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Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:03:25 GMT)
Fashion retailer considers closing stores amid disappointing sales of winter clothing.

Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss in first half (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:24:09 GMT)
The struggling posts a £440m loss after it writes down the value of its Carphone Warehouse brand.

Is the US heading for a recession? (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:04 GMT)
Investors are worried a recession might be about to hit the US, so do they have reason to be concerned?

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 02:23:44 GMT)
The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on bail.

Christmas chocolate boxes: Up to half of weight is packaging (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:58:48 GMT)
The wrapping on your Christmas chocolates could make up almost half their total weight.

Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019 (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:55:14 GMT)
The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019.

Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:19 GMT)
But uSwitch survey says homes in a Birmingham avenue have the fastest access.

Pound sinks after no confidence report (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:07:58 GMT)
The pound falls after a report that colleagues of Theresa May could trigger a no confidence vote.

Manchester clothing firm lodges trademark claim against Bentley Motors (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:10:41 GMT)
Brandlogic, which owns the Bentley 1962 clothing brand, claims Bentley Motors has damaged its business.

China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%' (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:38:28 GMT)
The reported proposal would make tariffs on US cars the same as those from other countries.

France 'Gilets Jaunes': Spending cuts to fund Macron concessions (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:44:32 GMT)
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says measures to defuse protests will be paid for by spending cuts.

Google chief denies political bias claims (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:24:51 GMT)
US lawmakers accused firm of "programming" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.

Amazon sackings 'follow sales data leaks' (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:22:46 GMT)
Amazon reportedly believes the staff had been abusing their access to an internal database.

Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:35:50 GMT)
Parents are being warned that their children's eyesight could be at risk.

Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 2008 (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:57:54 GMT)
Average weekly earnings record the biggest rise since November 2008.

Barclays customers can now 'switch off' spending (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:05 GMT)
Those who cannot control their spending have a new tool to help them limit their behaviour

Broadband customers to get automatic compensation (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:43:39 GMT)
The automatic compensation code will apply only when the fault takes longer than two days to fix.

Carpetright losses widen as sales fall (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:21:20 GMT)
Sales are still falling at the retailer which is closing stores as part of a restructuring plan.

India appoints new central bank governor (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:37:03 GMT)
Shaktikanta Das will take over at Reserve Bank of India after the shock departure of his predecessor.

Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get '10 tyre' severance (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:52:45 GMT)
Staff are given tyres as part of their severance payment, as the US firm pulls out of Venezuela.

UK economy slows as car sales fall (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:51:15 GMT)
The economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, latest official figures show.

Push for alternative to leasehold system (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:49 GMT)
The Law Commission wants commonhold to be used as an alternative to leasehold in England and Wales.

Apple denies iPhone sales ban in China (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:26:58 GMT)
Chip-maker Qualcomm says it has won an injunction against Apple in a continuing dispute over intellectual property.

Seven things to watch as Google's CEO appears before Congress hearing (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:37:32 GMT)
Google chief Sundar Pichai will answer questions from the House Judiciary Committee.

Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, London court rules (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:48:51 GMT)
The business tycoon left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of more than $1bn (£785m).

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:13:13 GMT)
The French president says the anger of "yellow vest" protesters is "deep and in many ways legitimate".

Elon Musk has 'no respect' for US regulator (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:04:20 GMT)
Tesla's co-founder says he has no respect for the regulator, which fined him over tweets about making the company private.

Interserve rescue plan prompts share collapse (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:25:12 GMT)
Shares in outsourcing company Interserve more than halve after it says it is seeking a rescue deal.

Crossrail delay: £1.4bn bailout as autumn 2019 launch delayed (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:28:10 GMT)
The £15bn route, Europe's biggest infrastructure project, has been delayed for a second time.

Love Islanders' Instagram tips on how to make money from #ad (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:05:05 GMT)
Each paid post is making reality TV stars like Paul Knops and Jamie Jewitt hundreds of pounds - but how?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Bill Ryder-Jones: 'Fans tell me personal things' (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:45:42 GMT)
The singer-songwriter explains why singing about his mental health does not make him a saint.

Mrs Wilson: Still searching for the real Alexander Wilson (Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:27:07 GMT)
As the BBC drama Mrs Wilson ends, Alexander Wilson's family don't know what to believe, his grandson writes.

Ellie Goulding 'won't stop shouting about homelessness' (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:44:51 GMT)
The singer talks about the small things everyone can do to help homeless people.

