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Trial of former Barclays bosses to start (Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:09:25 GMT)
The first criminal trial of senior UK banking executives in the wake of the financial crisis is due to begin.

Christmas failed to revive flagging toy market (Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:12:27 GMT)
Families spent more than £300 per child on toys in 2018 but sales in the UK fell sharply compared with Europe.

Battle to save remote cash machines (Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:12:00 GMT)
The UK's largest ATM network is increasing the fee it pays cash machine operators to keep remote machines free of charge.

Patisserie Valerie collapses into administration as rescue talks fail (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:50:24 GMT)
Up to 900 jobs may go in a first wave of closures after the fraud-hit cafe chain collapses into administration.

Personal travel agents boost holiday bookings (Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:02:47 GMT)
A growing army of agents who work from home have helped to boost holiday bookings this year.

Dyson to move head office to Singapore (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:29:53 GMT)
Two senior executives will move from Wiltshire but no jobs will be lost in the process.

Sale of Grenfell cladding firm collapses (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:48:17 GMT)
A $10bn sale of US company Arconic falls through amid reports liabilities linked to the fire were an issue.

Huawei chairman warns of end to global 'partnerships' (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:14:38 GMT)
Chinese tech giant warns it might transfer activities to countries "where we are welcomed".

Four more House of Fraser stores saved (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:50:37 GMT)
Shopping centre landlord Intu reaches agreement with the retailer's owners, Sports Direct.

UK employment total hits record high (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:19:04 GMT)
The number of people in work in the UK reaches 32.5 million, official figures show.

EasyJet says drone chaos was 'wake-up call' for airports (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:30:37 GMT)
Airline says flight cancellations customers payments following Gatwick drone disruption cost it £15m.

Mastercard fined £504m by Europe for competition breach (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:10:30 GMT)
The European Commission fines the payments giant for stopping retailers looking for cheaper services.

Dixons Carphone's mobile sales continue to fall (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:22:33 GMT)
However, the decline was offset by strong sales of supersize TVs and in gaming.

Ex-Nissan boss faces more time in custody as bail denied (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:35:46 GMT)
The decision means Carlos Ghosn could remain in custody in Tokyo until his trial for financial crimes.

HMRC error hits early-filing taxpayers (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:48:21 GMT)
The tax authorities have been forced to apologise for two mistakes - wrongly charging penalties and for denying it had made the mistake.

IMF warns trade tensions could hit growth (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:47:25 GMT)
The Fund cuts its 2019 growth prediction from 3.7% to 3.5% and says trade spats could make things worse.

Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:13:44 GMT)
Google has been fined 50 million euros (£44m) by the French data regulator CNIL.

BAE Systems sells control of vehicles arm to Rheinmetall (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:55:30 GMT)
Defence giant BAE Systems sells majority stake in tank and armoured vehicle business to Rheinmetall.

Shrinkflation: Bread and breakfast cereals most affected (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:37:20 GMT)
Bread and cereal products are most likely to have shrunk in size, but remained at the same price.

Rolls-Royce vies for UK nuclear role (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:24:09 GMT)
It is in talks with China's state-run CGN over providing systems for a new UK nuclear plant.

Poundland 'gift of nothing' sparks criticism (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:06:14 GMT)
The retailer's Valentine's Day gift, an empty heart-shaped package, angers environmental groups.

Facebook to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland in 2019 (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:59:51 GMT)
The social media giant will expand its workforce in Ireland from 4,000 to 5,000 during 2019.

Donna Hay whips up her next venture (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:01:10 GMT)
Donna Hay, "Australia's culinary queen", mulls her next move after publishing the 100th and final issue of her magazine.

'Staff should treat a business as if it were their own' (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:01:23 GMT)
Rob Forkan, co-founder of footwear and outerwear brand Gandys, says staff should treat a business as if it were their own.

What exactly is 'Davos'? (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:01:25 GMT)
As the great and the good congregate in a Swiss ski resort, the BBC's Joe Miller explains what goes on at the annual World Economic Forum.

Side Hustles: 'My secret life as a DJ' (Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:48:46 GMT)
Rhea Cambridge is a "side hustler". By day she helps people with social housing, but by night she is on the decks playing afrobeats, house and funk.

How Corn Flakes became a million dollar idea (Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:07:26 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Corn Flakes became a million dollar idea.

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself (Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:17:30 GMT)
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).

Detroit auto show: Supercharged cars dazzle on debut (Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:12:04 GMT)
Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line up.

'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist (Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:16:45 GMT)
Gaggan Anand, the executive chef at Bangkok's Michelin-starred restaurant Gaggan, has brought Indian cuisine to new heights.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

NTAs 2019: Ant and Dec emotional after best presenter win (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:50:50 GMT)
Despite Ant being absent from screens for most of 2018, he still claimed victory alongside Dec.

