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World Cup fails to lift UK retail sales in June (Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:23:27 GMT)
The pound dips below $1.30 after figures show shoppers shunned stores to focus on the World Cup last month.

Sports Direct profits fall after £85m hit on Debenhams stake (Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:32:10 GMT)
The sports retailer's results are hit after the value of its stake in the department store chain falls.

SSE profits hit as hot weather affects wind turbines (Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:26:18 GMT)
The energy group says profits have been hit by £80m as temperatures affect power and demand.

Publishers warn of Brexit threat to record exports (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:00:56 GMT)
The UK's publishing industry says leaving the EU could damage its record-breaking export business.

Lidl bottom of recyclable packaging survey, says Which? (Thu, 19 Jul 2018 01:41:23 GMT)
Consumer group Which? says up to a third of plastic packaging in supermarkets is not easily recyclable.

Farnborough Airshow: Aston Martin unveils sports car for the skies (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:05:30 GMT)
James Bond's favourite car company has plans to develop small aircraft with engine giant Rolls-Royce.

Ryanair cancels 600 flights over cabin crew strike (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:27:14 GMT)
Almost 50,000 passengers face disruption due to a cabin crew strike in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.

Gaucho restaurant group collapses with 1,500 jobs at risk (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:57:54 GMT)
Thousands of jobs are at risk as the Gaucho and Cau restaurant chains prepare to go into administration.

Premier Foods boss survives investor revolt (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:02:33 GMT)
More than 40% of shareholders vote against Gavin Darby's re-election after a big investor urged him to quit.

Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:40:46 GMT)
The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly cemented Google's dominance of search.

Rail ombudsman created to handle rising tide of complaints (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:39:23 GMT)
With complaints running at 540,000 a year, the ombudsman is expected to be busy.

Summer clothing sales hold back inflation (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:46:02 GMT)
The CPI measure of inflation remained at 2.4% in June, raising uncertainty over an August rate rise.

Prices of flats stay unchanged for a year, says ONS (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:21:27 GMT)
Overall houses prices rose by 3% in the year to May, according to the Office for National Statistics

EasyJet to sue over French air strikes (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:35:17 GMT)
The airline plans to challenge the European Commission over strikes by French air traffic controllers.

Scunthorpe-based British Steel announce £50m mill investment (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:33:36 GMT)
The firm called the upgrade the "biggest single investment in its manufacturing operations for a decade".

Teaching the elite to fly helicopters (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:38:01 GMT)
State of the art airborne classrooms to help test pilots perfect their helicopter flying skills.

Business booming for giant cargo planes (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:17:13 GMT)
$7tn of goods travel by air every year. Much of it goes in the hold of normal airliners. But for those big, awkward loads, something rather larger is required.

Formula 1: The tech driving the races (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:00:24 GMT)
BBC Click gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the technology behind F1.

Holiday credit card charges - and how to avoid them (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:22:54 GMT)
Britons on holiday spend £1bn a year on fees when using their credit and debit cards abroad. There are ways round it, as Simon Gompertz explains.

The perilous search for 'Himalayan Viagra' (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:07:37 GMT)
More valuable than gold, Yarsagumba fungus is only found in the Himalayas above 3,000 metres.

'Don't be do-gooders. Do things' (Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:12:49 GMT)
Cafédirect boss John Steel says his firm is not "here to be do-gooders, we're here to do things".

The self-driving car that's 50 years old (Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:36:20 GMT)
A self-driving car has become the first to make it round the Goodwood race circuit.

Self-made business owners on Kylie Jenner and their tips for success (Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:57:21 GMT)
The BBC spoke to female business owners about Kylie Jenner and their personal tips for success.

Unlikely partners? (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:04:10 GMT)
Israel may be a big ally of the US, but it is moving ahead with ever more business deals with China.

Rose gold rising (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:07:42 GMT)
Rose gold clothes, shoes, furniture, cars, weddings - why is this colour still so popular?

Bright as a Button (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:10:17 GMT)
A student racing car competition wants to tackle a global shortage of recruits into engineering.

Emotional surveillance (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:05 GMT)
How facial recognition is being used to identify suspects in crowds and spot suspicious behaviour.

Chinese whispers (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:35:05 GMT)
Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.

'It was pretty crazy' (Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:07:48 GMT)
Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox.

No affordable homes? (Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:13:37 GMT)
More money is now available for people who want to develop affordable housing in their local area.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

'How we made Now That's What I Call Music 100' (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:33:08 GMT)
We go behind the scenes of Now 100 to find out why Dua Lipa made the tracklisting but Drake didn't...

