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Labour conference: John McDonnell unveils £500 workers share plan (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:00:59 GMT)
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says he would force all large firms to share ownership with staff.

US-China trade: US set to impose biggest round of tariffs yet (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:38:52 GMT)
About half of all Chinese products entering the US will be subject to the new duties after this round.

PPI fuelling fraud culture, says Barclays boss (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:13:26 GMT)
The level of bogus claims is enormous and the government is complicit, the bank's chairman says.

Porsche stops making diesel cars after VW emissions scandal (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:01:08 GMT)
The manufacturer eyes a "diesel-free" future after its parent company cheated emissions tests.

Mike Ashley blames greed for House of Fraser store closures (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:33:18 GMT)
House of Fraser's new owner said "greedy landlords" led to three stores having to shut.

Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:31:51 GMT)
US cable giant wins rare blind auction process set by the UK's Takeover Panel with £30bn offer.

Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:08:02 GMT)
Fuel prices are at a four-year high, but the AA says a supermarket price war could lower costs.

Is this the secret to High Street success? (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:47:04 GMT)
Could we learn something from how one town has managed to improve its High Street?

Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:53:18 GMT)
The supermarket chain says the new biodegradable bags will be brought in at 1,400 of its stores.

Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:19:30 GMT)
Some 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate in the past year.

Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:48:16 GMT)
The "giant vampire squid" will target the UK savings market next week - but will it be a damp squib?

Pound falls after May's Brexit statement (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:31:24 GMT)
Sterling's slide deepens after the Prime Minister's comments renew fears of a no-deal Brexit.

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch 'resolved' (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:37:46 GMT)
Customers of NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank were unable to access their accounts online for hours.

Government borrowing jumps to £6.8bn in August (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:43:49 GMT)
Borrowing rose by more than expected following subdued tax receipts and an increase in spending.

Uber-Deliveroo 'talks' hit Just Eat's share price (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:53:22 GMT)
The food delivery firm's shares drop to a one-year low on reports Uber is mulling a bid for Deliveroo.

Moss Bros shares dive on profit warning (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:28:33 GMT)
The men's tailoring company says the hot weather and World Cup hit sales over the summer.

Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses pensions conviction appeal (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:07:35 GMT)
Judge says Dominic Chappell gave "entirely unbelievable" evidence in the Crown Court hearing.

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit? (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:42:52 GMT)
Criminologists explore a food safety scare in Australia, and what could be motivating copycats.

Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:46 GMT)
The airline's new Italian luggage charges may amount to unfair commercial practice, a watchdog says.

Evans Cycles seeks new owner amid cash crunch (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:05:01 GMT)
The bike store chain needs fresh funding as it struggles with tough trading conditions.

Women 'half as likely' as men to start a business (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:23:52 GMT)
Treasury says "unfair obstacles" may be blocking female entrepreneurs as it launches a review.

Wells Fargo to reduce workforce by up to 10% (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:08:24 GMT)
The bank expects to reduce staff by 5% to 10% over three years, affecting some 26,000 workers.

US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:51:00 GMT)
Beijing is being penalised for buying Russian combat jets and surface-to-air missiles.

Will 'Modicare' be a success in India? (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:15:12 GMT)
India has launched its new flagship health insurance scheme, dubbed "Modicare".

How the fridge became a million dollar idea (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:51:56 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the fridge became a million dollar idea.

Uber Eats drivers block streets in pay protest (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:25:53 GMT)
Uber Eats drivers are staging protests over changes to their payment structure, claiming rates for every delivery had been reduced without agreement.

GoPro Hero 7 stabilisation put to the test (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:03:16 GMT)
How does the GoPro Hero 7 compare to last year's model - and can it turn the company around?

From Belgium to the UK, the journey of an alloy wheel (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:04:37 GMT)
From Belgium to Swindon in under eight hours, the journey of an alloy wheel.

Train delays: Who is in charge of the railways? (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:01:40 GMT)
Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group says the industry need changing.

India's only self-made female billionaire (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:44:36 GMT)
Self-made billionaire Kiran Mazumdar Shaw shares her secrets for succeeding in a man's world.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Bodyguard: The critics' verdicts on BBC show's finale (Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:58:51 GMT)
A spoiler-free round up of reaction to the conclusion of BBC One's hit drama.

Chas and Dave: Dave Peacock pays tribute to bandmate (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:36:44 GMT)
Chas Hodges, who died on Saturday, was a "fabulous musician and a fabulous mate", Dave Peacock says.

