMPANY based in a former spinning mill built at the height of Yorkshire’s industrial past is fuelling the drive towards technology that is set to revolutionise the world’s transport network.

Facebook's new 'like, sad and angry' icons

Do you ‘Like’ the new Facebook icons?

Facebook has changed its ‘Like’ feature, by adding five new emoji options in a system dubbed ‘Reactions’.

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Eight-year-olds in England are less happy than those in Romania, Poland and Algeria, a survey suggests.
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English eight-year-olds less happy than those in Poland, Algeria and Romania

ENGLISH eight-year-olds are less happy than those in Algeria, Poland and Romania, researchers from the University of York have found.

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Student Muzi Li at the Institute of Gravitational Research at Glasgow University holding a phone that shows a computer simulation of gravity waves - ripples in spacetime - which have been detected by scientists a century after Albert Einstein predicted their existence.

Everything you needed to know about Gravitational Waves... but were afraid to ask

Scientists have detected gravity waves, 100 years after they were predicted by Albert Einstein.


Video: Sheffield scientists help finally unlock Einstein’s secret of the universe

SCIENTISTS at Sheffield University have helped to make one of the biggest space discoveries of all time which looks set to herald a new type of astronomy and unlock wonders of the universe.

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Video exclusive: NHS to fund hand transplants after pioneering Leeds operation

MORE patients are set to undergo hand transplants in Leeds after the city was chosen as the national specialist centre for the life-changing surgery.

The ADDoPT process aims to identify and eliminate non-viable drugs as early as possible

Drugs to be developed faster and cheaper - with the help of Leeds-based researchers

University of Leeds researchers are helping to reduce the development time and cost of innovative medicines. They are involved in a £20.4 million project, which introduces new design processes to help the pharmaceutical industry.

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