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Northern Rock: US firm 'misled' UK government on mortgages (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:22:20 GMT)
BBC's Panorama says a US private equity firm failed to provide better mortgage deals for customers.

Morrisons loses data leak challenge (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:55:34 GMT)
The Court of Appeal says the supermarket is liable for a data breach in which staff data was posted online.

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:11:24 GMT)
Philip Morris says its campaign is "an important next step" in its aim to stop selling cigarettes.

Ryanair profits hit by strikes and higher fuel costs (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:15:20 GMT)
Higher fuel costs also contributed to a 7% decline in half-year profits.

Dr Martens' profits march forward (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:14:46 GMT)
The British footwear firm, which sells in 58 countries, sees sales and earnings rise.

Addison Lee plans self-driving taxis by 2021 (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:48:42 GMT)
The taxi firm is pitting itself against rival Uber in a race to offer self-driving car services.

Shanghai Composite: surges on hopes of market support (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:44:56 GMT)
The jump comes after Chinese officials moved to boost investor confidence as growth slows.

Budget 2018: Everything you need to know (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:05:34 GMT)
When is the Budget, what is it, and why does it matter? Your guide to the chancellor's big day.

Ryanair flight: 'Racial abuse passenger' referred to police (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:24:16 GMT)
A man was filmed shouting abuse at a black woman in an incident that has been referred to police.

The billionaires fuelling a space race (Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:55:59 GMT)
Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk are among a number of entrepreneurs with galactic ambitions.

Online sellers 'pay for positive reviews' (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:58:49 GMT)
A Which? investigator was hired to write high-rated reviews online in return for free goods.

Worries among tenants over deposit return (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:57:09 GMT)
A survey says nearly a fifth of private tenants have waited more than three months to get a deposit back.

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:13:28 GMT)
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.

GoPro boss: 'The market dictates the product we sell' (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:14:31 GMT)
Whatever product you design, your customers will dictate what sells, says GoPro boss Nick Woodman.

'Mansize' tissue to 'housewife' pillowcase (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:45:43 GMT)
Kleenex has stopped branding big tissues Mansize, but that's not the only gender-identifying product out there.

Just Eat: How clean is your takeaway? (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:04:18 GMT)
A BBC investigation finds numerous zero rated takeaways on Just Eat, the UK's biggest online platform.

Canada cashes in on legal cannabis (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:41:20 GMT)
The legalisation of cannabis in Canada could have a huge impact on the country's economy.

Crickets: The food of the future? (Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:16:25 GMT)
A Vietnamese start-up is betting on crickets as a way of keeping a growing world population fed.

Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis says he owes his success to dyslexia (Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:34:34 GMT)
Businessman and former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has credited dyslexia for his success.

Sears: The slow death of a US retail giant (Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:54:31 GMT)
The decline of the former US shopping industry titan resulted in filing for bankruptcy.

Sophie Cornish: ‘Women, don’t be so hard on yourselves!’ (Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:05:11 GMT)
"Women tend to be their own worst critics," says notonthehighstreet.com co-founder Sarah Cornish.

Kleenex bins 'Mansize' tissue brand (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:10:43 GMT)
People complained that the branding, which has been in use for 60 years, was sexist.

Tiny Palm smartphone baffles gadget fans (Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:29:27 GMT)
The credit-card-sized device is designed to help people take a break from their main phone.

The £1.3bn finance firm that was conceived in a pub (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:09:33 GMT)
After Samir Desai told two friends his idea for a business over a few pints, the three of them went on to establish lending firm Funding Circle.

Why do governments underspend on big projects? (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:07:24 GMT)
UK governments are not good at putting the amount into capital investments that they say they are going to.

K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West (Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:51:20 GMT)
A revolution in Korean beauty trends has come to the UK, but why does it appeal so much to millennials?

'How could I find £3,000 to pay for my mum's funeral?' (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:58:59 GMT)
With the average cost of a funeral on the rise, a growing number of people are looking for cheaper alternatives.

What's the point of concept cars? (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:08:41 GMT)
Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why spend millions on them if they're never going to make it into production?

US economy under Trump: Is it the best in history? (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:13:15 GMT)
Is the US economy under President Trump the best it's ever been?

How the petrol and diesel ban will work (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:28:53 GMT)
A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs say.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley leave Radio 2 Drivetime (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:02:09 GMT)
Simon Mayo is leaving Radio 2 altogether after a huge listener backlash to the new Drivetime show.

