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Budget 2021: English city regions to get £6.9bn for public transport (Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:04:30 GMT)
The chancellor will announce increased funding for tram, train and bus services in England.

Budget 2021: Six things that could affect you (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:07:24 GMT)
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver his second Budget for 2021 next week. How will it affect you?

UK shop sales continue to fall in September (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:56:29 GMT)
Retail sales in the UK fell for the fifth month in a row, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Taxi-hailing firm reveals 4,158 reports of sexual assault (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:57:52 GMT)
Safety data from US company Lyft says the incidents were reported between 2017 and 2019.

Inflation likely to hit 5%, warns Bank of England chief economist (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 08:12:36 GMT)
The Bank of England's new chief economist says it will have a "live" decision on interest rates next month.

Toymaker Mattel says price rise has not hit demand (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:18:29 GMT)
The Barbie maker announces $1.8bn net sales saying parents are prioritising spending on children.

Second-hand car prices surge amid new car shortage (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:01:18 GMT)
Some used car models are growing in value despite getting older, research by the motoring group suggests.

Fears over the future of free debt advice (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:01:45 GMT)
There is growing concern that free face-to-face debt advice could be cut.

Evergrande shares rise on report of bond interest payment (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:19:11 GMT)
Shares opened up 6% after reports the Chinese property giant made a payment before a crucial deadline.

Amazon sees fresh push to unionise in New York (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:42:46 GMT)
Warehouse workers in Staten Island hope to organise, in the latest labour push at the firm.

Abolish energy price cap, says Scottish Power boss (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:00:31 GMT)
The recent crisis exposed deep flaws in the way the market was structured, top executive says.

Petrol station stocks back to normal (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:56:46 GMT)
Filling station storage tanks were 45% full on average on Sunday, according to government figures.

PG Tips and Cornetto maker Unilever warns prices will rise (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:36:36 GMT)
Consumer goods giant Unilever says high rates of cost inflation will continue into next year.

Government borrowing falls in September (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:22:03 GMT)
Borrowing was lower than a year earlier, but was still the second-highest number on record for September.

Tax cheat schemes cost governments billions (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:01:34 GMT)
Major tax evasion and avoidance schemes have deprived countries of £127bn, research shows.

Elon Musk's Tesla reports record sales and profits (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:27:33 GMT)
The electric car maker recorded its highest quarterly profit of $1.6bn and sold more than 240,000 cars.

The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:54:55 GMT)
Why sales of 'singing' religious cuddly toys for very young children are booming.

Contrails: How tweaking flight plans can help the climate (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:43:21 GMT)
Why experts say cutting contrails costs less than $1bn a year but may be worth so much more.

The remote British island hoping to see more visitors (Wed, 20 Oct 2021 23:07:38 GMT)
The territory of St Helena, which has remained coronavirus-free, wants a big rise in tourists.

The tax fraud merry-go-round that cost billions (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:02:18 GMT)
A former banker is now a poster boy for a scandal described as "the theft of the century".

Cladding: 'We're paying to live in a dark, dull box' (Wed, 20 Oct 2021 23:13:01 GMT)
A Birmingham tower block resident, where combustible cladding is being removed, explains his plight.

CEO Secrets: Never leave planning until the last minute (Tue, 19 Oct 2021 23:07:50 GMT)
Design boss Jo Barnard says you should always make you have future work lined up for your firm.

The Indian women widowed by Covid-19 (Tue, 19 Oct 2021 23:10:50 GMT)
In India, Covid has widowed thousands of women, who are now struggling to adjust to a new life.

The battle to make lighter life-saving body armour (Mon, 18 Oct 2021 23:12:21 GMT)
New materials are making body armour lighter but nanotechnology could provide a breakthrough.

Why Christmas could be stuck in a shipping container (Mon, 18 Oct 2021 23:15:35 GMT)
China is the factory of the world but exports have been hindered by the global supply chain crisis.

You may be able to book a flying taxi within three years (Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:06:06 GMT)
Firms are racing to bring flying taxis and the mini-airports they need into service.

Why 2.3 million US children could miss out on expanded tax credit (Sun, 17 Oct 2021 07:49:25 GMT)
About 67 million US children are eligible for new benefits, but some of the most vulnerable are missing out.

Morrisons takeover: Bradford retail giant in the bagging area (Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:08:43 GMT)
As shareholders prepare to vote on a £7bn takeover, what are the views from Morrisons' birthplace?

Can African tech giant Jumia deliver on its promise? (Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:00:03 GMT)
Can Africa-focussed tech giant Jumia deliver on its promises to a new generation of consumers?

