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Rivals to rally as Greek vote looms (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:51:39 GMT)
Greek "Yes" and "No" camps are set to hold major rallies in Athens ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on bailout terms.

Rail workers vote for strike action (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:26:01 GMT)
Commuters could be set for a summer of delays as rail workers on several train routes vote for strike action.

Pre-pay energy users 'pay £226 more' (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:36:59 GMT)
Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice says.

FTSE falls on continued Greek woes (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:41:50 GMT)
London's benchmark share index dips in early Friday trading as worries over the Greek debt crisis persisted.

EE fined £1m for complaints handling (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:42:36 GMT)
EE, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, is fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.

Airbus plans new China plant (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:49:48 GMT)
Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.

Qantas pays $68m in bonus to workers (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:32:51 GMT)
Australia's national carrier, Qantas, will pay a one-off bonus payment of about 90m Australian dollars to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze.

S Korea to pump $10bn into economy (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:11:14 GMT)
South Korea will inject billions of dollars into its economy as it continues to struggle with falling exports and the outbreak of Mers.

Mainland China shares dive further (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:13:07 GMT)
Mainland China shares see another day of volatile trade on Friday, falling as much as 7%, as regulators announce an investigation.

Fiat-Chrysler criticised over recalls (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:25:49 GMT)
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles faces action over the mishandling in the US of car recalls, the country's top vehicle safety regulator says.

US sees slower jobs growth in June (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:20:59 GMT)
Weaker US employment figures and a fall in factory orders for May dampen expectations of an imminent interest rate rise.

BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:36 GMT)
BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Robots on the march (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:51:13 GMT)
A range of robots are on display at the Innorobo event in France, including the most advanced domestic robot to go on sale to the public.

Non-stick mayo jars being developed (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:43:43 GMT)
Norwegian mayonnaise maker Orkla signs a deal to use a non-stick coating in its food products.

VIDEO: What to look out for in the Budget (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:23 GMT)
BBC News editors Robert Peston, Kamal Ahmed and Norman Smith give their predictions on what will appear in the chancellor's Budget in July 2015.

VIDEO: Cars designed to be slept in (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:19 GMT)
Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.

VIDEO: Greece divided? Explained in one minute (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:28:47 GMT)
Can Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras count on the support of his governing coalition?

VIDEO: Peston the Greek? (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:31:04 GMT)
The BBC's Robert Peston attempts to explain the Greek debt crisis - from the Greek point of view.

VIDEO: Motorbikes aid Ramadan fast-breakers (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:25:36 GMT)
This year for Muslims in Indonesia there's a new enterprise: mobilising motorcycle taxis for food delivery is giving people more options to break their fast.

VIDEO: Things to make with 3D printer waste (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:01:11 GMT)
A pair of young designers explain how they have developed a technique to make furniture from the waste product of 3D printing.

VIDEO: Three seconds to explain Greek crisis? (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:13:12 GMT)
The BBC's Robert Peston attempts to explain the Greek debt crisis as simply as possible.

VIDEO: Marc Benioff: 'This is no tech bubble' (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:17:03 GMT)
The Salesforce founder talks to Rory Cellan-Jones about innovation in the tech industry and plays down fears that firms have been overvalued.

Hard task: Creating more apprentices (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:15 GMT)
Can business take on three million more?

Africa's video game makers dreaming big (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:16 GMT)
How Africa's games makers plan to make it big

World economy: The hidden rocks (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:17 GMT)
The issues posing the greatest risks to the world economy

What can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland? (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:18 GMT)
What lessons can Greece learn from Cyprus and Iceland?

Why are we having another Budget? (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:01:05 GMT)
What might lie ahead in next week's budget?

'I would never vote to leave Europe' (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:01:07 GMT)
Why Greece’s richest village is voting ‘yes’

The little-known Canadian gridiron (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:01:09 GMT)
The little-known Canadian version of American football

Would Grexit derail the euro project? (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:01:38 GMT)
Would a Grexit derail the euro?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Palmyra statues 'destroyed by IS' (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:44:41 GMT)
The Islamic State group publishes photos of militants destroying what it says are six statues looted from the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria.

Feuding ukulele bands in court (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:50:02 GMT)
A British ukulele band wins a High Court battle against a rival German-based group it accused of copying its act.

