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Poorest families 'going without food or power' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:07 GMT)
Citizens Advice says hundreds of thousands of UK families cannot afford to put money in their meters

Premier League club revenues soar to £4.5bn (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:55 GMT)
England's top 20 teams posted record revenues and also bounced back into profit in the 2016-17 season.

Brexit divorce cost uncertain, say auditors (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:56:31 GMT)
The National Audit Office says the Treasury's estimate is "reasonable" but could easily go up or down.

House of Fraser calls in KPMG to draw up turnaround plan (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:07:41 GMT)
The department store chain has asked KPMG to look at options which may involve store closures and job losses.

Shire faces bid battle from Allergan and Takeda (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:50:44 GMT)
Allergan may bid for the London-listed rare diseases drug maker after Takeda confirms interest.

Debenhams sales hit by 'Beast from the East' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:39:12 GMT)
Profits crash at the department store chain as freezing weather takes its toll on sales.

PPI complaints soar as Arnie tells people to 'do it now' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:26:30 GMT)
The number of complaints about PPI has jumped, following adverts featuring Schwarzenegger .

Why is Billy Bragg at the Bank of England? (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:29:37 GMT)
The last time the singer was at the Bank he was "kettled" - this time he's talking economic reform.

Questions over Conservative donor tax probe (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:47:34 GMT)
HMRC denies refusing to assist with a probe into a French telecoms firm because it had been a Tory donor.

John McDonnell says Labour offering the City 'new start' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:27:05 GMT)
A Labour government would offer bankers a seat at the table on policy making, John McDonnell says

Apprenticeships down amid 'frustration' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:19:32 GMT)
A year after the introduction of the levy scheme the number of new apprenticeships has fallen sharply.

Rogue landlords 'should have properties confiscated' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:22:22 GMT)
MPs are calling for landlords who exploit their tenants to have their properties taken away.

TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:38:00 GMT)
TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.

Senior WPP boss says staff 'liberated' after Sorrell exit (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:02:25 GMT)
The chief executive of WPP-owned Mediacom says Sorrell had an "owner's mentality" about running the firm.

Why shopping needs to be more fun (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:46:22 GMT)
The entrepreneur who brought Tiger to the UK says shops need an "emotional connection" with customers.

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:51:11 GMT)
Plan for a ban in England is announced as Commonwealth leaders are urged to tackle plastic waste.

Casino operator Wynn Resorts adds three women to board (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:04:50 GMT)
Wynn is continuing to grapple with sexual misconduct allegations regarding former head Steve Wynn.

Starbucks race row: Howard Schultz 'ashamed' of cafe arrest (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:59:48 GMT)
Howard Schultz said Philadelphia Starbucks incident was "reprehensible" and "not who Starbucks is."

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:03:35 GMT)
Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

The office where the average age of employees is just 25 (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:31:36 GMT)
Staff say they focus on a "life-life" balance, not a work-life balance.

Why India's Paytm isn't afraid of WhatsApp (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:44:23 GMT)
India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West.

What happens if you ban plastic? (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:14:53 GMT)
Maharashtra in India has imposed a wide-ranging ban on plastic. How does that affect producers?

Justin Trudeau wants 'seamless' UK trade deal after Brexit (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:53:46 GMT)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants a deal that will "flip over the day after Brexit".

Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:37:22 GMT)
The rapidly changing value of crypto-currency has been turned into a mobile game.

'Renting is cheaper' as house prices 'too ridiculous' (Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:05:23 GMT)
Leah Wilson, who is in her early 20s, says she struggles to save for a house.

Going for a helicopter pub crawl in Australia (Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:03:31 GMT)
Tourism operators are offering a novel way to find a beer in Australia's vast outback.

Solar sailing (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:14:04 GMT)
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

Robo farmers (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:04:08 GMT)
Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.

Recession risk (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:09:17 GMT)
The World Trade Organization faces challenges on two fronts that threaten the way it does business.

Heartbreak hotel (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:31:38 GMT)
Chris Richardson's life fell apart after the bank took his hotel and sold it to its own property division.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:15:28 GMT)
Actress Millie Bobby Brown is the youngest person ever named in Time's most influential people list.

Mel Giedroyc: From The Generation Game to Shakespeare's Beatrice (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:11:26 GMT)
Mel Giedroyc on playing Beatrice in the Shakespeare comedy and the reaction to The Generation Game.

Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:54:10 GMT)
No criminal charges will be filed over the death of US singer Prince in April 2016, prosecutors say.

'I was a contestant on Dale Winton's Supermarket Sweep' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:40:07 GMT)
It was the game show everyone wanted to be on and these people actually made the cut.

Frozen star misses Broadway show: 'Even Disney princesses get terrified' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:26:06 GMT)
Patti Murin, star of Broadway's Frozen, is applauded for opening up about her mental health.

German swastika ticket row as Hitler play opens in Konstanz (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:32:34 GMT)
Prosecutors gave the go-ahead for Friday's premiere despite complaints over a free ticket promotion.

Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty - pretty good or pretty bad? (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:17:03 GMT)
The first reviews are out for Amy Schumer's new film I Feel Pretty, and not everyone likes it.

Katie Hopkins musical confronts the age of outrage (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:11:29 GMT)
A new musical called The Assassination of Katie Hopkins causes controversy before it's opened.

Dale Winton: Life in pictures (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:49:53 GMT)
The Supermarket Sweep presenter was a much-loved star of daytime television

Graham Norton leads tributes to Dale Winton (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:10:19 GMT)
Tributes paid to the "generous soul with a touch of naughty" who rose to fame hosting Supermarket Sweep.

Cliff Richard privacy case: Bosses made decisions, says BBC reporter (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:30:21 GMT)
The BBC journalist who reported on the police inquiry says privacy issues were 'dealt with higher up'.

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:19:48 GMT)
The Resound ensemble will be the first disability-led group to play the BBC's music festival.

The festivals aiming to get rid of single-use plastic by 2021 (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:39:24 GMT)
Bestival and Boardmasters are among more than 60 festivals vowing to ban single-use plastic by the year 2021.

Meet the 'professional mourners' united in grief (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:47:16 GMT)
Artist Taryn Simon is uniting mourners through song to explore how different cultures grieve.

Why Lauryn Hill STILL has the Ex Factor (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:31:29 GMT)
Drake and Cardi B have sampled her: we look at why 20 years on, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is still so influential.

K-foreign: The hidden Westerners in Korean drama (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:01:35 GMT)
South Koreans dominate the K-drama industry, but what if you're a foreigner trying to make it big?

Nell McAndrew on marrying Dale Winton. (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:48:28 GMT)
Model Nell McAndrew says some people thought she was really married to Dale Winton.

Dale Winton's funny TV moments (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:29:42 GMT)
The star appeared on a wide range of shows and here are just some of his laugh-out-loud moments.

Corrie actor: 'Amazing response’ to OCD storyline (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:38:13 GMT)
Actor Colson Smith hopes the show has done its bit to help raise awareness.

What's the first film to be shown in Saudi Arabian cinemas? (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:28:45 GMT)
For the first time in 35 years, Saudis are allowed to go to the cinema.

Artist Rose Wylie: 'I don't do girly subjects' (Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:56:25 GMT)
The British painter didn’t get her break until her 70s but now the world can’t get enough of her.

'Shut Up Morrissey' merch sends a message (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:21:08 GMT)
A woman who made bags bearing that slogan is to restart production due to popular demand.

Gemma Atkinson and Comedy Dave get breakfast radio show (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:10:48 GMT)
The Strictly star will be appearing on Bauer's new national radio station, Hits Radio.

How does Tina Turner rate her own musical? (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:56:57 GMT)
Tina The Musical opened in London's West End on Tuesday evening.

Sting and Shaggy: 'Cultural appropriation is an ugly term' (Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:12:22 GMT)
"Reggae is something I respect," says the star as he releases an album with dancehall legend Shaggy.

Manics: We are all 'confused and bewildered' (Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:04:07 GMT)
The Welsh rock stalwarts on their "ecstatic" new album for "harsh times".

Big Tom, a voice from home for the Irish in Britain (Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:00:43 GMT)
Siobhan Breatnach of the Irish Post reflects on the impact of Big Tom on Britain's Irish community.

Was changing the ending of Ordeal by Innocence right? (Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:28:55 GMT)
Agatha Christie's great-grandson said he had "sleepless nights" over changing the ending.

The BBC reporters who strip off to host The Naked Podcast (Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:57:23 GMT)
They reveal that taking their clothes off to chat to "powerful, funny women" has changed their lives.

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