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The week Facebook's value plunged $58bn (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:23:17 GMT)
Social media giant faces ire of politicians, investors, clients and users after historic data breach

Prezzo restaurant group to close 94 outlets (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:16:42 GMT)
The group's owner is closing 94 outlets including Prezzo, Cleaver, Mexico and Chimichanga restaurants.

Baselworld: Tag Heuer chief takes swipe and his industry (Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:12:57 GMT)
Tag Heuer and Hublot watches chief Jean-Claude Biver says his industry must embrace Apple not reject it.

Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage (Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:59:23 GMT)
A judge grants the Information Commissioner a warrant after claims the firm misused Facebook data.

Lords seek rethink on UK passport contract (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:33:26 GMT)
The award of the contract to a Franco-Dutch firm will have an adverse effect on UK industry, peers say.

Elon Musk pulls Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:20:33 GMT)
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted.

Next admits toughest trading period 'for 25 years' (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:18:17 GMT)
Profits at the retailer fall after a "challenging year" when it suffered "self-inflicted errors".

Former Blockbuster owner Wayne Huizenga dies at 80 (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:18:06 GMT)
The college dropout made his fortune in waste disposal before he owned the video store chain.

Markets edgy on US-China trade war fears (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:17:34 GMT)
Stock markets in Asia see big losses as China says it is "not afraid" of a trade war with the US.

Ant and Dec: Suzuki ends advertising campaign after drink-drive charge (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:54:14 GMT)
The car company says its deal with the pair has "come to an end" after Ant's drink driving charge.

Complaints face fresh scrutiny by Financial Ombudsman (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:43:01 GMT)
Move follows concerns that banks may have been wrongly favoured by inexperienced staff.

Call to extend Heathrow night flight curbs (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:53:10 GMT)
Plans for a third runway should be improved, MPs say, but not before safeguarding issues are addressed.

Trump drops $1.3tn budget veto threat but vows: 'Never again' (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:25:57 GMT)
The president is accused of making a "loser's bluff" after dropping a threat to veto the bill.

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:33:13 GMT)
The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place.

Watchdog raids firm suspected of 200m nuisance calls (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:46:33 GMT)
The company in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, is raided as part of an Information Commissioner investigation.

Citigroup imposes restrictions on clients who sell guns (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:46:31 GMT)
The Wall Street bank joins a growing corporate backlash against gun violence in the US.

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies at 94 as his company folds (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:44:51 GMT)
The firm Charles Lazarus founded in 1948 said last week it was game over for its US and UK stores.

Facebook warned 'enough is enough' by advertisers (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30:40 GMT)
Trade body ISBA is meeting with the embattled social networking firm following a data breach.

Death watches draw inspiration from history (Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:15:59 GMT)
How a Scottish designer became inspired to create watches and clocks based on human skulls.

South Africa's lucrative funeral insurance industry (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:32:20 GMT)
Families in South Africa are increasingly planning for extravagant funeral arrangements.

Advertisers 'nervous' about Facebook association (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:21:07 GMT)
Big advertisers are wary about working with Facebook after its recent data scandal, says M&C Saatchi founding director David Kershaw.

Culture Secretary: Passport procurement process not complete (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:42:14 GMT)
Culture Secretary says procurement process for replacement passports post-Brexit is not yet complete.

De La Rue: Passport decision 'shocking' (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:44:32 GMT)
He tells BBC Breakfast losing the post-Brexit passport printing contract was a shock.

Video shows fatal Uber crash (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:12:17 GMT)
A newly-released video shows the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

'Black people are not seen in commercials' (Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:56:38 GMT)
Michelle Fernandes launched her own fashion brand because she wasn't being given opportunities by her employers.

Why tech giants 'don't pay enough tax' in EU (Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:31:40 GMT)
The bloc's tax system was designed for companies with a physical presence, not digital businesses, says Pierre Moscovici, the EU's economics affairs commissioner.

EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:37:53 GMT)
Footage posted online appeared to show a captain and his co-pilot dancing with animated characters.

PornHub greets bloggers after YouTube gun ban introduced (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:10:17 GMT)
The video-sharing site has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns.

Lifestyle guru Meghan? (Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:36:24 GMT)
Before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle had the foundations of a promising business in the fast-growing online wellness world.

Death watch (Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:16:02 GMT)
Scot Fiona Krüger has carved out a niche in the conservative world of Swiss watchmaking.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

The Greatest Showman equals Adele's chart run (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:19:25 GMT)
The Greatest Showman soundtrack spends 11 weeks in a row at UK number one - the same as Adele's 21.

Ant and Dec: Suzuki ends advertising campaign after drink-drive charge (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:54:14 GMT)
The car company says its deal with the pair has "come to an end" after Ant's drink driving charge.