Ryan Gosling astronaut film to open Venice Film Festival (Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:26:16 GMT)
First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle, also stars The Crown's Claire Foy.

2018 Riba Stirling shortlist in pictures (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:39:10 GMT)
Six buildings have been selected for the shortlist of this year's prestigious Riba Stirling award.

The Sheffield estate where the garage has become an art gallery (Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:08:50 GMT)
A once-notorious housing estate in Sheffield is getting an art gallery - in its old garage block.

7 shows that helped make Netflix so popular (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:17:55 GMT)
We revisit the shows that made us put down the TV guide and pick up our laptops.

Cliff Richard: BBC would be 'crazy' to appeal against ruling (Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:42:30 GMT)
The former chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, said the broadcaster should "move on".

Bohemian Rhapsody: 5 ways the Queen trailer rocked (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:09:13 GMT)
The biopic touches upon the band's rise to fame as well as Freddie Mercury's sexuality and battle with Aids.

Cliff Richard: BBC bosses 'should carry the can' (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:17:32 GMT)
"If heads roll then maybe it's because it was deserved," the singer says after winning privacy case against the BBC.

How David Bowie inspired a Fantasia stage show (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:31:00 GMT)
A West End musical version of Disney's Fantasia film has surprising inspirations.

ITN introduces Rooney rule to reduce BAME pay gap (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:11:17 GMT)
The news organisation announces rule for one minority candidate to be interviewed for every future role.

Jeff Goldblum statue marks 25 years of Jurassic Park (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:43:04 GMT)
The artwork has been commissioned to mark the 25th anniversary of the film Jurassic Park.

Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won't go away (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:07:42 GMT)
Rose gold clothes, shoes, furniture, cars, weddings - why is this colour still so popular?

Black Panther is getting a comic book spin-off (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:57:17 GMT)
Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor will write the new series about Black Panther's sister, Shuri.

'Netflix effect' poses challenge to British TV (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:37 GMT)
Video streaming services now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK.

First black Miss Universe GB on her historic win (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:56:15 GMT)
Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers is the first black woman to be chosen as Miss Universe Great Britain since the pageant began.

Nelson Mandela's cellmate reads a poem in honour of his friend (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:24:37 GMT)
Nelson Mandela's cellmate Andrew Mlangeni reads a poem in honour of his friend.

Sir Cliff v BBC (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:22:43 GMT)
The singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court but how did it get to this.

YolanDa Brown reveals how she discovered 'Posh Reggae' (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:31:39 GMT)
British saxophonist YolanDa Brown on how she created a new genre of music.

Mamma Mia stars attend London premiere (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:59:50 GMT)
Meryl Streep and Cher reveal why they wanted to be in the new Mamma Mia film.

Song of the summer: The Killers, Alt-J and Wolf Alice decide (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:36:03 GMT)
Latitude headliners honour the UK heat wave by naming their hottest hit of 2018 so far.

Tanyalee Davis 'humiliated' on train over disabled space (Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:56:27 GMT)
A comedian was asked to move her mobility scooter out of a disabled space on a train.

Kurt Cobain's Northern Irish roots sparked exhibition (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:25:20 GMT)
How a chance meeting with the late Nirvana singer's sister led to a "world first" Irish exhibition.

Richard Bacon thanks wife on last day in hospital (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:35:10 GMT)
Presenter says he was in a coma for "nine or 10 nights" after falling ill with suspected pneumonia.

The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:18:28 GMT)
The full, untold story of Now That's What I Call Music - by the people who made it.

Is Dwayne Johnson's disabled role in Skyscraper 'offensive'? (Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:48:52 GMT)
BBC News speaks to disabled actors as the Hollywood representation debate widens.

Doctor Who trailer: 5 things we learned from World Cup teaser (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:31:32 GMT)
A runny egg, miracle pizza and a copy of The Beano feature in a 40-second advert for the next series.

Love Island: Does the show have a race, age and body diversity problem? (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:28:30 GMT)
Some fans have criticised the show for not choosing contestants with a range of ages, body types and ethnicities.

6 Things we learned from the Emmy nominations (Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:37:27 GMT)
The most diverse Emmy's nominations yet - with side orders of snubs and surprises.

Suicide Club: What if burgers and beer were illegal? (Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:11:43 GMT)
Rachel Heng's novel Suicide Club deals with a society where wellness is the key to living forever.

Kermit The Frog: 'I try to lead a clean life' (Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:46:06 GMT)
The Muppets' front-frog talks about how he's avoided the pitfalls of drink and drugs.

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