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Brexit: Liam Fox sets election deadline for EU transition (Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:57:55 GMT)
Liam Fox says he would not want any interim arrangement after Brexit to "drag on" beyond 2022.

First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:49:15 GMT)
The transport secretary is "absolutely" committed to scrapping first class seats on commuter routes.

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:10:06 GMT)
The company initially said it didn't want to "incentivise inappropriate use" of the pill.

UK to bring in drone registration (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:07:41 GMT)
Drone owners will also be required to pass a safety awareness test.

Bank of America picks Dublin for EU hub (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:21 GMT)
It becomes the first US bank to confirm the Irish capital as its preferred site for post-Brexit operations.

Lloyds under fire over HBOS fraud compensation (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:55:33 GMT)
Lloyds Banking Group is close to offering compensation to 30 customers - but MPs criticise the bank.

UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:02:05 GMT)
Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on Friday.

Mastercard £14bn 'overcharge' legal action fails (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:31:54 GMT)
The claim was that 46 million consumers were overcharged by Mastercard between 1992 and 2008.

MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:27:58 GMT)
The price comparison website sent seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving messages.

Paysafe shares jump on bid approach (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:10:31 GMT)
The FTSE 100 loses ground but Paysafe shares leap on news of a £2.9bn takeover offer.

Congo's mining revenue 'missing' - Global Witness (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:36:36 GMT)
The money is allegedly being distributed through corrupt networks linked to President Joseph Kabila.

Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:11:56 GMT)
The VW subsidiary offers a free upgrade which it says will counteract possible bans on diesel cars.

Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:46:51 GMT)
The German giant claims a Russian business broke sanctions by shipping its turbines to Crimea.

Brexit transition deal: 'The sooner the better' says Goldman exec (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:36:34 GMT)
The government should agree a Brexit transitional deal as soon as possible, Goldman Sachs International boss Richard Gnodde tells the BBC's Simon Jack.

How the Frisbee flying disc became a million dollar idea (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:11:22 GMT)
People have been throwing Frisbees around for over half a century and over 200 million have now been sold around the world.

Kenya's colourful bus journeys (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:35:17 GMT)
Nairobi's matatu taxis are inspiring its public bus network to embrace bold artwork.

Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure? (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:39:59 GMT)
TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.

Multi-brand Milton Keynes electric car showroom 'a UK first' (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:34:07 GMT)
A multi-brand electric car showroom claimed to be the UK's first aims to "dispel myths" about the vehicles.

What do parents think of summer childcare? (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:11:45 GMT)
So what do working parents think about the state of holiday childcare? We went to see some of them in Cherry Hinton, a village on the outskirts of Cambridge

Most and least expensive US childcare options (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:12:17 GMT)
Many parents in the US pay for summer camps for their children. But what happens if that childcare option is out of reach?

Holiday childcare in short supply in UK (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:06:16 GMT)
Millions of children will be going to activities clubs this summer while their parents work. But only a quarter of the UK has enough holiday childcare places.

Girl, 5, fined £150 for lemonade stand (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:20:59 GMT)
The young girl burst into tears after Tower Hamlets Council issued a fine for selling 50p drinks to festival goers.

Clydesdale Bank sets launch date for plastic £10 note (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:04:42 GMT)
The bank new £10 polymer note is among several plastic £10 notes that are due to enter circulation this autumn.

Comic book success (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:22:05 GMT)
How Comic-Con has become an annual festival of costumes and comic books - and a multi-million dollar industry.

Happy travelling (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:41:32 GMT)
The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".

Spirit of 1973 (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:15:18 GMT)
When England's women won the first Cricket World Cup in 1973 they did it solely for the love of the game.

Who is the laziest? (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:05:47 GMT)
How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis.

'Selfridges' of sports? (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:41:57 GMT)
The retailer says it has "smashed the ball out of the park" in its attempt to move upmarket.

To hug, or not to hug? (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:17:07 GMT)
The number of workplace huggers is said to be on the rise, but it is still a social - and legal - minefield.

A longer life means a longer wait for your pension (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:15:03 GMT)
Longer life expectancy means the middle aged will have to work longer for their share of the pension pot.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Marvel: Everything it unleashed at Comic-Con (Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:50:02 GMT)
Thor, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Ant-Man sent fans into meltdown.

