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Building society's account deadline axed (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:01:20 GMT)
Current accounts at the Norwich and Peterborough had been earmarked to close by the end of August.

Tesco is raising store staff pay by 10.5% over two years (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:29:36 GMT)
Hourly pay rates will rise to £8.42 an hour by November 2018 but Sunday pay will be reduced.

Watchdog clamps down on online gambling (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:28:15 GMT)
The competition regulator is to take action against betting sites which it says are breaking consumer law.

Troubled Toshiba flags deeper losses (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:44:06 GMT)
The troubled Japanese electronics giant delays its final earnings report again as its losses worsen.

Hinkley Point deal 'risky and expensive' (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:43:50 GMT)
Costs and risks for energy users 'not sufficiently considered' warns the National Audit Office.

ECB bids for more euro clearing oversight (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:21:29 GMT)
The central bank seeks a "significantly enhanced" role in regulating the lucrative market.

Fed: US banks have money for crisis (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:21:29 GMT)
The 34 largest US banks passed the first part of the Federal Reserve's annual stress test.

EU prepares to move two agencies from London (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:40:14 GMT)
States bid to host agencies responsible for medicines and banking, meaning hundreds of jobs moving.

Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:12:44 GMT)
The company tells 800,000 customers with Super Hub 2 routers to change their passwords immediately.

FTSE 100 slides as pound rises (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:53:25 GMT)
UK shares lose ground but the pound climbs against the dollar.

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:59:27 GMT)
Move is a response to UK government criticism that the firm doesn't do enough to curb online hate.

Qatar wants 10% of American Airlines (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:33:56 GMT)
Qatar Airways has told the world's biggest airline it plans to buy up to $808m (£638m) of its shares.

New railway connection to London Luton Airport approved (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:22:44 GMT)
The line will replace the current shuttle bus between Luton Airport Parkway station and the terminal.

HS2 franchise: Bidder shortlist revealed (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:40:32 GMT)
Government reveals who could run the West Coast Main Line, including HS2, and South Eastern rail franchises.

Single parents win benefits cap High Court challenge (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:40:05 GMT)
The judge in the case says the cap causes "real misery", but the government intends to appeal.

China raises heat over foreign investment (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:21:32 GMT)
The authorities in China have reportedly stepped up efforts to clamp down on firms' overseas investment.

Hornby says takeover bid undervalues firm (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:12:05 GMT)
The model toymaker has received a takeover bid from its largest shareholder, Phoenix Asset Management.

Brexit: Tory MP Leadsom says broadcasters should be patriotic (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:55:31 GMT)
Coverage of Brexit could be more "helpful", Tory MP Andrea Leadsom tells Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.

The start-ups plugging the hole in Zimbabwe's economy (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:56:32 GMT)
Against all the odds, some entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe are running successful small businesses.

How safe is your internet router? (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:30 GMT)
Virgin Media is warning its customers to change the password on their internet routers. A Which? investigation found its Super Hub 2 router is vulnerable to hackers.

London's temporary African-inspired architecture (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:00:55 GMT)
Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.

How Velcro became a million dollar idea (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:35:04 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells how Velcro was invented after a walk in a wood.

Premier Inn urgently reviews cladding (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:02:57 GMT)
The chain says three hotels are affected - but the cladding is 'less flammable' than Grenfell Tower.

Togo's 'voodoo vacations' (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:12:12 GMT)
Traditional voodoo ceremonies are attracting tourists to the small West African nation of Togo.

Shark attacks threaten Reunion Island tourist trade (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:47:40 GMT)
Shark attacks on surfers and swimmers around Reunion island have seriously affected local businesses.

Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:30:14 GMT)
Genoa airport in northern Italy now allows pesto in hand luggage in exchange for a charity donation.

Chinese bike share firm goes bust after losing 90% of bikes (Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:01:47 GMT)
The Chinese company did not put GPS chips on its bikes and presumes they have been lost or stolen.

Big hitters (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:58:14 GMT)
The Women's Cricket World Cup gets under way, on a mission to grow as a sport and a business

One year on (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:05:31 GMT)
What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?

Better prospects (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:11:05 GMT)
What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury (Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:05:43 GMT)
The pop star jumps in the crowd and dances with security guards in a colourful set.

Dizzee Rascal: 'I should be headlining Glastonbury' (Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:29:55 GMT)
British rapper complains that artists like him have never received top billing at Glastonbury.

Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn 'inspired' by young voters (Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:36:42 GMT)
The Labour leader follows Craig David on the Pyramid Stage, for a speech two weeks after the election.

Dr Luke and Kesha's mum reportedly drop lawsuits against each other (Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:35:09 GMT)
For years Kesha has tried to get out of a record deal with Dr Luke, claiming he sexually assaulted her.

The cheapest pint at Glastonbury (Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:21:39 GMT)
Glastonbury started serving free milk from the farm in 1970. Nearly 50 years on it’s still delivered to tents at £1.20 a pint.

Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops chart (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:06:41 GMT)
The single, to raise money for those affected by the fire, features Rita Ora and Stormzy.

Glastonbury: Bradley Cooper surprises fans (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:33:12 GMT)
The actor joins Kris Kristofferson on stage, as he shoots a scene for his new film.

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp apologises for Trump comment (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:56:42 GMT)
The actor says his remarks were in "poor taste" and did not "come out as intended".

10 sports stars who became actors (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:03:47 GMT)
Eric Cantona, Lewis Hamilton and eight more sports figures who have tried their hand at film roles.

Did Goldie just reveal who Banksy is? (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:29:03 GMT)
The DJ referred to a man called "Rob" during a conversation about the elusive artist.

How do you keep a celebrity wedding secret? (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:25:52 GMT)
Celebrity weddings appear to be everyone's business, but what if those involved don't want the world to watch?

Celebrity Masterchef 2017 serves up Rachel Stevens and Debbie McGee (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:20:13 GMT)
Vic Reeves, Debbie McGee, Rachel Stevens and 17 other celebrities will feel the heat in the kitchen.

Hugh Grant offers £1,000 for return of WW2 veteran's medals (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:43:37 GMT)
Hugh Grant offers £1,000 for the "safe return" of blind WW2 veteran Alfred Barlow's medals.

Question Time host Dimbleby boots out audience member (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:02:54 GMT)
BBC Question Time host David Dimbleby asks a rowdy audience member to leave the programme.

Woody Allen: 'I'm a complete untalented amateur' (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:43:49 GMT)
Woody Allen on his upcoming concert at The Royal Albert Hall

Film exposes London's sex industry underworld (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:43:15 GMT)
How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of London.

Strictly's Joanne Clifton daunted by 'sexy' Flashdance role (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:10:26 GMT)
Leaving Strictly means she can chase her "dream" of being on stage - but she has to be "sexy and serious" in her new role.

Ron Howard steps in to direct Han Solo film (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:44:43 GMT)
It's after Chris Miller and Phil Lord left the Star Wars film because of "creative differences".

Kate Nash: Music industry 'doesn't support artists' (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:11:39 GMT)
The singer speaks to Newsbeat about fighting sexism in music and learning to wrestle for new Netflix series Glow.

'When was last time an actor assassinated a president?' (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:21:18 GMT)
Actor Johnny Depp was appearing at Glastonbury festival when he made the comment.

Midge Ure and Tony Hadley back Kenny Thomas daughter appeal (Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:14:26 GMT)
Stars including Midge Ure, Kim Wilde and Tony Hadley supported singer Kenny Thomas' appeal.

Vegetable Orchestra plays Glastonbury (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:54:26 GMT)
Vicky O'Neon only formed her vegetable orchestra this morning, but they've already played Glastonbury.

How to survive Glastonbury (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:34:42 GMT)
The best festival advice from Worthy Farm.

Life-size Ed Sheeran cake gives fans something to chew on (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:01:18 GMT)
The singer is not the first oversize, celebrity-themed cake to be tackled by its baker.

How Transformers: The Last Knight was shot in North East (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:20:22 GMT)
How Transformers: The Last Knight was shot across the North East of England.

RuPaul to get star on Hollywood walk of fame along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell (Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:45:33 GMT)
The drag queen is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell.

Yahoo closes internet prodigy's news app (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:13:33 GMT)
Three years after its high-profile launch, Nick D'Aloisio's News Digest app is being shut down.

From Medieval to Future: Inside the new Crystal Maze (Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:30:22 GMT)
The show's set designer on the new-look Aztec, Industrial, Future and Medieval zones.

Daniel Day-Lewis retires: Here's why it matters (Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:57:02 GMT)
What made Daniel Day-Lewis such an acclaimed actor and could he be tempted back to the screen?

8 stars you never knew had a twin (Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:03:58 GMT)
From Scarlett Johansson to Vin Diesel - the celebrity twins you never knew about.

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