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How would you feel about leaving the car at home and strapping yourself into a jetpack to tackle the daily commute?

It’s a scenario straight from science fiction, but one a Chinese tech firm is looking to make science fact in the not-too-distant future – so could the Martin Jetpack really change the face of commuting forever?

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Brexit could be a disaster for UK telecom companies if they’re not a central part of the government’s negotiations to leave the European Union (EU), according to the head Ofcom, the UK communications regulator.

Addressing the Institute for Government in London, Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom, said: “Making Brexit a success matters for communications – because these services are fundamental to our lives.”

So what does the UK government have to do to make sure the telecoms industry is covered?

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Updated Tuesday, October 23, 2016

Telephone hold music is a much-maligned medium – if it’s not a terrible rendition of something classical being played on a 1980’s Bontempi keyboard, it’s some awful, generic piece of aural tat that has a very loose connection to the term ‘music’.

And even if it’s a tune your familiar with, it can come across as warbly, scratchy and not at all like you remembered it.

It’s all a matter of personal taste really.

The question is though, if you’re playing hold music over your telephone system, do you need a licence for it?

And the short answer is almost always ‘yes’.

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Top central bankers and finance ministers from the G7 issued a warning this week via conference call that Britain’s vote to quit the European Union (EU) could have ‘adverse implications’.

The pound dropped to a 31-year low after the UK voted to leave the EU, and sent equity markets into a tailspin.

Here’s more on that teleconference

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