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Gaucho restaurant group collapses with 1,500 jobs at risk (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:57:54 GMT)
Thousands of jobs are at risk as the Gaucho and Cau restaurant chains prepare to go into administration.

Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:40:46 GMT)
The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly cemented Google's dominance of search.

Rail ombudsman created to handle rising tide of complaints (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:39:23 GMT)
With complaints running at 540,000 a year, the ombudsman is expected to be busy.

Summer clothing sales hold back inflation (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:46:02 GMT)
The CPI measure of inflation remained at 2.4% in June, raising uncertainty over an August rate rise.

Prices of flats stay unchanged for a year, says ONS (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:21:27 GMT)
Overall houses prices rose by 3% in the year to May, according to the Office for National Statistics

EasyJet to sue over French air strikes (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:35:17 GMT)
The airline plans to challenge the European Commission over strikes by French air traffic controllers.

Scunthorpe-based British Steel announce £50m mill investment (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:33:36 GMT)
The firm called the upgrade the "biggest single investment in its manufacturing operations for a decade".

'Netflix effect' poses challenge to British TV (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:37 GMT)
Video streaming services now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK.

Holiday childcare: 'I'm lucky - my sister has my child' (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:51 GMT)
British parents pay an average of £133.34 a week for full-time holiday childcare for one child, a survey finds.

Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:41:02 GMT)
The tech entrepreneur lashed out at a British cave diver in Thailand for mocking his mini-sub.

Holidaymakers hit with £1bn of card fees (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:02:26 GMT)
Figures compiled for the BBC show just how much British banks are charging holidaymakers

Poundworld to close 40 more stores (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:23:51 GMT)
The discount retailer is now set to close 145 stores after falling into administration in June.

Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:31:12 GMT)
MPs reject a proposal to form a customs union if the UK and the EU do not agree a trade deal.

Arsenal caught up in fraud probe at carmaker sponsor (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:07:50 GMT)
Premier League club Arsenal has been tangled up in a fraud investigation at Chinese carmaker BYD.

Goldman Sachs names DJ-ing banker David Solomon as boss (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:43:22 GMT)
David Solomon, who is to take over from Lloyd Blankfein, is also known as DJ D-Sol.

Tax rise needed to fund NHS spending boost, says watchdog (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:32:10 GMT)
Office for Budget Responsibility says either taxes need to rise or spending fall to cover health funding.

Teaching the elite to fly helicopters (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:38:01 GMT)
State of the art airborne classrooms to help test pilots perfect their helicopter flying skills.

Business booming for giant cargo planes (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:17:13 GMT)
$7tn of goods travel by air every year. Much of it goes in the hold of normal airliners. But for those big, awkward loads, something rather larger is required.

Formula 1: The tech driving the races (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:00:24 GMT)
BBC Click gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the technology behind F1.

Holiday credit card charges - and how to avoid them (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:22:54 GMT)
Britons on holiday spend £1bn a year on fees when using their credit and debit cards abroad. There are ways round it, as Simon Gompertz explains.

The perilous search for 'Himalayan Viagra' (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:07:37 GMT)
More valuable than gold, Yarsagumba fungus is only found in the Himalayas above 3,000 metres.

'Don't be do-gooders. Do things' (Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:12:49 GMT)
Cafédirect boss John Steel says his firm is not "here to be do-gooders, we're here to do things".

The self-driving car that's 50 years old (Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:36:20 GMT)
A self-driving car has become the first to make it round the Goodwood race circuit.

Self-made business owners on Kylie Jenner and their tips for success (Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:57:21 GMT)
The BBC spoke to female business owners about Kylie Jenner and their personal tips for success.

Farnborough Airshow: Airlander to offer 'luxury expeditions' (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:47:00 GMT)
The world's longest aircraft will be used to take passengers on three-day expeditions.

Trump to redesign Air Force One to be 'red, white and blue' (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:36:31 GMT)
The current look of Air Force One dates back to the Kennedy era, representing half a century of American history.

Rose gold rising (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:07:42 GMT)
Rose gold clothes, shoes, furniture, cars, weddings - why is this colour still so popular?

Bright as a Button (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:10:17 GMT)
A student racing car competition wants to tackle a global shortage of recruits into engineering.

Emotional surveillance (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:05 GMT)
How facial recognition is being used to identify suspects in crowds and spot suspicious behaviour.

Chinese whispers (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:35:05 GMT)
Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

'How we made Now That's What I Call Music 100' (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:33:08 GMT)
We go behind the scenes of Now 100 to find out why Dua Lipa made the tracklisting but Drake didn't...

