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Keir Starmer calls for extra tax on oil and gas producers (Mon, 15 Aug 2022 06:08:00 GMT)
The party says this would help fund a freeze of the energy price cap through the winter.

Nursery closures: Parents left without childcare as providers shut (Sun, 14 Aug 2022 23:04:39 GMT)
A campaign group says it has been "inundated" with messages about nurseries going out of business suddenly.

Russia reopens bond market to 'non-hostile' investors (Mon, 15 Aug 2022 04:16:41 GMT)
The Moscow Exchange sealed off its markets in February when the country invaded Ukraine.

Workers going into office just 1.5 days a week, survey suggests (Sun, 14 Aug 2022 23:08:00 GMT)
This compares to an average of 3.8 days a week pre-pandemic, research by a consultancy suggests

Rail fares in England to rise below inflation rate, ministers say (Sun, 14 Aug 2022 17:01:55 GMT)
The increase will also begin in March, rather than January, the government says.

Saudi Aramco: Oil giant tops own record with $48.4bn quarterly profit (Sun, 14 Aug 2022 15:33:06 GMT)
The staggering profit comes amid soaring oil prices in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The tech aiming to prevent lost airline luggage (Sun, 14 Aug 2022 23:11:05 GMT)
With millions of bags and suitcases going missing this summer, technology may offer the solution.

Government proposes more help for energy-intensive firms (Fri, 12 Aug 2022 05:33:53 GMT)
Sectors like steel, paper and glass that use a lot of power could be set to receive more support.

People can't wait for energy help - Citizens Advice (Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:36:04 GMT)
The charity voices concerns of delaying support for households bracing themselves for energy bill hikes.

Energy bills could go up before October price cap rise (Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:48:57 GMT)
The energy regulator says it's "possible" customers' direct debit payments will rise before October.

Martin Lewis: Energy bill crisis is on scale of pandemic (Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:17:25 GMT)
Government support needs to double to make up for the huge expected rise in bills, the consumer expert says.

Supermarkets not passing on lower fuel price - RAC (Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:45:06 GMT)
The margin between the price of fuel at the pump and what retailers buy it for is at its widest since 2013.

'I'm borrowing £5,000 to pay my energy bills' (Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:00:04 GMT)
Many people are getting desperate as spiralling energy bills start to bite.

Ministers to meet energy giants over cost of living (Wed, 10 Aug 2022 16:15:05 GMT)
Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi says he is also preparing options for the incoming prime minister.

Energy bills forecast to hit over £4,200 a year (Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:08:10 GMT)
The average household could pay £355 a month, up from £164 currently, consultancy Cornwall Insight warns.

John Lewis boss: Over-50s quitting the workforce fuels inflation (Tue, 09 Aug 2022 12:48:45 GMT)
Boss Dame Sharon White says the government must think about how to get older people back into work.

Olive oil prices could rise 25% as heatwave hits production (Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:11:02 GMT)
Prices in supermarkets could increase by 20-25% later this year, one leading exporter tells the BBC.

Cost of living: The people using OnlyFans as a second job to help with bills (Tue, 09 Aug 2022 08:06:27 GMT)
A campaign group says more young people are joining the site because of the rising cost of living.

Cost of living: People turning back to cash as prices rise (Sun, 07 Aug 2022 23:12:07 GMT)
Post Offices handled a record £801m in personal cash withdrawals in July.

Energy bills: What do I do if I can't pay? (Tue, 09 Aug 2022 14:56:41 GMT)
If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, you do have options.

Liz Truss not ruling out emergency payments, says Penny Mordaunt (Sun, 07 Aug 2022 16:28:25 GMT)
Penny Mordaunt says Liz Truss's comments on how to help with the cost of living crisis had been overinterpreted.

Bank's recession warning matters to everyone (Fri, 05 Aug 2022 14:31:21 GMT)
Times are already hard but the Bank of England says they'll get worse and stay that way until late 2023

Cost of living: Over a third cut back on essentials (Fri, 05 Aug 2022 18:04:46 GMT)
More than a third of Britons are cutting back on food to cope with higher costs, a new report has shown.

How will a recession hit the UK housing market? (Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:39:41 GMT)
The UK economy is forecast to shrink this year but what will it mean for first-time home buyers?

Bank of England governor defends rate hike ahead of looming recession (Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:59:32 GMT)
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey warns price rises would be long-term if Bank did not act.

Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors to buy Ford car plant in India (Mon, 08 Aug 2022 05:09:56 GMT)
The American motor industry giant announced last year that it would close its Indian car factories.

Bank of England warns the UK will fall into recession this year (Fri, 05 Aug 2022 06:25:33 GMT)
The Bank of England raises rates as it warns inflation will rise over 13% and the UK faces a long recession.

Train strikes cause more disruption for passengers (Sat, 13 Aug 2022 16:06:09 GMT)
Some rail operators are running no services as 6,500 train drivers walk out in pay dispute.

UK economy shrinks as outlook on recession darkens (Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:51:44 GMT)
The economy shrank by 0.1% leading some experts to warn a recession could start sooner than expected.

