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Pound surges on hopes of Brexit breakthrough (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:10:39 GMT)
Analysts have warned the rally could be short lived if a deal isn't agreed by the cabinet.

Millions 'misspent on green energy abuse' (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:12:01 GMT)
Energy regulator Ofgem is accused of mismanagement by a whistleblower.

Berketex Bride in administration (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:00:06 GMT)
The bridal store has ceased trading and closed down all 12 of its outlets.

Brexit: Can firms stop stocks running low? (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:18:50 GMT)
More firms are stockpiling as concerns about shortages of food, medicines, car parts and much else increase.

Spotify launches streaming service in the Middle East (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:10:56 GMT)
The music streaming powerhouse hopes to tap into the region's millions of digitally-connected consumers.

Amazon names locations for new US HQs (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:55:12 GMT)
The online giant plans major new campuses in New York and next to the Pentagon near Washington DC.

Premier League: Susanna Dinnage named new chief executive (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:10:16 GMT)
Susanna Dinnage is named as the new chief executive of the Premier League, replacing Richard Scudamore.

First 5G cities in UK named by EE (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:06:49 GMT)
The UK's big cities will be the first to get the futuristic mobile technology, says mobile operator.

Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:59:27 GMT)
Wages rise at the fastest pace since 2008 but unemployment edges higher, official figures show.

Flipkart boss resigns after misconduct investigation (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:27:23 GMT)
Flipkart-owner Walmart said investigation into misconduct found "lapses in judgement".

Bisto owner plans Brexit stockpile (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:27:55 GMT)
Premier Foods is to stockpile raw materials ahead of Brexit as fears grow over gridlock at UK ports.

Food taste 'not protected by copyright' rules EU court (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:28:21 GMT)
Court of Justice was asked to rule in a copyright case involving two Dutch cream cheese products.

Softbank IPO: A guide to the Japanese tech giant (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:26:02 GMT)
The firm is planning a $21bn IPO of its mobile unit that could fund a fresh wave of tech investments.

Apple iPhone sales fears rock Wall Street (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:32:40 GMT)
The tech giant's share price fall has wiped more than $40bn off its market value.

Poldark makers buy rights to Sir Philip Green story (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:16:16 GMT)
The company behind TV's Poldark and Victoria buys the rights to a book about Sir Philip Green.

'Admitting problems helped us get debt-free' (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:08:05 GMT)
A quarter of those in serious financial difficulty wait more than two years to seek help, a charity says.

Britain's worst and best online retailers named by Which? (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:07:07 GMT)
DIY chain Homebase runs Britain's worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group Which?.

Why complaining really does take all day (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:09:12 GMT)
Research suggests on average 24 hours a year are spent complaining, while at work, about poor service.

Iceland Christmas ad: Petition to show it on TV hits 670k (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:39:32 GMT)
The advert was not approved to be shown on TV because it breaches the rules on political advertising.

Pound's rollercoaster ride continues (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:56:45 GMT)
The pound sinks in volatile trading after reports that a Brexit deal was near were downplayed.

Tobacco shares hit by US menthol ban fear (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:28:35 GMT)
Shares in BAT and Imperial Brands tumble after reports suggest the US will ban menthol cigarettes.

Car crash data thief 'unlucky' to be jailed (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:49:30 GMT)
A car repair worker is the first person to be sentenced to jail as a result of a UK data watchdog prosecution.

Ex-Stobart boss denies improperly taking £5m in expenses (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:25:59 GMT)
Andrew Tinkler was part of a campaign to oust the Stobart Group's chairman, a court hears.

Purple Tuesday: 'Embarrassment' of going shopping in a wheelchair (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:19:26 GMT)
Holly Greader from Cardiff tells the BBC what going shopping is like for her as a wheelchair user.

Tech boss: 'Get trust right and you will succeed' (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:17:13 GMT)
Technology incubator CEO Ben Brabyn says if new firms can gain customers' trust, they'll succeed.

What do tampons and WWI have in common? (Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:06:41 GMT)
Tampons, drones and more surprising innovations from World War One that changed the world.

Gracie: Pay discrimination 'embedded' in our culture (Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:30:47 GMT)
Carrie Gracie, who quit as the BBC's China editor in protest over being paid less than her male peers, says pay discrimination is embedded in our culture.

Alibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data? (Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:14:27 GMT)
Singles Day is the biggest online shopping day, and possibly Alibaba's biggest for data collection.

How the teddy bear became a million dollar idea (Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:08:40 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the teddy bear became a million dollar idea.

Sainsbury's boss warns food 'can't be stockpiled' for no-deal Brexit (Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:48:53 GMT)
Mike Coupe says food imports "can't be stockpiled" ahead of a no-deal Brexit.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

How Stan Lee's heroes helped change the world (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:31:27 GMT)
Through Spider-Man, the X-Men and others, the godfather of comic books inspired positive change.

