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Sky-Fox takeover deal likely to face competition probe (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:30:47 GMT)
Culture secretary is "minded to" refer Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky to the competition authority.

Rolls-Royce safeguards 7,000 jobs in East Midlands (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:30:43 GMT)
The engineering giant will create another 200 jobs by investing £150m in a new test bed in Derby.

Sony Music goes back to vinyl records (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:42:22 GMT)
One of the big three global record companies says it will start pressing vinyl releases again.

Walgreens Boots Alliance scraps plans to buy Rite Aid (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:11:33 GMT)
Walgreens Boots Alliance says it will buy more than 2,000 Rite Aid stores instead.

UK expats in Spain outnumber Spanish in UK (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:31:55 GMT)
The figures come from a report designed to provide more information ahead of Brexit negotiations.

US growth rate revised higher (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:15:41 GMT)
The US economy grew at a faster pace than previously thought in the first three months of the year.

Nigeria: Ogoni widows sue Shell over military crackdown (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:23:33 GMT)
The women accuse the oil giant of complicity in a crackdown by Nigeria's then military rulers.

BT Italy scandal prompts auditing probe (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:47:51 GMT)
The UK's accountancy watchdog says it has begun looking into the auditing of BT's financial statements.

Nars make-up boycotted, after cosmetics tested on animals in China (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:46:50 GMT)
Beauty brand Nars has had to explain itself to shoppers after it introduced animal testing on its cosmetic products in China.

Tesco and Booker call for fast-track competition probe (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:11:24 GMT)
The firms want the CMA to move "more quickly" to start an in-depth competition inquiry.

UK car output fell 10% in May, says SMMT (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:48:04 GMT)
Carmakers are now set to ramp up production of new models, with exports the main driver of demand.

HSBC leads UK stock market higher (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:26:01 GMT)
The FTSE 100 rises with HSBC leading the way following a broker upgrade.

Bank of England: Wales facing cost of living 'squeeze' (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:53:51 GMT)
Issues like economic inactivity and skills needed to be tackled in Wales, the Bank of England's chief economist says.

Southern axes quarter of trains as drivers' overtime ban begins (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:58:36 GMT)
Southern says by revising its timetable it will offer a more reliable service.

Should men have to wear ties to work any more? (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:45:04 GMT)
The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has said male MPs will no longer have to wear ties in the chamber. So should anyone be expected to wear a tie to work any more?

Ocado supermarket trials driverless van deliveries (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:36:36 GMT)
Internet-based grocer Ocado teams up with a robotics firm to test driverless deliveries in London.

Global demand for opals soaring (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:02:47 GMT)
Global demand for opals is soaring, pushing up prices of the gemstones.

Start-up reinvents the tree to beat pollution (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:16:15 GMT)
A team of German designers has reinvented the tree to clean up urban air pollution. Using the natural power of moss, they hope to make city air safer to breathe.

India's IT industry: What has gone wrong? (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:17:33 GMT)
Once the darling of India's economy, the IT sector is struggling. But why?

Visiting Europe's largest permanent VR facility (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:02:58 GMT)
Lucy Hedges visits Europe's largest virtual reality facility in Paris.

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen urges soft Brexit (Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:23:55 GMT)
Janet Yellen tells the BBC maintaining "deep ties" between the UK and the EU is important.

What's the difference between a hard or soft Brexit? (Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:55:07 GMT)
The BBC's Kamal Ahmed explains the difference between a hard or soft Brexit for the UK.

Global beauty price gap revealed (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:46:04 GMT)
From low-cost Vietnam to high-rolling Venezuela, the bill for looking good varies hugely, a report says.

Malawi and Unicef launch drone air corridor (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:33:11 GMT)
The site will also be open to universities and other partners to explore the use of drones.

Crystal energy (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:10:09 GMT)
How California is turning its car problem into a way to make LA greener.

Glittering prize (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:02:58 GMT)
As global demand for opals soars, miners of the rare gemstones can make a fortune, but there is just one catch - they have to find them first.

Conflict Resolution (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:15:04 GMT)
Is it possible to find peace in Thailand?

Convenience food (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:37:49 GMT)
Ocado's driverless pod is designed to deliver goods but is not big enough for the weekly shop.

