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Brexit: Firms call for action after May's Florence speech (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:28:32 GMT)
After Theresa May's Brexit speech, business groups say it is now time for progress on trade and transition.

Uber London loses licence to operate (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:10:12 GMT)
Ride-hailing app Uber is "not fit and proper" to operate in London, the transport regulator says.

Solar panel imports 'harm US producers' (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:22:25 GMT)
President Trump will make a decision on help for US solar manufacturers after a trade panel ruling.

Visitor numbers to UK hit record in July (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:46:07 GMT)
The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time.

Slough named as the 'best place' to work and live (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:13:26 GMT)
The town immortalised by 'The Office' is a "prime spot" for jobs and a good quality of life.

Eurozone sees 'burst of activity' in September (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:20:05 GMT)
The eurozone economy ended the third quarter of the year on a strong note, a survey indicates.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94 (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:00:17 GMT)
Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

FTSE 100 recovers as sterling slips (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:27:25 GMT)
UK shares reverse early losses to head higher while the pound dips after Theresa May's Brexit speech.

Japan's yen rises after N Korea warning (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:35:40 GMT)
Analysts say the situation would have to be catastrophic for investors to flee the currency.

Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:08:18 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.

SEC faces questions after cyber breach (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:25 GMT)
The SEC said Wednesday that a breach of its document system may have led to illicit trading.

Man Utd reports record revenues as TV cash soars (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:36:42 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.

What if the animals we eat run out of food? (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:26:47 GMT)
The man who's turning food waste into maggot-based animal feed.

Vauxhall: Luton distribution centre marks 50th year (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:09:24 GMT)
Vauxhall's main distribution centre in Luton was one of the largest facilities in the country when it opened in 1967.

Smart farming's 'eye in the sky' (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:55:24 GMT)
Farmers in South Africa are using drones to help them increase crop yields.

How business is driving the new space race (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:04:08 GMT)
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Gambia's all-female oyster catchers (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:04:43 GMT)
The BBC meets the women in Gambia who are harvesting oysters for food and for water purification.

How the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:07:17 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Barbie doll became a million dollar idea.

Could maggots save global food supplies? (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:03:54 GMT)
Could maggots boost global food output? One South African firm is using them to boost limited stocks of fishmeal.

'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.

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.

Big kids (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:15:11 GMT)
High street brands are currently enamoured with unicorns, mermaids, My Little Pony and Polly Pocket.

Invisible threat (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:47 GMT)
Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

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

Foo Fighters ticket mix-up: The O2 criticised for links to ticketing site (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:46:58 GMT)
The partnership is "deeply concerning", says MP after fans are turned away from a Foo Fighters show.

Sampha leaps up chart after Mercury Music Prize win (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:53:50 GMT)
His debut album Process leaps from 152 to number seven after winning the Mercury Music Prize.

BBC One to broadcast new primetime music show (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:02:18 GMT)
Greg James and A.Dot will host a new, weekly music show on BBC One, live from Television Centre.

Sandi Toksvig tribute to 'lovely' 15 to 1 host (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:11:21 GMT)
The Bake Off presenter says it was "sad news" to hear of the death of her fellow 15 to 1 host.

Wolf Alice: 'Our album is like hummus' (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:55:35 GMT)
The indie band discuss tour riders, panic attacks and why Craig David should be prime minister.

Strictly Come Dancing: Can you predict the winner? (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:53:31 GMT)
Reality Check has looked at what statistics can tell you about who might win the Strictly glitter ball

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".

Sinead Morrissey wins Forward Prize for poetry (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:56:31 GMT)
Previous winners of one of poetry's most prestigious prizes include Ted Hughes and Carol Ann Duffy.

Harry Styles T-shirt pricing 'mistake' as fans pay more for larger sizes (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:01:09 GMT)
There was an error in size pricing at his LA gig which meant some fans had to pay more.

Riverdale safety questions after KJ Apa crashes car after 14-hour day (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:48:21 GMT)
KJ Apa, who plays Archie in the show, was in a collision last week after working a 14-hour day on set.

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.

'Dark' version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch planned by television network The CW (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:04:38 GMT)
A new "evil" version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is being made by the CW Network.

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.

Picasso nudes to be reunited after 85 years (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:53:35 GMT)
The paintings of the artist's younger lover have not been displayed together since 1932.

Banksy Liverpool murals sold for £3.2m to Qatari buyer (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:42:16 GMT)
One of the works, the Liverpool Rat mural, failed to sell at a London auction in 2014.

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.

The transgender dancer telling her story (Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:50:20 GMT)
How transgender dancer Lucy Fizz is challenging society's view of the LGBT community.

'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.

Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon (Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:12:36 GMT)
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

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.

James Bond auction fetches £112,000 (Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:48:42 GMT)
The on-screen props and chair were among the 500-piece collection from a anonymous seller.

Vikander, Tomb Raider and other poster 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.

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.

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