Borrowdale with HerdwickOn Saturday 30th October the Daily Mail reported “Britain’s mobile phone scam: MPs’ report reveals 17million of us have bad signal at home, 525 blackspots and foreign visitors get better reception.” The report by the British Infrastructure Group of MPs, chaired by Grant Shapps MP, was a sorry tale, and the article quoted the Countryside Alliance on the impact poor coverage is having on the countryside, with Sarah Lee, head of policy saying: ‘Mobile coverage in rural areas is unacceptable, with rural families and businesses unable to rely on coverage in the same way those in urban areas can.’ Read the article in full here.