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Oil price eases as Iran downplays attack (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 17:35:31 GMT)
Oil prices eased after Iran said a missile strike from Israel did little damage.

Post Office lawyer 'missed' key Horizon finding (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:14:07 GMT)
A top lawyer says he and others missed a finding in 2014 that the software could be accessed remotely.

Tesla recalls Cybertrucks over accelerator crash risk (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:08:52 GMT)
The electric car company, run by Elon Musk, is recalling thousands of what is its latest vehicle.

Shoppers shun department stores as prices rise (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:03:52 GMT)
Higher prices put off shoppers as sales volumes overall stagnate in March.

US interest rate setter says 'no hurry' to cut (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:35:31 GMT)
A key member of the US central bank, Raphael Bostic, tells the BBC rates might only ease "at the end of 2024".

Why a deluge of Chinese-made drugs is hard to curb (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 22:57:01 GMT)
Thousands of Chinese companies are making synthetic opioids and shipping them around the world.

Building society and Co-op Bank agree takeover terms (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:22:06 GMT)
The two lenders agree terms on a takeover deal that could be worth up to £780m.

Netflix profits soar after password crackdown (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 08:41:05 GMT)
The streaming giant said it added 9.3 million subscribers in the first three months of the year.

Can TikTok's owner afford to lose its killer app? (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 23:13:40 GMT)
Sell or be banned - TikTok's US operations, by some estimates, could fetch up to $100bn.

Almost a quarter of kids aged 5-7 have smartphones (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 23:11:16 GMT)
The regulator calls the data a "wake up call", and says parents and industry need to do more.

Victim calls for lawyer removal from Horizon scheme (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:46:51 GMT)
Former sub-postmaster says a top Post Office lawyer should not be involved in Horizon redress.

Google sacks staff protesting over Israeli contract (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 14:52:04 GMT)
Google sacked 28 staff members for taking part in protests against a contract with the Israeli government.

Ex-Post Office chair defends himself against claims (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:43:17 GMT)
A report claims Henry Staunton used derogatory language about recruiting a board member

Sainsbury's worker sacked for not paying for 'bags for life' (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:53:26 GMT)
The employee said he had pressed the "zero bags used" button accidentally when shopping.

Dubai airport delays persist after UAE storm (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 17:57:55 GMT)
Some inbound flights to the world's second busiest airport resume, but many passengers remain stranded.

Police bust cyber gang accused of worldwide fraud (Wed, 17 Apr 2024 23:46:55 GMT)
Police took down the international scam on Tuesday and say there could be up to 70,000 UK victims.

Boeing whistleblower says he was put through 'hell' (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 01:00:07 GMT)
Lawmakers voice concerns over claims that Boeing threatens staff who raise safety concerns.

UK inflation falls as some food prices drop (Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:41:22 GMT)
New official figures show that inflation, the rate at which prices rise over time, fell again in March.

Tesla pushes for $56bn pay deal for Elon Musk (Wed, 17 Apr 2024 16:48:55 GMT)
The deal, if approved by shareholders and judges, would be the largest in corporate America.

Adidas on front foot after exiting Kanye West deal (Tue, 16 Apr 2024 22:34:09 GMT)
The Samba, Gazelle and Campus shoe maker expects to make €700m (£598m) operating profits in 2024.

Post Office scandal unbelievable says ex-chairman (Wed, 17 Apr 2024 16:28:03 GMT)
Former Post Office chairman Allan Leighton apologises for his part in the "terrible" Horizon scandal.

'AI helps me to make wine for younger drinkers' (Wed, 17 Apr 2024 23:06:52 GMT)
The winemakers using artificial intelligence to help them grow grapes and blend their wines.

The West says China makes too much. Its workers disagree (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:22:21 GMT)
Migrants are caught in China's manufacturing battles with the West, as Beijing tries to save its economy.

Workers take on car giant Volkswagen in fight for pay (Tue, 16 Apr 2024 23:01:59 GMT)
VW workers in the south vote on whether to join a union - a test of how far worker activism has spread.

The challenge of upgrading iconic steel windows (Mon, 15 Apr 2024 23:11:05 GMT)
Critall windows date back to the 1880s but their steel construction makes them vulnerable to damp.

The $2bn dirty-money case that rocked Singapore (Fri, 12 Apr 2024 06:13:38 GMT)
The sensational case saw 10 Chinese nationals charged for laundering profits from illegal businesses.

How AI is helping to prevent future power cuts (Wed, 10 Apr 2024 23:13:58 GMT)
Artificial intelligence software is being used to predict electricity demand and supply.

Boom times for US green energy as federal cash flows in (Mon, 08 Apr 2024 23:03:36 GMT)
The US government has directed unprecedented sums of money at green energy projects.

