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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? (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:31:48 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.

John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:32:14 GMT)
One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will now sell only "interactive" policies that collect health data.

Barclays resolves online banking glitch (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:27:06 GMT)
Computer problems had hit the bank as customers complained of being unable to access their accounts.

Sky bid tussle to be settled by auction (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:19:59 GMT)
The broadcaster has been subject to rival bids from Rupert Murdoch's Fox and US giant Comcast.

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.

Chris Grayling: Passengers were let down (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:57:25 GMT)
Transport secretary says he will work to make the system better to avoid a repeat of the timetabling problems that caused mass cancellations on the railways over the summer.

Tesco opens new Jack's discount store (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:27:55 GMT)
Supermarket group Tesco launches the first outlet of its discount Jack's chain.

Sony unveils mini PlayStation Classic console (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:28:46 GMT)
Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer are among the titles on Sony's new miniature PlayStation.

IBM launches tool aimed at detecting AI bias (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:58:32 GMT)
IBM is launching software which will monitor algorithms in real time and highlight how they make decisions.

How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:56:34 GMT)
China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?

Trump's tariffs putting the squeeze on the Midwest (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:46 GMT)
Companies in the US state of Wisconsin show how President Trump's trade war with China is continuing to hurt.

'Why sheep are important to my wine bar' (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:10:36 GMT)
Sheep farmers fear a no-deal Brexit could have a "devastating" impact on rural market towns.

The secret life of a female bodyguard (Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:24:17 GMT)
Jacquie Davis, the UK's first female bodyguard, talks about hostage rescues and undercover surveillance.

Hologram phone calls - sci-fi or serious possibility? (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:54:14 GMT)
With 5G, experts say we could enjoy virtual reality in HD on our mobiles and even project holographics.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

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.

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.

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.

Ed Sheeran to play Ipswich Chantry Park gigs (Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:13:28 GMT)
The Suffolk-born singer will be playing his first Ipswich gigs since becoming a global superstar.

Justin Bieber serenades fiancee outside Buckingham Palace (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:08:59 GMT)
The Canadian singer was spotted busking outside Buckingham Palace in London.

Skate Kitchen: From all-female skaters to silver screen stars (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:13:17 GMT)
Skate Kitchen is a coming of age tale about an all-female skateboarding collective.

Osborne Macharia on the Afrofuturism revolution (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:10:53 GMT)
Visual artist Osborne Macharia wants the cultural movement to revolutionise the perception of Africa.

The original TV blooper (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:36:25 GMT)
In 1969 when Blue Peter had an elephant on set that caused havoc it helped inspire the creation of the programme 'It'll be Alright on the Night'.

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.

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.

The Coral: 'We lead each other astray' (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:59:13 GMT)
Returning Wirral band on how they still feel like little "naughty boys" after 16 years in rock 'n' roll.

Bringing Shakespeare's neglected women out of the shadows (Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:27:47 GMT)
The Bard gave Queen Margaret more lines than any other female character, and more than King Lear.

London Fashion Week 'still behind' New York for diversity (Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:51:09 GMT)
Strides have been made towards diversity on London's catwalks but is it enough?

Emmy Awards 2018: The 8 best moments (and 1 that didn't happen) (Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:08:47 GMT)
A marriage proposal, a living legend and some Game of Thrones revelations from George RR Martin.

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