Bike seller Peloton and meditation app Calm cut jobs (Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:36:43 GMT)
After pandemic success, exercise product maker Peloton and meditation app Calm slash jobs.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Paul O'Grady signs off final Radio 2 show (Mon, 15 Aug 2022 04:24:43 GMT)
He hosted his Sunday afternoon programme for 13 years but recently rotated the slot with Rob Beckett.

Salman Rushdie's 'defiant sense of humour' remains, son says (Sun, 14 Aug 2022 15:53:03 GMT)
The author was severely injured after being stabbed on stage at an event in New York State.

Edinburgh Fringe: 'Extreme' racism behind Sadowitz scrapping – venue (Sun, 14 Aug 2022 18:50:25 GMT)
The Pleasance said the comedian made staff and audience members feel 'uncomfortable and unsafe'.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Helen Skelton completes star line-up (Sat, 13 Aug 2022 11:18:49 GMT)
The TV and radio host is revealed as the 15th and final contestant for this year's dance contest.

Britney Spears' ex-husband Jason Alexander convicted over crashing wedding (Sat, 13 Aug 2022 11:37:48 GMT)
Jason Alexander is convicted of trespassing and battery after disrupting the ceremony in June.

'We have lost a bright light' - Anne Heche's family (Fri, 12 Aug 2022 21:14:13 GMT)
The Donnie Brasco actress is legally dead, a representative says, after a car crash in Los Angeles.

Medusa festival: One killed as strong winds cause stage collapse in Spain (Sat, 13 Aug 2022 14:05:22 GMT)
At least 40 others were injured in bad weather at a popular electronic music festival near Valencia.

Miriam Margolyes: 'I now look up to Australian bogans' (Sat, 13 Aug 2022 20:45:47 GMT)
In a new TV show, Miriam Margolyes asks whether Australia is truly the land of the fabled 'fair go'.

Who is Salman Rushdie? The writer who emerged from hiding (Sat, 13 Aug 2022 04:29:25 GMT)
Rushdie suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing The Satanic Verses in 1988.

Edinburgh Fringe: The doctors having a laugh about the NHS (Fri, 12 Aug 2022 23:37:03 GMT)
Medics are seeing the funny side of hospital work in stand-up comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Bridgerton: How musical by TikTok stars became so controversial (Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:42:11 GMT)
An unofficial Bridgerton musical cancels a planned London show after Netflix intervenes.

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno: The band needed me to step up as frontman (Fri, 12 Aug 2022 02:01:39 GMT)
Serge Pizzorno on replacing Tom Meighan, closing the Women's Euros and bringing out Peter Crouch.

Edinburgh Fringe: Looking for the next big thing after Six success (Thu, 11 Aug 2022 01:49:23 GMT)
Six: The Musical went from a hotel conference room at the 2017 festival to the West End and Broadway.

Eurovision UK host city: Turin's advice to song-contest organisers (Wed, 10 Aug 2022 23:30:00 GMT)
UK cities hoping to host the song contest next year will be shortlisted later this week.

Darlings: Alia Bhatt and Vijay Varma's domestic violence film wows India (Thu, 11 Aug 2022 23:44:36 GMT)
Darlings, starring Alia Bhatt, is the story of a young couple in love - and violence and revenge.

The Ukraine ravers mixing parties with cleaning up war damage (Fri, 12 Aug 2022 07:56:00 GMT)
As war continues in Ukraine, a youth group has come together to help the worst affected areas.

Raymond Briggs obituary: An illustrious career (Wed, 10 Aug 2022 07:30:37 GMT)
Award-winning illustrator and cartoonist whose work The Snowman became a Christmas favourite.

Birmingham Bull saved from scrap-heap (Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:21:13 GMT)
The mechanical bull used in the Commonwealth opening ceremony will now be given a permanent home in the city.

Aamir Khan: Forrest Gump gets Bollywood treatment (Thu, 04 Aug 2022 17:46:26 GMT)
Aamir Khan tells BBC World how the iconic 'life is like a box of chocolates' line was adapted for new audiences.

Strictly Come Dancing: First stars Will Mellor and Kym Marsh announced (Thu, 04 Aug 2022 10:01:40 GMT)
Actors Will Mellor and Kym Marsh tell BBC Breakfast how they're feeling about taking part in the show.

Line of Duty's Vicky McClure visits real-life AC-12 (Mon, 01 Aug 2022 23:01:07 GMT)
Nottinghamshire Police say the BBC drama has "done wonders" for them in terms of recruitment.

Love Island final: 'I'm very proud of Tasha' (Sun, 31 Jul 2022 23:01:13 GMT)
Love Island contestant, Tasha Ghouri was born deaf. Her dad explains the challenges she faces.

Will Smith acknowledges that Oscar slap was wrong (Fri, 29 Jul 2022 17:12:06 GMT)
The actor has released a YouTube video in which he discusses the Chris Rock incident for the first time.

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