50 Cent pays tribute after on-set death (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:54:01 GMT)
Crew member Pedro Jimenez was killed while working for Starz series Power on location in New York.

Star Wars lightsaber auction pulled over origin dispute (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:40:25 GMT)
A California auctioneer cancels its sale of a lightsaber after Star Wars fans questioned its origin.

Duchess of Sussex gives award to her wedding dress designer (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:39:24 GMT)
The Duchess of Sussex presents a British Fashion Award to the woman who made her wedding dress.

Is there room for two Mowglis in Hollywood? (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:33:56 GMT)
Andy Serkis explains how his retelling of The Jungle Book swerved a clash with Disney's 2016 film.

Question Time and Doctor Who among 'most tweeted about' BBC shows (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:47:10 GMT)
News programmes prove popular on Twitter in 2018 - with Doctor Who and EastEnders also sparking discussion.

Kiss announces Tom Green and Daisy Maskell as new breakfast show hosts (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:18:51 GMT)
Tom Green and Daisy Maskell will replace Rickie, Melvin and Charlie, who are leaving to join Radio 1.

I'm A Celeb: What opportunities await Harry Redknapp? (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:28:14 GMT)
The 71-year-old won the show after a successful football management career, so what could he do next?

Ant McPartlin set to return to TV hosting in January for BGT (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:27:22 GMT)
McPartlin is expected to return to his TV work next month - 10 months after his drink-driving crash.

Watership Down: Critics welcome 'toned-down' version of Richard Adams novel (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:22:13 GMT)
A new version of Richard Adams's rabbit tale has a "strong" cast but "robotic" animation, say critics.

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 23:51:54 GMT)
Actress Sarah Hyland says two kidney transplants left her "contemplating suicide".

Roma: Netflix film showered with critics' awards as Oscars race heats up (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:52:58 GMT)
The black-and-white drama is named the best film of the year in a string of US critics' awards.

Lost loved ones star in Professor Green Photographs video (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:17:32 GMT)
Fans share personal stories and photographs in a new video by rapper Professor Green.

'King' Harry Redknapp helps make I'm A Celebrity 2018 a ratings hit (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:51:03 GMT)
Almost 11 million viewers see Harry Redknapp crowned King of the Jungle - a rise from last year.

YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes site's second-most disliked video (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:45:42 GMT)
YouTube's annual recap becomes the website's second-most disliked video of all-time with 6.8M dislikes.

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker won't return for a new series until 2020 (Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:20:08 GMT)
Jodie Whittaker will star in a festive special on New Year's Day, with series 12 coming the next year.

Ambani-Piramal wedding: Beyoncé sings at A-list Indian event (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:49:42 GMT)
The Ambani-Piramal wedding seeks to top India's wedding season with even more glitz and glamour.

Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for 'scam artist' comment (Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:28:41 GMT)
Mariah Smith apologises for calling the Bollywood actress a "scam artist", which outraged Indians.

Melting ice art installation opens at London's Tate Modern (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:19:19 GMT)
An art installation featuring 30 blocks of ice brought from Greenland has been unveiled in London.

Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan on Queen Elizabeth film (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:04:20 GMT)
Margot Robbie has revealed that she felt she wasn't the right actress for the role of Queen Elizabeth I.

Love Islanders' Instagram tips on how to make money from #ad (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:05:05 GMT)
Each paid post is making reality TV stars like Paul Knops and Jamie Jewitt hundreds of pounds - but how?

The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes (Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:12:49 GMT)
Angela Forker photographs babies with disabilities and terminal illnesses, placing them in fantasy scenes.

Teenage dancer's alopecia wig routine is online hit (Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:12:13 GMT)
Josie Sanders, who has alopecia, came up with a powerful routine to inspire others to "be themselves".

Russia: Why some of its biggest musicians were arrested (Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:02:02 GMT)
Stars such as IC3PEAK have had concerts cancelled without clear reasons. They say it's a covert cultural war against Russian youth.

Hometown shoot for Moore's first film (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:38:59 GMT)
A first movie screenplay written by comic book writer Alan Moore is being filmed in Northampton.

Stereophonics set for Swansea return (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:02:33 GMT)
The Stereophonics are returning to Swansea, 20 years after their defining concert.

BBC Sound of 2019: Which rising stars have made the longlist? (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:03:13 GMT)
BBC Music reveals its annual Sound Of list, which highlights the musicians who'll make waves in 2019.

Grammys 2019: Snubs and surprises (Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:05:09 GMT)
Could there be a Beyonce boycott? And were Taylor and Ariana robbed?

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