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The UK cities where rent is rising the fastest (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:00:20 GMT)
New research reveals a geographical split in how the cost of renting a UK home has changed in a year.

'Send nudes' Boohoo ad banned after complaint (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:01:30 GMT)
The advert for clothes in skin tones was not socially responsible, the UK advertising watchdog rules.

Neil Woodford closes crisis-hit investment empire (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:37:12 GMT)
The UK's best-known stockpicker shuts his firm after a crash in the value of his multi-billion-pound funds.

HS2 must be built in full, say the CBI's regional heads (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:01:58 GMT)
The call by regional heads of the CBI business lobby comes amid worries HS2 could be scaled back.

Criminals 'could exploit' no-deal Brexit gaps (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:02:15 GMT)
With two weeks to go, the National Audit Office warns governments and firms are not fully prepared.

Royal Mail union votes in favour of strike action (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:20:53 GMT)
Royal Mail faces its first national postal strike in a decade after 97% of votes cast were in favour.

Primark warns shoppers not to buy its products online (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:27:34 GMT)
The High Street chain says that it does not have a commercial relationship with Amazon.

Brexit: Pound and shares jump on optimism over talks (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:37:45 GMT)
Sterling hits its highest in five months on reports the two sides are inching towards a draft deal.

Thomas Cook ex-boss grilled over £500,000 bonus (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:40:31 GMT)
Peter Fankhauser says he was not solely at fault for the firm's collapse but will reconsider the reward.

IMF warns world growth slowest since financial crisis (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:03:22 GMT)
The International Monetary Fund warns against "policy mistakes" such as tariffs and a no-deal Brexit.

UK jobs market 'shows signs of slowing' (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:23:52 GMT)
The unemployment rate rises unexpectedly to 3.9% between June and August.

Car financing crackdown 'to save drivers £165m' (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:36:38 GMT)
The UK's financial regulator plans to ban the way some car dealers earn commission.

Neil Woodford's flagship fund to be shut down (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:58:01 GMT)
The closure of the frozen fund is seen as a major humiliation for the UK's best-known stockpicker.

Esther Duflo: 'Nobel Prize will be a megaphone' (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 04:08:32 GMT)
The joint winner of the economics prize tells the BBC her work is not rocket science.

Central heating boilers 'put climate change goals at risk' (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:15:56 GMT)
The UK will not meet its climate change targets without a revolution in home heating, a think tank says.

Sports Direct calls for probe into Nike and Adidas dominance (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:15:57 GMT)
The Mike Ashley-owned retailer says the "must-have" brands hold too much market power.

Vodafone error sees customers hit by thousands in charges (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:19:44 GMT)
Glitch sees customers abroad hit with thousands of pounds of charges and unable to use their phones.

US treasury chief Mnuchin in China tariff warning (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:07:06 GMT)
Tariffs on $156bn of Chinese goods will be imposed if a trade deal is not finalised by December, Steve Mnuchin says.

Government dodges 'full fibre for all by 2025' pledge (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:03:25 GMT)
Gigabit broadband is promised but the government neither says it must be full-fibre nor sets a deadline.

And 'Lo!' - How the internet was born (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:00:59 GMT)
Interface Message Processors built the Arpanet, which led to the internet of today.

The hungry 26-year-old who set up a £100m food firm (Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:02:18 GMT)
When Timo Boldt realised he wanted to get meal kits delivered, he decided to set up his own firm.

Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect (Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:11:06 GMT)
Churches are increasingly using social media and specialist software to help reach their congregations.

Love Island: How Amber Gill and Molly-Mae changed fashion (Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:48:32 GMT)
Social media is a powerful tool used by fast fashion companies, but with big names alongside them are they unstoppable?

How selling citizenship is now big business (Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:13:51 GMT)
A growing number of countries will now sell foreigners one of their passports - for a price.

How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made (Tue, 08 Oct 2019 23:32:33 GMT)
One man's desire to create the perfect gun profoundly changed manufacturing.

How 3D technology is capturing the world (Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:21:31 GMT)
From computer games to railway tracks, capturing 3D images in exquisite detail is now big business.

Femtech: Right time, wrong term? (Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:23:17 GMT)
The 'femtech' label for women's health tech is flourishing but not everybody is a fan.

The boss who rescued 300 Syrian refugees (Sun, 06 Oct 2019 23:58:54 GMT)
Entrepreneur Jim Estill spent CA$1.5m of his own money to bring Syrian refugees to Canada.

