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World's most expensive cities revealed (Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:01:09 GMT)
Paris comes top of a ranking of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore.

Home leasehold system needs reform, say MPs (Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:07:07 GMT)
The UK's leasehold system has left many householders in unsellable homes, says a committee of MPs.

Warner Bros boss quits amid affair allegations (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:08:29 GMT)
Kevin Tsujihara leaves after claims he attempted to secure roles for an actress he was involved with.

Boeing: French investigators find crash 'similarities' (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:02:29 GMT)
French air crash investigators say there are "clear similarities" between two Boeing 737 Max crashes.

People spend £69 on average on a UK night out, says report (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:31:44 GMT)
Average spend reaches £69 as people stay out for longer, says a report into the night-time economy.

EasyJet withdraws from proposed Alitalia consortium (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:43:34 GMT)
Budget airline withdraws from a potential partnership that was exploring future options for Alitalia.

WorldPay payments firm in $43bn sale to US rival (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:28:33 GMT)
Payment processor WorldPay, once part of RBS bank, is sold to Fidelity National Information Services.

Eurostar industrial action continues to hit services from Paris (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:06:39 GMT)
Severe disruption on Paris-to-London services continues on another day of industrial action.

JD Sports to buy Footasylum for £90m (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:18:04 GMT)
JD Sports is making a cash offer of £90.1m to acquire rival retailer Footasylum.

Equal Pay Day: Cheaper travel for Berlin women (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:27:00 GMT)
Berlin public transport gives women 21% off fares to highlight the gender pay gap.

MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:36:36 GMT)
The social network has apologised for losing the data during a server migration.

Domino's Pizza denies claims it misled investors (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:38:14 GMT)
Domino's Pizza rejects claims it hasn't been upfront about relations with some of its franchisees.

Travelodge targets parents to fill post-Brexit staffing gap (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:15:57 GMT)
The budget hotel chain plans to open 100 new hotels over the next five years, creating 3,000 new jobs.

UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 07:13:59 GMT)
OneWeb secures new funding enabling it to speed up plans for a global high-speed broadband network.

'Don't run before you can walk' (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:11:25 GMT)
"Don't run before you can walk," says tech firm adviser Manish Madhvani - first build your brand.

How long are you going to live? (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:10:45 GMT)
See how people react when you tell them how long they're going to live.

Trump: Boeing 737 Max planes grounded (Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:35:06 GMT)
US President Donald Trump announces the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes after the Ethiopian Airlines disaster in Addis Ababa which killed 157 people.

Spring Statement: Chancellor Philip Hammond on economy (Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:22:32 GMT)
The chancellor opens his Spring Statement by saying the UK economy is “remarkably robust” and has “defied expectations”

Warehouses thriving from Brexit stockpiling (Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:49:04 GMT)
Warehouse owner Alan Ferguson says fears of a no-deal Brexit have brought "a 50% uplift in demand".

Scooting off: Is this the answer for short journeys? (Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:18:30 GMT)
Scooters and other micro-vehicles are increasingly popular but the regulations have not caught up.

Tech-filled strap makes old watches smart (Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:15:03 GMT)
A strap that adds notifications and payments to old watches has been designed by Sony engineers.

The people trying to save the High Street (Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:41:53 GMT)
A restaurant in Staffordshire is selling £5 burgers as part of a campaign to boost the High Street.

Brexit: How will the new tariff system work? (Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:53:40 GMT)
What are tariffs and how do they work?

Was the millennial dream killed by QE? (Fri, 08 Mar 2019 22:04:04 GMT)
Ten years on from Bank of England's first injection of money into the economy, what impact has it had?

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies? (Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:05:37 GMT)
As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.

Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:06:37 GMT)
When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his fortune.

Mopping up Dieselgate: The boss transforming Volkswagen (Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:21:48 GMT)
Hiltrud Werner is the only woman on the board of the troubled German car giant.

AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza? (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:06:22 GMT)
How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.

Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know? (Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:13:53 GMT)
The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8 plane.

Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel (Thu, 14 Mar 2019 04:44:22 GMT)
Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety concerns.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Frozen musical heads from Broadway to London's West End (Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:56:04 GMT)
The stage adaptation of the Disney movie is coming to the Drury Lane Theatre in 2020.

Smack The Pony: Amanda Holden was first choice for show (Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:43:44 GMT)
The Britain's Got Talent judge could have had a much bigger role in the Channel 4 sketch show.

Grime music is being 'stifled', MPs say (Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:43:36 GMT)
Urban acts find it harder to put on gigs because of "institutional racism", says an official report.