How an F1 simulator could save car firms 'millions' (Tue, 09 Apr 2024 05:01:29 GMT)
Engineers in a village near Bristol make the fastest-reacting car simulator in the world

Ibiza locals living in cars as party island sees rents soar (Sat, 06 Apr 2024 00:39:13 GMT)
"All the work you could want, but there isn't anywhere to live," say those struggling on the island.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Everything we know about Quentin Tarantino's 10th and final film (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:26:27 GMT)
The influential director has reportedly scrapped the idea for his 10th film and gone back to the drawing board.

Taylor Swift is vulnerable but vicious on new album (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:19:09 GMT)
The star's 11th album is much more than a break-up record, and may even mark the end of an era.

Who's hired? Lord Sugar picks Apprentice winner (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 21:00:17 GMT)
The 'pastry v pilates' final was between piemaker Phil Turner and gym owner Rachel Woolford.

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Betts dies at 80 (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 09:17:34 GMT)
Dickey Betts helped create their band's Sothern rock style and wrote classic songs like Ramblin' Man.

Stalker who sent Harry Styles 8,000 cards is jailed (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 08:13:29 GMT)
Myra Carvalho had hand-delivered two of the letters to the pop star's address, a court hears.

The Sun publisher loses latest step in Harry case (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:36:34 GMT)
A judge rejects a request by News Group Newspapers that may have cut short the prince's legal battle.

Brixton Academy reopens for first time since crush (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 17:56:11 GMT)
Two people were killed and a woman remains in hospital following the incident in December 2022.

Glastonbury announces dedicated South Asian space (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:26:19 GMT)
Arrivals will celebrate South Asian talent in the Shangri-La area of the famous festival site.

Netflix profits soar after password crackdown (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 08:41:05 GMT)
The streaming giant said it added 9.3 million subscribers in the first three months of the year.

Painting stolen from Oxford recovered in Romania (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:13:35 GMT)
Two other paintings stolen from Christ Church Picture Gallery in March 2020 are still missing.

'I miss her hugs': Warwick Davis's tribute to wife (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:09:23 GMT)
The Harry Potter actor describes his wife Samantha as his "favourite human" after she dies aged 53.

Glastonbury resale tickets sell out in 18 minutes (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 17:21:35 GMT)
Music fans now have just one more chance to get tickets in the final resale on Sunday.

Arts firms 'in middle of perfect storm' (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:21:09 GMT)
Middle Child in Hull fears low ticket sales for its new show could lower the curtains for good.

Rihanna on her 'rediscovery' after having children (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:58:58 GMT)
The singer says being able to dress fashionably in public again "does something for you as a woman".

The man who flew over LA using balloons and a garden chair (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 01:46:47 GMT)
Larry Walters' flight, using a garden chair and helium balloons, is celebrated in a stage musical.

Singer Lucy Rose couldn't lift her baby after collapsing (Wed, 17 Apr 2024 01:39:10 GMT)
The musician broke her back in eight places after giving birth, but struggled to be taken seriously.

British Asian artists hope for chart show boost (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:08:57 GMT)
Rising musicians say the dedicated top 40 could help take unknown singers into the mainstream.

Salman Rushdie: Losing an eye upsets me every day (Mon, 15 Apr 2024 15:00:39 GMT)
The author, who was stabbed on stage in 2022, tells the BBC that he thought he was dying.

I was accidentally in Taggart - it inspired a crime novel (Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:12:49 GMT)
An inadvertent cameo appearance in the Glasgow-based crime drama was the creative inspiration for a new crime novel.

Playing Coachella after cancer emotional, says DJ (Tue, 16 Apr 2024 10:41:57 GMT)
Michael Bibi says his first big show after undergoing cancer treatment was "emotional" and "intense".

Martin Tyler: I nearly lost my voice forever (Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:11:41 GMT)
The football commentator pays tribute to a speech therapist who helped him talk again after surgery.

Sarah Snook's chicken and nine other Olivier moments (Mon, 15 Apr 2024 00:34:04 GMT)
From Nicole Scherzinger's Sunday roast love to David Tennant's jacket causing a stir, these are the ten highlights.

Can you hear the hyenas and wild pigs in new David Bowie hit? (Thu, 18 Apr 2024 10:07:31 GMT)
The late musician's song is part of a project giving financial credit to nature.

Hannah Waddingham calls out demanding paparazzi (Mon, 15 Apr 2024 11:39:48 GMT)
The Olivier Awards host reacted after a snapper apparently asked her to "show your leg".

Closing the generation gap with dance (Sat, 06 Apr 2024 07:13:59 GMT)
Sadler’s Wells Company of Elders teams with the ground-breaking storytellers of ZooNation Youth Company.

Ed Gamble in the hot dog house over tour poster (Thu, 28 Mar 2024 13:42:20 GMT)
Comedian Ed Gamble swapped a hot dog for a cucumber in his posters on the London Underground.

Footage shows raids at Sean 'Diddy' Combs's properties (Mon, 25 Mar 2024 22:58:18 GMT)
US Homeland Security agents were seen entering the rap mogul's properties in Los Angeles and Miami.

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