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CF Industries: Government to meet CO2 firm's costs to start plant (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:05:03 GMT)
It comes after one industry group warned shoppers could start noticing gaps on shelves within days.

Failing energy firms may mean higher bills, warns regulator (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:06:52 GMT)
Energy supplier Green is the latest firm to announce it is struggling to cope with the gas price crisis.

'No clear end to HS2 cost and delays' say MPs (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:08:34 GMT)
The Public Accounts Committee is "increasingly alarmed" about key parts of the rail project.

Pret to hire 3,000 staff after cutting same number in 2020 (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:10:26 GMT)
The coffee and sandwich chain says it hopes to open 200 shops and double in size within five years.

Catalogue of errors led to £1bn of state pension underpayments (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:01:08 GMT)
The National Audit Office says 134,000 pensioners, mostly women, were affected by a preventable scandal.

Pandemic has changed travel forever, says AirBnB boss (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 22:30:42 GMT)
Boss Brian Chesky says people are increasingly combining business and leisure travel thanks to remote working.

Covid travel test change date needed to avoid losses (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:02:47 GMT)
Airlines and airports say they need a date for when PCR tests are removed so they don't lose out on bookings.

Mask-wearing on public transport sees big drop (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:18:22 GMT)
Only 20% still wear masks at train stations now it is no longer compulsory, according to Network Rail.

Record backlog of cargo ships at California ports (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:46:12 GMT)
Some 65 container ships are stuck outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, amid trade bottlenecks.

Staff to gain right to request flexible working from first day (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:47:12 GMT)
All employees will be given the right to request flexible working, under government proposals.

Where does the UK get its gas and is it facing a shortage this winter? (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:35:33 GMT)
A surge in gas prices has prompted fears of hard times ahead - but how bad could it get?

Inflation to remain higher for two years, warns OECD (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:57:43 GMT)
The UK is expected to have inflation of 3% at the end of 2022, the highest rate of the advanced economies.

National Express in talks to buy transport rival Stagecoach (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:48:35 GMT)
The move comes after both bus firms were hit hard by falling passenger numbers during the pandemic.

Government borrowing higher than expected in August (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:46:01 GMT)
Borrowing was lower than a year earlier, but was still the second-highest on record for August.

Evergrande: Asia stocks mixed as investors weigh China concerns (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:37:30 GMT)
The Chinese property giant is facing a debt crisis, triggering fears of contagion in global markets.

Pimlico Plumbers sold to US firm Neighborly (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:22:47 GMT)
The deal will see founder Charlie Mullins offload his 90% stake in the group.

What is the energy price cap and what if my supplier goes bust? (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:32:18 GMT)
Gas prices have soared by 250% since January, but what does that mean for household bills?

Covid: US opens up to fully vaccinated travellers (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 03:54:17 GMT)
The US rolls back international travel restrictions, answering a major demand from allies.

Gas crisis: No chance lights will go out, says government (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:43:49 GMT)
Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says the UK has "more than sufficient capacity" amid gas price spike.

Gas crisis: Pig farmers fear they may have to cull animals (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:47:20 GMT)
A shortage of carbon dioxide used to stun pigs at abattoirs means a backlog of animals is growing.

Gas prices: 'I'm just watching the meter go up' (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:11:01 GMT)
Customers caught in the middle of the energy price crisis face higher bills but are told not to panic.

Christmas toy price rises and stock shortages warning (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:48:51 GMT)
One toy firm says rising shipping costs and HGV driver shortages are making for "a perfect storm".

Electricity energy costs damaging sector, says UK Steel (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:19:48 GMT)
Some firms are being forced to temporarily pause production when the price goes "through the roof".

How 'nerd' culture powered through the pandemic (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:02:34 GMT)
Meet the online content creators beating the odds to build successful careers from their passions.

Can apps manage our chronic health conditions? (Sun, 19 Sep 2021 23:01:49 GMT)
A Swedish tech firm has created an app to help alleviate people's joint pain.

'Looking back, it was an amazing thing I did' (Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:55:14 GMT)
Meet the founder on a 10-year mission to disrupt Japan's rigid work culture.

Gen Z battles to bring back unions, one Starbucks at a time (Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:13:14 GMT)
Younger Americans are reviving US labour activism amid stagnant wages and Covid hardship.

Why taking up an instrument has struck a chord for so many (Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:03:18 GMT)
The pandemic led to around 1m UK adults learning an instrument and many taking music lessons.

CEO Secrets: 'You can run a business and have a baby' (Tue, 14 Sep 2021 22:57:10 GMT)
Planning for a maternity leave when you're the boss of a fast-growing company.

