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Firms defy pressure over Saudi summit (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:45:08 GMT)
The US Treasury Secretary now shuns the event amid fears for missing journalist but some firms are still going.

Name checks to begin on bank payments (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:34:59 GMT)
A recipient's name will be as critical as the account number and sort code when transferring money from July.

ESA underpayment: Who is entitled to backdated benefits? (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:41:26 GMT)
There are 180,000 people who may be owed money from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Food sales drop as barbecue summer ends (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:07:18 GMT)
Sales of food saw their steepest drop in three years last month as the summer splurge ended.

Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:13:45 GMT)
Theresa May says both sides are determined to reach a deal, despite no major breakthrough.

Cypriot budget airline Cobalt has suspended operations (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:13:34 GMT)
The low-cost carrier, which flew to several UK destinations, cancelled all flights from midnight.

John Lewis trials £10,000 experience to lure in shoppers (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:17:24 GMT)
The department store will give high-spending customers a chance to shop privately at its new outlet.

US shies away from calling China a currency manipulator (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:05:41 GMT)
The US Treasury held back from blaming Beijing for holding down the value of China's currency.

Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:26:21 GMT)
The White House says postal rates set via the 144-year-old pact give China an 'unfair' advantage.

eBay files lawsuit against Amazon over 'seller recruitment' (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:23:36 GMT)
In a lawsuit, eBay says the retail giant used its internal message system to recruit sellers.

British farmers shouldn't get cheap EU labour - government adviser (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:03:44 GMT)
Fruit and veg growers are likely to be hit by new immigration rules after Brexit, Lords are told.

Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:26:40 GMT)
Errors mean 180,000 people on sickness benefits will now receive backdated payments.

Where are house prices rising the fastest? (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:14:51 GMT)
Some regions have seen property prices rise by more than 6% in the past year, official figures show.

Noor Inayat Khan or Harry Maguire: Who will be on the new £50 note? (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:05:47 GMT)
Among the favourites are Stephen Hawking, Margaret Thatcher and war heroine Noor Inayat Khan.

Asos: Animal print and plus-size clothing boost profits (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:16:25 GMT)
Plus-size clothes and button-through dresses also boost profits at the online fashion retailer.

Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:43:47 GMT)
The lower than expected rise for September means the state pension will increase by £4.25 a week.

Just Eat: How clean is your takeaway? (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:04:18 GMT)
A BBC investigation finds numerous zero rated takeaways on Just Eat, the UK's biggest online platform.

Canada cashes in on legal cannabis (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:41:20 GMT)
The legalisation of cannabis in Canada could have a huge impact on the country's economy.

Crickets: The food of the future? (Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:16:25 GMT)
A Vietnamese start-up is betting on crickets as a way of keeping a growing world population fed.

Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis says he owes his success to dyslexia (Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:34:34 GMT)
Businessman and former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has credited dyslexia for his success.

Sears: The slow death of a US retail giant (Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:54:31 GMT)
The decline of the former US shopping industry titan resulted in filing for bankruptcy.

Sophie Cornish: ‘Women, don’t be so hard on yourselves!’ (Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:05:11 GMT)
"Women tend to be their own worst critics," says notonthehighstreet.com co-founder Sarah Cornish.

Hammond expects 'better economic outcomes' from Brexit deal (Fri, 12 Oct 2018 07:17:35 GMT)
The chancellor says the pace is picking up on Brexit talks and a deal could lift the economy.

What is the FTSE 100? (Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:47:35 GMT)
All you need to know about the FTSE 100.

Kleenex bins 'Mansize' tissue brand (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:10:43 GMT)
People complained that the branding, which has been in use for 60 years, was sexist.

Tiny Palm smartphone baffles gadget fans (Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:29:27 GMT)
The credit-card-sized device is designed to help people take a break from their main phone.

Should universal credit be paid weekly? (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:56:46 GMT)
The system is meant to ape the "in-work experience" but campaigners say it creates problems.

When's a van a van and when's it a car? (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:08:04 GMT)
The weird and wonderful ways companies adapt their products to get around trade tariffs.

When can I buy a 5G phone and how much will it be? (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:11:53 GMT)
Superfast 5G mobile will require new handsets, but will the new services justify the extra expense?

