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Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:36:23 GMT)
Pilots might have to defer some annual leave, says Michael O'Leary, as cancellations cost airline £22m.

Deliveroo makes huge loss on food delivery business (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:47:43 GMT)
"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

Man Utd reports record revenues as TV cash soars (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:12:56 GMT)
A 38% jump in broadcasting income helps the Premier League club to report record revenues.

Government borrowing at lowest August level for 10 years (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:07:05 GMT)
Record VAT receipts for August helped government borrowing to be lower than expected last month.

Fake website fools Equifax staff (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:22:22 GMT)
Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter.

China's credit rating downgraded by S&P (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:46:16 GMT)
Rating agency Standard & Poor's finds China less credit worthy because of a build up of debts.

Consumers told to stop buying 'fire-risk' fridges (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:37 GMT)
The consumer group wants manufacturers to stop making fridges with flammable plastic backs.

Co-op Group sells final stake in Co-op Bank (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:47:00 GMT)
The retail and services group has offloaded the final 1% stake it held in the troubled Co-op Bank.

Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:21:01 GMT)
UK firms and the economy as a whole need a Brexit transition period, City lobby group warns.

VW diesel car protest: Greenpeace members climb on boat (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:53:27 GMT)
Greenpeace said protesters would not leave the ship until Volkswagen agreed to return the cars to Germany.

Baidu fund heats up driverless race (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:35:26 GMT)
The Chinese search engine giant launches a $1.5bn fund for autonomous driving technology.

Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson to step down (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:54:02 GMT)
The UK power producer says its current finance chief, Will Gardiner, will take over the top role.

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:18:42 GMT)
The tie-up marks the latest push by Google to boost its hardware business.

Capita shares hit as profits fall (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:50:20 GMT)
The outsourcing group reports lower half-year profits as it overhauls its business.

Fed to start unwinding bond portfolio (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:58:44 GMT)
The Fed will start to reduce its $4.2trn balance sheet in October.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches' (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:30:58 GMT)
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Co-op Group sells remaining stake in Co-op Bank (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:18:06 GMT)
The Co-operative Group has sold is remaining 1% stake in Co-op Bank for £5m.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret? (Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:38:35 GMT)
Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights. (Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:27:13 GMT)
Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong" (Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:13:44 GMT)
Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women (Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:12:27 GMT)
Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

Angola's 'suitcase traders' (Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:24:57 GMT)
The entrepreneurial Angolan women travelling to Rio de Janerio and Sao Paulo in search of Brazilian clothes to bring home and sell.

Putting a price on a 'good reputation' (Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:07:00 GMT)
The BBC's Lerato Mbele looks at how African companies protect their brands.

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:06:18 GMT)
The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.

Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:07:40 GMT)
A record 30 million gig and festival tickets were sold in the UK last year, new research shows.

Cork questioned (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:09:40 GMT)
As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

'We prefer American style' (Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:11:30 GMT)
How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Right to speak (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:19:05 GMT)
Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Slow drive? (Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:11:18 GMT)
Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Pyramid selling (Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:15:17 GMT)
Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Emma Stone 'started anxiety therapy aged seven' (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:27:38 GMT)
The Oscar-winning actress talks about treatment for panic attacks and being an "anxious child".

Netflix pulls Maya the Bee episode after obscenity complaint (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:33:36 GMT)
The streaming giant removes one of its cartoons after a viewer claims it shows a drawing of a penis.

Bernie Casey: NFL star and actor dies at 78 (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:14:58 GMT)
The NFL star turned actor, poet and painter appeared with Sir Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again.

Game of Thrones star's quest to open up film industry (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:46:45 GMT)
Ellie Kendrick, who plays Meera Reed in Game of Thrones, says the film industry is "a closed shop".

Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would never be made today (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:10:27 GMT)
The veteran funnyman tells the BBC he believes "comedy has to walk a thin line and take risks".

Rihanna on diverse make-up range (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:24:29 GMT)
We spoke with Rihanna about the response to her new beauty brand Fenty Beauty.

Mexico earthquake: Salma Hayek pledges $100K to disaster relief (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:26:07 GMT)
The actress calls for donations to help victims of Mexico's deadliest natural disaster since 1985.

Hillary Clinton memoir What Happened sells 300,000 copies (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:41:44 GMT)
What Happened, which tells of the 2016 US election campaign, was released on 12 September.

Alicia Vikander, Tomb Raider and other Photoshop fails (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:11:05 GMT)
Alicia Vikander seems to be the victim of dodgy Photoshop in the poster for her new Tomb Raider film.

Gigi Hadid leads Tommy Hilfiger's Rock Circus (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:15:31 GMT)
All the action from US designer Tommy Hilfiger's Rock Circus event, presented as part of London Fashion Week.

Game of Thrones Arya among 200 most popular names (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:10:49 GMT)
Other GoT favourites on the list include Khaleesi and Tyrion.

Jake LaMotta: Legendary Raging Bull boxer dies at 95 (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:13:18 GMT)
Jake LaMotta, the uncompromising boxer portrayed by Robert De Niro, dies aged 95.

Game of Thrones star Gillen to play Irish comic (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:34:59 GMT)
The late Irish comedian will be brought back to life in a one-off TV drama.

'He was the man' - young artists on Basquiat (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:13:15 GMT)
Young black artists celebrate Jean-Michel Basquiat's impact on art.

Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:30:13 GMT)
Two artists in Ethiopia hope to protect the environment by turning rubbish into art.

Russell Brand: If I helped Jeremy Corbyn that's great (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:29:05 GMT)
Comedian and actor Russell Brand on the rise of the Labour leader and why the UK voted for Brexit.

The Foos discuss their latest album, Donald Trump and Prince Harry (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:12:22 GMT)
The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on how he'd feel about interviewing US President Donald Trump.

Secrets of the ultimate film insider (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:37:28 GMT)
Renee Glynne is, at 91, the most credited script supervisor in British cinema history.

London Fashion Week: What we learned about next trends (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:04:38 GMT)
The capital's fashionistas tell us what we should be wearing next spring and summer.

Entammede Jimikki Kamal: The song that's got EVERYBODY dancing (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:43:50 GMT)
A song called Entammede Jimikki Kamal has taken over the internet and found global fame.

How social media is making luxury fashion available to everyone (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:25:33 GMT)
Gigi Hadid's collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger was among London Fashion Week shows using the new "see now, buy now" format.

The adventure that didn't quite go to plan (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT)
Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded.

London Fashion Week: The highlights and talking points (Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:54:52 GMT)
As London Fashion Week nears its close, take a look at the stories behind the clothes.

Why Benedict Cumberbatch is his worst critic (Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:51:18 GMT)
The actor talks about trolls, Doctor Who and his latest role as a father whose daughter goes missing.

The Stage Debut Awards: Meet theatre's hottest new stars (Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:13:26 GMT)
The star of Bat Out of Hell was one of the main winners at the first ever Stage Debut Awards.

Madonna on touring, politics and her sex book (Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:53:07 GMT)
After inventing the modern stadium pop show, the singer says she's "exploring" smaller, low-key gigs.

In pictures: Fashion at the Emmys (Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:59:31 GMT)
We check out the best-dressed stars at this year's Emmy TV Awards.

Noma Dumezweni on Cursed Child's next steps (Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:06:37 GMT)
The actress discusses how the show might grow ahead of its Broadway transfer next year.

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