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BT warns of rise in phone bills (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:27:40 GMT)
BT warns millions of customers it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% from December this year.

Fed says 'slack' in US jobs market (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:55:52 GMT)
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market".

Buying '£1,300 cheaper than renting' (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:41:26 GMT)
First-time buyers save £1,300 a year by taking out a mortgage rather than renting, according to Britain's largest lender, the Halifax.

Co-op Bank reports loss of £75.8m (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:33:01 GMT)
The troubled Co-operative Bank cuts its pre-tax losses in the first half of the year, and cuts staff numbers by 13%.

HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:28:12 GMT)
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.

EDF to pay out £3m after complaints (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:00:12 GMT)
EDF Energy is ordered to pay £3m after an Ofgem probe into the way the firm handled customer complaints, the last of the "big six" to make such a payment.

LSE rights issue to raise almost £1bn (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:03:01 GMT)
The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.

Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal' (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:32:35 GMT)
Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.

Three bids remain for bust shipyard (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:12:31 GMT)
Administrators consider three bids for Ferguson Shipbuilders in Port Glasgow, which went bust last week.

Gap goes to India for new customers (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:17:39 GMT)
US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and will launch the first two stores early next year.

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:12 GMT)
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.

Russia widens McDonald's food probe (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:55:51 GMT)
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.

Ten days left to vacuum up a cleaner (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:25:11 GMT)
Anyone wanting to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner has only 10 days left to be certain of getting one - following new EU rules that come in next month.

Students fall victim to phone scam (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:12:48 GMT)
Hundreds - possibly thousands - of students across the UK are falling victim to an expensive mobile phone scam, according to police.

UK's 'most generous town' revealed (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:03:11 GMT)
Data gathered by donation site JustGiving has revealed what it says is the UK's most generous town, based on donations to its website.

Spy camera cash machine gang jailed (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:46:08 GMT)
Four fraudsters behind a sophisticated bank card scam involving a "dizzying array of gadgets" are jailed by a judge at the Old Bailey.

Mortgage lending highest since 2008 (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:09:39 GMT)
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.

Self-employment at '40 year high' (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:06:27 GMT)
The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Retail sales rise less than expected (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:10 GMT)
UK retail sales rise by 2.6% in July, up just 0.1% from June, figures from Office for National Statistics show.

Eurozone growth slows in August (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:32:09 GMT)
Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.

Public finances show £239m deficit (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:40:31 GMT)
Government finances show an unexpected deficit in July for the second year running, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Brewing a beer revolution in Africa (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:11:16 GMT)
One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius.

Riding a business wave in the surf (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:10:08 GMT)
The BBC's Phil Mercer meets Matt Grainger, who has succeeded in combining his hobby with earning a living, by starting a surf business on Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia.

How to crack the US market (Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:58:36 GMT)
The US retail market is a tough nut to crack, but there are a number of small UK firms who have managed to succeed in America.

Villa appoint Fox as chief executive (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:24:55 GMT)
Aston Villa name Tom Fox as the Premier League club's new chief executive, replacing Paul Faulkner, who left in July.

2014 Games track goes to Grangemouth (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:38:00 GMT)
The 2014 Commonwealth Games athletics track at Hampden Park is to be lifted and moved to Grangemouth Stadium.

Coventry to return to Ricoh Arena (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:32:31 GMT)
Coventry City are to return to the Ricoh Arena after agreeing a two-year deal with the company that runs the stadium.

VIDEO: How to have a day out on the cheap (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:49:36 GMT)
Finance reporter Kevin Peachey looks at the popularity of attractions that are both free and those that charge an entrance fee and considers how you can keep costs down on a day out.

VIDEO: Will South Africa go into recession? (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:20:38 GMT)
Lerato Mbele reports on whether South Africa will fall back into recession, ahead of the release of the country's latest GDP figures.

VIDEO: London Luton bottom of airport poll (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:51:56 GMT)
Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey has suggested.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

John Kearns scoops comedy prize (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:51:38 GMT)
A comedian who was named best newcomer at last year's Edinburgh Fringe scoops the award for best show at this year's festival.

