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Holiday costs to jump in summer, warns travel boss (Thu, 06 May 2021 23:45:52 GMT)
Travel will be more expensive as airlines cannot afford to bring many planes back into service.

Plastic bag charge to double to 10p in all shops in England (Thu, 06 May 2021 23:15:53 GMT)
The price rise for single-use bags will be extended to all businesses in England from 21 May.

British Airways owner IAG calls for action to restart flights (Fri, 07 May 2021 08:00:08 GMT)
The airline group says there is a "high level" of pent-up demand from passengers.

Tui to subsidise Covid tests for package holiday customers (Thu, 06 May 2021 23:52:17 GMT)
The travel firm is offering discounted tests with its holidays but there are concerns over testing capacity.

Road and rail building plans under review after Covid (Thu, 06 May 2021 19:58:47 GMT)
Post-pandemic shifts in travel habits could undermine the logic behind many infrastructure projects.

China's exports soar as US recovers and India stalls (Fri, 07 May 2021 06:32:58 GMT)
Export growth soared 32% in April as demand jumped for goods from the world's second largest economy.

Juukan Gorge: Rio Tinto investors in pay revolt over sacred cave blast (Fri, 07 May 2021 02:35:48 GMT)
Shareholders voted against outgoing boss's $10m bonus after sacred Aboriginal shelters were destroyed.

Liberty steel owner in talks over £200m lifeline (Thu, 06 May 2021 15:42:15 GMT)
Sanjeev Gupta's beleaguered UK steel business may yet find the help it needs, the BBC understands.

UK economy set to grow at fastest rate in more than 70 years (Thu, 06 May 2021 15:12:13 GMT)
Economy expected to grow by 7.25% in 2021 as lockdown restrictions are eased, says Bank of England.

UK service sector growth hits seven-year high (Thu, 06 May 2021 09:02:46 GMT)
The UK's dominant services sector rebounded in April as lockdown restrictions were eased.

Sub-postmaster's wife 'cried eyes out' over jailing (Thu, 06 May 2021 10:42:21 GMT)
A wrongly-jailed postmaster's wife has described the ordeal of seeing her husband locked up.

No full-time return to the office for over a million (Thu, 06 May 2021 11:59:49 GMT)
Almost all of 50 big UK firms tell the BBC staff will divide their time between home and office in future.

Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office? (Wed, 05 May 2021 16:13:36 GMT)
As lockdown restrictions ease gradually across the UK, what are the rules about returning to work?

Next expects post-lockdown sales surge to be short-lived (Thu, 06 May 2021 08:54:10 GMT)
The fashion chain raises its profit forecast but says the recent rebound in sales may not last.

IBM 2nm chip breakthrough claims more power with less energy (Thu, 06 May 2021 12:27:13 GMT)
Next-gen processor tech gives more performance with less energy use, IBM claims.

'We are desperate to go travelling again' (Wed, 05 May 2021 23:17:49 GMT)
"Digital nomads" aim to get back to mobile working after Covid, with many countries wooing them.

Back to work: 'We're not going back to the office' (Wed, 05 May 2021 23:04:40 GMT)
Tara Tomes of East Village PR firm in Birmingham explains why she's ditching the office.

The company where colleagues decide your salary (Tue, 04 May 2021 23:03:26 GMT)
A software firm in Argentina is trying a radical experiment in employee transparency and democracy.

Food giants respond to worries over packaging (Mon, 03 May 2021 23:03:47 GMT)
The phasing out of single-use plastics gathers pace with big companies adopting alternatives.

Microchip shortage: Inside a factory racing to meet demand (Mon, 03 May 2021 23:08:31 GMT)
Katie Silver tours a microchip factory in Singapore racing to meet demand amid a global shortage.

My Money: 'It feels like a luxury to shop for non-essential items' (Sun, 02 May 2021 23:02:34 GMT)
Social care worker Sarah takes us through her weekly spending as England's national lockdown lifts.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Rag 'n' Bone Man on fame, tattoos and fatherhood (Fri, 07 May 2021 00:09:33 GMT)
The star explains why his second album took so long, and how his son inspired a new face tattoo.

Eurovision's noisy fans are back despite Dutch pandemic (Thu, 06 May 2021 23:35:56 GMT)
It's Europe's most popular cultural event and the Netherlands will host it despite battling a third Covid wave.

Arts figures criticise plan to cut university funding for creative subjects (Thu, 06 May 2021 15:05:29 GMT)
Jarvis Cocker, Maxine Peake and Bernardine Evaristo all oppose the government proposals.

Childish Gambino sued by rapper over This Is America copying claim (Thu, 06 May 2021 16:27:25 GMT)
The Grammy Award-winning song was copied from an unknown US rapper, he claims in court documents.

