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Ford gears up for the future with new chief executive (Mon, 22 May 2017 13:45:11 GMT)
The ousting of Mark Fields comes as Ford battles weak sales, a falling share price and lower profits.

AA calls for crackdown on sharing dashcam video (Mon, 22 May 2017 12:30:40 GMT)
The next government is being urged to consider new rules on the sharing of dashcam footage.

Portugal back to fiscal health, says EU (Mon, 22 May 2017 11:27:55 GMT)
The country wins plaudits from the European Commission after its budget deficit falls to 2% of GDP.

RBS court battle with investors adjourned (Mon, 22 May 2017 09:50:21 GMT)
Both sides agree to a 24-hour delay to allow a higher offer by the bank to be considered.

UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp' (Mon, 22 May 2017 10:11:36 GMT)
Manchester's Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 in African countries.

Reality Check: How does government borrowing compare? (Mon, 22 May 2017 13:48:26 GMT)
Have the governments since 2010 borrowed more than all Labour governments and is that a fair comparison?

CMA to examine Aberdeen/Standard Life merger (Mon, 22 May 2017 14:48:09 GMT)
The Competition and Markets Authority will examine the Standard Life/Aberdeen Asset Management deal.

Workers 'suffer £200 pay cut' to fund pension deficits (Mon, 22 May 2017 07:16:46 GMT)
Younger workers are suffering at the expense of older ones, according to the Resolution Foundation

Arsenal: Stan Kroenke says Gunners shares 'are not, and have never been, for sale' (Mon, 22 May 2017 10:20:10 GMT)
Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke says his shares in the club "are not, and have never been, for sale".

Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy' (Mon, 22 May 2017 09:03:43 GMT)
The "inconsistent" rules used to judge and censor content on Facebook are exposed, claim insiders.

EU accused of anti-City 'protectionism' (Mon, 22 May 2017 08:19:45 GMT)
Conservative ex-treasurer Michael Spencer denounces moves to strip London of key financial services.

FTSE 100 rises as sterling weakens (Mon, 22 May 2017 12:02:52 GMT)
The UK's benchmark share index sees broad-based gains as the pound fluctuates around the $1.30 mark.

TPP trade deal will continue without Trump (Sun, 21 May 2017 10:54:17 GMT)
The Trans-Pacific Trade deal, abandoned by the US, will go ahead, its other 11 member states agree.

Church of England fund sees 'stellar' returns (Sun, 21 May 2017 18:34:39 GMT)
The Church fund made a 17.1% on its 2016 investments, more than double the 8.2% it made in 2016.

Scottish Power lands US wind farm deal (Sun, 21 May 2017 16:38:25 GMT)
The two sites combined are more than double the size of the energy giant's UK operations.

Cathay Pacific cuts hundreds of jobs in major shake-up (Mon, 22 May 2017 02:43:54 GMT)
The staff shake-up marks the biggest round of cuts in two decades.

How much household debt do we owe? (Sun, 21 May 2017 21:22:43 GMT)
Steph McGovern examines how much we owe

Car vending machine: We try out the novel Singapore dealership (Sun, 21 May 2017 23:22:29 GMT)
This luxury car showroom in Singapore has found a novel way to put its vehicles on display.

CEO Secrets: 'Life's not a movie, be patient' (Sun, 21 May 2017 23:19:30 GMT)
Vue International CEO Tim Richards says rushing potential investors is never a good idea.

Air traffic control of the future (Fri, 19 May 2017 10:50:08 GMT)
The BBC's Richard Westcott has visited London City Airport's new control centre, 120 miles away from the landing strip.

Watch Mark Zuckerberg find out he's got into Harvard (Thu, 18 May 2017 23:04:35 GMT)
See the moment a young Mark Zuckerberg gets the good news, as filmed by his dad, Edward.

Will the Ivory Coast mutiny affect business? (Fri, 19 May 2017 12:58:18 GMT)
A mutiny by soldiers in Ivory Coast is threatening to destabilise business confidence in the country.

Would you drive a car made from plants? (Thu, 18 May 2017 23:12:02 GMT)
Students in the Netherlands have come up with this novel design.

Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian (Mon, 22 May 2017 04:24:42 GMT)
Billionaire Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity.

'Car boot-sale' diamond set to fetch £350,000 at auction (Mon, 22 May 2017 08:18:38 GMT)
The owner thought the £10 ring with an "exceptionally sized" stone was a costume jewel.

Dough kidding (Sun, 21 May 2017 23:10:46 GMT)
How strict quality control and unusual Asian toppings helped a Japanese expat build a popular pizza chain in Vietnam.

Reproductive rebels (Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT)
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Fair shares? (Sun, 21 May 2017 00:04:00 GMT)
The Nordic country's reputation for gender equality is not all it's made out to be.

More Pritt Stick than Pippa (Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:06 GMT)
Pippa Middleton's big day might have cost £250,000, but spending on the dress, the ring and the event is falling among most young brides.

WannaCry lessons (Thu, 18 May 2017 23:02:01 GMT)
How can businesses protect themselves against future cyber-attacks?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Nicole Kidman in Cannes: 'I still act like I'm 21' (Mon, 22 May 2017 12:28:43 GMT)
The star said in Cannes she likes to make "bold" choices as if she were at the start of her career.

Twin Peaks is back - and it's as weird as ever (Mon, 22 May 2017 08:52:38 GMT)
Critics hail the return of David Lynch's cult TV series - though how many know what's going on?