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff join Top Gear (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:24:52 GMT)
Paddy McGuinness and Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff are announced as new hosts of the driving show.

Pete Davidson speaks out for first time on Ariana split (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:48:04 GMT)
The comedian was performing at a benefit gig when he made jokes about his split from the singer.

Willy Wonka actress Diana Sowle dies, aged 88 (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:24:27 GMT)
The actress was best known for her role as the mother of Charlie in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Chris Hemsworth picks up US hitchhiker in Australia (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:54:56 GMT)
Musician Scott Hildebrand got a helicopter lift in Australia with the superhero film star.

Swedish House Mafia are back with new music and a show (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:53:10 GMT)
The legendary DJs announce they will perform brand new music during live gigs starting in May next year.

Selma Blair: Cruel Intentions star reveals MS diagnosis (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:19:49 GMT)
Selma Blair shared the news in an emotional Instagram post, saying the news was "overwhelming".

Radio 1 Teen Awards: Gemma Collins makes a dramatic entrance (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:33:13 GMT)
After THAT fall last year, it's only right the reality TV star made a big appearance at this year's event.

Peterloo: The man who ordered a massacre (Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:21:30 GMT)
Downton Abbey creator Lord Fellowes condemns his "evil" ancestor who ordered the Peterloo Massacre.

Teen Awards: Little Mix, BTS and Cardi B winners at Radio 1 awards (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:21:34 GMT)
The winners were chosen by Radio 1 listeners, who also voted Cardi B as the most entertaining celeb.

The Walking Dead boss teases Andrew Lincoln/Rick Grimes detail (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:41:36 GMT)
A Newsbeat exclusive with new The Walking Dead boss Angela Kang on a fresh chapter for the show.

Liam Payne: 'Time we treat women with more respect' (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 17:19:15 GMT)
Singer says reports linking him romantically with "every female member of my staff" are "demeaning".

Laurel and Hardy for a new generation (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:03:45 GMT)
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play the comedy duo in Stan & Ollie.

Can a girl from the Bronx become the next K-pop star? (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:10:37 GMT)
A training centre in New York City is teaching hopefuls on how to break into K-pop.

Deaf dance troupe House of Krip seek to change perceptions (Sat, 20 Oct 2018 01:52:06 GMT)
The House of Krip vogue dance troupe is challenging perceptions of deaf and disabled people.

Cardi B hands out free winter coats in Brooklyn (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:58:31 GMT)
Fans of the rapper queue for hours for the clothing as well as for selfies with the star.

Tina Turner from hardship to happiness (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:35:57 GMT)
As she approaches 80, the legendary singer Tina Turner speaks about fame, love and happiness.

David Beckham admits marriage 'hard work' (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:58:39 GMT)
Retired footballer gives candid interview to Australian TV show ahead of Invictus Games appearance.

5 things about Red Dead Redemption 2 (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:32:01 GMT)
The hotly anticipated video game is released this week.

Nine entertainment stories you may have missed this week (Sun, 21 Oct 2018 08:06:49 GMT)
From Piers getting pied to Bunton joining Bake Off.

Jo Brand on Strictly, strippers and... staying safe (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:49:31 GMT)
The comic and presenter shares her life lessons - and reveals all about THAT Have I Got News For You moment.

How U2's technology is changing concerts for the better (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:01:31 GMT)
The band's groundbreaking stage show is designed to ensure everyone has a front-row seat.

Making a Murderer 2: 'It's the journey of the convicted' (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:29:44 GMT)
The writers and directors of the Netflix series explain why they're continuing Steven Avery's story.

Sondheim's Company is a gender-swap hit (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:02:43 GMT)
A reimagining of Sondheim's Company switches the sex of the lead and most of the cast.

Jamie Lee Curtis: 'I've never had so much attention' (Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:46:00 GMT)
The 60-year-old actress explains why she's returning to Halloween (but don't call it a franchise).

Biffy Clyro's Simon: Guitars are 'an extension of my personality' (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:24:57 GMT)
Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil has just won the first Fender Play award at the Q awards for guitar playing.

LM5: Why Little Mix's album title is a clever move (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:29:56 GMT)
The name of the group's fifth album is dedicated to fans and capitalises on social media.

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