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Monarch holidays protection extended (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:46:34 GMT)
Budget airline Monarch receives a temporary extension to its licence to sell package holidays and says it has secured "significant" new investment from shareholders.

Insurance tax rise 'a raid' on consumers, says industry (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:37:53 GMT)
An increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) which takes place on 1 October amounts to a "raid" on consumers, the industry says.

Existing energy customers barred from cheapest deals (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:57:02 GMT)
Four of the UK's largest energy companies have been barring their own customers from some of the best deals for gas and electricity, the BBC's Moneybox learns

Deutsche Bank chief Cryan tries to reassure on bank's strength (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:00 GMT)
After troubled Deutsche Bank's shares hit another record low, the chief executive sends an email to reassure staff that the bank's finances are strong.

Business rate rise to push up cost of broadband, BT says (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:33:32 GMT)
BT condemns "excessive" new business rates, which it says will push up the cost of broadband services.

UK spending grew strongly post-Brexit vote, ONS data shows (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:02:27 GMT)
The UK services sector grew much more strongly than expected in the wake of June's vote to leave the European Union, latest figures show.

Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:08:39 GMT)
People in their early 30s are "half as wealthy" as those now in their 40s were at the same age, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies finds.

Housebuilders need to build faster, says Nationwide (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:07:14 GMT)
Housebuilders should get on and build more houses, the Nationwide Building Society has declared, as prices continue to rise.

Nissan boss warns on UK investment (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:09:05 GMT)
The boss of Nissan warns that Brexit uncertainty and possible tariffs could damage investment in the UK's biggest car factory.

Ofgem investigates 'E' energy supplier (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:08:56 GMT)
The energy supplier E is to be investigated by the regulator Ofgem for potentially misleading its customers.

RBS brings back NatWest Markets name as part of 'ring-fencing' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:13:17 GMT)
Royal Bank of Scotland is renaming its investment bank NatWest Markets as part of its separation from the bank's High Street operations.

John Lewis boss chosen as Conservative mayor candidate (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:41:18 GMT)
John Lewis boss Andy Street, who calls himself a "proud Brummie", is chosen as the Conservative candidate to run for West Midlands mayor.

Supermarkets 'bake bread to lure shoppers' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:56:56 GMT)
Supermarkets in the UK deliberately overproduce in-store baked bread to keep shelves full as a marketing ploy, food waste charities claim.

FTSE 100 eases back from earlier losses (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:19:22 GMT)
London's FTSE 100 eased back from a fall of more than 1% to close down by 0.34% at 6,895.8 points.

Liam Fox predicts free EU trade post-Brexit (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:17:39 GMT)
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says he wants the UK's trade with the European Union to be "at least as free" after Brexit.

Up close at the 'Olympics of Chinese food' (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:07:34 GMT)
The BBC's The Food Chain visited Rotterdam for an event known as 'the Olympics of Chinese food'.

Cash calendar - tips for October (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:45:09 GMT)
Charity campaigns urge people to give up smoking in October but money can be saved by cutting out other unnecessary extras, an advice service says.

'Trust me, I'm a Soweto tattoo artist' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:09:20 GMT)
South African tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde talks about the challenges he faced setting up his studio in Soweto.

Oil slump causes Indian workers to leave Saudi Arabia (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:31:50 GMT)
The closure of companies in Saudi Arabia has left thousands of Indian workers without jobs.

Car makers plan for electric future (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:52:07 GMT)
The BBC's Theo Leggett has been taking a look at some of the car manufacturers' latest electric concepts at the Paris Motor Show.

Zimbabwe's import ban fuels smugglers (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:29:07 GMT)
Import restrictions in Zimbabwe have seen traders resort to smuggling in goods over the border.

Ireland's post-Brexit labour pain (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:34:33 GMT)
Colm O'Regan looks at the implications of Brexit for Irish workers who cross the border on their daily commute.

Nissan boss: 10% tariffs would be 'handicap' (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:13:57 GMT)
Nissan Renault boss Carlos Ghosn warns that Sunderland plant would lose competitiveness if Brexit results in 10% tariffs on car exports.

Pinewood Studios celebrates 80 years of film (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:27:10 GMT)
Pinewood Studios, which opened its gates in 1936 to compete with Hollywood, is celebrating 80 years of filmmaking.

Reality Check: Does the UK sell boomerangs to Australia? (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:18:09 GMT)
Has the UK really sold tea to China, wine to France and boomerangs to Australia?

'Exploding phones' (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:16:18 GMT)
Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is going back on sale in South Korea following a safety recall.

Oil Markets (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:42:14 GMT)
The oil producers' group OPEC agreed a preliminary deal on Wednesday to reduce supply. The decision at a meeting in Algiers marks the first time in eight years that OPEC's members have agreed to cut production, and oil prices rose on the news. But will the deal hold?

Footballers' wines (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:12:09 GMT)
Why Barelona and Spanish international footballer Iniesta spends his spare time helping to make wine.

Cash calendar (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:46:33 GMT)
Gardeners rely on month-by-month tips to help their garden grow, but how can you ensure your finances bloom in 2016?

