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Big rise in redundancies among young people (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 09:02:58 GMT)
People aged 25 to 34 face the highest risk of redundancy as Covid pushes up the jobless rate to 5%.

Brexit parcel price shock: 'I had to pay £30 for a gift' (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:22:02 GMT)
It's not just shoppers facing surprise costs when EU parcels arrive, but what is behind the charges?

Co-op and Morrisons see queues over payments outage (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 01:54:11 GMT)
The supermarket chains confirmed that an ongoing issue is affecting payments processing in some stores.

Coronavirus: Seafarers stuck at sea ‘a humanitarian crisis’ (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 03:44:59 GMT)
Crew are asking to be designated 'key workers' so they can go home without risking public health.

Janet Yellen to be first female US treasury secretary (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:34:29 GMT)
The Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen as first female treasury secretary in US history.

Harvey Weinstein: Court agrees $17m payout for accusers (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 02:35:34 GMT)
The money comes from the liquidation of a firm co-founded by the disgraced film producer.

Pandemic prompts Super Bowl ad rethink in US (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 23:33:55 GMT)
Budweiser will not advertise during the Super Bowl for the first time in 37 years.

Covid vaccines: Casino boss resigns after jumping queue (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 03:30:18 GMT)
Rod Baker and his wife travelled to the Canadian Arctic and posed as local workers to get the jab.

Deloitte Football Money League: Pandemic set to cost top clubs over £1.7bn (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:01:45 GMT)
The coronavirus pandemic will cost Europe's 20 richest football clubs over £1.7bn by the end of this season.

UN: Covid jobs crisis 'most severe' since the 1930s (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:56:36 GMT)
The global economy lost the equivalent of 225 million jobs in 2020 - four times more than in the financial crisis.

Covid: Hays Travel to close 89 shops as lockdown delays 'bounce back' (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:17:30 GMT)
The third national lockdown and travel ban meant the travel firm "had to act", a spokeswoman says.

HMRC waives penalty for late filing of self-assessments (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:28:38 GMT)
Self-employed people will not be fined if they file their tax returns online by 28 February.

Ikea to start selling spare parts for products (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:21:08 GMT)
The furniture giant says it wants to dispel the idea that it makes disposable goods.

'A spike in pandemic-related investments' (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 04:19:02 GMT)
EY Africa's Sandile Hlophe tells the BBC how foreign direct investment in Africa is faring.

Why your face could be set to replace your bank card (Sun, 24 Jan 2021 23:59:11 GMT)
Already widely used in China, facial recognition payment is now expanding in other countries.

How Covid turbocharged the QR revolution (Fri, 22 Jan 2021 01:09:27 GMT)
As a cheap and reliable way to store information, the humble QR code is finding new uses.

Can a Nudge or two make us better savers? (Sat, 23 Jan 2021 01:17:26 GMT)
A government-backed firm is looking for new ways to get people to put money aside for a "rainy day".

'I've never met my team but have lunch with them weekly' (Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:02:08 GMT)
Some firms are encouraging staff who are working from home to take their lunch breaks together.

How to investigate a firm with 60 million documents (Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:10:44 GMT)
Artificial intelligence helped investigators in a daunting examination of Airbus's business.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Randy Rainbow made his name satirising Trump - now what? (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 01:17:21 GMT)
Why the show's not over for Randy Rainbow who used Broadway tunes to make fun of Donald Trump.

Harvey Weinstein: Court agrees $17m payout for accusers (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 02:35:34 GMT)
The money comes from the liquidation of a firm co-founded by the disgraced film producer.

Facebook News feature launches in UK (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:30:11 GMT)
The UK is the second market - after the US - to get Facebook's latest news feature.

FKA Twigs says she was 'left with PTSD' after dating Shia LaBeouf (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:46:47 GMT)
The singer talks to Louis Theroux after suing her former partner for physical and emotional abuse.

Keira Knightley rules out sex scenes directed by men (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:10:33 GMT)
The actress explains why she has a "no nudity clause" written into her movie contracts.

Will Young questions why twin brother Rupert was not sectioned (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:10:59 GMT)
The entertainer speaks out after an inquest rules his twin brother Rupert had intended to kill himself.

Sky ramps up film and TV plans to compete with streaming giants (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:06:17 GMT)
The company plans to release a new film every week by 2022 with more investment in original content.

Asia Argento accuses Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen of sexual assault (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:16:16 GMT)
The actress says Cohen assaulted her while filming 2002 movie xXx, but he denies the claim.

Channel 4 Deepfake Queen complaints dropped by Ofcom (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:43:09 GMT)
The media regulator decided not to pursue complaints about decency over the channel's satire.

Katie Price on Harvey's 'terrifying' move to a specialist college (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:58:44 GMT)
Reality TV star and ex-model, Katie Price reveals the challenges of finding a specialist college for her eldest son Harvey, who has complex needs.

Can we really feel the benefits of nature through a screen? (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:45:14 GMT)
Scientists attempt to understand how best to bring the great outdoors to those stuck inside.

Yang Li: The 'punchline queen' who offended Chinese men (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:01:08 GMT)
A female comedian's joke on national television has sparked debate on comedy and feminism in China.

Sea shanty: Can viral success make a music career? (Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:42:33 GMT)
Ex-postman Nathan Evans, TikTok's sea shanty star, lands a music deal, but can his new career last?

The US TV legend who hosted 50,000 interviews (Sat, 23 Jan 2021 13:53:33 GMT)
Larry King - who has died aged 87 - was one of the giants of US broadcasting.

Will any festivals happen this summer? (Sat, 23 Jan 2021 06:09:21 GMT)
As Glastonbury cancels for 2021, other festivals are also likely to fall victim to the pandemic.

Why Sigourney Weaver had to say yes to Call My Agent (Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:57:55 GMT)
The Hollywood star explains why a role in the hit French comedy series was too good to refuse.

The Flaming Lips stage rock concert in bubbles (Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:09:45 GMT)
Before Covid, the bubbles were part of the band's stage performance - now the crowd is in them too.

Covid sea shanty video goes viral for Isle of Wight grandad (Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:59:14 GMT)
Martyn Waitt, 82, was encouraged to record a version of the Wellerman shanty by his granddaughter.

From Sea Shanty TikTok to a record deal (Fri, 22 Jan 2021 11:01:00 GMT)
Scottish postie Nathan Evans has quit his job and signed to a record label after storming TikTok with sea shanties.

Bridgerton second series 'exciting', says writer (Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:41:09 GMT)
The author behind the book speaks exclusively to the BBC about the news of a second series.

Hollyoaks suicide storyline 'saved my life' (Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:46:33 GMT)
John opens up to Hollyoaks actor on 5 Live Drive about how a storyline saved their life.

Yellow: K-pop artist Lim Kim bites back against stereotypes (Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:12:39 GMT)
Lim Kim says her music challenges prejudices about Asian women and attacks Orientalism.

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