News & Press Releases has become the de facto standard search engine for finding people, businesses and places in the UK. Among other industry accolades, the site has been voted Best Online Directory site at the 118 awards, winning Best Online five times. was awarded Best Portal 2005 in the Website of the Year Awards, and has been named as an e-superbrand and one of the sites that changed the web forever by .net Magazine. The latest news and information on is available below. Journalists and editors should contact Press Office for more information or to arrange an interview.

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Latest Press Releases

Want to know who owns a house? How much they paid? If they have a mortgage and even who with? A new service from will tell you. - 5th of April, 2018
We are obsessed with property, sale prices, valuations, who owns what, and how big it is. announces partnership with Booxscale, enabling users to order a whole range of on-demand services through marketplace aggregation and integration via their directory - 5th of April, 2018, one of the UK's leading online directories today announced it has partnered with Booxscale, the digital marketplace aggregation platform.

TV's Phil Spencer partners with to launch a Property Report that empowers house hunters - 3rd of April, 2018 has partnered with Location, Location, Location presenter Phil Spencer to produce a Property Report that helps empower property hunters, giving them all the information on a property and the local area to make an informed decision before making an offer.

As Valentine's Day boosts online dating sign-ups,'s "Check Your Date" background report helps protect you from nefarious daters - 9th of February, 2018
As Valentine's Day approaches, the number of people turning to online dating websites and apps always shoots up - which also means that more people become vulnerable to romance scams.

Forget Halloween, the 31st of October is the deadline for Secondary School applications and that should frighten parents - 26th of October, 2016
Parents looking to get their little monsters into a good secondary school are face a daunting few months, as the 31st of October marks the deadline day for application submissions for secondary school places.

FindASchool by exclusively reveals that almost half of all secondary schools are now oversubscribed - 19th of April, 2016
School admissions website FindASchool by has discovered that just over 47% of secondary schools in England were oversubscribed in 2015.

Exclusive data from reveals - 14th of April, 2016
Even underperforming primaries schools have become harder to get into in the last 5 years.

Top tips for school admissions from FindASchool by - 14th of January, 2016
Apply on time and fill in all the necessary forms.

Many children will miss out on the primary school of their choice, experts warn - 7th of January, 2016
Ed Rushton and Dominic Blackburn, who have just launched the school-checking service FindASchool in collaboration with, are reminding parents to submit their primary school applications before the deadline on 15th January.

New, unique, free guide to school admissions criteria helps parents make informed decisions about their child's education - 16th of December, 2015
Accurate and easy to use including information on 20,000 UK schools

One in two families say securing an excellent local school place for their children is as stressful as moving house - 17th of November, 2015
New survey finds UK's school admissions process 'unnecessarily confusing'.

Millions of Christmas Cards are sent to the wrong addresses - 10th of November, 2015 discovers disappearing Christmas cheer.

Global business listings network Yext partners with to expand reach in UK - 4th of November, 2015, one of the UK's leading online directories today announced it has partnered with Yext, the global leader in Digital Location Management.

Hunting for someone online? - 3rd of November, 2015
How to use, Google and Social media to find who you are looking for.

Don't fall victim to fraud on social media - 6th of October, 2015
Social media is a fantastic way to connect with old friends and meet new people.

Students top targets for rental scammers - 2nd of September, 2015 helps students protect themselves from rental fraud.

From July 1st the cost of calling a 118 number will be clearer, but people are still paying for information available for free online - 29th of June, 2015
Tomorrow the cost of calling 118 numbers from mobile operators is set to fall, after Ofcom ruled that the current pricing structure left customers confused about the price they were paying.

'Check Your Date' the online service that is helps singles find their Juliet or Christian Grey - 8th of June, 2015
As another 50 Shades of Grey book hits the shelves, thousands of singles will again be inspired to take the plunge and signing up to an online dating site to look for love.

Political Names - 16th of April, 2015 confirms it, there really is only one Nigel Farage!

Dream Home - 7th of April, 2015
REVEALED: The Perfect Home in the UK and it's on the market for just £7.5 Million!

Why are government departments wasting money on 118 numbers? - 24th of March, 2015
An investigation by BBC Radio 4's You and Yours has discovered that some government departments are spending thousands of pounds on calling Directory Enquiries, despite the same information being available free on Offers "Check Your Date" Service To Help Prevent Online Dating Fraud This Valentine's Day - 29th of January, 2015
The 50 Shades of Grey movie, red roses and romantic dinners for two, there are some upsides to Valentine's Day, however new research has shown those seeking love online are increasingly finding themselves victims of fraud.

General Election - Make Sure You Have Your Say! - 23rd of January, 2015
Check for free on to make sure you're on the Electoral Roll.

