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October 20, 2017 7:37 AM How mobile phone companies are ripping you off for being loyal customers

Staying on your current contract after you have paid off your phone could mean you are being overcharged by your service provider If you are a loyal mobile phone customer and have paid off your contract but are still on that current plan instead of upgrading you are most likely being ripped off. Customers are being charged up to £38 a month for handsets 9

October 19, 2017 10:40 PM EPA orders more repairs at Texas toxic site following Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says it has ordered two companies to make more extensive repairs to stabilize the area around a Superfund toxic waste site near Houston following Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday that a survey of the area near the San Jacinto River Waste Pits found erosion of the river bottom up to 12 feet deep adjacent 3

October 19, 2017 4:09 PM Boeing boosts its plans for self flying planes with investment in autonomous tech firm

Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones. In addition to the undisclosed investment, Boeing said the two companies will also explore products and applications for emerging markets such as urban mobility. It was the first investment in autonomous 9

October 19, 2017 9:24 AM SpaceX to retry satellite launch after explosion

Some $262m worth of equipment was destroyed when SpaceX first attempted to put a Spacecom satellite into orbit in September 2016. The companies have come to an agreement, according to Israeli satellite operator Spacecom, which told the Tel Aviv stock exchange it would be launching a satellite with SpaceX in 2019. Spacecom demanded a free launch after 8

October 19, 2017 4:00 AM Ten per cent of North Yorkshire roads below standard, says council

TEN per cent of roadworks in North Yorkshire are below standard, the county council said. North Yorkshire County Council’s street works team has begun toughening up inspections of work on roads and footways by utility companies and individuals to ensure they are up to standard. Core samples from a random selection of reinstated roads across the county 2

October 18, 2017 10:25 PM Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Madrid suspends autonomy

MADRID/BARCELONA: Catalonia's leader pledged to press ahead with his independence bid if Spain moves to suspend the region's autonomy, a regional government source said on Wednesday, hours before a deadline over keeping the euro zone's fourth-largest economy united. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalan president Carles Puigdemont until 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) on Thursday 7

October 18, 2017 8:48 PM Nielsen set to start monitoring streaming shows in move to reveal just how many people are binge watching

The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and said that eight television networks and studios, including ABC and NBC, have subscribed 5

October 18, 2017 8:00 AM Celebrating the new job with a drink? Lisa Wilkinson strolls through a bottle shop after leaving Nine's Today show for a rumoured $2 million pay day at rival network Ten

She recently jumped ship from Channel Nine to Channel Ten over a reported pay dispute around her salary. And on Wednesday, a relaxed Lisa Wilkinson was spotted strolling through a local Sydney Bottle-O, walking right past a display of wine. It's unclear if the 57-year-old journalist was planning to buy a bottle of bubbly to celebrate her rumoured $2 million

October 17, 2017 5:00 PM MI5 boss Andrew Parker warns of 'intense’ terror threat

The UK's intelligence services are facing an "intense" challenge from terrorism, the head of MI5 has warned. Andrew Parker said there was currently "more terrorist activity coming at us, more quickly" and that it can also be "harder to detect". The UK has suffered five terror attacks this year, and he said MI5 staff had been "deeply affected" by them. He added 9

October 17, 2017 1:45 PM Spanish prosecutors accuse Marcelo of tax fraud

MADRID (AP) - Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid left back Marcelo of defrauding local tax authorities of nearly half a million euros. Prosecutors say the Brazil international defrauded authorities of 490,917.70 euros ($579,348) in 2013. They say the irregularities are related to Marcelo's use of companies abroad to handle earnings from image 4