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Patisserie Valerie auditor faces probe over alleged fraud (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:37:12 GMT)
The accountancy watchdog is investigating Grant Thornton after fraud allegations at the cake stores.

Four reasons that Apple shares have been falling (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:43:40 GMT)
Shares in the tech giant have dropped 25% since their October peak - so what's the problem?

Carlos Ghosn : Renault names interim chief executive (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:58:57 GMT)
Thierry Bolloré will lead the French car maker but Carlos Ghosn remains as chairman and chief executive.

US adviser hints at evicting China from WTO (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:02 GMT)
One of President Trump's top advisers says that China has 'misbehaved'.

RBS customer lost thousands of pounds in scam (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:02:50 GMT)
The bank insisted for over a year the customer was aware of the transaction and refused a refund.

TalkTalk to move headquarters to Salford from London (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:02:23 GMT)
Hundreds of roles would be relocated from London, says the broadband provider.

US says China has 'not altered' unfair trade practices (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:59:22 GMT)
The latest attacks come ahead of a high-stakes meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping this month.

Glamour magazine to go online only in the US (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:06:40 GMT)
The magazine said it would target its readers online "on the platforms they frequent most".

Markets drop as tech slowdown fears grow (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:41:59 GMT)
A sell-off led by technology firms spreads to other stocks; oil prices sink by nearly 7%.

Sugar tax on soft drinks raises £154m (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:59:12 GMT)
Income from the levy, which began in April, is on track to meet the estimate of £240m.

What's gone wrong at Victoria's Secret? (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:46:24 GMT)
A new boss has been named to lead the brand, which is grappling with declining sales.

Boots travel insurer faces double investigation (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:31:12 GMT)
A firm called Travel Insurance Facilities is being accused of denying proper care to policyholders.

Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:17:00 GMT)
The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.

Marks & Spencer knickers display branded 'vomit-inducing' (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:28:01 GMT)
Women must have "fancy little knickers" while men must have "outfits to impress".

How to check if Black Friday deals really are cheaper (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:03:05 GMT)
Price-trackers can show the history of what on-line retailers have been charging

Brexit fears fail to dent EasyJet bookings (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:31:12 GMT)
Shares fall despite airline reporting record annual profits and "promising" bookings for next year.

Reality Check: Can you be 'employed' for one hour's work? (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:52:37 GMT)
How many hours do you need to work to be officially classified as "employed"?

Migrant workers send home £8bn to families (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:59:23 GMT)
The UN says money sent home pays for school, but too much is taken in transfer charges.

Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:24:30 GMT)
The US firm says it will take home rentals in Israeli settlements on occupied land off its website.

Wall Street sees red as tech shares plunge (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:01:36 GMT)
Apple falls on a report it has cut iPhone orders; US-China trade fears weigh on stocks.

Meet @JohnLewis - the John Lewis that isn't the British retailer (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:22:27 GMT)
Every year an American lecturer is mixed up with the retailer but now he has his own Christmas ad

TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:23:39 GMT)
Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, accessed customers' information during the cyber attack.

Father sues McDonald's over 'advertising' of Happy Meals (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:38:45 GMT)
A class-action lawsuit alleges McDonald's Happy Meals break local laws against marketing to children.

Alex Rodriguez: 'London is open for business and baseball' (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:18:32 GMT)
Former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is in London to promote Major League Baseball in the UK.

NY Stock Exchange President: 'A man wouldn't get that question' (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:17:23 GMT)
Stacey Cunningham is the first female president of the New York Stock Exchange.

Transgender women in India: 'This is how we survive' (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:13:18 GMT)
Transgender people in India were granted legal status in 2014 but many face discrimination and struggle to find work.

'You'll fail a lot, but failure is hollow' (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:07:55 GMT)
You'll fail a lot but you'll learn as an entrepreneur from your failures, says Mohamed Al Awadhi.

CBI 'Confederation of European Industry' (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:47:31 GMT)
The prime minster is urged to think again, not to sign her withdrawal agreement and not listen to the CBI which was branded the "Confederation of European Industry".

'Virgin Media charged me an outrageous sum' (Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:16:08 GMT)
John Jones tells the BBC he was charged a £240 contract break fee despite being with Virgin Media for seven years.

Brexit agreement: What does the 585-page document say? (Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:32:12 GMT)
The BBC's Adam Fleming takes a brief look at what's in the 585-page Brexit agreement document.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

K-pop and Latin: Why the time is now for foreign language hits (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:09:42 GMT)
Latin music and K-pop are riding high in the UK charts - so why are Brits finally embracing songs in other languages?

Millie Bobby Brown: 'I've been bullied... that inspires me' (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:37:14 GMT)
The Stranger Things actor discusses her role as the youngest ever Unicef Goodwill ambassador.

