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Coronavirus: UK government draws up plan to rescue key firms (Mon, 25 May 2020 00:14:30 GMT)
The government could aid strategically important firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Could you have to pay your bank to save money? (Mon, 25 May 2020 01:31:23 GMT)
As countries take extreme measures keep the economy afloat, could we see negative interest rates?

Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks (Sun, 24 May 2020 21:41:16 GMT)
The National Cyber Security Centre involvement follows new US sanctions on Chinese telecoms giant.

UK must agree 'air bridges', warn business groups (Sun, 24 May 2020 18:18:22 GMT)
Industries say the UK will be left behind, unless it relaxes quarantine rules with low-risk nations.

Coronavirus: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan (Sun, 24 May 2020 11:31:42 GMT)
The carmaker is reportedly seeking more than £1bn in taxpayer support as the pandemic hits sales.

Has the virus prompted an early mid-life crisis for some? (Sun, 24 May 2020 00:29:01 GMT)
'I've gone from a large office in Soho to painting in my bedroom,' says Cece Philips who quit her job to become an artist.

Coronavirus: The shops refusing to pay their rent (Fri, 22 May 2020 21:10:16 GMT)
As the next quarter's rent falls due, who should pay it while businesses are closed?

Coronavirus: Leading economist warns of 10 years of depression and debt (Fri, 22 May 2020 21:17:00 GMT)
Economist Nouriel Roubini - "Dr Doom" - has warned of a prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery.

Hertz: Car rental firm files for US bankruptcy protection (Sat, 23 May 2020 05:03:32 GMT)
The company said the coronavirus pandemic had led to an "abrupt" decline in bookings.

Specialist Leisure Group collapses into administration (Fri, 22 May 2020 21:04:14 GMT)
More than 64,000 bookings have been cancelled due to the collapse of Specialist Leisure Group.

UK borrowing at record high as virus cost soars in April (Fri, 22 May 2020 10:23:58 GMT)
The government borrowed £62bn in April - the highest monthly figure since records began.

Coronavirus: Ikea to begin reopening stores (Fri, 22 May 2020 14:52:34 GMT)
But the furniture giant will limit family groups to one adult and one child per household.

Get ready for the 'holy grail' of computer graphics (Thu, 21 May 2020 23:13:46 GMT)
Ray tracing produces stunning lighting effects but has been too complex for computers, until now.

African solutions to the coronavirus crisis (Fri, 22 May 2020 18:28:02 GMT)
African firms tell the BBC how they are solving problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Theo Paphitis: ‘Retail will never, ever be the same again’ (Fri, 22 May 2020 11:11:06 GMT)
Entrepreneur and ex-Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis talks to the BBC about how coronavirus has hit retail.

Coronavirus: Universities fear fall in lucrative overseas students (Wed, 20 May 2020 23:07:55 GMT)
Education is one of the sectors of the global economy that is being hardest hit by the pandemic.

Oil collapse: 'Right now everything I have is shut down' (Tue, 19 May 2020 23:08:40 GMT)
After years of boom, is the US oil industry now going bust?

Seven charts on the coronavirus jobs market (Tue, 19 May 2020 12:08:21 GMT)
How the coronavirus pandemic is hitting the UK jobs market and how that compares globally.

How Heck plans to weather hard times after lockdown ends (Tue, 19 May 2020 23:09:58 GMT)
How the sausage-maker Heck plans to weather hard times after the lockdown ends.

Coronavirus lockdown: The Indian migrants dying to get home (Tue, 19 May 2020 23:11:49 GMT)
Many poor Indians, fleeing hunger in locked down cities, have died of exhaustion or in accidents.

Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt (Mon, 18 May 2020 23:03:52 GMT)
From miracle cures to co-ordinated hacking the dark web is a hive of coronavirus scamming.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

UK film and TV: 'Expect lots of dramas in space or under the sea' (Sun, 24 May 2020 01:36:08 GMT)
A producer, screenwriter, and union leader foresee "creative changes" for the film and TV industry.

Lord Hall: People have turned to BBC 'in their droves' during pandemic (Sun, 24 May 2020 14:52:19 GMT)
The director general of the BBC says its audience has continued to grow during the Covid-19 pandemic

Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date (Fri, 22 May 2020 11:18:18 GMT)
Christopher Nolan's time-bending action espionage film was launched on the video game Fortnite.

