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Online shopping trend makes warehousing hot property (Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:17:03 GMT)
The logistics industry has been building at breakneck speed, but we still haven't reached "peak shed".

Post Office scandal: 'I just forgot how to laugh' (Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:18:12 GMT)
Anjana and Baljit Sethi ran two successful Post Office branches - then they fell victim to the Horizon scandal.

McDonald's to hire 20,000 staff and open 50 outlets (Sun, 20 Jun 2021 17:58:24 GMT)
The burger giant's UK and Ireland boss tells the Sunday Telegraph it is becoming "harder to recruit".

Morrisons rejects £5.5bn offer from US private equity firm (Sun, 20 Jun 2021 07:49:02 GMT)
The UK supermarket says the offer from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice "significantly undervalues the business".

Shipping disruption: 'We're doing our best - but this is crippling' (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 23:33:28 GMT)
Disruption in the shipping industry is creating a shortage of goods - and consumers face higher prices.

Fake ads on Facebook spoil real life fairy story (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 21:29:39 GMT)
A firm making wire fairy sculptures has been hit by scammers using adverts on the social media network.

Some furloughed workers do not want to return, Andrea Leadsom says (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 21:25:03 GMT)
But the ex-business secretary says there is also a mental health issue, with some fearful of returning.

'We can't go on our much-needed cruise' (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:37:44 GMT)
Passengers react after MSC Cruises overbooks trips ahead of postponed Covid restriction lift.

Coronavirus: Setback for EU in legal fight with AstraZeneca (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 21:05:12 GMT)
But the drug-maker faces hefty fines if it fails to supply doses of Covid-19 vaccine over the summer.

Bloomsbury staff must be vaccinated before office return (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:53:05 GMT)
The Harry Potter publisher will require all staff to be vaccinated before they return to offices.

Retail sales fall in May as shoppers dine out (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:40:22 GMT)
The reopening of hospitality firms saw food sales drop, but people spent money on outdoor furniture.

UK food and drink exports to the EU almost halve in first quarter (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:57:33 GMT)
The pandemic and Brexit hit exports in the first three months of the year, says the Food and Drink Federation.

Victoria’s Secret mulls return of new look show (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:12:27 GMT)
The lingerie firm's cancelled show could be "re-imagined" as it attempts a "dramatic" shift in the brand.

Music fans still holding tickets to thousands of postponed shows (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:31:54 GMT)
The latest four-week delay to unlocking restrictions has pushed an additional 5,000 gigs into doubt.

TikTok owner ByteDance sees its earnings double in 2020 (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:07:04 GMT)
China's biggest technology companies have been coming under increasing scrutiny both at home and abroad.

US Supreme Court blocks child slavery lawsuit against chocolate firms (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 01:50:24 GMT)
In their lawsuit, a group of men say they were forced to work on cocoa firms in Ivory Coast.

Pornhub videos: Women sue, alleging lack of consent (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 21:58:16 GMT)
More than 30 women say private or non-consensual videos of them were uploaded to the site.

Meat sector warns of Brexit production squeeze (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:48:13 GMT)
UK faces shortage of home-reared chickens as EU workers stay away, says trade group.

Brewdog boss sorry for staff 'pain' as pledges review (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:21:33 GMT)
James Watt has promised an independent review of the beer company after fierce criticism from ex-staff.

'Covid protection did not stop court action over unpaid rent' (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:53:32 GMT)
Many firms face county court judgements for unpaid rent despite the moratorium on commercial evictions.

Covid: Employers can put self-isolating staff on furlough (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:12:12 GMT)
The Treasury was "reluctant" to say the scheme could be used this way, emails from a civil servant suggest.

Scotch whisky tariffs suspended in UK-US trade deal (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:17:32 GMT)
A deal between the UK and US means tariffs on goods such as Scotch whisky will be suspended for five years.

Why the cruise industry is still navigating choppy waters (Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:20:02 GMT)
The global cruise line industry is hoping to now recover from the pandemic, but problems remain.

Cryptoassets: Fears that investors are taking too many risks (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:48:57 GMT)
A shrinking proportion of buyers see it as a gamble, but the regulator warns they could lose the lot.

Travel industry anger as Germans flock to Majorca (Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:44:59 GMT)
The bosses of two travel firms say the Balearic islands should be on the green list for safe travel.

Can old traditions and tech help Singapore reach zero waste? (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 23:09:40 GMT)
Singapore sees its traditional rag and bone collectors as key to its sustainability plans.

How market research reveals what you really think (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:37:38 GMT)
By sifting and analysing huge amounts of data, market researchers say they can find out what's on your mind.

CEO Secrets: 'I started my firm for under £500 as a bet' (Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:24:47 GMT)
Snack boss Nick Coleman started his firm for under £500 as a bet. It now turns over £6m a year.

Gigafactories: Europe tools up against US and Asia as a car battery force (Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:38:27 GMT)
As demand for electric cars grows, giant battery factories are being built across Europe.

Tech firms use remote monitoring to help honey bees (Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:11:26 GMT)
From Ireland to Israel, companies are coming to the aid of the environmentally critical insect.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Tankers and Transit vans sculpted into steel forests (Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:38:02 GMT)
Dan Rawlings has transformed a petrol lorry into a woodland sculpture with an environmental message.