Glamour magazine to go online only in the US (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:06:40 GMT)
The magazine said it would target its readers online "on the platforms they frequent most".

Six celebrities who were injured... by their children (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:01:56 GMT)
Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes isn't the only star to have been hurt by his nearest and dearest.

Nedim Yasar: Reformed gangster shot after book launch (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 23:41:09 GMT)
Nedim Yasar, 31, dies in Copenhagen after promoting his memoir on how he left a life of crime.

Cheryl hits back at 'abuse' over X Factor performance (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:06:23 GMT)
The singer says the the "unbalanced negativity" towards her performance on the show has been "shocking".

Love Island's Zara 'blamed for revenge porn' (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:29:12 GMT)
The former contestant from this summer's ITV2 dating series says she's twice been victimised.

Cardi B fulfils 'childhood dream' of buying her mum a house (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:16:27 GMT)
The rapper gives a tour of the house she's bought for her mother, saying it's the "happiest day of my life".

A Northern Soul: Donors help Hull's hip-hop bus stay on the road (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:58:44 GMT)
Donations flood in for a bus teaching music skills to children in Hull after a BBC Two documentary.

Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch misses out on Mirror Ball (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:52:11 GMT)
A message from Emma Watson wasn't enough to see the Harry Potter star win Dancing with the Stars.

BBC launches consultation on TV licence fee for over-75s (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:15:14 GMT)
The public gets a say on whether the BBC should pay for licences for the over-75s when funding runs out.

Amitabh Bachchan pays off farmers' loans worth $500,000 (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:23:32 GMT)
Amitabh Bachchan says he has cleared the loans of 1,400 farmers, at a cost of more than half a million dollars.

Taylor Swift signs her first record deal with a major label (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:54:30 GMT)
The singer has been signed to independent record label Big Machine since she was just 14-years-old.

Meghan meets Take That at first Royal Variety Performance (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:30:15 GMT)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet Take That at the charity show - the first time she has attended.

Actor Matthew Rhys on why he is teaching his son Welsh (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:36:25 GMT)
Actor Matthew Rhys explains why he speaks only Welsh to his American-born son, two.

International Emmys 2018: BBC wins two awards (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:43:16 GMT)
Man in an Orange Shirt is one of the BBC productions awarded at the event honouring TV made outside the US.

I'm A Celeb's Anne Hegerty opens up about Asperger's (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 07:58:10 GMT)
Fans watched her speak about her condition with former EastEnders actress Rita Simons and other campmates.

Dynasties: 'Attenborough would have rescued penguins' (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:39:04 GMT)
The veteran naturalist would have intervened to help the birds trapped in a ravine, says exec producer.

Harry Potter cast wish Luna Lovegood actress luck in Dancing with the Stars (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:27:34 GMT)
Stars from the Potter universe wish Evanna good luck ahead of the Dancing with the Stars final.

Vicar of Dibley's John Bluthal dies (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:00:46 GMT)
John Bluthal, best known for playing parish secretary Frank Pickle, is remembered by Dawn French.

Deaf boy reacts to CBeebies sign language story (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:28:43 GMT)
A deaf six-year-old gives an extraordinary reaction to Rob Delaney's CBeebies Bedtime Story told in sign language.

Pompeii dig reveals erotic Leda and Swan fresco (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:53:41 GMT)
Archaeologists unearth a colourful Roman fresco of Leda and the Swan in Pompeii.

Gaza Strip's only concert grand piano makes music again (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 04:49:39 GMT)
The only concert grand piano in Gaza has been restored and played in a rare concert.

Birmingham artist sells 'bad' doodles for charity (Wed, 21 Nov 2018 01:09:53 GMT)
Jon Arton started giving away bad doodles after being inundated with requests for free sketches.

The 'mini-Glastonbury' in a Birmingham back garden (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:04:39 GMT)
A music festival in a suburban garden is helping mental health patients tackle their issues.

Attenborough agreed with decision to save penguins' lives (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:39:25 GMT)
The Dynasties crew took a rare decision to intervene when a group of stranded emperor penguins faced death.

Dancing with the Stars: Harry Potter actors' good-luck messages (Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:19:27 GMT)
Film cast members say they're "rooting" for one of their own, who's appearing in a TV dancing show final.

I'm a Celebrity debut for Holly Willoughby (Sun, 18 Nov 2018 22:30:27 GMT)
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is back for 2018 without Ant McPartlin.

Jiang Jinfu: Actor admits domestic violence (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:58:26 GMT)
Jiang Jinfu admits abusing his girlfriend Zhongpu Youhua after she posts photos of injuries on Instagram

What's gone wrong at Victoria's Secret? (Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:46:24 GMT)
A new boss has been named to lead the brand, which is grappling with declining sales.

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