Controversial opera rated 15 for cinemas (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:25:20 GMT)
The Royal Opera House's production of William Tell, which was booed on its opening night because of a nude rape scene, is given a 15 certificate for cinema screenings.

Sesame Street's Maria to retire (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:49:27 GMT)
Sonia Manzano, who has played Maria on the US children's programme Sesame Street for more than four decades, is retiring.

Irish singer Val Doonican dies (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:20:21 GMT)
Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican dies aged 88.

BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:07:21 GMT)
The BBC is to cut 1,000 jobs after a £150m shortfall was discovered in its licence fee income.

Concern over drama and children's TV (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:53:24 GMT)
Media watchdog Ofcom raises concerns over a fall in spending on drama and children's programming on television.

Albarn predicts Alice controversy (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:51:04 GMT)
Singer Damon Albarn predicts his Alice in Wonderland-inspired musical Wonder.land, which opens in Manchester later, will be "a little controversial".

Prince pulled from streaming sites (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:50:26 GMT)
Prince removes his music from a number of paid streaming services.

Robin Thicke 'careless' during trial (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:53:29 GMT)
The singer was ordered to pay millions of dollars to Marvin Gaye's family after losing a copyright case.

Whitworth wins £100,000 museum prize (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:49:12 GMT)
Manchester's Whitworth is named Museum of the Year 2015 following a £15m redevelopment that led to record visitor numbers.

Rediscovered Bacon pictures auctioned (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:20:37 GMT)
Two self-portrait studies by Francis Bacon held in a private collection for more than 30 years sell for a combined £30m at a sale at Sotheby's in London.

Lionel Richie heads to number one (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:10:49 GMT)
Soul star Lionel Richie heads to number one in the album chart as he enjoys a post-Glastonbury sales boost.

Coldplay's Chris Martin stuns Delhi (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:30:33 GMT)
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin's impromptu performance at a Delhi pub wins some hearts but breaks thousands.

Boyle receives honorary doctorate (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:43:35 GMT)
Scottish singer Susan Boyle receives honorary doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

VIDEO: Val Doonican: Ireland's Bing Crosby (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:59:21 GMT)
Val Doonican, the singer and TV presenter, has died at the age of 88. David Sillito looks back at his life and career.

VIDEO: A Perfect Day in the Balkans conflict (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:46:27 GMT)
A new drama called A Perfect Day set against the backdrop of the conflict in the Balkans will go into release next month.

VIDEO: Jack Savoretti: From Genoa to Glastonbury (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:02:57 GMT)
Jack Savoretti used his disillusionment with the music industry to inspire his new album

VIDEO: Josh Widdicombe's Wimbledon fan guide (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:09:30 GMT)
Comedian and Wimbledon first-timer Josh Widdicombe takes to the grounds of SW19 to meet the people who make it through the gates.

VIDEO: Museum of the Year: The Whitworth (Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:47:26 GMT)
The Whitworth in Manchester has won the Art Fund Museum of the Year.

VIDEO: Albarn: Alice haunted me as a child (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:09:26 GMT)
Damon Albarn has co-written a musical version of Alice in Wonderland, which takes a trip down a modern-day rabbit hole.

VIDEO: BBC 'must make hard choices' (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:07:34 GMT)
BBC director general Tony Hall says "hard choices" must be made now and in the future, as the loss of 1,000 jobs is announced.

VIDEO: The rappers turning hit songs halal (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:16:21 GMT)
A duo who take mainstream hip-hop songs and give them an Islamic twist have built up a global following online.

Obituary: Val Doonican (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:11:30 GMT)
Val Doonican, Ireland's answer to Bing Crosby

Meeting the man behind Mr Tumble (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:58:19 GMT)
So, Mr Tumble, don't you get sick of being so cheerful?

Rita Ora on X Factor and new music (Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:43:10 GMT)
Rita Ora on her Oscars ordeal and the X Factor

The man who made Manchester cool again (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:07:47 GMT)
The man who made Manchester cool again

A tale of three Murdochs (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:02:20 GMT)
Three Murdochs - all with something to prove

Apple aims for bigger bite of music market (Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:11:45 GMT)
Apple's new streaming service threatens to undermine Spotify in the continuing battle to get fans to pay for music.

What to call a play with a sweary title? (Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:47:01 GMT)
The National Theatre play whose title is too rude to print

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