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Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing (Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:02:02 GMT)
The chancellor says investment will "prepare the ground" for the cars to be on UK roads by 2021.

Budget 2017: Double Budget effect on your finances (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:06:31 GMT)
Here is what we already know about changes to your finances ahead of a second Budget of the year.

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered (Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:04:59 GMT)
The chancellor is expected to announce plans to examine the idea in Wednesday's Budget.

Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond 'to target housing and NHS' (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:35:37 GMT)
Philip Hammond will use the Budget to "attack problems" that lost the Tories votes, a former minister tells Newsnight.

Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire? (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:43:41 GMT)
Several firms are reported to be interested in parts of 21st Century Fox, but would Murdoch really sell?

HS2 contractor Carillion's shares hit by profit alert (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:33:01 GMT)
Carillion, the UK's second biggest construction firm, warns on profits for the third time in a year.

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless cars on public roads (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:08:48 GMT)
The UK's biggest car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is testing driverless cars on public roads.

Credit card limits 'need control' (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:05:13 GMT)
More than a million credit card users have had their limits increased without asking.

2 Sisters chicken supplier problems 'not one-off', say MPs (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:33:13 GMT)
Supermarket meat supplier 2 Sisters had a "far from pristine" track record at one of its sites, MPs say.

Call to end 'deadweight' research and development tax breaks (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:01:32 GMT)
Up to 80% of tax credits for research subsidises spending which would have happened anyway, report says.

Sky Bet extends English Football League sponsorship deal (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:26:49 GMT)
The online gambling operation has extended its multi-million pound deal with the English Football League.

Sky shares lifted by Fox deal reports (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:35:07 GMT)
Sky led the FTSE 100 higher on Friday on reports two firms are eyeing 21st Century Fox's stake in the company.

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:51 GMT)
Critics say the proposal is a give-away to big business and the wealthy.

Norway's state fund 'needs to drop oil and gas investments' (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:59:29 GMT)
The country's central bank says the move will protect it from "a permanent drop in oil and gas prices".

Tax disc: Car tax evasion triples after paper version scrapped (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:35:56 GMT)
The government potentially lost out on £107m from 755,000 unlicensed vehicles in the past year, data shows.

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:48:20 GMT)
Lloyd Blankfein tweets that many want a "confirming vote" on a "monumental and irreversible" decision.

Could buying paintings make you rich? (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:00 GMT)
As a painting is sold for a record $450m in New York, experts urge "extreme caution" over investing in art.

Siemens to cut 6,900 jobs worldwide (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:20:36 GMT)
The German industrial group's job cuts will come mostly in its fossil fuels division.

'Why I'm giving my wealth away' (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:11:17 GMT)
EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou discusses why he's started an award for disabled entrepreneurs in the UK.

The man helping turn young lives around (Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:24:17 GMT)
Despite leaving school with no GCSEs, Louchavan Lemard has been named Black Business Man of 2017.

'My mum's our restaurant's head chef' (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:13:10 GMT)
Munaf Kapadia found a unique way to tear his mother away from the television - by making her his head chef in his pop-up restaurant business.

Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:20:25 GMT)
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

'There's a huge potential for video games in Africa' (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:07:48 GMT)
With the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, sub-Saharan Africa is a target market for the video games industry.

Sarah Beeny and Chris Philp on UK housing market and homebuilding (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:12:37 GMT)
Sarah Beeny says Britain does not have a housing shortage, but an "affordable housing shortage".

Airbus secures $49.5bn aircraft deal (Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:16:43 GMT)
Airbus has struck its biggest single deal with an order for 430 aircraft worth $49.5bn

CAST studies how robots could work better with people (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:45:34 GMT)
A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

'Disabled Airbnb' bought by Airbnb (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:51:53 GMT)
A London firm set up to help people with disabilities find appropriate accommodation is bought by Airbnb.

Greggs sorry for swapping Jesus for sausage roll in nativity scene (Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:31:14 GMT)
The bakery firm apologises for an image promoting an advent calendar which upset some Christians.

Cleaning up (Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:41:37 GMT)
Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier set up their vegan skincare firm to fund their art, now it makes nearly $1m a year.

Cover boy (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:57:54 GMT)
A growing number of young men are using cosmetics and big brands are embracing the trend.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family star suffers organ failure (Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:16:23 GMT)
He is reported urgently to require a liver transplant and has kidney problems.

Missed this week's entertainment and arts news? (Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:22:20 GMT)
Take a look at some of the week's biggest stories in the world of arts and entertainment.