Emmerdale rape scene avoids Ofcom probe (Mon, 22 May 2017 14:34:31 GMT)
The media watchdog rules it was "likely to have been in line with what most viewers were expecting".

Vic Reeves lands Coronation Street role (Mon, 22 May 2017 11:16:45 GMT)
The cult comedian will play a TV presenter called Colin from late summer onwards.

Hugh Grant returns to British TV screens as Jeremy Thorpe (Mon, 22 May 2017 09:24:36 GMT)
The star will play Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe in a BBC drama written by Russell T Davies.

Sylvester Stallone gives Bollywood Rambo the thumbs-up (Mon, 22 May 2017 11:05:29 GMT)
The director of a "controversial" remake of the 1980s classic says Sylvester Stallone's support is like "an endorsement from God".

Michael Barrymore: Entertainer 'should get substantial damages' (Mon, 22 May 2017 12:35:47 GMT)
The entertainer says his wrongful arrest over the death of a man at his home destroyed his career.

Music festivals: Here's one way to stay dry (Mon, 22 May 2017 01:05:01 GMT)
Urban music festivals are on the rise, and some of them boast line-ups to rival the big hitters.

BBC Radio Leeds Ian Brady music quiz 'unacceptable' (Mon, 22 May 2017 14:26:54 GMT)
Listeners were asked to guess the identity of the serial killer from a series of musical clues.

Drake beats Adele's Billboard Music Awards record with 13 wins (Mon, 22 May 2017 05:31:30 GMT)
The Canadian rapper wins 13 prizes at the event in Las Vegas including best artist and rap artist.

Cannes festival: Netflix film Meyerowitz Stories 'made for big screen' (Sun, 21 May 2017 23:44:04 GMT)
Noah Baumbach, director of The Meyerowitz Stories, tells Cannes he meant it to air in cinemas.

Rolf Harris: Woman says assault claim 'not for cash' (Mon, 22 May 2017 13:48:07 GMT)
The 87-year-old former entertainer denies four charges of indecent assault between 1971 and 1983.

Hasan Minhaj: Comedy's golden opportunity in Trump era (Sun, 21 May 2017 14:46:28 GMT)
The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj says minority comedians are replying with energy to the US president.

Turkey's first LGBTI choir sings for tolerance (Sat, 20 May 2017 23:46:29 GMT)
How Turkey's first LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) choir aims to help overcome homophobia.

IMS Ibiza 10: How music industry has changed (Sat, 20 May 2017 08:42:45 GMT)
As the Ibiza house music season opens, DJs describe how the industry has changed.

The deafblind actors of Jaffa (Fri, 19 May 2017 15:39:28 GMT)
A theatre company made up of deafblind actors pulls in the crowds in Israel.

Twin Peaks - it is happening... again (Fri, 19 May 2017 15:30:29 GMT)
It is happening... again. It'll be a late night for fans of cult show Twin Peaks as a 25-year wait for a new series comes to an end.

The 90s sitcom stars: What have they been up to? (Fri, 19 May 2017 02:53:48 GMT)
With shows like Will & Grace returning to our screens, we check out what the stars have been up to.

Remembering Chris Cornell (Thu, 18 May 2017 11:18:20 GMT)
Lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52.

Has Ed Sheeran got secretly engaged? Russell Crowe calls Ed's partner his fiancée (Mon, 22 May 2017 09:44:44 GMT)
Actor Russell Crowe may have let it slip that Ed Sheeran has got engaged to his partner Cherry Seaborn.

Ringling Brothers circus stages final show (Mon, 22 May 2017 04:48:46 GMT)
After 146 years, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus holds its final show in New York.

Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? (Sun, 21 May 2017 00:05:22 GMT)
Chris Rock is the latest celebrity to ban smartphones altogether at his upcoming UK shows.

The celebrities dishing out random acts of kindness (Sat, 20 May 2017 00:32:51 GMT)
Some of the stars doing their bit to give something back.

Photographing the legendary Joan Crawford (Thu, 18 May 2017 12:20:40 GMT)
The late photographer Eve Arnold captured Joan Crawford in some of her most vulnerable moments. Magnum Photos has re-released her images to mark 40 years since Crawford's death.

Chris Cornell - so much more than a grunge star (Thu, 18 May 2017 12:43:40 GMT)
How Soundgarden's not-so-secret weapon became one of grunge's leading lights.

How Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour swore their way to success (Thu, 18 May 2017 03:33:01 GMT)
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour arrives in the West End in a blaze of filthy language and ELO.

Grumpy portraits given awesome smiley makeovers (Wed, 17 May 2017 12:23:45 GMT)
Digital designer Olly Gibbs made a trip to an art gallery a whole lot more entertaining.

Why Jimmy McGovern cries writing his TV dramas (Wed, 17 May 2017 05:45:35 GMT)
Award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern says Sean Bean, star of his new series Broken, is his "wildest dream" as an actor.

What have the Roseanne cast been up to? (Wed, 17 May 2017 11:40:16 GMT)
One ran for president, one hosts a talk show, one is in The Big Bang Theory and one is a Broadway star.

Why Three Girls is one of TV's toughest watches (Wed, 17 May 2017 14:55:56 GMT)
Maxine Peake says her drama about child sex abuse in Rochdale is a story that "needed to be told".

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