Mobile phone giant O2 has apologised after service suddenly went down in a number of areas across the UK, sparking a flood of complaints.Read the full story ›
A man has received a £1500 pay-out from Sky after billing them for the hours he spent trying to get out of a contract.Read the full story ›
Stocks of the Italian bubbly could run dry this summer because of a poor grape harvest and the increasing demand for the fizzy stuff.Read the full story ›
Postal workers will be asked to report low-level crime or suspicious incidents to the police under a new trial scheme.
Royal Mail said more than 130 postmen and women in Winchester, Hampshire, will take part in the Mail Watch initiative.
Tony Marsh, director of security at Royal Mail, said:
Royal Mail postmen and women collect and deliver mail six days a week and have almost-unrivalled knowledge of the communities they serve.
We are proud to be formalising our working relationship with Hampshire Constabulary and Neighbourhood Watch through the launch of this important initiative, and look forward to playing our part in creating a safer community.
Two of the bosses of a slaughterhouse have admitted mislabelling meat for sale in the UK which was "dressed up goat from abroad as British lamb". Food inspectors found "large amounts" of goat meat falsely labelled as lamb at Farmbox Meats near Aberystwyth in Wales at the height of the horse meat scandal, a court heard.
The company's owner Dafydd Raw-Rees, 67, and manager Colin Patterson, 44, were due to stand trial at London's Southwark Crown Court but pleaded guilty to falsely describing food and failing to comply with food traceability requirements. Patterson was given a 12-week sentence suspended for two years, while Raws-Rees received a two-year conditional discharge. No charges were brought against the pair in relation to horse meat.
A disgusting array of ingredients - including rats' droppings, human urine and arsenic - can be found in fake beauty products, police warn.Read the full story ›
The RHS is concerned that a "disproportionately small" number of female garden designers apply to build the show's top gardens.Read the full story ›
Young drivers could be barred from taking to the roads at night under tough new proposals put forward by insurers.Read the full story ›
British wine-makers have reason to be bubbly as their fizz has officially been declared as good as that from the Champagne region of France.Read the full story ›