Why dumping rubbish is a waste of money (Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:09:48 GMT)
Dumping rubbish is a waste of valuable resources, says Arthur Huang - and his company is showing why.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

How U2's technology is changing concerts for the better (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:01:31 GMT)
The band's groundbreaking stage show is designed to ensure everyone has a front-row seat.

Keira Knightley bans daughter from watching some Disney films (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:23:08 GMT)
The actress told Ellen DeGeneres she bans Cinderella and The Little Mermaid due to their portrayal of women.

Banksy: How Love is in the Bin's shredding did not go to plan (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:58:09 GMT)
The artist confirms the canvas was supposed to shred in full, not just partially.

Emma Bunton to host the US version of Bake Off (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:02:54 GMT)
The Spice Girl will present The Great American Baking Show with Paul Hollywood as judge.

The Conners' TV audience slumps by 43% minus Roseanne (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:28:25 GMT)
The show, featuring the cast without the family matriarch, was watched by 10.5 million viewers.

Sir Quentin Blake brings science pioneers to life (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:13:29 GMT)
Amy Johnson is one of 20 renowned figures to feature in a new work from the much-loved illustrator.

Harvey Weinstein accuser told to delete phone files (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:37:50 GMT)
Prosecutors admit that one of the Hollywood producer's accusers was told to remove personal files.

Making a Murderer 2: 'It's the journey of the convicted' (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:29:44 GMT)
The writers and directors of the Netflix series explain why they're continuing Steven Avery's story.

Sesame Street's Big Bird puppeteer retires (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:58:49 GMT)
Puppeteer Caroll Spinney is flying the nest after a 50-year long career as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

Sondheim's Company is a gender-swap hit (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:02:43 GMT)
A reimagining of Sondheim's Company switches the sex of the lead and most of the cast.

Orange Is The New Black to end with series seven (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:55:59 GMT)
Netflix has announced an end point for the comedy drama, which has run since 2013.

Wheelchair backflipping teen among BBC R1 award winners (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:51:54 GMT)
Three teenagers win BBC Radio 1’s Teen Heroes of the year award for their dedication to their peers.

Oli Herbert, All That Remains guitarist, dies at 44 (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:53:18 GMT)
Oli Herbert, founding member of the US metal band, dies suddenly aged 44.

Guy-Blache: The untold story of first female film director (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:14:21 GMT)
Actor Jodie Foster talks about the work of Alice Guy-Blache, who made her first film in 1896.

Peterloo Massacre movie's Manchester premiere (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:43:41 GMT)
Director Mike Leigh sees modern-day parallels with the killing of protesters in 1819.

Michelle Heaton went through early menopause (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:44:57 GMT)
Michelle Heaton went through early menopause aged 38 after a hysterectomy.

'Shred the Love' reveals Banksy stunt did not go to plan (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:48:38 GMT)
Seconds after it sold for £1m at auction the piece began to shred itself but stopped half way through.

'I regret promoting my botched butt lift' (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:23:22 GMT)
Ex On The Beach's Natalee Harris tells Victoria Derbyshire it encouraged others to have the same procedure.

Islamic world's diverse art and culture at British Museum (Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:47:10 GMT)
The British Museum's new gallery will feature artefacts from the Islamic world.

Ariana Grande takes social media break (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:16:20 GMT)
The singer posts a cryptic message on Instagram Stories about "trying very hard to keep going".

X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class (Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:05:46 GMT)
The final 24 contestants were seen in business class on a flight to LA - but then went back to economy.

Jamie Lee Curtis: 'I've never had so much attention' (Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:46:00 GMT)
The 60-year-old actress explains why she's returning to Halloween (but don't call it a franchise).

Biffy Clyro's Simon: Guitars are 'an extension of my personality' (Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:24:57 GMT)
Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil has just won the first Fender Play award at the Q awards for guitar playing.

LM5: Why Little Mix's album title is a clever move (Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:29:56 GMT)
The name of the group's fifth album is dedicated to fans and capitalises on social media.

Taylor Wessing Prize: Alice Mann wins with portraits of drum majorettes (Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:55:08 GMT)
South African photographer Alice Mann is announced the winner of the Taylor Wessing Prize.

A brief history of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's relationship (Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:00:48 GMT)
We're just as confused as you are.

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