Lennon killer denied parole again (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:31:29 GMT)
Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in 1980, is denied parole for an eighth time by authorities in New York.

Blink 182 headline Leeds Festival (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:24:06 GMT)
The American pop-punk band close the main stage while Disclosure pack out the Radio 1/NME stage on the first night of the event.

Oldest book prize winners unveiled (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:50:43 GMT)
A novel inspired by the daily toil of a shepherdess and a biography of a Booker prize-winning author win the UK's oldest literary awards.

China film festival shut down (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:58:00 GMT)
The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day.

Cliff police and BBC to face MPs (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:28:57 GMT)
BBC and South Yorkshire Police chiefs are summoned before MPs after a claim of a "cover-up" over the raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Pet Shop Boys to make Archers cameo (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:17:17 GMT)
Ambridge is to get a dose of pop star royalty after it was revealed that pop duo Pet Shop Boys are to make a cameo appearance on Radio 4's The Archers.

Emily Watson to star in 7/7 drama (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:51:20 GMT)
Actress Emily Watson is to star in a BBC drama about a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter in the London 7/7 bombings.

Man jailed for filming in cinema (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:19:16 GMT)
A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in the West Midlands town of Walsall.

India blocks Gandhi murder film (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:31:03 GMT)
India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers.

Protest over Grayson Perry gallery (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:55:26 GMT)
Disabled artists in Leeds go up against Grayson Perry by staging their own exhibition in protest against the inaccessible venue for Perry's new show in the city.

London 'Europe's dearest culture hub' (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:56:00 GMT)
London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities, with Warsaw the cheapest, a survey suggests.

Channel 4 boss voices US buyout fears (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:35:28 GMT)
The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.

Scots folk singer Jean Redpath dies (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:41:50 GMT)
The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.

Tardis toilet appears on cycle path (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:21:53 GMT)
A Tardis appears alongside a cafe on the Bristol to Bath cycle path - with a Victorian-style bathroom inside.

Miley banned in Dominican Republic (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:50:17 GMT)
A Miley Cyrus concert scheduled for the Dominican Republic has been banned over the "morals" in her performances.

Iain Banks' novel dramatised for UK (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:41:27 GMT)
Acclaimed author Iain Banks' novel Stonemouth is to be dramatised by BBC Scotland and Slate North for UK audiences.

Winehouse life-size statue created (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:10:50 GMT)
A life-size statue of Amy Winehouse will be unveiled on the singer's birthday in the London neighbourhood she lived in.

Emma Stone to make Broadway debut (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:47:22 GMT)
Hollywood actress Emma Stone is to make her Broadway debut in the current revival of Cabaret, replacing Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles.

Chan 'sorry' for son's drug arrest (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:11:03 GMT)
Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.

Singer accuser seeks case dismissal (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:49:01 GMT)
A man who claims he was sexually abused by director Bryan Singer seeks to have his legal action dismissed due to problems securing a legal team.

India censor accused of seeking bribe (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:59:49 GMT)
The head of India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from a film producer.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws' (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:56:10 GMT)
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

Justin Bieber in new assault lawsuit (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:22:30 GMT)
A photographer has accused Justin Bieber of inflicting emotional distress over a row about a memory card.

Buju Banton gets new appeal hearing (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:34:08 GMT)
A lawyer for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who is serving 10 years in jail for drugs convictions, says he has been granted a new appeal hearing.

Cast of South African soap sacked (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:41:47 GMT)
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.

Bonneville joins Dench in Bard cast (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:08:00 GMT)
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69 (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:45 GMT)
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.

AUDIO: How well does comedy travel? (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:47:39 GMT)
How well does stand up comedy travel outside the US and UK?

VIDEO: Van Morrison plays at former school (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:02:17 GMT)
Van Morrison returns to his old school, Orangefield High, east Belfast, for the first of three concerts.

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