Two cities get more dialling codes
Northern Ireland's two biggest cities are to get additional dialling codes for landline telephone numbers, it has been announced.
In Belfast, the code 028 96 is to be added to the existing 028 90 and 028 95 ones. Meanwhile, in Londonderry, 028 72 will join the 028 71 code. Existing phone numbers will not be affected.
However, future landline connections in both cities may be allocated numbers with these dialling codes. A spokesman for the regulator Ofcom said: "The move will ensure sufficient availability of telephone numbers to meet consumers' needs in those cities for the foreseeable future."