Blade Runner 2049: Harrison Ford responds to Deckard replicant mystery (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:59:09 GMT)
Is Deckard human or a replicant? The star gives an answer.

Marian Hill: 'An Apple advert kick-started our career' (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:32:55 GMT)
How Marian Hill went from cult artists to mainstream success, after Apple chose their song for an ad.

Ben Affleck denies Batman exit rumours (Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:14:30 GMT)
The star says he's not quitting because it's "the coolest part in any universe".

Generation Game to be brought back with Mel and Sue (Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:18:46 GMT)
The former Great British Bake Off presenters will host a four-episode run of the classic game show.

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71 (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:23:34 GMT)
John Heard, who played the father in the Home Alone films, has died aged 71.

Van Dyke apology: Were there worse UK accents on film? (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:23:11 GMT)
Dick Van Dyke said sorry for his "atrocious" British accent in Mary Poppins, but has there been worse?

Comic-Con: Which fans are 'crazier' - Star Wars or Game of Thrones? (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:41:56 GMT)
That was the question Gwendoline Christie, who appears in both franchises, was asked at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con day two recap (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:43:57 GMT)
A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines in San Diego.

Linkin Park cancel North American tour after Chester Bennington death (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:04:08 GMT)
The tour has been cancelled following the death of singer Chester Bennington on Thursday.

7 things we learned from The Walking Dead season 8 trailer (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:05:48 GMT)
We break down the five-minute first look of the eighth series, complete with zombies, explosions and surprise ending.

Are there more women in leading TV roles? (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:37:54 GMT)
BBC Reality Check investigates whether gender balance has changed in popular TV dramas in recent years.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey the dog dies (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:00:09 GMT)
He was the first dog to win the show, alongside owner Ashleigh Butler, in 2012.

Does reality TV still pack a punch? (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:19:51 GMT)
The format has been around for more than 20 years.

Michael Jackson's pet Bubbles sells artwork (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:26:00 GMT)
A gallery is selling works by Bubbles and other primates to raise money for Florida's Centre for Great Apes.

The Secret Garden Party closes its doors after 15 years (Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:45:56 GMT)
The Secret Garden Party, held in Abbots Ripton close to Huntingdon, will finish after 15 years.

Waiting for Louis Tomlinson: 'People camp out for iPhones, at least we don't do that' (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:33:54 GMT)
Girls tell us why queuing to see pop stars shouldn't be ridiculed.

Chris Evans 'asked mum for advice' after BBC salary reveal (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:49:50 GMT)
The presenter told listeners he'd asked his 91-year-old mum what to do, after his pay was revealed.

BBC presenter salaries: Why it matters (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:12:49 GMT)
Our media editor Amol Rajan says the gender pay gap could lead to big problems for the BBC.

Despacito censored: Malaysia bans 'unsuitable' hit from state stations (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:23:49 GMT)
Despacito, the most-streamed song of all time, is banned from state stations over its "sexy" lyrics.

Star Wars Monopoly finally includes Rey in the US (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:42:38 GMT)
The female character is first included in the game in the US nearly two years after the film came out.

Entertainment news round-up: 15-21 July (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:16:00 GMT)
A look back at some of the top entertainment stories over the past seven days.

Han Soloists feel the force at the Proms (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:32:59 GMT)
Music from Star Wars and ET graces a magical night at the Proms. We meet the (Han) soloists.

How Linkin Park made rap metal memorable (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:30:12 GMT)
The band's Chester Bennington, who has died at 41, changed the dynamics of nu metal with his personal lyrics.

Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:10:37 GMT)
The pop star says his solo material has been influenced by the lyrics of Arctic Monkeys and Oasis.

Comic-Con day one recap (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:10:56 GMT)
A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines in San Diego.

What can modern girls learn from Disney princesses? (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:20:37 GMT)
England's women's footballers are calling for girls to recognise the strong traits in the characters.

What actually happened at Dunkirk? (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:52:49 GMT)
The new Dunkirk movie has had rave reviews, but what is it all about?

BBC pay: What else did we learn? (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:55:25 GMT)
We found out that all the top earners were older, white men - but what else have we discovered?

Obituary: Linkin Park star Chester Bennington's hurt made beautiful music (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:45:52 GMT)
"Most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through," Bennington once said.

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