Money makers (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:11:19 GMT)
Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's 56th year of independence.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:51:58 GMT)
Italian police recover from the Naples mafia two important Van Gogh paintings stolen in a 2002 raid on an Amsterdam museum.

Desmond Carrington leaves BBC Radio 2 (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:00:06 GMT)
Veteran broadcaster Desmond Carrington announces he is leaving BBC Radio 2, bringing a 70-year broadcasting career to a close.

Daisy Ridley and Dame Judi Dench on board for Murder on the Orient Express (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:27:37 GMT)
Dame Judi Dench and Daisy Ridley form part of Sir Kenneth Branagh's cast in his new film of Murder on the Orient Express.

Ann Emery, star of Rentaghost and Billy Elliot, dies at 86 (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:05:04 GMT)
Ann Emery, the veteran actress who played Ethel Meaker in children's show Rentaghost, dies at the age of 86.

James Arthur: X Factor star tops chart with comeback single (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:42:45 GMT)
Former X Factor winner James Arthur is back at the top of the UK singles chart, almost four years since his last number one.

Jenny Hval: Norwegian artist says periods should be celebrated (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:48:57 GMT)
Norwegian musician Jenny Hval receives praise after releasing her sixth album, Blood Bitch, which features a song celebrating menstruation.

Daniel Craig 'still first choice for Bond role' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:50:58 GMT)
The makers of the James Bond films want Daniel Craig to remain as 007, according to one of their executive producers.

BBC Sooty row over 'sexing up' revealed (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:09:33 GMT)
Introducing a female puppet to Sooty's TV show in the 1960s was so controversial that the BBC director general had to step in, a documentary reveals.

Ofcom: TV viewers 'less tolerant' of discrimination (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:26:00 GMT)
Television viewers and radio listeners have become less tolerant of racist or discriminatory words, Ofcom research finds.

James Purnell becomes BBC radio chief (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:10:34 GMT)
James Purnell, the BBC's director of strategy, has been promoted to a new role giving him authority over the corporation's radio output.

Rufus Sewell leads cast of Art at Old Vic (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:53:11 GMT)
Actor Rufus Sewell is to follow his role in ITV's royal drama Victoria by starring in the Old Vic's revival of Art.

Amanda Knox Netflix documentary gets mixed reviews (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:48:35 GMT)
A new Netflix documentary which explores the Meredith Kercher murder case receives mixed reviews from critics.

Robbie Williams: 'My family keeps me on the rails' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:05:12 GMT)
Pop star Robbie Williams says he is no longer likely to "fall off the rails", having found contentment with his wife, Ayda Field, and two children.

Fashion show through a Hololens (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:25:41 GMT)
A designer has used London Fashion Week to show off her collection using VR technology.

Caroline Aherne’s brother: ‘I thought she would survive’ (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:55:18 GMT)
Caroline Aherne’s brother has told BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett that he thought his sister would survive cancer.

Daniel Craig 'first choice' for next James Bond (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:43:19 GMT)
Next James Bond film is Daniel Craig's if he wants it, says executive producer

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick have lent their voices to new animation Trolls (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:35:52 GMT)
Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick have joined their troll selves on a rainbow carpet, at a London Eye launch of their new movie.

Exclusive Lady Detective short story (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:00:29 GMT)
To mark 50 years of Botswana's independence, Alexander McCall Smith writes an exclusive short story featuring his lady detectives.

Seamus Heaney: New centre to honour his life and works (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:56:25 GMT)
A new centre dedicated to the late Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney is to be opened in his home town of Bellaghy in Northern Ireland.

Niall Horan releases debut solo single (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:51:08 GMT)
One Direction star Niall Horan surprises fans by releasing a solo record, called This Town.

Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl half time show (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:32:15 GMT)
The Grammy award winning singer will play the halftime show in Houston.

Louis Theroux (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:05:54 GMT)
Sixteen years after making a documentary with Jimmy Savile, Louis Theroux revisits his encounter.

'Opinionated loudmouth' (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:06:07 GMT)
Electronic producer Moby has returned with a new project and pseudo-political manifesto Moby and the Pacific Void Choir

Portrait of the artist (Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:57:47 GMT)
Stanley Spencer's daughters share their memories of the artist, who died 57 years ago, ahead of the publication of his correspondence.

Artful dodgers (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:59:26 GMT)
It is unlikely that the mafia crime network acquired Van Gogh's sombre landscapes for the mastery of their brushstrokes, writes James Reynolds in Rome.

Back in the country (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:36:45 GMT)
The Shires made history when they became the first British country band to score a top 10 album - but can they repeat that success on the other side of the Atlantic with their new record, My Universe?

Big screen Barack (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:35:11 GMT)
As Barack Obama's time at the White House draws to an end, film-makers are turning their attention to his early life.

Summer with Blossoms (Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:44:17 GMT)
But in a video documenting what they call a "life-changing" summer, the band's told Newsbeat this is "just the start".

Rulebook wrecker (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:47:17 GMT)
The Blavatnik School of Government has been shortlisted for Riba's prestigious Stirling Prize, 2016.

Bowing out (Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:34:45 GMT)
Carlos Acosta talks about why the classical ballet world needs to find new Romeos as he dances out with dignity.

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