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express
Angry BBC viewers furious to see 'VILE' Nick Ferrari make his Newsnight debuton the Sunday Mirror, a business reporter at The Sun and he also presented Pres
express / Posted 6 hours ago
on the Sunday Mirror, a business reporter at The Sun and he also presented Press TV, an Iranian news channel. In 2015, Ofcom held an investigation after Mr Ferrari said the November 2015 Paris attacks were a “Muslim problem”, he was... Read more
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International Business Times
Calling time on the landline? Google Home smart speaker can now ring your mates for free a little while, is emergency calls. This could also prove to be a major hurdle
International Business Times / Posted 19 hours ago
a little while, is emergency calls. This could also prove to be a major hurdle for the feature's implementation in the UK where Ofcom rules demand that VoIP telephony companies allow both "999 calls" and provide location information where pos... Read more
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Daily Star
Millions of Brits face being hit with NEW mobile phone charge – and might not know itthe trial ends. Users are notified of the charge after the have taken out a co
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
the trial ends. Users are notified of the charge after the have taken out a contract and are told to cancel via text. Ofcom said it would intervene. NOKIA'S 3310 is back with new features, updated design and month-long battery “Secure Net is... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Nancy Dubuc, U.K. Culture Secretary Keynotes Added to Royal Television Society Cambridge ConferenceTelevision owns a majority stake, The Grand Tour executive producer Andy Wilman
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted yesterday
Television owns a majority stake, The Grand Tour executive producer Andy Wilman, Sharon White, CEO of U.K. media regulator Ofcom, and Michelle Guthrie, managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Murdoch, White and now Bradley... Read more
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birminghammail
BT to axe 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won't remove the payphone. "Payphone removals are
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won't remove the payphone. "Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities." Nearly 7,000 of BT's phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Gazette
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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guardian-series
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
guardian-series / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Harrow Times
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Harrow Times / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Gazette News
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Gazette News / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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This is West Country
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
This is West Country / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Bolton News
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Bolton News / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Croydon Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Oxford Mail / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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Bury Times
BT to scrap 20,000 phone boxes across the UK by 2022from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are
Bury Times / Posted 2 days ago
from the local authority, we won’t remove the payphone. “Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities.” Nearly 7,000 of BT’s phone boxes bear the... Read more
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SKY News
BT hanging up 20,000 phone boxes by 2022review and remove payphones which are no longer used," she said. "Payphone rem
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
review and remove payphones which are no longer used," she said. "Payphone removals are carried out in strict adherence to Ofcom guidelines and, where appropriate, with the consent of local authorities. "In all instances where there's no other... Read more
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Daily Mail
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman meet ahead of 15th Strictly seriesthe criticism continued to flock in on social media: 'Aston better back flip d
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
the criticism continued to flock in on social media: 'Aston better back flip during every dance or else I'll be emailing Ofcom! @AstonMerrygold @bbcstrictly #Strictly.' Hear'say: Aston was heavily reported to be joining the cast of the upcoming... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
How to stop your child ringing up big billsreaches for their mobile? Deciding on the right device can help parents avoid
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 3 days ago
reaches for their mobile? Deciding on the right device can help parents avoid big bills further down the line. Regulator Ofcom suggests considering what your child needs the device for before buying. If it's simply to make calls and send a few... Read more
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Daily Mail
Danielle Lloyd cuts relaxed figure ahead of due dateto Shilpa as 'Shilpa Poppadom'. They were accused of being racist after onslaug
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
