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‘I can’t wait to go shopping again, it's been ages’ (Sat, 10 Apr 2021 23:38:24 GMT)
Some are eager to hit the High Street when non-essential shops reopen on Monday - but others remain wary.

Covid: Shoppers 'must respect staff' when retail reopens (Sun, 11 Apr 2021 01:25:21 GMT)
People are urged to be considerate when non-essential retail rules ease in England and Wales on Monday.

Joe Biden: Could his tax plan affect US investment in Ireland? (Sun, 11 Apr 2021 06:10:39 GMT)
US investment in Ireland could dry up if President Biden leads a major change to global tax rules.

'Lockdown taught us we're more than just a gym' (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 21:14:54 GMT)
On Monday, businesses will reopen after months of being closed, but can they adapt to the "new normal"?

Rescheduled Dubai Expo hopes to attract 25 million visits (Sat, 10 Apr 2021 23:56:47 GMT)
The event sees countries using pavilions to show off the latest in architecture and technology.

Alibaba: Chinese regulator slaps huge fine on tech giant (Sat, 10 Apr 2021 10:54:37 GMT)
The e-commerce company Alibaba Group is fined $2.75bn for violating anti-monopoly rules.

Amazon defeats historic Alabama union effort (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:12:47 GMT)
The contest was test for the e-commerce giant, which has faced global criticism for worker treatment.

Is England's café culture set for a boost? (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:15:34 GMT)
Councils tell the BBC more than 840 pavement licences have been granted in the biggest English cities.

'I'm on day eight and no Covid test has arrived' (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:57:21 GMT)
Customers say they are being "scammed" by private firms failing to deliver Covid test kits and results.

Greensill lobbying row: Rishi Sunak texts to David Cameron released (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 01:35:08 GMT)
Labour calls for an inquiry into "lucrative contracts" awarded to an employer of the former PM.

Home movers have a spring in their step, says the Halifax (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:23:57 GMT)
The stamp duty holiday extension led to a "resurgence" in the housing market in March, the Halifax says.

Covid-19: People can start thinking about foreign travel - Shapps (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 15:59:21 GMT)
The transport secretary says people are no longer being advised against booking holidays abroad.

Workers with Down’s syndrome: ‘We feel safe’ (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:14:37 GMT)
Only 5.6% of adults with learning disabilities were in full-time employment last year, research shows.

US blacklists seven Chinese supercomputer groups (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:18:33 GMT)
President Biden's actions continue US moves to make it harder for China to obtain its technology.

Prince William: Banks must do more to protect environment (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:01:23 GMT)
The Duke of Cambridge says investing in nature is a cost effective way of tackling global warming.

Wiltshire pub's new chalet 'breaks Covid rules' (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 17:19:36 GMT)
The bar, with pizza oven and TV, does not comply with outdoor shelter guidelines, a council says.

'Satan Shoes' to be recalled as Nike agrees to settle lawsuit (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:26:46 GMT)
The art collective that sold the customised sneakers will recall the shoes and offer full refunds.

Why global tax talks are back on the agenda (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:51:26 GMT)
International efforts to reform business taxation have been given new impetus by the new US administration.

Morrisons to stop selling plastic carrier bags (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:31:46 GMT)
The supermarket chain will remove 100 million plastic carrier bags from its network over the next year.

Clubhouse: Is the audio app really worth $4bn? (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:51:43 GMT)
A report suggests Twitter considered paying the sum for the rapidly growing live-audio app.

Women could be owed 'lottery-winning' pension sums (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:35:09 GMT)
Up to 5,000 female pensioners could be entitled to huge refunds under a little-known-rule, the BBC has learned.

Asos 'rips up the playbook' for pandemic boost (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:36:21 GMT)
Sales and profits soar at the online fashion group, which now has 25 million customers around the world.

Wedding venues: 'It's costing me £250,000 a month' (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 21:17:15 GMT)
Wedding industry professionals rue their loss of income as the economy slowly reopens after lockdown.

Lockdown eases: How we fit bras at a social distance (Sat, 10 Apr 2021 23:04:34 GMT)
Bravissimo's Leanne Cahill explains how her shops will work when they reopen after lockdown.

Are pay-by-the-minute booths the future of work? (Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:07:58 GMT)
A Singapore-based firm has come up with a useful alternative when working from home is inconvenient.

Five animals to spot in a post-Covid financial jungle (Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:00:07 GMT)
As the world prepares for an economic reset, several creatures have emerged to help you navigate your way.