Fashionable farming - the people growing their own clothes (Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:07:53 GMT)
A team of people in the north of England are now making clothes, from seeds to finished garments.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Alec Baldwin told gun was safe before fatal shooting - court records (Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:19:13 GMT)
The actor was handed the weapon by an assistant director before Halyna Hutchins was shot, a warrant says.

Alec Baldwin: Hear first responders and others react to Rust set death (Sat, 23 Oct 2021 01:37:02 GMT)
Newly released recordings showed first responders’ activity after Baldwin shot Hutchins with a prop gun.

Film world mourns 'incredible artist' and seeks answers (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 18:40:09 GMT)
Halyna Hutchins, who has died on a film set, had been named an American Cinematographer rising star.

Bristol artist celebrates women's bodies by making casts (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:07:28 GMT)
The artist says women who take part in the project use it as a process of healing their trauma.

Adele returns to UK number one with huge figures for Easy On Me (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:50:07 GMT)
The singer scores her third UK number one single with the hotly anticipated new single Easy On Me.

Channel 4 subtitles returning after fire disruption (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:43:49 GMT)
The broadcaster says live text services will be restored on several platforms and programmes.

Piers Morgan leaves ITV show Life Stories, with Kate Garraway taking over (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 09:45:35 GMT)
The presenter's final guest will be Kate Garraway, who will then take over hosting duties.

Bernard Haitink: Celebrated classical conductor dies at 92 (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 09:14:46 GMT)
Bernard Haitink led the world's top orchestras in London, Amsterdam, Chicago and Dresden.

Ed Sheeran: Singer to read CBeebies Bedtime Story about stuttering (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:54:26 GMT)
The singer will read I Talk Like a River, about a boy whose father helps him with his stutter.

Ananya Panday: Anti-drugs agency questions Bollywood actress (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 09:01:51 GMT)
It has not specified why Ananya Panday has been questioned for a second day in a row.

Li Yundi: China's 'Piano Prince' detained for hiring prostitute (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:32:44 GMT)
Observers said his detention could be seen as a warning to other "immoral" celebrities.

Historic England: Jane Austen's house among heritage sites sharing £35m cash boost (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:36:52 GMT)
The government funding aims to help some of England's most popular historic places with repairs.

Strictly Come Dancing: Judi Love to miss this week's show with Covid-19 (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:54:11 GMT)
The Loose Women presenter will return next week, "all being well", a show spokesperson said.

TV: Fireman Sam and SuperTed 'wouldn't exist' without subsidies (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:25:50 GMT)
One hit cartoon creator calls for the government to continue subsidising children's TV programmes.

Alec Baldwin: What are prop guns and why are they dangerous? (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:04:29 GMT)
An incident involving US actor Alec Baldwin puts the spotlight on an item often used on film sets.

Unboxed: Oil rig in lido to form part of UK-wide arts event (Wed, 20 Oct 2021 23:42:16 GMT)
The decommissioned North Sea platform will relocate to Weston-super-Mare as part of 2022's Unboxed.

Noisy: Rock band recovered their stolen kit after spotting it online (Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:38:00 GMT)
Rock group Noisy had around £25,000 of musical equipment stolen from their van in Walthamstow.

The Chinese film beating Bond and Marvel at the box office (Sat, 16 Oct 2021 23:47:41 GMT)
The success of The Battle at Lake Changjin is bad news for Hollywood which wants to grow in China.

Cotton, slavery and poetry: Theatre turns spotlight on its problematic past (Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:06:38 GMT)
Manchester's Royal Exchange was key to the 19th Century cotton trade, which relied on slavery.

Joy Crookes, her cats, and an album of soulful wisdom (Sat, 16 Oct 2021 23:07:13 GMT)
The Brit Award-nominee discusses the making of her soul-searching debut album, Skin.

ICYMI: Eurovision museum and Jacinda Ardern's earthquake distraction (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:07:04 GMT)
Eurovision, earthquakes and more - here's a look at some of the stories you may have missed this week.

Khaby Lame: What is the secret to success for the Senegal-born TikToker? (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:02:33 GMT)
How the Senegalese-born 21-year-old's myth-busting of "life hacks" made him a household name.

Death after Alec Baldwin fires prop gun 'unfathomable' (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:36:44 GMT)
A director who worked with Halyna Hutchins in 2020 describes the gun safety protocols films tend to use.

BGT star's widower calls for assisted dying law (Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:34:38 GMT)
Tina Humphrey's husband recalls the "nightmare" of watching her die with cancer in 2017.

Book Week NI: ‘I am the poetry pharmacist’ (Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:02:48 GMT)
Philanthropist and author William Sieghart says he can find a poem to ease anyone's troubles.

Paris Hilton: I couldn't sleep for 20 years from memories of youth care abuse (Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:46:21 GMT)
Paris Hilton alleges she was strangled, slapped and watched in the shower while in a youth care facility.

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