Glenn Close on playing The Wife and being a mother (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:26:54 GMT)
The Hollywood veteran talks about The Wife, the title role she shares with her daughter.

Sky: Comcast outbids Fox with £30bn bid for broadcaster (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:31:51 GMT)
US cable giant wins rare blind auction process set by the UK's Takeover Panel with £30bn offer.

Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT)
The pop icon, designer, actress says she "couldn't be more proud" to take on the government role.

Sir Elton John accepts libel damages over dog injury story (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:40:57 GMT)
The star and his husband receive "significant" damages over a story about their dog attacking a child.

Former X Factor contestant Chico suffers stroke (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:19:20 GMT)
The 47-year-old fell ill on the way back from performing a gig at the weekend.

Game of Thrones baby names still proving popular (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:46:26 GMT)
Khaleesi, Arya and Sansa are all to be found on the latest list of most popular baby names.

Liam McIlvanney wins Scottish crime book of the year award (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:34:14 GMT)
Liam McIlvanney's book The Quaker picked up the 2018 McIlvanney Prize, named after his father William.

Shiro's Story: The UK rap action drama with Netflix potential (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:57:00 GMT)
Newsbeat chats to the artist behind the successful YouTube franchise about taking it to the next level.

Christine and Frank Lampard have baby girl (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:16:16 GMT)
The couple call their daughter Patricia Charlotte Lampard, giving her the same name as Frank's late mother.

Chris Evans reveals baby twins' names (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:01:32 GMT)
The boy and girl dubbed Ping and Pong before their births are named Boo and Walt by the Radio 2 DJ and his wife.

Exclusive: Mumford & Sons on death, depression and divorce (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:00:40 GMT)
The BBC takes a trip to Mumford & Sons' studio as they finish their comeback album, Delta.

Is Bodyguard's Julia really dead? (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:03:07 GMT)
Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio talks to BBC's Newsnight about Sunday's finale of the hit series.

Mercury Prize 2018: Wolf Alice win for Visions of a Life (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:07:49 GMT)
The indie band are lost for words as their second album Visions of a Life takes home the £25,000 prize.

Suge Knight trial: Rap mogul pleads no contest over hit-and-run death (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:58:22 GMT)
Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight pleads no contest over a 2015 hit-and-run incident.

Ghetts: I used to feel rage 24/7 but now I'm happy (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:13:16 GMT)
Newsbeat chats to the grime MC following the release of his album Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament.

Ray BLK: 'I was told as a black woman, stick to songwriting' (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:22:46 GMT)
The BBC Sound Of 2017 winner says she was told to focus on songwriting because of her skin colour.

New children's novel brings refugee crisis to the classroom (Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:18:43 GMT)
How one author is bringing the refugee crisis to British schools with her first novel.

The Bodyguard: Meet the real-life close protection officer (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:45:55 GMT)
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Ray has protected heads of state and government in his work as a close protection officer.

Crazy Rich Asians: What it's really like being British East Asian (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:38:26 GMT)
Meet the people who hope Crazy Rich Asians has finally made them 'exist' for everyone else.

ICYMI: Fashion that's off the (Great) Wall (Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:41:53 GMT)
A catwalk on the Great Wall of China plus other stories you may have missed this week.

Bodyguard finale is 'genius', says star Stuart Bowman (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:46:07 GMT)
The last episode of the BBC drama sees everything come together, says actor Stuart Bowman from the show.

Mercury Prize 2018 winner is revealed (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:24:28 GMT)
This year's winner of the prestigious album award is announced by Radio 1's Clara Amfo.

Man Booker Prize: Daisy Johnson is youngest nominee (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:18:11 GMT)
Female authors dominate the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist.

Avengers 4 title: Why the name reveal is 'a very big deal' (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:22:58 GMT)
As the Russo Brothers tease the next title, fans discuss how superheroes are moving into the realm of Bond and Star Wars.

Maniac: The new James Bond director's experimental Netflix drama (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:45:15 GMT)
Cary Fukunaga and stars Emma Stone and Justin Theroux discuss the mind-bending Maniac.

Wolf Alice: 'Our album is like hummus' (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:04:19 GMT)
The indie band discuss tour riders, panic attacks and why Craig David should be prime minister.

Emmy Awards 2018: Are British actors winning more Hollywood awards? (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:42:49 GMT)
British actors had a very successful night at the recent Emmy Awards.

How come ITV sold BBC hit Bodyguard to Netflix? (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:13:28 GMT)
The drama has been a huge hit for the BBC, but was actually made by commercial producer ITV Studios.

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