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EasyJet 'hanging by a thread', says union official (Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:00:06 GMT)
The airline disputes the claims made in a leaked recording obtained by the BBC.

Thomas Cook staff: Redundant twice in a year (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:23:28 GMT)
A year on from the firm’s collapse, many staff are still out of work while others have set up businesses.

Coronavirus: Shoppers lost £100m in vouchers expiring in lockdown - Which? (Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:23:49 GMT)
A quarter of people had vouchers that expired when shops were shut, a survey by Which? suggests.

Contact-tracing app: First version worked on more phones (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:39:33 GMT)
The first version of the NHS England and Wales app was trialled on the Isle of Wight.

Tesco joins Morrisons to limit sales of some items (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:40:09 GMT)
Limits on loo roll and flour are back as supermarkets act to prevent a repeat of March's panic buying.

Singapore in world first for facial verification (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:32:15 GMT)
The technology is being rolled out countrywide as part of Singapore's national identity scheme.

Covid: Jobs scheme 'won't stop major rise in unemployment' (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:57:04 GMT)
Influential think tank the Resolution Foundation warns Rishi Sunak's plan will not "live up to its promise".

European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:53:12 GMT)
EU court ruling that the tech giant does not have to pay hefty back taxes to Ireland goes back to court.

William Hill: Takeover battle looms for UK bookmaker (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:11:05 GMT)
Shares in the betting giant jump by a third after it says it has received two rival bid approaches.

UK borrowing soars in August as Covid costs mount (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:28:35 GMT)
Public borrowing hit £35.9bn last month as the pandemic forces the government to borrow more money.

Shoppers warned to buy early for Christmas or miss out (Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:57:12 GMT)
With three months to go before the big day, online retailers stress shoppers need to buy early this year.

Job Support Scheme will make 'zero difference' to restaurants (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:33:39 GMT)
A restaurant boss says the chancellor's new jobs scheme will do nothing to protect his staff.

Coronavirus: Working from home 'costs central London £2.3bn' (Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:13:24 GMT)
More than £500m per month was lost to businesses who rely on office workers, research suggests.

Shoppers could pay more after no-deal Brexit (Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:56:23 GMT)
Tariffs could add £3bn to the cost of importing food and drink from the EU, a leading retail body warns.

Ford Bridgend closure: 'Journey into the unknown' (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:53:10 GMT)
Bridgend contemplates its future as the car maker ends production after 40 years.

Coronavirus: What help are self-employed getting from government? (Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:35:13 GMT)
What is being done for the five million self-employed people in the UK facing a sudden loss of income?

'My bank is shutting my account because of Brexit' (Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:12:29 GMT)
Thousands of British expats living in the EU have been told their bank accounts are being closed.

How much gold is there left to mine in the world? (Wed, 23 Sep 2020 02:52:08 GMT)
Some experts believe we may have hit "peak gold" production in our pursuit of the precious metal.

Wigs: A new fashion trend for black men? (Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:11:41 GMT)
A start-up in London is on a mission to make wigs cool, with a focus on young, black men.

Brexit: Why is it so hard to reach a deal? (Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:12:02 GMT)
Time is running out to reach a Brexit deal - what are the obstacles?

'Lack of investment' behind delayed court cases (Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:41:19 GMT)
Court cases face serious delays in the UK and lawyers say more investment in technology would help.

'It’s OK to make losses early on' (Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:08:08 GMT)
The co-founder of Beans Coffee Club says it’s OK to make losses when you start your business, but make sure it’s money you can afford to lose.

Coronavirus economy: The 'banker ladies' saving friends from debt (Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:24:25 GMT)
Amid a pandemic and economic crisis, minority communities turn to traditional saving methods to help.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Sir David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's Instagram record (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:03:48 GMT)
The broadcaster gains a million followers within five hours of joining the platform.

Pop Smoke lands posthumous number one album (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:00:35 GMT)
The US rapper, who was shot and killed in February, becomes the first solo artist to achieve feat.