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64 (Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:10:00 GMT)
The Australian's powerful rhythm guitar riffs helped propel the heavy rock group to stardom.

Strictly Come Dancing: Behind the scenes in Blackpool (Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:06:59 GMT)
Look at what goes on when Strictly Come Dancing decamps to the Tower Ballroom.

Review: Bryan Cranston stars in Network at The National Theatre ★★★☆☆ (Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:08:42 GMT)
Is the Breaking Bad star any good as news anchor Howard Beale?

Peter Kay's Car Share to make surprise return (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:28:36 GMT)
The comedian announces a surprise finale to show what happened between John and Kayleigh.

Taylor Swift cements her chart reputation with third UK number one album (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:00:37 GMT)
The US pop star scores the UK's fastest-selling album of 2017 by a female artist.

Star Wars: Princes William and Harry are stormtroopers in The Last Jedi (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:25:18 GMT)
Star Wars actor John Boyega confirms Princes William and Harry have cameo roles in the new film.

Debbie McGee hits back at feud rumours with Alexandra Burke (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:28:33 GMT)
The Strictly star says she has a "really special friendship" with fellow contestant Alexandra Burke.

Illustrator Chris Riddell accuses John Lewis over Christmas ad (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:00:27 GMT)
Chris Riddell accuses the retail giant of copying one of his characters in its Christmas advert.

Fantastic Beasts 2: First look at Jude Law's young Dumbledore (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:02:14 GMT)
JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald first cast photo has been revealed

Children in Need raises record on-the-night total of £50.1m (Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:14:06 GMT)
Strictly and EastEnders featured in the fundraising show for disadvantaged children and young people.

Jamie Oliver bans daughter, 14, from posting selfies (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:50:34 GMT)
The TV chef says some 13 to 14-year-olds share "porno sort of" photos which he finds "frightening".

Sylvester Stallone denies sex assault allegation (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:53:04 GMT)
Reports say a 16-year-girl told police the actor and his bodyguard assaulted her in the 1980s.

Jeffrey Tambor accused over 'physical' behaviour (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:47:50 GMT)
The actor says he is "not a predator" after a transgender actress claims he "got physical" on set.

Plans for £8.5m Gainsborough centre (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:34:31 GMT)
A "nationally-significant" project needs to raise £1m by March to create a Thomas Gainsborough centre.

Donald Trump's 'Spitting Image' to go on show (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:24:38 GMT)
The Donald Trump caricature could feature in a rebooted US version of the satirical TV show.

Peter Kay is going on tour again after eight years off (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:32:23 GMT)
The Car Share and Phoenix Nights star is taking his stand-up tour across the UK and Ireland with all-new material.

Old Vic reveals 20 Kevin Spacey allegations (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:40:23 GMT)
The theatre apologised for not having a culture where people could "speak freely".

Noel Gallagher: I don't know anyone as rich as me (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:16:58 GMT)
Noel Gallagher on being filthy rich, his 'cosmic' new album, estranged brother Liam and U2.

Donald Trump Spitting Image puppet unveiled (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:56:06 GMT)
The rubber caricature was designed by one of the creators of satirical TV show Spitting Image.

Paloma Faith on childbirth and motherhood (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:22:01 GMT)
Why the singer wants everyone to be more honest about childbirth and parenthood.

Cars driven by Bond Girls go on display (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:03:53 GMT)
Cars driven by female characters who starred alongside 007 have gone on display.

'Those tweets were from someone lashing out at the world' (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:34:48 GMT)
The Gay Times Editor who was sacked because of comments on social media explains his past

The moment a da Vinci's sold for $450m (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:10:27 GMT)
A painting of Christ believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold for a record $450m (£341m).

When Lady Chatterley joined Tinder (Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:43:22 GMT)
DH Lawrence's passionate heroine has been flirting with modern men on the dating app. Sort of.

Taylor Swift sells 1m albums in four days (Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:57:38 GMT)
The star now has the best-selling record of 2017 in the US, overtaking Ed Sheeran.

Noel Gallagher on 'cosmic pop', Liam and The Scissor Queen (Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:17:02 GMT)
The High Flying Birds chief on 'cosmic' new album, Liam and inventing 'The Scissor Queen'.

Justice League: Laying bare the row over 'skimpy' costumes (Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:14:31 GMT)
The Amazon costumes appear skimpier than those used in last year's Wonder Woman and people aren't happy.

Bening: 'We need more films about older women and sex' (Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:48:04 GMT)
Hollywood star Annette Bening talks roles for older women, sexism in Hollywood and Harvey Weinstein.

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