Gas shortage to push up bills after ‘perfect storm’ of energy problems

Gas shortage to push up bills after 'perfect storm' of energy problems Households and motorists have been warned to expect sharp rises in gas bills and petrol prices after a “perfect storm” of supply problems as the winter freeze begins.The shutdown of the North Sea’s most important oil and gas pipeline system on Monday was compounded by an explosion at ...

Opec extends production curbs to end of 2018 to bolster oil price

Opec extends production curbs to end of 2018 to bolster oil price The world’s major oil producers have extended production cuts through to the end of 2018, in a bid to tackle a global glut of crude and keep prices buoyant.Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate - sent direct to you Read moreMembers of Opec, the oil cartel, ...

Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome Stockholm Syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity. These feelings, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims. Generally speaking, Stockholm syndrome consists ...

ISDN’s days are numbered: What should you do?

ISDN’s days are numbered: What should you do? With BT Wholesale having announced that from 2020 you will no longer be able to purchase integrated services digital network (ISDN) and public switched telephone network (PSTN) circuits as it targets a 2025 switch off date, questions are naturally being asked. Will BT really flick the switch in 2025? What needs to ...

High-speed broadband to be legal right for UK homes and businesses

High-speed broadband to be legal right for UK homes and businesses British homes and businesses will have a legal right to high-speed broadband by 2020, the government has announced, dismissing calls from the network provider BT that it should be a voluntary rather than legal obligation on providers.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said only a universal service ...

Ofcom Preps Measures to Boost Competition for KCOM in Hull, East Yorkshire

Ofcom Preps Measures to Boost Competition for KCOM in Hull, East Yorkshire The incumbent telecoms and broadband provider for the Hull area of East Yorkshire, KCOM, looks set to face new regulatory measures when Ofcom completes their review of competition in the wholesale local access market next week. But achieving substantive change could be difficult.The regulator’s on-going 2017 Wholesale Local ...