Ex-EastEnders actress returns for 'poignant' knife storyline (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:05:33 GMT)
Actress Brooke Kinsella, whose brother was stabbed to death 10 years ago, is working with the soap.

Sport Relief and Red Nose Day make changes to foreign appeal films (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:29:38 GMT)
The charity show isn't using appeal films showing stars visiting developing countries.

Drew Barrymore declares love for Jake Gyllenhaal (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:00:56 GMT)
She proclaimed her love on a placard after choosing Jake Gyllenhaal as her least talented co-star.

Coronation Street: Plans for weekend set tours revealed (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:10:21 GMT)
It is estimated the tours could be worth £4m annually to the local economy.

Rod Stewart says Elton John's tour 'stinks' (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:41:02 GMT)
Sir Rod says farewell tours aren't "rock and roll" and are just a way of selling tickets.

Sir Ken Dodd's family ask fans to line streets for funeral (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:43:41 GMT)
The comedian will be carried to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral for his funeral in a horse-drawn hearse in a nod to his coal merchant father.

Thrills and chills at Broadway's Frozen musical (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:54:55 GMT)
Olaf a minute? Our verdict on a musical version of Disney's hit film that's just opened on Broadway.

Spot the difference - Damien Hirst's new vision (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:16:49 GMT)
Damien Hirst returns to a familiar theme - but this time, the leopard has changed his spots.

Anton Yelchin: Star Trek actor's parents settle legal case with car firm (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:30:20 GMT)
Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov, died when his car rolled downhill and crushed him two years ago.

Classic Brits returns after five-year break (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 07:01:41 GMT)
The award ceremony returns after an extended break - "and rightly so," says host Myleene Klass.

13 Reasons Why to show warning trailer following suicide criticism (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:14:23 GMT)
The Netflix show about a girl's suicide is taking the step following criticism from mental health charities.

Star Wars firm Lucasfilm must pay 'failed' Darth Vader film damages (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:55:01 GMT)
A High Court judge agrees Marc John's plans for a fan film were scuppered by Stars Wars producers.

Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg on Hollywood's 'watershed' moment (Sat, 24 Mar 2018 03:33:18 GMT)
Steven Spielberg reckons Hollywood is currently having a 'watershed' moment, whilst promoting his futuristic film Ready Player One.

Cate Blanchett meets Rohingya child refugees (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:44:47 GMT)
Actor Cate Blanchett has been to visit Rohingya child refugees in camps at risk of mudslides.

Katie Boyle's 60-year career (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:16:55 GMT)
Despite once saying she was famous for being famous, Katie Boyle would spend more than half a century in the public eye.

Singer Courtney Marie Andrews says mental health inspired her latest album (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:12:21 GMT)
Country folk singer Courtney Marie Andrews on the inspiration behind her latest album.

Former Beatle Ringo Starr: I'll wear my medal at breakfast (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:04:13 GMT)
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr receives his knighthood for services to music.

Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees' (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:02:42 GMT)
Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees' and still face abuse.

Black Lives Matter-inspired book wins children's book prize (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:18:36 GMT)
Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give is this year's recipient of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

Zoe Ball 'overwhelmed' by response to Sport Relief documentary (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:04:54 GMT)
The presenter's Hardest Road Home documentary is hailed by viewers as "amazing" and "inspirational".

Walking Dead's make-up man on the art of gore (Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:34:49 GMT)
Greg Nicotero, the man behind some of the goriest scenes in film and TV, on the "magic trick" of blood on screen.

Cynthia Nixon and 10 other celebrities who entered politics (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:01:32 GMT)
Including Katie Price, Glenda Jackson... and Donald Trump.

Kim Wilde says aliens inspired her pop comeback (Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:14:46 GMT)
The 80s pop star describes seeing a UFO in her back garden, and reveals how that inspired her album.

Millie Bobby Brown and five other famous fan surprises (Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:11:09 GMT)
Millie Bobby Brown made a special promise to one of her fans, and she's not the first celeb to do so.

The bands making politics personal (Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:28:50 GMT)
A new wave of British bands are using personal experiences to fuel their political lyrics.

Coronation Street: The story behind David Platt's rape (Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:26:20 GMT)
The actor at the centre of the storyline "can't stress the importance" of why it needs to be aired.

Janelle Monae: 'Men need to stand up' (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:42:36 GMT)
"I'm tired of the abuse of power," says the star, as she discusses her new album, #MeToo and Prince.

Where next for Ant and Dec and ITV? (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:29:34 GMT)
It's crunch time for the celebrity duo as Ant pulls out of TV work "for the foreseeable future".

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