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Leasehold campaigners hail 'landmark' changes (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:38:22 GMT)
Persimmon and Aviva commit to change in light of competition watchdog inquiry into sector.

Firms reassured over post-Covid debts (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:31:53 GMT)
The government says it will take a "cautious approach" to firms that owe it money after the pandemic.

New Alan Turing £50 note enters circulation (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:02:47 GMT)
The old £50 and £20 banknotes will be withdrawn by October next year, the Bank of England says.

Millions become millionaires during Covid pandemic (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:02:07 GMT)
Soaring stock markets and property prices help boost the wealth of the wealthy, research suggests.

Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley to bar unvaccinated staff (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 03:36:06 GMT)
Last week, Morgan Stanley's chief executive told workers 'if you can eat out, you can go to the office'.

The trainer boss who even has a pair for funerals (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:16:53 GMT)
Richard Johnson of Foot Locker has a pair of trainers for every occasion - even weddings and funerals.

Festivals face devastating consequences without insurance scheme, MPs warn (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:31:58 GMT)
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee call on the government to provide cancellation insurance.

Streaming TV giants face tighter UK regulation (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:17:34 GMT)
The government says there's an "inconsistent, ad-hoc and potentially harmful gap in regulation".

Climate change: Set target to cut car use, minister told (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:12:46 GMT)
Shifting to electric vehicles will still leave the UK with transport problems, a report says.

Bitcoin tumbles below $30,000 on China crypto-crackdown (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:01:26 GMT)
The cryptocurrency slides to its lowest value for five months after China tells banks to stop supporting transactions.

Weetabix workers suspend strike action at Northamptonshire sites (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 17:31:24 GMT)
Unite calls off strikes and says talks with management at the cereal manufacturer will continue.

Bumble closes to give 'burnt-out' staff a week's break (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:20:57 GMT)
A senior employee wrote on Twitter that the extra holiday was to deal with "collective burnout".

Cardboard 'in people's garages causing shortage' (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:43:25 GMT)
Packaging firm DS Smith is working with local councils to increase the amount of cardboard for recycling.

Aston Martin sues car dealer in cash wrangle (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:12:03 GMT)
The luxury carmaker accuses a Swiss dealership of not handing over deposits for its £2.5m Valkyrie model.

Government borrowing eases in May (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 07:53:25 GMT)
Despite a fall, borrowing was still the second-highest on record for May as Covid spending continues.

Google investigated over 'dominance' in ad market (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 11:59:01 GMT)
The investigation will look into all aspects of Google's involvement in the digital-advertising market.

Michelin-star restaurant stops serving lunch due to lack of staff (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 23:16:45 GMT)
The founder of a Michelin-star restaurant says he had to reduce opening hours to manage shortages.

Wimbledon: Fans frustrated as Ticketmaster cancels tickets (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 00:06:09 GMT)
Customers say they've lost out on tickets to the finals because the rules on credit cards weren't made clear.

UK starts talks to join Asia-Pacific free trade pact (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:31:34 GMT)
Membership would lower tariffs on exporting goods such as cars and whisky, the government says.

Flexible ticket 'will only save me £7 a year' on my commute (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:14:41 GMT)
New flexible train tickets are aimed at commuters doing few days in office - but first impressions are muted.

Gupta-owner Jaguar Land Rover supplier in talks with lenders (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:09:30 GMT)
Liberty Aluminium Technologies employs 250 people across sites in Coventry, Witham and Kidderminster.

Morrisons' share price soars 28% on takeover offer (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 18:11:22 GMT)
The supermarket has rejected a proposal from a US private equity firm valuing the firm at £5.5bn.

New flexible tickets go on sale for part-time commuters (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:56:14 GMT)
Rail passengers who travel to work two or three days a week now have the option of a flexible monthly ticket.

Hotel Chocolat pays £4 for beauty firm Rabot 1745 (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:06:41 GMT)
The confectioner pays less than its cheapest box of chocolates for full control of the joint venture.

German watchdog probes Apple's market dominance (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:46:34 GMT)
Facebook, Amazon and Google have all faced similar scrutiny from the Federal Cartel Office.

Apple Daily: HK pro-democracy paper says it will decide closure by Friday (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:36:22 GMT)
It comes after 500 officers raided the paper and froze HK$18m worth of assets linked to the company.

Online shopping boom drives rush for warehouse space (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:14:02 GMT)
The logistics industry has been building at breakneck speed, but we still haven't reached "peak shed".

