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Calls for debt relief for world's poorest nations (Tue, 07 Apr 2020 02:14:02 GMT)
More than 100 global organisations want debt payments to be waived for developing countries this year.

Coronavirus: Why is the petrol price nearing £1 a litre? (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:01:17 GMT)
An oil price war and Covid-19 travel restrictions are cutting fuel costs but it is not good news for everyone.

Coronavirus: 'I was asked for £430 a month for my shut nursery' (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:01:18 GMT)
Many nurseries are closed, but some are still asking parents to continue to pay a monthly fee

Waitrose in u-turn on virus pay policy (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 20:57:26 GMT)
The firm said it no longer expects staff to recover time they take off for sick family members.

Coronavirus: Don't bail out airlines, say climate campaigners (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 20:55:04 GMT)
Climate change: Use crisis to turn aviation green, say campaigners

UK drivers win first round in VW 'dieselgate' case (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:19:35 GMT)
The High Court rules that the German firm installed 'defeat devices' in vehicles to cheat emissions tests.

Coronavirus: You can't just stop paying rent, tenants told (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:58:08 GMT)
Landlords say the government should make it clear that rent must be paid unless a landlord agrees to a pause.

Coronavirus: Debenhams to file for administration (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:56:47 GMT)
The department store chain, which employs 20,000 people, says the move will allow it to keep trading.

Coronavirus: Defence firm Babcock to make 10,000 ventilators (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:05:56 GMT)
The move comes as tech giant Apple says it will start making face shields for medical workers.

Top bosses agree pay cuts as thousand more staff suspended (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:13:05 GMT)
More executives agree pay cuts, as firms continue to suspend thousands of staff and slash wages.

Coronavirus: 'Under-25s and women financially worst-hit' (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:50:37 GMT)
A "concentration" of workers under 25, women and the low-paid will be hit by the virus lockdown.

Coronavirus: New UK car registrations plunge by more than 40% (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:30:50 GMT)
Motor industry records the worst March for two decades as the Covid-19 outbreak keeps buyers at home.

Oil jittery as Saudi Arabia-Russia talks delayed (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 06:08:52 GMT)
The two major crude producers had been scheduled to hold talks on Monday but meeting has been delayed.

Coronavirus: ExCel U-turns on charging NHS for hospital site (Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:36:44 GMT)
The owner of the centre will now cover costs for the NHS Nightingale Hospital.

Coronavirus: Cath Kidston set to call in administrators (Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:36:02 GMT)
The retailer is expected to appoint advisers as the coronavirus heaps more pressure on the High Street.

Coronavirus: 'I missed out on furlough payments by a day' (Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:32:53 GMT)
Thousands of people who started new jobs are not eligible for the government's 80% wage grant.

NMC Health lender applies to court for administration (Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:17:08 GMT)
The FTSE 100 firm has been under scrutiny for alleged unauthorised financial activities.

Coronavirus: Ferries need financial help to survive pandemic, says trade association (Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:52:40 GMT)
Services providing supplies of food, medical equipment and other imported goods could be at risk.

Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over 'crackpot' 5G conspiracies (Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:54:40 GMT)
Government will tell social media firms to take down posts more quickly after attacks on masts.

'We all have resilience... You've got to make it grow' (Sun, 05 Apr 2020 23:18:27 GMT)
Professional explorer Mike Horn reflects upon his daredevil career so far.

Madam CJ Walker: 'An inspiration to us all' (Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:52:36 GMT)
How an African-American orphan and single mother founded a business empire - 114 years ago.

My Money: 'People have started leaving their houses again' (Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:04:41 GMT)
As part of a BBC blog series, Jen Smith talks us through one week as pandemic restrictions ease in Shenzhen.

Coronavirus threatens the next generation of smartphones (Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:06:11 GMT)
The latest smartphones might be delayed due to disrupted supply chains and shoppers staying at home.

What does it mean to declare insolvency? (Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:06:41 GMT)
What does it mean when firms declare themselves insolvent?

Will coronavirus reverse globalisation? (Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:05:44 GMT)
Could Covid-19 permanently change how the global economy works?

Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket' (Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:02:09 GMT)
An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

Big splash: The world's largest designer of water parks (Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:05:54 GMT)
Geoff Chutter is the founder of Whitewater West, the world's largest water park design firm.