Why even giant ships can't solve the shipping crisis (Mon, 13 Sep 2021 23:01:30 GMT)
A shortage of vessels is hampering global trade and may lead to empty shelves before Christmas.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Museum of the Year: Colchester gallery Firstsite wins £100,000 prize (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 19:00:43 GMT)
Alongside top exhibitions, its café became a canteen offering free school meals during the pandemic.

Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus launches campaign to fix £500m music royalty problem (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:26:18 GMT)
Bjorn Ulvaeus launches a campaign to ensure musicians don't miss out on unpaid royalties.

Harry Styles haunts Noel Gallagher with win at Ivor Novello Awards (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:52:32 GMT)
It's eight years after Noel Gallagher praised the event because "clowns like One Direction" don't win.

Cabaret Voltaire electronic music pioneer Richard H Kirk dies (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:57:16 GMT)
The Sheffield band were a big influence on a generation of pop, house, techno and art-rock artists.

Sex Education: Isaac actor George Robinson gets intimate about disability (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:23:44 GMT)
George Robinson on subverting expectations as Isaac - the Netflix show's first disabled character.

Culture wars make BBC impartiality tougher, director general Tim Davie says (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:41:52 GMT)
It's harder than ever for the BBC to maintain impartiality, the corporation's director general says.

Lady Marmalade singer Sarah Dash, of the group Labelle, dies at 76 (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:18:47 GMT)
Dash was a co-founder of the rock/R&B group Labelle, best known for their 1975 hit Lady Marmalade.

R. Kelly not expected to testify at his trial (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:28:51 GMT)
The star, who once protested his innocence in a tearful TV interview, is unlikely to take the stand.

Twitch hate raids: Minority streamers have 'a target on their back' (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:24:55 GMT)
Streamers tell Newsbeat about the targeted hate they get and what they want Twitch to do about it.

Cross-border City of Culture bid divide emerges (Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:31:11 GMT)
A political split develops over plans to seek the status for southern Scotland and northern England.

Covid-19: Art project a lightning bolt of inspiration for lockdown shielders (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:12:53 GMT)
The Southbank Centre asked thousands of vulnerable and isolated people to get creative in lockdown.

Sex Pistols at Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall films sell for £15k (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:36:23 GMT)
The "only known footage" of two shows that inspired a generation of bands sells at auction.

CBeebies: Channel appoints George Webster as new host (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:17:52 GMT)
The appointment of 20-year-old George Webster prompts praise on social media from viewers.

John Challis: Why Serbians have soft spot for late Only Fools actor (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 17:42:43 GMT)
Only Fools and Horses is hugely popular in Serbia, where tributes have been paid to John Challis.

Emmy Awards 2021: The red carpet looks in pictures (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:01:25 GMT)
Kaley Cuoco, Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson are among the stars attending the ceremony.

Ted Lasso: What's the big deal about Emmy-winning football comedy? (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:21:13 GMT)
The Apple TV comedy series won several major prizes at Sunday night's Emmy awards.

John Challis and Boycie - how one of TV's greatest comedy characters was born (Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:48:08 GMT)
The late actor was known for playing Only Fools and Horses' smarmy second-hand car salesman Boycie.

Afghanistan's singers flee Taliban violence (Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:52:26 GMT)
The BBC spoke with six singers who crossed to Pakistan illegally and are now living in hiding.

Strictly Come Dancing: 15 things we learned from the stars of 2021 (Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:44:50 GMT)
A round-up of 15 things we learned from this year's Strictly Come Dancing celebrities.

Lil Nas X: Is the rapper the defining star of his generation? (Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:38:49 GMT)
The rapper has subverted hip-hop with his LGBT-positive lyrics, while dominating critics on social media.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie: 'There's more to the UK than London' (Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:07:50 GMT)
A new film tells the story of a boy who lives on a council estate and is obsessed with drag.

Emmy Awards 2021: The Crown and Ted Lasso win big (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:24:48 GMT)
Netflix drama The Crown and Apple TV Plus comedy Ted Lasso were the stars of the Emmy Award.

Morgan Bullock makes professional debut in Riverdance (Sat, 18 Sep 2021 23:22:34 GMT)
Morgan Bullock from Richmond, Virginia, joins the UK touring company of the acclaimed Irish dance show.

Street dreams of Nairobi dance crew hoping to beat the odds (Sun, 19 Sep 2021 23:05:20 GMT)
A group of street dancers in Nairobi, Kenya, struggle against the odds to become celebrities.

Get an Eiffel of this performer walking the line in Paris (Sat, 18 Sep 2021 23:18:06 GMT)
Nathan Paulin walks along a 70m (230ft) high slackline attached to an iconic French landmark.

Carol Kirkwood: BBC Weather presenter pulled over by dog on live TV (Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:56:58 GMT)
Carol Kirkwood says she's fine after taking this tumble on BBC Breakfast when the guide dog went astray.

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