CEO Secrets: 'Older customers want the personal touch' (Wed, 07 Apr 2021 13:54:55 GMT)
A ready meal delivery firm targeting older customers says the business was going nowhere until they started taking phone orders.

Mother-daughter relationship turned upside down by Covid (Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:31:31 GMT)
Margaret and Cordelia have seen a reversal in their financial relationship due to the pandemic.

'Why do I feel pressure to be an entrepreneur?' (Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:58:27 GMT)
Having a side hustle isn't for everyone.

'We went here, there and everywhere to make it happen' (Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:05:58 GMT)
Budding academic entrepreneurs say that scientific discovery is only the start of the journey.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38 (Sat, 10 Apr 2021 19:24:03 GMT)
The star, who appeared on the seventh series of Big Brother in 2006, had anorexia.

Bafta Film Awards 2021: Two-night ceremony announces first winners (Sat, 10 Apr 2021 21:14:24 GMT)
The ceremony is split over two days for the first time, with more winners to be revealed on Sunday.

Prince Philip: BBC receives complaints about TV coverage of duke's death (Sat, 10 Apr 2021 13:51:49 GMT)
The BBC had said there would be "special coverage" on its networks after the duke's death on Friday.

Vernon Kay on Game of Talents and why 'autocue ruined T4' (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:05:41 GMT)
The TV presenter discusses his new ITV game show and why he really, really hates autocue.

Prince Philip: Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies on playing the duke in The Crown (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:13:27 GMT)
What was it like to take on the part of the Duke of Edinburgh in the award-winning Netflix series?

DMX, American rapper and actor, dies aged 50 (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:18:43 GMT)
The US performer, whose real name was Earl Simmons, suffered a heart attack earlier this month.

Kate Garraway's husband returns home after a year-long battle with Covid-19 (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:25:04 GMT)
Derek Draper will receive round-the-clock care, the Good Morning Britain presenter said on Friday.

Actors advised to set nudity boundaries before filming (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:02:00 GMT)
Time's Up UK calls for waivers to be put in place for scenes involving sex and physical intimacy.

Artist Tracey Emin says her cancer is 'gone' (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 23:04:09 GMT)
The 57-year-old was diagnosed with a "really rapid, really aggressive" bladder cancer last year.

Obituary: DMX, the record-breaking rapper with bark and bite (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:41:17 GMT)
He was one of America's most successful rap stars, but his life was plagued by personal problems.

Taylor Swift releases a 'perfect replica' of Fearless (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:48:13 GMT)
The star re-records her breakout album in its entirety, after her master tapes were sold.

Glass Animals: How Heat Waves became the ultimate sleeper hit (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 23:00:19 GMT)
From severe injuries to Hollywood A-listers - here's the unlikely story of the ultimate sleeper hit.

Is Netflix's Seaspiracy film right about fishing damaging oceans? (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 23:19:18 GMT)
Are the activities of the fishing industry destroying the world's oceans as a new film suggests?

Twenty One Pilots spill the beans on their 'colourful' new single, Shy Away (Wed, 07 Apr 2021 18:07:06 GMT)
Frontman Tyler Joseph even says his one-year-old daughter features on their new single, Shy Away.

Another Round: How a film about a drinking experiment became a celebration of life (Tue, 06 Apr 2021 23:33:56 GMT)
Another Round sees four men on an alcohol experiment and has become an Oscar-nominated success.

I Can See Your Voice: The show where singers are judged on appearance (Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:39:36 GMT)
A new BBC One game show asks whether you can spot a good singer based on their appearance alone.

Serpent star Tahar Rahim on Bafta awards nomination (Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:44:19 GMT)
Tahar Rahim has been nominated for his part in The Mauritanian.

The artists creating digitally immersive storytelling (Thu, 08 Apr 2021 06:07:21 GMT)
CreativeXR's acceleration programme helps those in creative industries produce new types of content.

Kim Kardashian becomes a Forbes billionaire (Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:53:39 GMT)
Kim Kardashian has been added to the Forbes billionaire list thanks to her businesses and investments.

Paul Ritter: Tom Rosenthal pays tribute to Friday Night Dinner co-star (Tue, 06 Apr 2021 22:19:20 GMT)
Tom Rosenthal, who played the son of Paul Ritter in hit comedy Friday Night Dinner, paid tribute to the actor.

'I make Van Goghs out of Fuzzy Felt' (Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:02:04 GMT)
Lucy Morrow, from Nottinghamshire, got creative after having to spend time off work due to surgery.

Chadwick Boseman wins and other SAG Awards highlights (Mon, 05 Apr 2021 12:53:19 GMT)
Taylor Simone Ledward accepted her late husband's Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor.

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