More for less? (Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:14:07 GMT)
A weak pound may be luring clothes shoppers to the UK, but how are shops coping with the change?

In or out? (Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:07:37 GMT)
You've heard the shouts for line calls. But how do you get to be an official at a tennis match?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs? (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:05:16 GMT)
Why it's "getting harder" to find new presenting talent on the BBC radio station.

Halle Berry: Was her Oscar win worthless? (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:31:31 GMT)
The Monster's Ball star says she is "saddened" to still be the only black woman to win the best actress Oscar.

Adele pays tribute to Grenfell victims at Wembley Stadium show (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:26:15 GMT)
The singer encouraged fans to donate to help victims of the fire during Wednesday night's show.

Taxi drivers who helped after Manchester bomb to strut their stuff on catwalk (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:41:12 GMT)
Drivers who gave free rides after the Manchester attack help create a "self-portrait" of the city.

Four forms of ID needed for Ed Sheeran gigs (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:11:04 GMT)
Anyone with tickets to his shows next year will also need credit card, booking confirmation and ID to guarantee they get in.

David Walliams visits Manchester attack victim's school (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:59:55 GMT)
Saffie Roussos, 8, was one of 22 people at the Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.

Sky-Fox takeover deal likely to face competition probe (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:30:47 GMT)
Culture secretary is "minded to" refer Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky to the competition authority.

Sony Music goes back to vinyl records (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:42:22 GMT)
One of the big three global record companies says it will start pressing vinyl releases again.

BBC Radio 1 to launch pop up station with 50th birthday (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:38:23 GMT)
As part of its 50th birthday celebrations, Radio 1 will launch a "vintage" station.

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:05:15 GMT)
The best-selling children's author died at his home after a short illness, aged 91.

Johnny Galecki: Big Bang Theory star's house burns down (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:50:49 GMT)
Johnny Galecki says he's "relieved no-one has been hurt" after his ranch burned down in a bush fire.

See what the V&A's new £55m wing looks like (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:56:25 GMT)
Images of the newly opened Exhibition Road Quarter at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

UK film industry 'needs more diversity' (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:01:50 GMT)
The UK's film industry has a "pandemic lack of inclusion", a British Film Industry report says.

M.anifest performs from his album Nowhere Cool for Global Beats (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:23:57 GMT)
Ghanaian rapper and poet M.anifest performs live for the BBC's Global Beats programme.

Build it and they will come: Inside the shed of dreams (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:24:49 GMT)
The park shed where DIY experts give their time to teach others their skills

How Gandhi's last day was photographed (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:51:54 GMT)
French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson took the last photos of Gandhi before his assassination.

Sydney Opera House display celebrates indigenous painting (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:02:43 GMT)
The light show is called Badu Gili, which means "water light" in the language of the Gadigal people.

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:02:42 GMT)
The creator of beloved children's character Paddington Bear has died at the age of 91.

Saturday Night Fever dance floor up for auction (Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:05:49 GMT)
The Saturday Night Fever dance floor is expected to be sold for more than a million pounds at auction.

Spider-Man star Hannibal Buress sends lookalike to film's premiere (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:17:19 GMT)
Spider-Man star Hannibal Buress pays lookalike £380 to go to film's premiere in his place.

Justin Bieber trainer has own Instagram account and the other is on sale on eBay (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:00:13 GMT)
One of the star's trainers has its own Instagram account while the other one is on sale on eBay.

Five stand out moments of Love Island so far (Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:51:55 GMT)
As the popular reality TV show reaches its half-way point, we pick out some of its biggest moments.

Halsey: I lost a sense of who I was (Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:27:10 GMT)
The singer speaks to the BBC about playing Glastonbury and finding herself again after a break-up.

How Harry Potter changed the world (Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:15:03 GMT)
Can you believe it's 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?

The A-listers that invaded Glastonbury (Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:04:10 GMT)
Cara Delevingne, Brad Pitt and Kit Harington were all spotted at the festival.

Glastonbury 2017: 12 things we learned (Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:17:15 GMT)
From playful policemen to Stormzy's big night out, here are our highlights from Glastonbury 2017.

The Hollywood stars who quit acting (Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:39:40 GMT)
As Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis announces he is retiring, here are some other stars who quit being an actor.

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