Black Panther to A Star Is Born - the Oscars snubs and surprises (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:20:52 GMT)
Who are the real winners and losers in this year's Academy Award nominations?

Oscars 2019: The nominees in full (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:55:53 GMT)
Find out who'll be competing for the golden statuettes at this year's Academy Awards.

Equal pay: BBC criticised by MPs again (Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:19:36 GMT)
A group of MPs say the corporation is refusing to admit it has a problem when it comes to equal pay.

Chris Brown: US singer released in Paris rape inquiry (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:25:10 GMT)
The American singer denies wrongdoing after a woman accused him of raping her in a hotel room.

James Bulger's mother 'disgusted' over Oscar nomination (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:20:36 GMT)
Denise Fergus criticises the Academy for nominating a film about her son's young killers.

Bebe Rexha told she's 'too big' at size 8 (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:00:37 GMT)
The pop star claims several designers have refused to dress her for this year's Grammy Awards.

Azealia Banks calls Irish women ugly in plane row (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:09:17 GMT)
Azealia Banks took to Instagram to complain about Aer Lingus staff after getting off a flight to Dublin.

Drake announces new tour with 1Xtra's Tiffany Calver (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:17:44 GMT)
1Xtra's Rap Show host Tiffany Calver will provide an "opening sound set" at the gigs.

Simon Mayo to launch classical station Scala Radio after leaving Radio 2 (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:57:53 GMT)
The former BBC Radio 2 host will lead the line-up on Scala Radio.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard up for worst acting awards (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:32:28 GMT)
As the Oscar nominations approach, it's the turn of the awards no-one in Hollywood wants.

Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:11:47 GMT)
The TV presenter says he "found out stuff about me I hadn't addressed for years".

Chris Evans launches new Virgin Radio breakfast show (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:33:06 GMT)
The former Radio 2 host broadcasts his first programme since moving to Virgin Radio.

Fyre Festival: Ja Rule says he was scammed by Billy McFarland too (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:16:25 GMT)
The rapper responds to critics who questioned his involvement in the 2017 festival disaster.

The Oscars: Who's up for what? (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:11:26 GMT)
Colin Paterson runs through the surprises in this year's Academy Award nominations.

Richard E Grant 'overwhelmed' by Oscar nomination (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:05:08 GMT)
Actor Richard E Grant received his first-ever Oscar nomination for best supporting actor

Ashford art project helps Syrian refugees settle in (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:22:59 GMT)
The project has helped refugees from the war in Syria settle into their new life in Kent.

Meet the Avenue Q puppet coach Nigel Plaskitt (Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:03:16 GMT)
Avenue Q puppet coach Nigel Plaskitt passes on his puppeteering skills to young actors.

Lorraine Kelly: I'm training to go into space! (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:04:00 GMT)
The TV host on her 35 years in TV and her extraordinary birthday present.

Ant and Dec reunite for Britain's Got Talent auditions (Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:12:57 GMT)
Ten months after his arrest for drink driving, Ant McPartlin has rejoined Declan Donnelly at the auditions.

The woman who painted the man who painted the woman who painted the bird (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:20:32 GMT)
Thousands of people on Reddit are enjoying a 'paintception' craze, showcasing a painting within a painting within a painting - repeat

Marie Kondo: Are charity shops feeling the effect? (Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:54:57 GMT)
Shops say they have seen a spike in donations since the Netflix de-cluttering show launched.

'My abusive relationship with R. Kelly' (Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:19:28 GMT)
For two years Asante McGee was R. Kelly's girlfriend. Then she went to live in his house in Georgia. She lasted three weeks.

Richard Bacon: Why Rachael Bland podcast award matters (Mon, 21 Jan 2019 02:21:02 GMT)
Richard Bacon explains why it's important to remember his friend and colleague in this way.

Maggie Rogers went viral. Now she's out to prove herself (Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:22:28 GMT)
Maggie Rogers left Pharrell speechless in a video that went viral. Here's what happened next.

What's behind the success of Netflix's latest releases? (Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:22:07 GMT)
A look at why Bird Box, You and Sex Education are proving so popular with viewers of the streaming service.

Lauren Jauregui: 'The music industry clouds your soul' (Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:13:05 GMT)
The former Fifth Harmony star on how the pop machine nearly broke her - and how she fought back.

Fyre: Inside the world's biggest festival flop (Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:10:41 GMT)
A new documentary sheds light on what allegedly went on behind the scenes at the disastrous Fyre Festival.

Marie Kondo - does tidiness really equal a clean mind? (Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:24:49 GMT)
Marie Kondo has turned de-cluttering into an art form - but does it really work?

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