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More than 9 million UK households are now connected to the Internet, with 1.4 million connected in the last six months, according to Net monitoring company NetValue. The number of women online continues to grow, with just under 5 million using the Internet in March There was significant growth in visitors to directory sites, particularly Yell.com, which has been running TV ads and saw visitor numbers increase by 269,000 in March. Just under 700,000 people visited the Comic Relief site in March. The foot and mouth outbreak prompted 2.3 per cent of all Internet users to visit the MAFF.org.uk (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) website, remaining for an average of 23 minutes.

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