David Lammy responds to Comic Relief donation drop (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:10:25 GMT)
David Lammy MP had criticised the charity telethon for promoting the idea of "white saviours".

Lesbian storyline defended by film director Francis Lee (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:50:00 GMT)
Francis Lee's Ammonite, about pioneering fossil collector Mary Anning, stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

Getting inside the head of the man who was Frank Sidebottom (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:33:21 GMT)
For the first time a new documentary tells the full story of Chris Sievey, the man behind the mask.

Dick Dale: 'King of Surf Rock' guitarist dies aged 81 (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:56:40 GMT)
Tributes pour in for the "King of Surf Rock", whose music featured in the classic film Pulp Fiction.

Sam Smith comes out as non-binary: 'I'm not male or female' (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:00:36 GMT)
The singer says realising he doesn't identify as either gender has improved his body confidence.

Mike Thalassitis death: 'Love Island has got to open its eyes to this' (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:18:15 GMT)
Ex-Towie star Mario Falcone says reality TV producers have to provide more aftercare to contestants.

Sir David Hare: Society shifting women's role in film and theatre (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 02:16:15 GMT)
The director says he's been going on about women's lives for 45 years and only now people are listening.

What did Americans think of the British acts at the South By Southwest festival? (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:13:34 GMT)
The BBC brought a bunch of up-and-coming musicians to Texas. So what did the locals think?

Strictly's Oti on juggling jobs and Misbehaving (Sun, 17 Mar 2019 05:43:02 GMT)
The Strictly star discusses choreographing her first stage musical and her TV presenting debut.

Comic Relief: Bodyguard and Four Weddings reunion help raise £63m (Sat, 16 Mar 2019 15:33:39 GMT)
Keeley Hawes also reprised her Bodyguard role in a Red Nose Day surprise.

Viral cat videos and the man who watches thousands of them (Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:20:24 GMT)
Will Braden runs CatVideoFest - a project that raises thousands of dollars for animal shelters.

Mike Thalassitis: Tributes paid to Love Island star (Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:42:08 GMT)
Mike Thalassitis, 26, was found dead in a park in north London on Saturday.

James Gunn: Disney rehires sacked Guardians of the Galaxy director (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:41:44 GMT)
Gunn was fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy series in July 2018 over old offensive tweets.

Paris Jackson: 'Not my role' to defend dad Michael over abuse allegations (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:47:19 GMT)
The 20-year-old backs her family's efforts to clear Michael's name - but tells fans to "chill out".

Watch the UK's largest bronze sculpture arrive in Devon (Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:42:39 GMT)
The latest addition to Plymouth's Theatre Royal is a 10-tonne bronze statue of an actor "breathing life into words".

Sewing couture for Norwich puppet 'diva' Clementine (Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:43:43 GMT)
Puppeteer Mark Mander explains the challenges of creating miniature couture for a very special lady.

'Making history' as female rappers (Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:16:33 GMT)
Behind the scenes of a UK hip-hop tour featuring an all-female line-up of musicians, rappers and DJs.

Ralph Fiennes: 'I'd like to see a black actor in a Bond-like persona' (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:19:30 GMT)
The actor, who has played 'M' in James Bond films since 2012, spoke to Newsnight about diversity and political correctness.

The school where pupils learn to DJ (Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:41:54 GMT)
Pupils at a school for children with special needs are being helped with their communication skills.

Bradford rappers speak of their 'universal language' (Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:30:00 GMT)
Five rappers from Bradford discuss their passion, friendships and how their city has changed in recent years.

How Emeli Sande rediscovered the joy of melody (and lost her quiff) (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:03:14 GMT)
The star has been studying Disney musicals to get away from the dominant influence of hip-hop.

The Killers and The Cure to headline Glastonbury (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:00:01 GMT)
Janet Jackson, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala are also announced for the festival.

Jussie Smollett: Timeline of the actor's alleged attack and arrest (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:49:39 GMT)
The Empire actor is charged with filing a false police report after claiming he'd been attacked.

Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra Zohra visits the UK (Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:36:32 GMT)
The ensemble's existence would have been unthinkable under the rule of the Taliban.

Crime author AA Dhand: Life and death on Bradford's 'forgotten' streets (Thu, 14 Mar 2019 02:28:10 GMT)
Bradford writer AA Dhand is the first British Asian author to write a crime novel series.

Spider-Man: What fans want to see in Marvel's eight-year plan (Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:44:07 GMT)
Radio 1 Newsbeat talks with Spider-Man fans on the franchise's future

Olivia Jade Giannulli and sister in spotlight amid college bribery probe (Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:30:00 GMT)
Lori Loughlin's daughters are not charged, but what will happen to their college places is unclear.

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