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US-China trade war: Trump announces new retaliatory tariff hikes (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:20:34 GMT)
The president hits back at Beijing's plans by hiking tariffs on Chinese imports by another 5%.

The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:57:46 GMT)
Why are fraudsters arranging for a brand new phone to unexpectedly be delivered to your door?

High Street: Five ways UK shopping has changed (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:06:09 GMT)
Many retailers have announced store closures and job losses.

British Airways strike: BA pilots announce September dates (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:46:42 GMT)
British Airways pilots will strike on 9, 10 and 27 September in a dispute over pay, union Balpa says.

Trump responds with fury over Fed chief's speech (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:13:32 GMT)
The US president asks if the Federal Reserve head is a bigger enemy than China's premier Xi Jinping.

Eddie Stobart chief leaves as shares suspended (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:59:49 GMT)
The transport firm, known for its green and red lorries, revealed a £2m discrepancy in its accounts last month.

Ryanair rated 'greedy and arrogant' by customers (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:01:00 GMT)
Ryanair has been rated worst for customer service out of 100 big British brands, according to Which?.

Costa Coffee franchise workers 'not treated like humans' (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:19:50 GMT)
An investigation is launched after staff from multiple stores complain of poor working conditions.

Hasbro to buy Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One for $4bn (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:05:39 GMT)
The US toy maker will expand its entertainment portfolio with other preschool brands including PJ Masks.

Universal credit 'forces tenants into rent arrears' (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:00:47 GMT)
Universal credit is causing tenants to fall behind with rent, warns the Residential Landlords Association.

David Koch: Billionaire Republican donor dies aged 79 (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:54:28 GMT)
The 11th richest man in the world and his brother had a huge influence on the conservative movement.

Royal Mail union to ballot 100,000 workers on strike action (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:16:14 GMT)
Management are not abiding by an agreement on pensions and pay, says a union.

Brexit: Northern Ireland farmers warn of no deal risks (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:57:55 GMT)
Some food producers say a no-deal Brexit could put them out of business within three days.

Hong Kong protests: Cathay Pacific staff speak of climate of fear (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:54:22 GMT)
Employees tell the BBC they try not to talk politics at work in case colleagues are pro-Beijing.

Does a Pride event need Kylie or Ariana Grande? (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:41:20 GMT)
LGBT Pride events have become big business, but does that distract from their original purpose?

The future of food: Why farming is moving indoors (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:26:05 GMT)
Vertical farming is fast-expanding but the costs are high and the food range is limited - for now.

Would you let your child become a 'kid influencer'? (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:36:53 GMT)
Social media influencers are getting younger and younger, but at what cost to their wellbeing?

How Australia is shaking up the truffle market (Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:01:12 GMT)
Australia maybe a newcomer in growing black truffles but is now the world's fourth-largest producer.

#BulletJournal: Seven million beautiful ways to save money (Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:17:45 GMT)
#BulletJournal: The new trend that is helping people to save money.

HS2 route: How much will the rail scheme cost? (Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:33:27 GMT)
Part one of the high-speed railway between London, the Midlands and North of England is due to open in 2026.

The Cold War spy technology which we all use (Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:21:38 GMT)
Radio-frequency identification, famously used to bug the US embassy in Moscow, is a cheap way to track objects and data.

The people policing the internet's most horrific content (Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:16:52 GMT)
Website content moderators have to see some very disturbing material. How do they cope?

Why we lie about being retired (Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:16:06 GMT)
When we retire we often pretend that we're still working according to one Harvard academic.

'The bomb actually landed in the room I had been in' (Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:06:24 GMT)
Laila Pence fled war in Egypt to go on and become a multimillionaire US businesswoman.

Can big investors save the world? (Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:56:39 GMT)
Will the big polluters clean up their acts if the people who actually own them say they must?

Facial recognition technology aims to cut passport queue times (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:14:41 GMT)
The UK Home Office is considering a system which would let you walk through immigration without showing your passport.

How bingo became a million dollar idea (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:15:16 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how bingo became a multi-million dollar idea.

Testing the debit card with a fingerprint sensor (Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:00:51 GMT)
The technology could give a further layer of security when paying with your card in shops.

HS2: How much work has already been done? (Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:22:25 GMT)
With a review announced into the HS2 high speed rail link - how much has already been done?

Does the future of farming exist beneath city streets? (Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:01:29 GMT)
In a disused air raid shelter one company is growing crops, but what are the pros and cons of vertical farming?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Can Daniel Craig complete his biggest mission - modernising James Bond? (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:41:52 GMT)
Producers say the new film "should reflect" shifting attitudes - so can Daniel Craig modernise Bond?

Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes highest-paid actresses list (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:17:34 GMT)
Scarlett Johansson's wages rocket, but female stars remain way behind men on the whole.

Taylor Swift's Lover: Star turns a corner with 'upbeat' but 'baggy' album (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:14:49 GMT)
Critics say the pop star's 18-track album is "unapologetically bubblegum" and a "towering work".

Jeremy Kyle working on pilot for new ITV show (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:13:40 GMT)
The host is is developing a new programme, three months after his daytime series was cancelled.

Edinburgh Fringe female performers 'sexually harassed' (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:29:48 GMT)
Women report being groped and subjected to lewd comments while out promoting their shows.

Ed Sheeran closes Divide tour with Ipswich homecoming gigs (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:27:41 GMT)
Up to 160,000 fans are expected as the singer ends his record-breaking tour with four Ipswich gigs.

How James Acaster found solace in music from 2016 (Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:16:13 GMT)
Comedian James Acaster thinks so, and here's why.

Does a Pride event need Kylie or Ariana Grande? (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:41:20 GMT)
LGBT Pride events have become big business, but does that distract from their original purpose?

The Matrix: How have other 'fourth' films fared? (Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:18:26 GMT)
The sci-fi filmmakers stand on the shoulders of Toy Story, Indiana Jones and more in doing the quadruple.

Why body image is a weighty issue at the Fringe (Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:22:07 GMT)
There are more than 3,000 diverse types of show at the Fringe yet body image is a recurring theme.

Leeds festival: Headliners Marsicans live down the road (Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:39:58 GMT)
The band who will top the BBC Music Introducing Stage bill are bringing it all back home this weekend.

MTV VMAs: How Missy Elliott broke the music video mould (Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:53:14 GMT)
The rapper is set to win the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs next month.

Ed Sheeran: Ipswich garden party gigs and the early years (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:40:22 GMT)
A look at Ed's early years as the global star returns to Suffolk for a series of homecoming gigs.

Motivation Challenge: Fans attempt Normani's basketball trick (Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:19:24 GMT)
Fans have been trying out Normani's basketball bum bounce... with mixed results.

Beyoncé's choreographer brings 'Flawless' dancing to London (Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:12:17 GMT)
JaQuel Knight, who is the creative behind some of Beyoncé's iconic performances, teaches a workshop in London.

Meet the man who sets off Stormzy's festival flames (Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:29:21 GMT)
We look at why music stars like Stormzy are wanting bigger and more impressive special effects at their shows.

Artist Adam Riches: 'I turned drawing doodles into a career' (Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:03:00 GMT)
Adam Riches rediscovered a love for drawing and has turned doodling into an art career.

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