to Shilpa as 'Shilpa Poppadom'. They were accused of being racist after onslaught of abuse that was investigated by Ofcom. Danielle later denied claims of racism, tweeting in January: 'Can I just say I never said one racist thing in that... Read more
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Scotsman
Inquiry into ‘discriminatory’ delivery charges for rural Scotsdelivery charges faced by millions of Scots living in rural areas. Liberal Dem
Scotsman / Posted 4 days ago
delivery charges faced by millions of Scots living in rural areas. Liberal Democrat Mike Rumbles has written to Ofcom about the issue after a series of high-profile cases saw Scots customers hit with soaring charges. Nicola Sturgeon hit... Read more
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SKY News
Radio rebels go straight: Pirates get a licenceBut now, 50 years later, radio's rebels are officially going straight - Ofcom h
SKY News / Posted 4 days ago
But now, 50 years later, radio's rebels are officially going straight - Ofcom has granted the station its first full-time AM broadcast licence. Back in the 1960s, Radio Caroline was among those stations being illegally broadcast on medium-wave... Read more
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express
Anti-sexist police officer is urged to ‘get a proper job’his position like this to put pressure on supermarkets.” Related articles Cele
express / Posted 4 days ago
his position like this to put pressure on supermarkets.” Related articles Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Viewers COMPLAIN to Ofcom ‘Sexism, racism, homophobia’ MPs shocked by abuse from public Sgt Allen, who is part of the force’s hate crime unit... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Cable TV channel accused of encouraging grooming victims to take vigilante actionauthorities have ignored the problem of Sikh girls being groomed by Muslim men
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
authorities have ignored the problem of Sikh girls being groomed by Muslim men in this country for more than 40 years." Ofcom highlighted a scene 39 minutes into the film where the Sikh victim, called Japneet, is shown in the lounge of a Sikh... Read more
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express
BBC embroiled in NEW row as viewers complaints ‘may take several MONTHS’system, the Countryside Alliance said they were “disappointed” with the proposa
express / Posted 4 days ago
system, the Countryside Alliance said they were “disappointed” with the proposals. They said it would see watchdog Ofcom sidelined in an attempt to return to self-regulation by the taxpayer-funded corporation. They said complaints would... Read more
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International Business Times
Ofcom accuses Sikh channel of encouraging grooming victims to take vigilante action A UK-based Sikh TV-channel has been criticised by Ofcom after a film aired in M
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
A UK-based Sikh TV-channel has been criticised by Ofcom after a film aired in May was accused of glorifying vigilante justice against grooming suspects. The Sikh Channel, which is based in Birmingham, was accused in a letter from the regulatory body... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Countryside Alliance clash with BBC over new complaints framework which takes "several months"that the complaints framework requires three stages of complaint to the BBC bef
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
that the complaints framework requires three stages of complaint to the BBC before a complainant can take the complaint to Ofcom. “Given the timescales for responding, it is likely that it could take several months before a complaint could be seen... Read more
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birminghammail
Sikh TV accused of encouraging vigilantes to target groomersgrooming of a young Sikh female student called Japneet by a Muslim man called A
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
grooming of a young Sikh female student called Japneet by a Muslim man called Abdul. In a letter to the Sikh Channel, Ofcom said the film, made by Sikh Youth UK's Kaldip Singh, suggested sexual assaults against Sikhs should not be reported to... Read more
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metro
Sarah Harding's estranged dad brands show 'cruel TV'brother she has never met. Sarah has had a tumuluous week with arguments with
metro / Posted 6 days ago
brother she has never met. Sarah has had a tumuluous week with arguments with fellow housemates Jemma Lucy and Paul Danan. Ofcom have since received complaints of bullying towards the Girls Aloud star, after Paul’s rant at the star. However her... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Mobile provider O2 to upgrade 3G and 4G in Barrow over next few days3G and 4G network in LA130EQ. It may affect your signal. "We're always working
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 6 days ago
3G and 4G network in LA130EQ. It may affect your signal. "We're always working to improve our network. We've even promised Ofcom to reach 98% of the UK population with indoor 4G by the end of 2017." O2 has a live coverage checker on its website... Read more
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Variety
21st Century Fox’s $15 billion Sky Deal Faces a Defining Two Weeksbeen cleared in all of its markets except for the U.K., where the process is st
Variety / Posted 6 days ago