‘I’m being jailed for four emails from 12 years ago’ (Sun, 06 Oct 2019 23:39:15 GMT)
A former trader says the US government submitted misleading evidence to court.

My way to stop boardroom infighting (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:00:34 GMT)
CEO Gordon Wilson says his way to stop execs infighting is for people to open up about themselves.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

5 times awards have been shared (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:19:48 GMT)
This year's Booker Prize is not the first time an arts award has been given to multiple recipients.

Saved by the Bell creator Sam Bobrick dies at 87 (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:15:22 GMT)
Sam Bobrick also wrote 40 plays and was behind a hit Elvis Presley track.

Whitney Houston nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:11:16 GMT)
The star was never considered for the honour in her lifetime.

'One bacon roll a month makes life worth living' (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:19:58 GMT)
The former BBC Breakfast host says the UK needs to have a "proper conversation" about cannabis laws.

Ruth Davidson to chair ITV mental health advisory group (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:41:44 GMT)
The group was created following the deaths of participants who had appeared in two ITV shows.

Elton John: 'I still want my dad's approval' (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:54:53 GMT)
The star lifts the curtain on his life and career, and reveals what he'll do after his farewell tour.

His Dark Materials: Behind the scenes of the TV adaptation (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:08:58 GMT)
Gyptians, daemons and the star cast meet our reporter on a set visit for the BBC drama series.

Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo share Booker Prize (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:48:42 GMT)
Booker Prize judges break their rules by awarding it to both Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo.

Pharrell says he's 'embarrassed' by Blurred Lines lyrics (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:43:54 GMT)
The singer says the backlash made him realise some of his songs "catered" to a "chauvinist culture".

Netflix sued over When They See Us (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:21:27 GMT)
The company behind an interrogation technique is suing Netflix and director Ava DuVernay.

Party election broadcasts: How have they changed and do they still matter? (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:14:48 GMT)
On the anniversary of the first appearance of the campaign tool on our screens, we look at their impact.

Celebrities who misbehaved in Buckingham Palace (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:48:27 GMT)
From snorting cocaine to stealing loo rolls, famous people have taken some liberties at the Queen's home.

How Yorkshire Ripper's terror 'changed the world for women' (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:42:11 GMT)
A new play in Leeds shows the impact of the Yorkshire Ripper's reign of terror on ordinary women.

Radio 2 reveals the best-selling albums of the 21st Century (Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:29:42 GMT)
BBC Radio 2 reveals the UK's most popular records of the 2000s, to mark National Album Day.

Hammed Animashaun: 'I was the only clown in the family' (Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:14:15 GMT)
The young actor winning critical acclaim and hoping to inspire teens to follow his lead.

Angelina Jolie: Strong women are 'shaped by men around them' (Sat, 12 Oct 2019 23:21:55 GMT)
Angelina Jolie champions the role men can play in shaping the personalities of young girls.

YouTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozard: 'It's OK not to be OK' (Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:58:43 GMT)
Disabled presenter Jessica Kellgren-Fozard's secrets of happiness on World Mental Health Day.

Five Star: Making Rain or Shine was 'an ordeal', says Doris Pearson (Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:27:22 GMT)
The group's biggest hit nearly didn't happen, says singer and choreographer Doris Pearson.

What are hip-hop's greatest songs? If you don't know, now you know... (Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:03:44 GMT)
A BBC poll features tracks by Notorious BIG, Nas and Outkast - but excludes Jay-Z and Missy Elliot.

His Dark Materials: Lin-Manuel Miranda goes behind the scenes (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:18:14 GMT)
Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals why he loves the Philip Pullman books ahead of the TV series' launch.

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:42:14 GMT)
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo become the first authors to jointly win the Booker Prize since 1992.

How tech changed the way DreamWorks animates (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:15:14 GMT)
Improved computer processing has allowed artists to add a great level of detail to their films.

Scorsese: 'We went to Netflix because Hollywood didn't want us' (Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:21:02 GMT)
'We could not get any financing from the Hollywood studios', the legendary director says.

Rapper Jack Grange says music releases ADHD 'anger' (Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:24:11 GMT)
Jack Grange was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety after being excluded from school.

Billy Connolly: 'Nothing else will keep you going like laughter' (Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:23:31 GMT)
Billy Connolly talks about comedy, his new book and living with Parkinson's.

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