Hana Kimura: Netflix star and Japanese wrestler dies at 22 (Sat, 23 May 2020 10:37:30 GMT)
The wrestler turned Netflix Reality TV personality had posted about online bullying before she died.

Author Michael Rosen out of intensive care, wife says (Sat, 23 May 2020 14:47:33 GMT)
The former Children's Laureate was admitted to hospital in London eight weeks ago.

Tony Slattery 'moved' by reaction to documentary (Fri, 22 May 2020 11:39:02 GMT)
What's the Matter with Tony Slattery? tackled depression, addiction, abuse, love and comedy.

Lesley Manville: 'Most actors are not loaded' (Fri, 22 May 2020 07:20:02 GMT)
The Mum and Phantom Thread star has delivered a monologue to raise funds for out-of-work colleagues.

Coronavirus: Eavesdropping on a W1A lockdown Zoom meeting (Fri, 22 May 2020 15:26:41 GMT)
The cast and writer of W1A have reunited for a one-off Zoom meeting to "cheer people up" during lockdown.

Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70 (Fri, 22 May 2020 16:40:19 GMT)
The singer, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, dies in Guinea.

Howard Jacobson: 'My mother made a dash for it' (Sun, 24 May 2020 00:09:52 GMT)
When Howard Jacobson's mother died this month there could be no big family funeral - but then she never wanted to be a bother to anyone.

Haim: 'We'd be taken more seriously if we were brooding and aggressive' (Fri, 22 May 2020 00:06:14 GMT)
They may be festival headliners, but LA sisters Haim say people underestimate them as a band.

Pop stars pose on their doorsteps for lockdown project (Fri, 22 May 2020 10:25:11 GMT)
Mel C, Rag N' Bone Man and Joy Crookes tell the BBC what they've been up to for the last eight weeks.

Ruby Rose leaves Batwoman - and other stars who exited major roles (Wed, 20 May 2020 16:20:31 GMT)
Ruby Rose's departure from Batwoman is the latest example of an actor exiting a big role.

Why Joe Rogan's exclusive Spotify deal matters (Wed, 20 May 2020 10:08:38 GMT)
His popular show, The Joe Rogan Experience, will soon be removed from all other platforms.

Alan Ayckbourn: Streaming 'just isn't theatre' (Wed, 20 May 2020 05:32:42 GMT)
The playwright says "you might as well be watching TV" as closed venues turn to streaming shows.

My Chemical Romance's Mikey: Lockdown is 'just a pause button' (Tue, 19 May 2020 23:53:46 GMT)
My Chemical Romance had a comeback scheduled for 2020, but bassist Mikey says fans shouldn't panic.

Netflix's Hollywood: Peg Entwistle tragedy made into drama (Tue, 19 May 2020 00:58:51 GMT)
From Broad Street, Port Talbot, to Broadway, New York - and a tragic end under the Hollywood sign.

Tony Hall: The BBC should have roots across the nation (Sun, 24 May 2020 18:04:16 GMT)
The Director General of the BBC says the corporation has played a vital role during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: The 3D artists helping fashion through Covid-19 (Sat, 23 May 2020 23:00:09 GMT)
British artist Harriet Davey is among the CGI artists creating virtual models for fashion shows.

Coronavirus: Singer Niamh McAllister says 'keep your passion alive' in lockdown (Sat, 23 May 2020 00:04:33 GMT)
A singer and publican advises those struggling with mental health after losing all her income.

Goldie Hawn: 'Tell children the truth about coronavirus' (Fri, 22 May 2020 19:27:37 GMT)
Actor tells 5 Live why she thinks it’s important to be honest with children when talking about the pandemic.

Hadley's delight after 'mispronunciation row' resolved (Fri, 22 May 2020 12:34:11 GMT)
The singer explains how he intervened when a Singapore radio station refused to give a $10,000 prize to a caller.

Keith Urban on his lockdown drive-in concert (Thu, 21 May 2020 23:31:32 GMT)
The US country music star performed to healthcare workers in their cars in Tennessee.

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