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RBS reports first profit in 10 years (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:17:28 GMT)
The taxpayer-owned bank has reported an annual profit for the first time since the financial crisis.

Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell fined £87,000 (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:30:37 GMT)
The fine was imposed for failing to provide information about BHS's pension schemes.

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:34:02 GMT)
A growing number of corporate partners abandon the US gun lobby after the deadly school shooting.

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:12:35 GMT)
Billionaire Warren Buffett says his conglomerate has been "delivered" billions by the US tax cuts.

'Disbelief and discontent' over rail timetable delays (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:27:18 GMT)
New train timetables could be published just four weeks before journeys are due to happen

Electric powered Minis to be built in China (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:29:55 GMT)
BMW plans a partnership with a Chinese firm to build electric-powered Minis in China.

Persimmon chief's bonus cut by £25m (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:40:40 GMT)
Bonuses to top executives at housebuilder Persimmon are cut following criticism over excessive rewards.

William Hill pushed into loss by Australia writedown (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:30:17 GMT)
The bookmaker reports an annual loss of £75m after slashing the value of its Australian business.

British Rail could be revived under Labour (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:10:20 GMT)
The shadow chancellor says a Labour government would bring together tracks and trains again.

Kylie Jenner 'sooo over' Snapchat - and shares tumble (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:03:38 GMT)
Shares in Snapchat's owner sink after the reality TV star tweets her criticism of the messaging app.

EU arsenic warning over magnetic putty children's toy (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:01:36 GMT)
A magnetic putty toy is no longer on sale after dangerous levels of arsenic were found in a product.

BT told to share poles for ultrafast fibre internet (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:10:48 GMT)
BT must make it easier for rivals to install fibre broadband on telegraph poles, Ofcom says.

Standard Life Aberdeen sells insurance business for over £3bn (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:45:26 GMT)
Standard Life Aberdeen reaches a deal with Phoenix Group to sell one of the UK's oldest insurance companies.

China seizes control of insurance giant Anbang (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:32:31 GMT)
In an unusual move Anbang Insurance will be run by the government for one year.

KFC's cheeky apology for chicken chaos (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:36:57 GMT)
KFC has taken a cheeky approach to apologising for the supply chain chaos that closed more than 700 restaurants. How did it go down with the customers?

British seafood: On the menu after Brexit? (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:22:52 GMT)
Could trading terms after Brexit see more Brits eating cuttlefish, spider crabs and gurnards?

RBS profit 'very symbolic' says McEwan (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:20:52 GMT)
RBS turning an annual profit for the first time in ten years is welcomed by chief executive Ross McEwan.

Is nationalisation the answer for Britain's railways? (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:10:38 GMT)
Labour wants to renationalise Britain's railways but 75% of the industry is already under public control.

The fashion show with Hollywood visual effects (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:11:12 GMT)
Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and the London College of Fashion used a virtual avatar to join catwalk models.

Can Liberia's celebrity president tackle the economy? (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:48 GMT)
Former international footballer and now Liberian president, George Weah says fixing the economy is his main goal.

How duct tape became a million dollar idea (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:11:01 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how duct tape became a million dollar idea.

The fashion firm bringing tinsel to the high street (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:07:43 GMT)
The tinsel revolution: A design company which started in a bedroom is expanding to the high street.

KFC shortage: How much do we spend on fried chicken? (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:35:55 GMT)
KFC outlets have been forced to close due to a chicken shortage - but how much do we spend on fast food?

Fashion company loses social media followers over same-sex ads (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:14:21 GMT)
A men's suit company in the Netherlands faces "homophobic" backlash over their new same-sex adverts.

Five ideas on teaching children about saving money from the Money Advice Service (Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:09:07 GMT)
Five ideas on teaching children about saving money from the Money Advice Service.

'Crash and burn' (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:56:01 GMT)
Students are suffering from stress and anxiety owing to the pressures of housing costs, a survey has suggested.

Rail regulation (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:10:29 GMT)
Labour wants to bring Britain's railways back under public control, but 75% of the industry is already nationalised.

Wot, no signal? (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:28:19 GMT)
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.

Zombie or choir? (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:36:39 GMT)
With Theresa May hosting an away-day, what team bonding might ministers try if they can't build a Brexit consensus.

The shape of water (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:31 GMT)
The pros and cons of Labour's vow to bring the water industry back into public ownership.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53 (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:50:34 GMT)
Dawn French and Hugh Grant among co-stars to pay tribute to the "loving" Vicar of Dibley actress.

Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:56:30 GMT)
The film legend urges Johnny Hallyday's widow to give some of his money to his older children.

Missed this week's entertainment and arts news? (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:07:50 GMT)
Take a look at some of the week's biggest stories in the world of arts and entertainment.

Eddy Amoo: The Real Thing singer dies at 73 (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:23:05 GMT)
He performed on hits like You To Me Are Everything and Feel the Force in the 1970s.

Emmerdale star hits out over Twitter abuse (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:22:06 GMT)
Actor Danny Miller calls on Twitter to do more to stamp out homophobic language.

Stephen Fry recovering from prostate cancer surgery (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:00:43 GMT)
The presenter had surgery for prostate cancer and says "it all seemed to go pretty well".

Barbara Ann Alston: Singer with 1960s girl group The Crystals dies at 74 (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:49:40 GMT)
She recorded hits like Da Doo Ron Ron and He Hit Me with Phil Spector in the 1960s.

Gogglebox's Chris quits - where are the show's other former stars now? (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:39:41 GMT)
Chris Butland-Steed was part of the Channel 4 show for 10 series alongside his ex Stephen Webb.

Reading Festival boss defends 'worst' line-up (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:00:32 GMT)
Melvin Benn is "surprised" by the negative reaction to the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Fall Out Boy.

Stolen Degas painting Les Choristes found on a bus (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:55:16 GMT)
The pastel artwork was taken more than eight years ago from the Musée Cantini in Marseille.

Number of leading ladies in film falls, study suggests (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:07:51 GMT)
Women accounted for just 24% of leading roles in last year's top 100 US films, a study says.

Vicar of Dibley's Alice Tinker: 'I can't believe it's not butter' (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:53:11 GMT)
A memorable moment from the popular BBC sitcom Vicar of Dibley, with Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker, and Dawn French.

'If You Were Me' TV stars reunited after 48 years (Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:01:40 GMT)
The early 1970s BBC television programme "If You Were Me" took children on cultural exchanges around the world.

DC Comics exhibition comes to 02 Arena in London (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:47:06 GMT)
Rare props and costumes from superhero films are on show until September.

Hair to stay: Australians celebrate the mullet (Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:40:34 GMT)
Fans of the mullet gather at an inaugural festival, celebrating the instantly recognisable haircut.

Tracey Emin: 'A lot of men have changed' towards women (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:30:58 GMT)
The artist says a younger generation of men would find it "unbelievable" to be abusive towards women.

Brit Awards 2018 in two minutes: Stormzy and Dua Lipa win big (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:29:55 GMT)
The big winners are Dua Lipa and Stormzy, who used his performance to attack the government on Grenfell.

Beyonce and Jay-Z fans think there could be a joint tour on the way (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:40:48 GMT)
A Ticketmaster listing is fuelling speculation that the stars are set for a joint tour.

Neanderthals were capable of making art (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:07:18 GMT)
Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.

How Lily Newmark found bullying 'closure' in Pin Cushion film (Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:42:29 GMT)
Rising star says making her new film was traumatising but helped to put her difficult past to rest.

The fashion show with Hollywood visual effects (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:11:12 GMT)
Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and the London College of Fashion used a virtual avatar to join catwalk models.

Brit Awards 2018: The real winners and losers (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:34:24 GMT)
From best mum to worst metaphor, these are the only Brit awards that really count.

Christopher Eccleston: Northern accent 'held me back' (Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:06:46 GMT)
The actor says he struggled to secure Shakespearean roles on stage because of his native Salford accent.

Brit Awards 2018: The best pictures from the ceremony (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:36:43 GMT)
Some of the biggest stars in music took to the stage on the biggest night in British pop.

Oscars 2018: Which films are worth watching before the ceremony? (Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:03:29 GMT)
Film critic Ali Plumb gives his tips for the films that are worth your time before the awards on Sunday 4 March.

LFW: Walking condom dress and a colourful Cara Delevingne (Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:33:04 GMT)
London Fashion Week highlights so far include yeti feet, balloon ensembles and a walking condom dress.

25 things you absolutely need to know about Top Gear's 25th series (Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:45:40 GMT)
LeBlanc, Harris and Reid are back.

Jack Whitehall: I asked for the Chuckle Brothers at the Brits (Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:36:46 GMT)
Actor and comedian Jack Whitehall on how he's preparing for British music's biggest presenting gig.

What the Baftas tell us about the Oscar race (Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:20:39 GMT)
Will Three Billboards and The Shape of Water ace it at March's all-important Oscars?

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