More background checks carried out in Birmingham than anywhere else in the UK - 20th of January, 2015
People living in Birmingham are almost ten times more likely to be background checked than those living in Cornwall new research released by the UK's leading online directory service has revealed.

Scottish Referendum Will Help Reunite Thousands Of Friends and Families - 8th of January, 2015
The increase in voter registrations in Scotland thanks to the 2014 referendum has boosted's capacity to reunite missing family and friends.

Beware Fraudulent Landlords - 28th of August, 2013 has launched Background Reports on UK residents, offering protection against deception and fraud.

Motorists abandon essential vehicle checks - 1st of August, 2013 launches Background Reports to protect car buyers launches Background Reports - 18th of July, 2013
New online service to protect people against deception and fraud helps to reunite David Walliams with old classmates - 5th of June, 2013, the UK's leading people-finding website has helped the actor and comedian David Walliams to reunite some of his old school friends. reunites Stone-Age descendants - 27th of May, 2013, the UK's leading people-finding directory, has reunited the living descendants of the UK's 'Cheddar Man', who lived 9000 years ago. reunion reignites singing career - 1st of March, 2013
Long-lost sister helps Dean Jones conquer stage fright, launching TV stardom

Untrue Romance - 20th of February, 2013 urges background checks to counter growing romance fraud helps Cabrini Children's Society to reunite families - 20th of February, 2013, the UK's leading people-finding website has teamed up with the Cabrini Children's Society to help reunite adopted adults with their birth families

Animal Search UK working with to reunite pets - 20th of February, 2013
Animal Search UK, the UK's leading search service for missing pets, has teamed up with to help reunite more pets with owners

See Who's Looking For You - 3rd of September, 2012
You can now be alerted each time someone searches for you on, the UK's leading people-finding website

We Love the Jones's - 24th of August, 2012
A poll by the reunion website found a post-Olympic community spirit with neighbours looking out for each other

War and Peace Show welcomes Falklands Veterans - 13th of July, 2012
July 20, and the Hop Farm in Kent will host four days of military pageantry as the Tonbridge venue welcomes veterans and vehicles from conflicts ranging from World War 2 to Afghanistan

Rental Fraud Warning - 11th of July, 2012
ID checking website is urging awareness of rental fraud as a study finds landlords to be highly trusted when handing over money to them

Olympics fans face fraud game - 9th of July, 2012
ID checking website is urging awareness of rental fraud in the run up to the Olympics as scammers trick fans into renting bogus accommodation turns 15 - 16th of June, 2012
This month celebrates 15 years of providing free directory enquiries and reuniting family and friends helps Falklands Veterans Reunite - 16th of May, 2012, the UK's leading people-finding website is helping veterans from the Falklands war reunite with old friends from the Forces

Coventry Cathedral to host adoption service - 16th of March, 2012
NORCAP, a leading adoption support charity for adults effected by adoption is hosting a Service of Reconciliation in Coventry Cathedral on March 17, the day before Mother's Day launches the 2012 Edited Electoral Roll - 9th of January, 2012
26.5 million new Edited Electoral Roll records now available, to reunite more friends and families than ever - 4th of August, 2011
New Site Heralds the Demise of Traditional Directories

Protect your home comfort - 18th of July, 2011 warns homeowners to background check workers when letting them indoors

Cancelled train, and friends lose touch for 50 years - 3rd of May, 2011
RAF veterans reunited thanks to

The true cost of Directory Enquiries - 3rd of May, 2011
Consumers bewildered by call costs

Join London's room renting bonanza - but take precautions - 30th of March, 2011

Bing and create the UK's ultimate map - 29th of March, 2011

World War II Veteran finds secret family with - 3rd of March, 2011 pinpoints traditional 'Welsh' towns, measuring concentrations of popular Welsh names - 28th of February, 2011

i192, the app is launched for the iPhone - 17th of January, 2011

Shop safer on Mega Monday - 3rd of December, 2010 urges caution ahead of online Christmas shopping bonanza

Christmas Cards go AWOL - 2nd of December, 2010 uncovers missing and late Christmas cheer

The scourge of car crime - 10th of November, 2010
Rampant car cloning and second-hand rip offs boost car fraud

Phil Jones, ex-Assistant Commissioner at the ICO joins - 19th of October, 2010
Appointment confirms's commitment to data protection principles

Reunited after 52 years - 10th of October, 2010
Brampton resident finds lost British cousin on the net - but can't afford to visit her

Check before you click - 21st of September, 2010 survey uncovers Wild West of the web

Love Online - 13th of August, 2010 reveals online fears

The General Election - yes we can! - 28th of July, 2010
Check for free on to see if you're on the edited Electoral Roll

