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Telecoms providers promise mobile coverage across 90 per cent of UK by 2017

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Posted on December 18, 2014 by Laura Varley

The government and the UK’s four biggest telecoms providers have come to an agreement on how to improve mobile coverage. O2, EE, Vodafone and Three have guaranteed that 90 per cent of the UK will have mobile coverage by 2017. They are investing £5 billion to reduce the number of ‘not-spots’ by two-thirds. Not-spots are…

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Text messages could reduce evictions

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Posted on December 11, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

Landlords could use text messages to efficiently notify residents of rent arrears and so reduce evictions, it has been claimed. The advice, from Home Group and featured on theguardian.com, follows news this week that the number of evictions has hit a record high. In a bid to reduce the strain both on courts, landlords and…

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Mobile phone coverage set to improve

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Posted on December 11, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

Mobile phone signal is on the agenda for MPs, thanks to a petition calling for improved coverage. Signed by more than 2,000 Shropshire residents, the petition ‘Get Us Connected’ called for the government to put pressure on major mobile phone networks to improve coverage in rural areas. It has been a recurring theme of late…

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Text messages helping the fight to save water

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Posted on December 09, 2014 by Charlotte Harrison

Text messages could help resolve the growing problem of a global water shortage. A system called Plantcare is grabbing attention thanks to an article featured this week on ft.com. It’s an automated irrigation system which allows farmers to water crops with more precision and less waste, being be run from an iPhone. The Swiss company…

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Texts help patients remember to take medication, study shows

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Posted on December 08, 2014 by Laura Varley

The number of patients who forget to take their prescribed medication can be reduced by sending text message reminders, a new INTERACT study has shown. Currently, around a third of patients do not take their medication as instructed by their GP. Furthermore, the NHS spends more than £500 million on preventable illnesses and wasted medication….

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