Nick Kamen: Madonna heartbroken by singer and model's death (Thu, 06 May 2021 12:41:47 GMT)
The Levi's model, actor and singer's biggest hit single was co-written by the queen of pop.

Jenny Agutter to reprise Railway Children role in film sequel (Thu, 06 May 2021 10:41:46 GMT)
The actress will reprise her role as Bobbie Waterbury, more than 50 years after the original film.

Ed Sheeran to sponsor Ipswich Town FC (Thu, 06 May 2021 11:22:23 GMT)
The singer has agreed a one-year deal with the club to sponsor the men's and women's team shirts.

Little Mix on Leigh-Anne's baby news, life after Jesy and the Brit Awards (Thu, 06 May 2021 09:49:19 GMT)
The British girl group open up about Leigh-Anne keeping her pregnancy secret, and life after Jesy.

Wireless: Ivorian Doll ‘not shocked’ at lack of women (Thu, 06 May 2021 11:25:41 GMT)
The Queen of Drill is one of just four females of 46 performers on the festival's announced line-up.

Mortal Kombat movie wants to 'respect' its gaming history (Thu, 06 May 2021 11:40:57 GMT)
Newsbeat speaks to the stars of the latest movie adaptation of Mortal Kombat

Ray Teret: Former DJ jailed for raping girls dies in prison (Wed, 05 May 2021 19:48:51 GMT)
Disgraced broadcaster Ray Teret attacked and abused children as young as 12 in the 1960s and 70s.

Made of Steel comic: Artist dad inspired by 'bolshie and brave' daughter (Thu, 06 May 2021 11:44:00 GMT)
Jim Connolly hopes his strong characters show young girls gender "shouldn't hold them back" in life.

Broadway tickets to go on sale for September reopening (Thu, 06 May 2021 01:25:41 GMT)
New York's major theatres have been closed since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sir Paul McCartney honoured by Royal Mail stamps (Thu, 06 May 2021 08:34:49 GMT)
Royal Mail says the stamps are "a fitting tribute" to a "much loved and revered musical icon".

Night Fever: How club culture has moved with the times (Wed, 05 May 2021 23:46:40 GMT)
A new show looks at the origins of disco culture in the 1960s and how it's developed since.

While She Sleeps: Why I spend big subscribing to my favourite band (Wed, 05 May 2021 23:33:25 GMT)
Sheffield band While She Sleeps say they've created 'a sustainable model' for the music industry.

Lelush: How a sulky Russian model became China's slacker icon (Thu, 06 May 2021 00:06:32 GMT)
Getting trapped in a boy band reality TV contest was just the start of Lelush's unlikely journey.

Dove Cameron: Why the former Disney star is one to watch in 2021 (Mon, 03 May 2021 23:12:42 GMT)
With two TV shows, a movie and a pop career in the making, the former Disney star is one to watch.

Covid: Packed pilot festival brings the good times back - for one night (Mon, 03 May 2021 02:16:14 GMT)
Blossoms play to 5,000 fans in Liverpool to help gather research for this summer's festival season.

Britney Spears: Does the latest documentary tell us anything new? (Fri, 30 Apr 2021 23:48:46 GMT)
Another new documentary examining the singer's conservatorship is released this weekend.

How a tribute band inspired Royal Blood's new music (Fri, 30 Apr 2021 02:40:04 GMT)
Frontman Mike Kerr says he ditched dozens of songs after watching tribute act Royal Monster in 2018.

Xueli Abbing: The abandoned baby who became a Vogue model (Thu, 29 Apr 2021 23:33:30 GMT)
The 16-year-old's albinism led to her being abandoned as a baby but she is now a successful model.

The Coronation Street storyline based on a real-life murder (Thu, 06 May 2021 18:07:22 GMT)
The plot is drawn from the killing of Sophie Lancaster in 2007, who was murdered for being a goth.

Line of Duty finale: 'H' actor reacts to their unmasking (Mon, 03 May 2021 10:59:35 GMT)
Spoilers ahead, look away now! Line of Duty's "H" on Sunday night’s reveal and fan theories.

Covid: Music fans take part in pilot concert with Blossoms (Mon, 03 May 2021 11:52:13 GMT)
Five-thousand music fans attend a pilot concert held in a big top in Liverpool.

Clubbing comes back: 'This is the best day of my life' (Fri, 30 Apr 2021 23:00:58 GMT)
For the first time since the pandemic began, a nightclub opens its doors.

Line of Duty finale: Obsessed podcaster Craig Parkinson - 'I've gone so deep forensically' (Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:01:55 GMT)
Craig Parkinson, who played DI "Dot" Cotton, is interrogated by BBC Breakfast. Will he crack?

Henny Beaumont: Painting the female victims of violence (Thu, 29 Apr 2021 23:06:00 GMT)
Illustrator and cartoonist Henny Beaumont on why she's memorialising female victims of violence.

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