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Coronavirus: 'Our business can now get cracking' after lockdown (Sun, 31 May 2020 23:01:06 GMT)
Outdoor markets and car showrooms in England are allowed to reopen from Monday amid the pandemic.

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders (Sun, 31 May 2020 23:01:33 GMT)
Well-known firms such as Asda and Lloyds Bank are urging ministers to prioritise the environment.

Amazon UK website defaced with racist abuse (Sun, 31 May 2020 16:51:23 GMT)
The online giant blames a "bad actor" for the language appearing alongside multiple product listings.

Coronavirus: Pret A Manger plans rent talks in bid to avoid closures (Sat, 30 May 2020 22:26:58 GMT)
The sandwich chain is "radically" changing its business model in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

Coronavirus: Renters struggle most with pandemic costs, report says (Sat, 30 May 2020 00:03:34 GMT)
Private renters are struggling with housing costs more than mortgage-payers, new research suggests.

Mining firm Rio Tinto sorry for destroying Aboriginal caves (Sun, 31 May 2020 13:50:51 GMT)
The caves in Western Australia sheltered prehistoric people in the Ice Age 46,000 years ago.

Coronavirus: Debenhams makes some restaurant employees redundant (Sat, 30 May 2020 00:51:13 GMT)
Retailer Debenhams makes staff in some of its cafes redundant after going into administration.

Coronavirus furlough scheme to finish at end of October, says chancellor (Fri, 29 May 2020 21:13:51 GMT)
Chancellor Rishi Sunak says employers must start sharing the cost of the scheme from August.

Virus-hit self-employed to receive second payment (Fri, 29 May 2020 16:11:13 GMT)
Applications for a "second and final" grant of up to £6,570 will open in August, the chancellor says.

Kylie Jenner: Forbes drops celebrity from billionaire list (Fri, 29 May 2020 18:03:42 GMT)
The magazine says the Kardashian family misled the press about the value of Jenner's makeup business.

Microsoft 'to replace journalists with robots' (Sat, 30 May 2020 10:07:11 GMT)
Dozens working on the MSN site look set to be replaced by AI, media reports say.

Renault cuts 15,000 jobs in major restructuring (Fri, 29 May 2020 11:31:59 GMT)
The French carmaker announces a €2bn cost-cutting plan after seeing a collapse in sales.

Coronavirus: New mortgage holiday should affect credit record, says Nationwide boss (Fri, 29 May 2020 11:11:26 GMT)
The UK's biggest building society says struggling applicants should be flagged to lenders.

Coronavirus: UK sees almost no car manufacturing in April (Thu, 28 May 2020 23:06:19 GMT)
Output fell by 99.7% from the same month last year as virus closes car plants.

Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' (Fri, 29 May 2020 22:45:00 GMT)
For the first time, Twitter has hidden a tweet on the president's profile behind a warning.

Coronavirus: How safe is it to get on a plane? (Fri, 29 May 2020 21:13:08 GMT)
Many airlines are planning to resume flying, but they first need to reduce the risks of Covid-19.

My Money: 'Our alternative quarantine holiday' (Sat, 30 May 2020 23:19:09 GMT)
Alyssa Hulme from Utah in the US takes us through her weekly spending during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Sanitiser maker's links back to Victorian cough cure (Sat, 30 May 2020 15:37:24 GMT)
With links back to a popular Victorian medicine, a firm is helping protect frontline workers facing coronavirus.

The little lights now packing a deadly punch (Thu, 28 May 2020 23:14:18 GMT)
LEDs already light our houses but developments are making them even more powerful.

Coronavirus: How the advertising industry is changing (Wed, 27 May 2020 23:17:51 GMT)
A large decline in advertising expenditure is hurting the sector, plus TV channels and newspapers.

'Investors are holding on to their cash' (Wed, 27 May 2020 23:23:03 GMT)
How a fast-growing baby food firm saw investors pull out because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: What are my rights as a non-essential shop worker? (Wed, 27 May 2020 07:48:48 GMT)
Some shops will reopen from June, but what needs to be in place to keep staff safe?

Denmark embraces live music drive-ins (Tue, 26 May 2020 23:10:48 GMT)
Mads Langer performs a drive-in concert for music fans in Copenhagen while social distancing.

Find out which masks offer the most protection and why (Mon, 25 May 2020 23:04:53 GMT)
You may have heard the term N95 but what does it mean and why are some masks rated higher than others?

Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm? (Mon, 25 May 2020 23:01:46 GMT)
Officials are taking another look into Huawei, but the Chinese firm warns against a 5G ban.

Coronavirus: What's the future for the office? (Mon, 25 May 2020 23:51:38 GMT)
As companies hint at more home-working, how could our work culture be about to shift?

The man who sells 700 million sandwiches a year (Mon, 25 May 2020 00:10:17 GMT)
Patrick Coveney, is the boss of the UK's largest sandwich maker of pre-packaged sandwiches.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Christo: Bulgarian-born artist who famously wrapped landmarks dies at 84 (Sun, 31 May 2020 22:09:40 GMT)
The Bulgarian-born artist, known for his monumental projects, dies at his home in New York.

Actor Michael Angelis dies aged 76 (Sun, 31 May 2020 09:15:59 GMT)
The Liverpool-born actor was known for Boys from the Blackstuff and narrating Thomas The Tank Engine.

Harvey Weinstein: Four more women accuse producer of assault (Fri, 29 May 2020 15:53:14 GMT)
The disgraced movie producer is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape.

Bafta TV Awards: Richard Ayoade to host socially-distanced delayed ceremony (Fri, 29 May 2020 03:25:05 GMT)
The socially-distanced show will be broadcast as-live on BBC One at the end of July.

Robbie Williams to rejoin Take That for virtual gig (Fri, 29 May 2020 11:31:36 GMT)
The old band are (almost all) back together for a charity event, broadcast from each of their homes.

Minneapolis unrest: CNN reporter arrested live on air (Fri, 29 May 2020 12:41:31 GMT)
Omar Jimenez was reporting on protests in Minneapolis when he and his crew were detained by officers.

Ex-BBC news director to review its social media use (Fri, 29 May 2020 12:02:44 GMT)
The former director of global news at the BBC will examine online posts from programmes and staff.

Cinema signs become a creative canvas in pandemic times (Fri, 29 May 2020 09:40:52 GMT)
The signs are helping cinema owners connect with their audiences despite being closed.

Dancing On My Own: The story behind Robyn's 2010 'sad banger' (Sun, 31 May 2020 23:18:10 GMT)
The Swedish singer discusses her pop classic, and how she once became 'tired of the broken heart'.

Coronavirus: Independent cinemas unlikely to open before September (Sun, 31 May 2020 00:00:35 GMT)
An Independent Cinema Office survey found only a quarter of venues planned to open before autumn.

We Are One: How the world's film festivals came together (Thu, 28 May 2020 23:29:05 GMT)
Cannes, Toronto and Sundance are among the film festivals uniting for an online streaming event.

RuPaul's Drag Race season 12: The most political, troubled series ever? (Thu, 28 May 2020 23:30:43 GMT)
The reality show has reminded US viewers to register to vote every week during its 12th season.

'It's absurd women over 50 were ever counted out' (Thu, 28 May 2020 00:20:29 GMT)
Tracee Ellis Ross says it's "absurd" that women over 50 have ever been "counted out".

Soul Boy: The teen who found a home on the dancefloor (Tue, 26 May 2020 23:11:06 GMT)
Anthony Flavin spent most of his life in care - a turning point was finding soul on the dancefloor.

'People use us to go to sleep to': Sudoku solvers become internet sensation (Sun, 31 May 2020 23:01:52 GMT)
Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are watching these men solve Sudoku puzzles.

Coronavirus: The self-isolation choir with worldwide members (Sat, 30 May 2020 23:05:03 GMT)
This weekend thousands of people will gather as an online choir to perform Handel’s Messiah.

Remi Wolf on how she makes music videos in lockdown (Fri, 29 May 2020 23:00:52 GMT)
How rising star Remi Wolf made the promotional video for her new track in the middle of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Cultural sector "first to suffer and last to come back" - Bjorn Ulvaeus (Fri, 29 May 2020 17:15:47 GMT)
Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus says calls for more government support to help the cultural sector through coronavirus.

Ministry of Silly Walks comes to Sonning during lockdown (Wed, 27 May 2020 23:02:57 GMT)
Residents of a Berkshire village have been taking advantage of quiet streets to perform their own silly walks.

The blind teen who's a favourite to win Britain's Got Talent (Wed, 27 May 2020 23:00:26 GMT)
Sirine Jahangir, who lost her sight at the age of 10, impressed the celebrity judges at her audition.

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