been cleared in all of its markets except for the U.K., where the process is still underway and where the U.K. regulator, Ofcom, concluded that the concessions we offered mitigated its morality concerns and further was unequivocal about our... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mom, are you guilty of sharenting?pictures of their children". However, more than four in ten parents are still h
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
pictures of their children". However, more than four in ten parents are still happy to post pictures of their children, the Ofcom Communications Market Report found. Just over half of the parents who post pictures of their children online say they... Read more
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Gazette News
50 years since the pirates were 'almost' sunk by the lawthese years of fighting for survival, Radio Caroline has, at last, been recogni
Gazette News / Posted 7 days ago
these years of fighting for survival, Radio Caroline has, at last, been recognised as a legitimate broadcaster, licenced by Ofcom, and soon to resume serving the Clacton area and beyond on 648khz, medium wave. After a 50-year struggle you might... Read more
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Gulf News
Fox-Sky deal faces further delay as UK seeks more clarityThe Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport asks Ofcom to clarify some
Gulf News / Posted 7 days ago
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport asks Ofcom to clarify some points in its original review of the £11.7b deal London: 21st Century Fox Inc’s plan to buy pay-TV broadcaster Sky Plc was hit by a further delay as the UK ministry... Read more
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International Business Times
Murdoch expects UK government approval for Fox's takeover of Sky in 2018 competition authority cleared the deal in April. Bradley's final decision is ye
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
competition authority cleared the deal in April. Bradley's final decision is yet to be revealed, but she has asked Ofcom for a clarification about parts of its investigation of the proposal, extending the timeline for her decision to the... Read more
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BBC News
21st Century Fox 'expects Sky approval in 2018'to media plurality. Image caption James Murdoch said he remained confident the
BBC News / Posted 8 days ago
to media plurality. Image caption James Murdoch said he remained confident the deal would be approved This week, she asked Ofcom for clarification about parts of its investigation of the proposal, extending the timeline for her decision to the end... Read more
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Newsmax
21st Century Fox Earnings Beat Expectations, Revenues MissSky. The $15 billion play is looking wobbly after British culture secretary Kar
Newsmax / Posted 8 days ago
Sky. The $15 billion play is looking wobbly after British culture secretary Karen Bradley asked communications regulator Ofcom to look at Fox's bid for Sky again, and set a deadline of August 25th to receive a new report. It was an eventful... Read more
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Variety
21st Century Fox Earnings Beat Expectations, Revenues MissSky. The $15 billion play is looking wobbly after British culture secretary Kar
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
Sky. The $15 billion play is looking wobbly after British culture secretary Karen Bradley asked communications regulator Ofcom to look at Fox’s bid for Sky again, and set a deadline of August 25th to receive a new report. It was an eventful... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Sky investor Odey says Fox bid is losing appealBritish government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said on T
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
British government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said on Tuesday it had asked communications regulator Ofcom to re-examine the deal. "The truth is, the longer this goes on the more that I would be quite happy if it failed,"... Read more
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The Register
Er, Ofcom, please tell us more about Murdoch's £11.7bn Sky bidThe British government's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has wr
The Register / Posted 8 days ago
The British government's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has written to Ofcom asking for extra input before Culture Secretary Karen Bradley decides whether to approve Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn Sky buyout bid. The DDCMS went to the... Read more
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Variety
Fox News Headlines Muddy 21st Century’s Bid for Skyfor Culture, Media and Sport, supervised by U.K. culture minister Karen Bradley
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
for Culture, Media and Sport, supervised by U.K. culture minister Karen Bradley, said it had asked communications regulator Ofcom to look at Fox’s bid for Sky again, and set a deadline of August 25th to receive a new report. The move was seen as a... Read more
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The Register
Three launches legal challenge over spectrum auctionMobile operator Three has launched a legal challenge against Ofcom's rules over
The Register / Posted 8 days ago
Mobile operator Three has launched a legal challenge against Ofcom's rules over the upcoming multibillion-pound radio spectrum auction. Last month Ofcom decided to cap the maximum amount of mobile spectrum a company can own at 37 per cent in its... Read more
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