Rob Delaney to sign CBeebies story (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:51:06 GMT)
The Catastrophe star will use Makaton in a story to be aired on Children in Need day.

Viewers praise Peter Jackson war film (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:21:30 GMT)
Viewers share their experiences of watching Peter Jackson's much-praised film, They Shall Not Grow Old.

Simon Cowell addresses Syco split from Little Mix (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:58:28 GMT)
The music boss says the band members are the "hardest working bunch of girls" he's ever worked with.

Joe McFadden: Strictly has taken over my life (but not helped my acting career) (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:34:35 GMT)
Last year's glitterball winner describes his intense year as he prepares to take to the stage.

I'm A Celebrity 2018 line-up revealed (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:31:48 GMT)
ITV confirms the 10 names heading to the jungle in Australia - from soap stars to a football boss.

Norfolk angler John Wilson dies at Thailand home (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:46:41 GMT)
"Legend" John Wilson presented a popular fishing programme from the 1980s until 2002.

The Quireboys: UK tour to go ahead despite equipment theft (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:53:24 GMT)
The Quireboys' "lock-up" in Bedford was targeted while they were playing shows in Europe.

Top Gear host calls crash 'unavoidable' (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:21:31 GMT)
Fellow presenter Paddy McGuinness jokes that the cost will come out of the show's catering budget.

Arrest in hunt for Blackpool 'Ross from Friends' lookalike (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:56:36 GMT)
An image of a suspected thief said to resemble actor David Schwimmer went viral after it was shared.

Detective Pikachu: 'Gross' furry Pokemon divides fans (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:28:39 GMT)
Many fans say the new look Pikachu is "grotesque" and "disgusting".

Rhys Ifans calls for more Welsh talent on stage (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:52:43 GMT)
The Notting Hill actor joins Gavin and Stacey and Broadchurch stars in calling for change.

Poldark makers buy rights to Sir Philip Green story (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:16:16 GMT)
The company behind TV's Poldark and Victoria buys the rights to a book about Sir Philip Green.

Strictly Come Dancing: Danny John-Jules skips spin-off show after exit (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:42:20 GMT)
The actor's partner, Amy Dowden, appeared on It Takes Two alone following the pair's elimination.

Dido announces her first tour for 15 years (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:23:33 GMT)
Dido announces a 27-date world tour alongside the release of her first album for five years.

Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus: Stars' homes destroyed by California wildfires (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:35:07 GMT)
Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus's houses and the Westworld set are razed by the California fires.

Shadowhunters: Cancelled TV show sweeps People's Choice Awards (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:11:58 GMT)
The supernatural drama is voted the best show of 2018, despite having been cancelled in June.

Threatin's UK tour: The band who faked a fanbase and failed (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:49:18 GMT)
LA band Threatin booked a tour promising hundreds of people would attend - but no-one showed up.

Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey dies (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:33:47 GMT)
Canadian actor Douglas Rain voiced the chilling computer in the landmark sci-fi film.

Professor Green: Knife crime not just a black issue (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:19:34 GMT)
The rapper says a "whole race is being criminalised" and condemns the use of stop and search.

Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening (Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:31:37 GMT)
Michelle Keegan admits she had put off cervical cancer screening but tells women it was not painful.

Kim Kardashian dedicates award to firefighters (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:38:13 GMT)
The reality TV star is one of several celebrities affected by wildfires in California.

Stan Lee: The man behind the mask (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:19:35 GMT)
How the writer, who has died aged 95, came to create the iconic characters of the Marvel universe.

Zoe Ball on why Danny John-Jules skipped his interview (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:50:43 GMT)
Strictly dancer Amy Dowden joins Zoe Ball to talk about her elimination but partner Danny is absent.

Stan Lee on how he created Spider-Man (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:02:17 GMT)
The man behind many Marvel Comics superheroes explains how he came up with the iconic character.

Exeter 'Paper Man' James Lake turns cardboard into art (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:02:57 GMT)
Artist James Lake learned how to make giant sculptures after losing a leg to cancer when he was 17.

People's Choice Awards: Stars in tribute to wildfire victims (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:27:02 GMT)
Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johanssen were among those who paid tribute to those affected.

Hertfordshire school's drill dance from the 1800s (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:33:11 GMT)
Drill is a mesmerizing dance tradition dating back centuries - and is still performed at this school.

Karen Gillan returns to Inverness with film about suicide (Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:30:36 GMT)
Hollywood star Karen Gillan wants to "start a conversation" about suicide with her directorial debut.

Toy Story 4 first trailer reveals new character - meet Forky (Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:28:34 GMT)
Woody and Buzz are back in the first Toy Story 4 trailer, alongside a spork having an identity crisis.

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