What is different about the new £50 banknote? (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:16:20 GMT)
A behind-the-scenes look inside a high-security banknote printing plant.

How farmers and scientists are engineering your food (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 23:14:32 GMT)
By manipulating genes scientists say they can create better-tasting produce, but is it necessary?

‘Virtual beauty tests used to be gimmicky but now they are useful’ (Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:22:35 GMT)
With stores closed the beauty industry has embraced augmented reality testing apps.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Streaming TV giants face tighter UK regulation (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:17:34 GMT)
The government says there's an "inconsistent, ad-hoc and potentially harmful gap in regulation".

Britney Spears: Singer's conservatorship case explained (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:46:42 GMT)
The ongoing arrangement has sparked a public backlash from fans who support the #FreeBritney movement.

Festivals face devastating consequences without insurance scheme, MPs warn (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:31:58 GMT)
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee call on the government to provide cancellation insurance.

UK stars call on government to act over post-Brexit touring (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 05:00:02 GMT)
Artists such as Radiohead and Biffy Clyro back a campaign asking for a financial support package.

Trust in news has grown in the UK during pandemic, research shows (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:07:42 GMT)
Appetite for reliable reporting has increased but trust still below pre-Brexit levels, report says.

Channel 4 executives warn of privatisation risks (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:28:28 GMT)
The government is currently considering whether to take the broadcaster out of public hands.

Hungary's anti-gay law threatens programming of TV favourites (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:06:31 GMT)
International condemnation grows towards a Hungarian law banning depiction of homosexuality to under-18s.

Billie Eilish sorry for mouthing anti-Asian slur in resurfaced video (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:58:21 GMT)
The singer said she's "appalled" by a clip which has been shared recently on TikTok.

How Brexit could hit British drama exports (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:17:15 GMT)
With the UK no longer in the EU, its programmes could be excluded from European content quotas.

Time: How realistic is the BBC prison drama? (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:42:06 GMT)
From blackmail to bullying, those with experience of the inside unpick the hard-hitting BBC drama.

Tankers and Transit vans sculpted into steel forests (Sun, 20 Jun 2021 23:38:02 GMT)
Dan Rawlings has transformed a petrol lorry into a woodland sculpture with an environmental message.

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie: Why disco hit is now Scotland's unofficial anthem (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:57:31 GMT)
The 1970s disco classic has become the country's unofficial anthem ahead of the match with England.

Download Pilot Festival: Rock and metal event returns post-Covid (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 07:00:16 GMT)
Rock and metal fans are dusting off their devil horns for the first Download Festival in two years.

Timothy Spall: 'I was crying, swearing and chucking paint' (Fri, 18 Jun 2021 23:41:31 GMT)
He's played Lowry and Turner, and now the actor explains how he came to be holding his own art show.

TV reunions: Why we're rarely 'on a break' from our favourite shows (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 23:28:26 GMT)
High-profile TV reunions have never been more popular - but why now and what makes one successful?

In The Heights: What to know about the Lin-Manuel Miranda film (Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:09:12 GMT)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's movie musical has enjoyed positive reviews but also sparked a colourism row.

Factory Records: Exhibition explores 'vitally important' early years (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 06:29:04 GMT)
A show charting Factory Records - from punk start-up to "influential force" - opens in Manchester.

Festivals 2021: Which ones are still going ahead? (Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:11:53 GMT)
After the easing of lockdown restrictions was delayed in England, music festivals announce their plans.

Mosh pits and no masks at Download Festival pilot (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 07:17:44 GMT)
This weekend's Download Festival is part of a live event trial to see if large-scale gatherings are possible.

Windrush Day 2021: 'I wanted to put my culture out there' (Tue, 22 Jun 2021 06:11:08 GMT)
Choreographer Rosy May produces performance on the evolution of Caribbean dance.

Teachers' The Greatest Showman student TikTok dance goes viral (Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:06:40 GMT)
Their version of From Now On from the musical is watched more than 900,000 times in three weeks.

Martin Bashir: Ex-BBC boss Tony Hall says 'trust was abused and misplaced' (Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:08:39 GMT)
A former BBC director general has told MPs his trust in journalist Martin Bashir was "misplaced".

Caroline Flack's friends climb Lake District peaks in her memory (Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:35:29 GMT)
Olly Murs and friends of Caroline Flack have taken part in a trek in her memory.

Prue Leith and Arlene Phillips react to becoming dames (Sat, 12 Jun 2021 15:32:45 GMT)
TV judge Prue Leith and choreographer Arlene Phillips are made dames in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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