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Edited electoral register to be retained

After years of ducking the question Government has finally made a decision about the future of the edited electoral register. The roll will not be abolished.

More charity junk mail, more complaints

The Fundraising Standards Board's latest Annual Complaints Report shows charity junk mail is on the increase - and so are complaints about junk mail from charities.

Cookie law: agree to being tracked, or get out

After a one-year grace period the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has started enforcing the 'cookie law'. In practice nothing much will change; the rules have already been relaxed.

Yell doesn't want to be Yell anymore

Yell has announced it made a loss of £1.4bn in 2011/12 and no longer want to be called Yell. If its shareholders agree Yell will soon become Hibu; a name reflecting such things as diversity, connections and conversation.