Business boots the book - 21st of July, 2010

England fans would quit sex to win the World Cup - 9th of June, 2010
Brits reveal what they'd sacrifice for World Cup glory as reunites 1966 fans

Scotland ruined my World Cup - 6th of June, 2010 urges caution ahead of online Christmas shopping bonanza finds fans of 1966 - June 3rd, 2010
Northampton man saw Hurst's shot cross the line

Memories of '66: German POW watches World Cup final - June 1st, 2010
Remembering the 1966 World Cup Final

World Cup dreams - May 27th, 2010 finds the original 1966 World Cup standard bearer

George Cohen MBE joins - May 24th, 2010
World Cup winner teams-up with the people-finding website,

The 'Say No To Phonebook' campaign follow up: the "compact" new phone book - May 21st, 2010
When less is still more

The real origins of the England team - May 18th, 2010
The ancestral origins of the England team by analyzing their surnames

Former West Bromwich Albion player shares his memories - May 11th, 2010 finds Lake Vyrnwy witness to the 1966 World Cup final

Wags V the class of '66 - May 4th, 2010 conducts wag-analysis

Belgium bans the book - April 8th, 2010
Victory for environmentalists as Europe moves towards an opt-in system for phonebooks

Say No To Phonebooks - March 31st, 2010
12000 sign Downing Street e-petition advocating an opt-in system for phonebooks

Phonebooks slammed by UK's youth - March 24th, 2010
School-children call for an Opt-In System for phonebooks

2010 edited Electoral Roll launched on - January 6th, 2010 calls on people to find friends and family in the New Year

70% of Brits Want an Opt-In System for Phonebook Delivery - October 13th, 2009 & Global Action Plan launch campaign to end the scourge of unwanted phonebooks wins Best Online Directory for the Sixth Year Running - October 5th, 2009
Leading UK innovator smashes its own record at international award ceremony publishes the most up-to-date online aerial photography for London - August 18th, 2009 launches new service for checking company credit risk - August 11th, 2009
In response to company liquidation up 39% since 2008

The Days of the Traditional Directory are Numbered - July 2nd, 2009 predicts the end of the traditional directory with the launch of its new website

Free International Phonebook Directory Launched - May 21st, 2009
New website provides access to directories for 204 countries worldwide

Britain Wants More Family Time - May 06, 2009
New web tool launched to get families back together for National Family Week

New 2009 Electoral Roll launched on - January 07, 2009
Official people finding dataset now available online Helps Crisis to Help Homeless People In London this Christmas - December 19, 2008
Free access to leading people finding website to help reunite families

Christmas People Finder gives you the 'Best Present Ever' - November 20, 2008 ready to reunite friends & family before Christmas day

UK Online Directory is officially the 'World's Best' - October 21, 2008
Declared Best Online Directory at the international 118 Tracker awards launches Google Gadget - August 19, 2008
Free Directory Enquiries Straight from your iGoogle Home Page Urges Consumers To Say No To The Phonebook - May 27, 2008 launches viral environmental campaign launches 2008 Electoral Roll - March 6, 2008
UK's most powerful people finder adds 27 million new records

Close Up London - January 24, 2008 launches highest resolution aerial photography of the Capital to date reveals true age of the nation - January 17, 2008
Leading people finder first to add age guide data and Electoral Roll 2008 to its site launches Christmas card address finder - November 29, 2007
Exclusive tool launched to help find addresses of friends and family this Christmas Best Online Service for the 4th Successive Year - October 15, 2007 sets a new precedent at the International Directory Assistance Awards Officially Directory of the Year - September 17, 2007 scoops the Consumer Directory of the Year at the DPA awards maps for success with - August 10, 2007 Maps integrated into the leading auto exchange website delivers best ever maps to consumers & business - July 24, 2007 updates Maps & Travel section with new street maps and journey planner strengthens development team ahead of new launches - May 4, 2007
Ana Bakalinova has joined as senior product manager from AOL UK. searches out Chameleon PR - May 4, 2007 has appointed Chameleon PR's consumer division on a retained one year PR contract after a competitive five way pitch.

Hitwise awards Top 3 Business Directory - April 2, 2007 throws down the gauntlet to traditional directories launches 2007 Electoral Roll - February 27, 2007
UK's most powerful people finder makes 27 million new records available to the public

Singles to spark UK Scilly season? - February 13, 2007 finds that love is in the air in the Scilly Isles, the UK's top marriage location - or would central Britain be best for singles? launches first online/offline business directory - December 11, 2006
Merging traditional business directories with the entire UK web shows online businesses the way to superior Maps - October 26, 2006
Launches premier mapping service to third parties