Thelma & Louise stars recall male backlash to film 30 years on (Sun, 20 Jun 2021 12:05:43 GMT)
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon reflect on the role of women in film at an anniversary screening.

TV reunions: Why we're rarely 'on a break' from our favourite shows (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 23:28:26 GMT)
High-profile TV reunions have never been more popular - but why now and what makes one successful?

Timothy Spall: 'I was crying, swearing and chucking paint' (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 23:41:31 GMT)
He's played Lowry and Turner, and now the actor explains how he came to be holding his own art show.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World won by Gihoon Kim (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 21:06:03 GMT)
The competition has launched the careers of some big names in opera including Sir Bryn Terfel.

Factory Records: Exhibition explores 'vitally important' early years (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 06:29:04 GMT)
A show charting Factory Records - from punk start-up to "influential force" - opens in Manchester.

Andrew Lloyd Webber rejects PM's offer for Cinderella to be Covid pilot (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:53:15 GMT)
The impresario had said he'd be willing to be arrested if Cinderella couldn't open to a full house.

Eurovision winners Måneskin enter UK top 10 (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:09:30 GMT)
The Italian glam-rockers are the first Eurovision victors to have a top 10 hit for almost a decade.

Scarlett Johansson criticises sexualisation of Black Widow (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:51:22 GMT)
Scarlett Johansson says her character was treated like "a possession or a thing" in Iron Man 2.

Foo Fighters to release disco album as the Dee Gees (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:03:28 GMT)
Dave Grohl's band rename themselves the Dee Gees and cover five 1970s hits by the Gibb brothers.

Sotheby's delays auction to allow campaign to save literary treasures (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:43:51 GMT)
Campaigners are trying to raise £15m to buy a "lost library" including rare Emily Bronte poems.

Notting Hill Carnival: Fiesta off the streets for second year (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:51:52 GMT)
The risk of cancellation amid the extended Covid restrictions is too great, organisers decided.

Jamie King loses damages bid over Dunkirk role after son's death (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:18:09 GMT)
Jamie King claimed he missed out on a role in the film Dunkirk due to PTSD after his son's death.

Latitude Festival 2021: Organiser 'very certain' it will go ahead (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:24:51 GMT)
Bastille, Bombay Bicycle Club, Wolf Alice and The Chemical Brothers are due to headline the event.

David Bowie painting bought for $5 expected to fetch thousands (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 21:04:42 GMT)
A painting by musician David Bowie found at a Canadian dump is set to be auctioned for thousands.

Hilary Mantel repeats Walter Scott Prize success (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 19:39:17 GMT)
The final book in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy wins the award - 11 years after the first part did so.

Music fans still holding tickets to thousands of postponed shows (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:31:54 GMT)
The latest four-week delay to unlocking restrictions has pushed an additional 5,000 gigs into doubt.

Great hopes and worries for summer of live music in NI (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:35:38 GMT)
The industry faces a further delay with the summer ahead still posing challenges.

David Guetta sells his songs for a nine-figure sum (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:47:06 GMT)
Warner Music acquires the dance producer's back catalogue in a deal worth more than $100m.

Download Pilot Festival: Rock and metal event returns post-Covid (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 07:00:16 GMT)
Rock and metal fans are dusting off their devil horns for the first Download Festival in two years.

In The Heights: What to know about the Lin-Manuel Miranda film (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:09:12 GMT)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's movie musical has enjoyed positive reviews but also sparked a colourism row.

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie: Why disco hit is now Scotland's unofficial anthem (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:57:31 GMT)
The 1970s disco classic has become the country's unofficial anthem ahead of the match with England.

Download: 'Weird to get back to normality' for festival goers (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:18:58 GMT)
Enter Shikari, and festival ticket holders talk about this weekend's 10,000 people event.

Bigfoot: How the Primal Scream-headlined music festival is going ahead (Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:43:00 GMT)
Bigfoot will see performances by Primal Scream and Hot Chip despite current lockdown restrictions.

Maisie Peters: Meet the singer who's been snapped up by Ed Sheeran (Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:15:00 GMT)
Get to know the 21-year-old whose debut album will be coming out on Ed Sheeran's record label.

Festivals 2021: Which ones are still going ahead? (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:23:07 GMT)
After the easing of lockdown restrictions was delayed in England, music festivals announce their plans.

Playwright revives short-lived football team, 100 years on (Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:48:10 GMT)
A short-lived club from a brief golden age of women's football is brought back to life on stage.

Download: 'We've got tickets to a post-Covid festival' (Sat, 12 Jun 2021 00:22:05 GMT)
As the UK's post-Covid festival scene restarts, fans explain why Download will be especially upbeat.

Crowded House's Neil Finn: The most debauched we got was water fights (Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:25:14 GMT)
Neil Finn on touring with Crowded House, playing with Fleetwood Mac and ruining hotel rooms.

Mosh pits and no masks at Download Festival pilot (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 07:17:44 GMT)
This weekend's Download Festival is part of a live event trial to see if large-scale gatherings are possible.

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