Coronavirus meant we had to delay our wedding (Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:36:57 GMT)
The coronavirus outbreak means big weddings are currently impossible. Here's one couple's experience.

'The phone slipped into the bath': Conference call tales (Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:01:34 GMT)
How to avoid some of the pitfalls of teleconferencing and how it is changing the way we meet and do business.

'My $60m weight-loss app cured my personal pain' (Sun, 29 Mar 2020 23:19:40 GMT)
Victoria Repa has created an app to help people lose weight, an issue she struggled with growing up.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94 (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:58:03 GMT)
The British actress famously played Pussy Galore opposite Sean Connery's James Bond.

ITV drama Quiz explores Millionaire cough scandal (Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:46:44 GMT)
A three-part series tells the story of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? coughing scandal.

Short-form streaming app Quibi launches to rival Netflix (Tue, 07 Apr 2020 02:33:21 GMT)
BBC's technology reporter tests if Quibi's platform with 10-minute or shorter videos could get viewers hooked.

Coronavirus: The Queen's message seen by 24 million (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:22:27 GMT)
The Queen's rallying call to the nation is the second most watched broadcast of the year so far.

Duffy: Singer was ‘drugged for four weeks, raped and taken abroad’ (Sun, 05 Apr 2020 21:46:36 GMT)
The singer says she was drugged and held for four weeks, and feared for her life.

Coronavirus: Stephen Fry to star in online play (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:03:23 GMT)
The Understudy, based on David Nicholls' novel, will be broadcast online in May.

Plagues, zombies and vampires: How Hollywood handles deadly viruses (Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:40:11 GMT)
As online audiences flock to movies like Contagion, we explore how viruses are depicted on film.

Lean On Me singer Bill Withers dies at 81 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:51:04 GMT)
The 1970s soul singer died of heart complications, his family said.

The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson shows her characters social distancing (Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:41:12 GMT)
Julia Donaldson and illustrator Alex Sheffler help children understand the regulations in new images.

BBC offers biggest online education push 'in its history' (Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:08:17 GMT)
Schoolchildren will be offered online videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles on core subjects.

Obituary: Honor Blackman (Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:43:45 GMT)
Consummate actress and original all-action girl who became both a role model and a pin-up for a generation.

How Matt Lucas' Baked Potato Song will help feed NHS workers (Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:25:17 GMT)
The Little Britain star is releasing his Baked Potato Song to raise funds for the FeedNHS campaign.

Jay Blades: From repairing lives to hosting TV hit The Repair Shop (Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:31:23 GMT)
Jay Blades, host of BBC One's surprise hit The Repair Shop, never aimed for a career on screen.

Bafta Games Awards: How to host a ceremony in lockdown (Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:33:21 GMT)
The Bafta Games Awards will be the first major awards to take place during social distancing rules.

Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win 'Nobel Prize' of computing (Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:07:17 GMT)
The men who made Toy Story and Finding Nemo possible speak to the BBC about their Turing Award win.

How a Rastafarian village gave Hollywood Peter Pan (Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:55:20 GMT)
A child actor from a small religious community in Antigua is bringing the timeless character to life.

Why Anne Tyler won't be writing about the coronavirus (Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:41:36 GMT)
One of America's greatest living writers says it would be "wrongheaded" to mention the virus in a book.

Coronavirus: Closed visitor gardens create virtual tours (Sun, 05 Apr 2020 00:12:32 GMT)
People who are at home can still get a glimpse of garden attractions even though they are closed.

Poetry power: BBC correspondents read their favourites (Sun, 05 Apr 2020 06:06:32 GMT)
Listen to some BBC correspondents sharing the poems that have helped them through difficult times.

Culture from your sofa: Five best activities to see or hear online for free (Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:01:58 GMT)
From DJ sets to virtually visiting the Vatican, here's five free online activities to immerse yourself in.

Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket' (Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:02:09 GMT)
An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

Coronavirus: How news is made while there are restrictions (Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:01:24 GMT)
The pandemic has led to new challenges for broadcasting and newsgathering. Amol Rajan looks at some of the changes.

BBC's George Alagiah on living with coronavirus and cancer (Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:09:43 GMT)
Newsreader George Alagiah says he caught the virus between cancer treatments and had mild symptoms.

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