Dennis Skinner: Song about ex-MP tops Amazon download charts (Sat, 26 Sep 2020 11:49:42 GMT)
A song about the ex-MP has topped the best-seller charts ahead of Kylie Minogue and Bruce Springsteen.

Covid-19: Swansea soprano stars in drive-in London opera (Sat, 26 Sep 2020 11:52:18 GMT)
You might have heard of drive-in cinemas, but how about watching opera from your car?

Andrew Neil to leave the BBC 'with heavy heart' (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:13:15 GMT)
The broadcaster will help launch rival GB News after 25 years at the heart of the BBC's political coverage.

Lizzo says body positivity has become too 'commercialised' and 'cool' (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:44:30 GMT)
Pop star Lizzo says the movement has been hijacked by those who don't need to benefit from it.

Cineworld swings to huge loss after virus closures (Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:09:35 GMT)
The cinema chain warns it may need to raise more money in the event of further coronavirus restrictions.

Taio Cruz quits TikTok after 'suicidal thoughts' (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:42:31 GMT)
The pop star says he deleted his account after "hateful videos" affected his mental health.

Why Little Mix insisted on aftercare for the contestants on their talent show (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:09:33 GMT)
The band insisted on supporting contestants after the show, "because we didn't have that" on X Factor.

The Simpsons: Alex Désert replaces Hank Azaria as voice of Carl Carlson (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:23:15 GMT)
Alex Désert replaces Hank Azaria after producers said white actors wouldn't voice non-white roles.

Disney sued over Toy Story 4 Evel Knievel 'knock-off' (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:37:11 GMT)
The company is accused of basing its Duke Caboom character on the 1970s stuntman without permission.

Cold War Steve Bournemouth beach artwork covered up (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:25:58 GMT)
One side of a 25-metre windbreak will not be shown as a council objects to its political scenes.

Mercury-winner Michael Kiwanuka: 'I am not an imposter' (Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:40:11 GMT)
How the London singer-songwriter battled crippling self-doubt to make one of the year's best albums.

Britpop: Photographer Kevin Cummins revisits the 90s (Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:11:27 GMT)
The music scene's heady days are chronicled in a new book by former NME photographer Kevin Cummins.

Archibald: Vincent Namatjira named art prize's first Aboriginal winner (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:44:18 GMT)
Vincent Namatjira calls his Archibald Prize victory "a very important moment in Australian art".

'We had to find a way of getting open' - launching a music venue in a pandemic (Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:10:09 GMT)
"This is a moment when we're needed more than ever, so we just had to find a way of getting open."

Gordi: The pop star doctor who answered the Covid call (Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:14:51 GMT)
Australian singer Gordi is "reaching people" through medical consultations, as well as her music.

'My music students created an album in lockdown' (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 23:04:15 GMT)
The pandemic didn't stop Grammy-nominated musician Nathalie Joachim and her class from making music.

Michael Kiwanuka is the Mercury Prize winner, 2020 (Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:56:36 GMT)
Instead of a ballroom full of excitable musicians, the Mercury Prize 2020 was handed out in the socially distanced One Show studio.

Bournemouth musician backs anti-bullying assembly (Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:34:32 GMT)
James McVey has joined a campaign to raise awareness of bullying in schools across the country.

Fitting Plymouth's history into a £48m box (Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:19:11 GMT)
A museum encompassing "all of Plymouth's history and culture" opens during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Suffolk virtual art classes 'inspired me to follow my dreams' (Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:23:08 GMT)
Andreas Johnson, 30, says taking part in the online art group has made him "happy" during lockdown.

Schitt's Creek 'normalises LGBTQ relationships' (Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:22:55 GMT)
The Canadian show won nine Emmys, but for its fans, it's special for more than its awards.

'To win the Mercury would just be mind-blowing' (Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:02:48 GMT)
Lanterns on the Lake's album came out just before lockdown and they thought it would be forgotten.

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