7 shows that helped make Netflix so popular (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:46:34 GMT)
We revisit the shows that made us put down the TV guide and pick up our laptops

Bohemian Rhapsody: 5 ways the Queen trailer rocked (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:09:13 GMT)
The biopic touches upon the band's rise to fame as well as Freddie Mercury's sexuality and battle with Aids.

Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:44:28 GMT)
The singer is awarded £210,000 in damages after the BBC breached his privacy with its reporting of a police raid at his home.

Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won't go away (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:07:42 GMT)
Rose gold clothes, shoes, furniture, cars, weddings - why is this colour still so popular?

Black Panther's sister, Shuri, gets own Marvel comic series (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:57:17 GMT)
Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor will write the new series about Black Panther's sister, Shuri.

How a compilation series slayed the music industry (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:18:28 GMT)
The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music - by the people who made it.

'Netflix effect' poses challenge to British TV (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:37 GMT)
Video streaming services now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK.

First black Miss Universe GB on her historic win (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:59:21 GMT)
Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers is the first black woman to be chosen as Miss Universe Great Britain since the competition started in 1952.

Richard Bacon thanks wife on last day in hospital (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:35:10 GMT)
Presenter says he was in a coma for "nine or 10 nights" after falling ill with suspected pneumonia.

Batwoman: Lesbian comic hero to get TV series (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:51:56 GMT)
The adaptation is to be the first live-action TV superhero series with an openly gay lead character.

Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:41:02 GMT)
Robbie Williams will be joined on the panel by his wife Ayda Field and One Direction's Louis Tomlinson.

Have Years & Years revealed the Bond theme? (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:37:43 GMT)
Keyboard player Mikey Goldsmith lets slip a big secret on BBC Radio 5 live.

Annabelle Neilson, muse for Alexander McQueen, dies (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:56:48 GMT)
The model, reality star and best friend of Kate Moss was found dead at her Chelsea home on Thursday.

Sacha Baron Cohen: More criticism and mixed reviews for star's new show (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:16:27 GMT)
Who is America? is described as "urgently resonant" by one reviewer and "toothless" by another.

Johnny Depp settles lawsuit with former management (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:55:58 GMT)
The settlement resolves a case in which both sides blamed each other for Depp's money troubles.

YolanDa Brown reveals how she discovered 'Posh Reggae' (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:31:39 GMT)
British saxophonist YolanDa Brown on how she created a new genre of music.

Mamma Mia stars attend London premiere (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:59:50 GMT)
Meryl Streep and Cher reveal why they wanted to be in the new Mamma Mia film.

Song of the summer: The Killers, Alt-J and Wolf Alice decide (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:36:03 GMT)
Latitude headliners honour the UK heat wave by naming their hottest hit of 2018 so far.

Tanyalee Davis 'humiliated' on train over disabled space (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:56:27 GMT)
A comedian was asked to move her mobility scooter out of a disabled space on a train.

Nile Rodgers: To be recognised is 'weird' (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:45:00 GMT)
Guitarist and producer on his popularity and the long wait between Chic albums

Liam Gallagher in Latitude surprise performance (Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:09:55 GMT)
The ex-Oasis star had tweeted that he was in Suffolk ahead of the secret gig at Latitude.

Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:41:02 GMT)
The tech entrepreneur lashed out at a British cave diver in Thailand for mocking his mini-sub.

Dr Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:30:20 GMT)
The celebrity plastic surgeon vanished after a woman died following buttock enhancement injections.

Doctor Who trailer: 5 things we learned from World Cup teaser (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:31:32 GMT)
A runny egg, miracle pizza and a copy of The Beano feature in a 40-second advert for the next series.

Love Island: Does the show have a race, age and body diversity problem? (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:28:30 GMT)
Some fans have criticised the show for not choosing contestants with a range of ages, body types and ethnicities.

6 Things we learned from the Emmy nominations (Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:37:27 GMT)
The most diverse Emmy's nominations yet - with side orders of snubs and surprises.

Suicide Club: What if burgers and beer were illegal? (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:11:43 GMT)
Rachel Heng's novel Suicide Club deals with a society where wellness is the key to living forever.

Kermit The Frog: 'I try to lead a clean life' (Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:46:06 GMT)
The Muppets' front-frog talks about how he's avoided the pitfalls of drink and drugs.

The Incredibles 2: Holly Hunter on the 'rush' of seeing a female hero (Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:07:37 GMT)
Holly Hunter, who is the voice of Elastigirl, on how the sequel reverses traditional gender roles.

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