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Russia in debt default as payment deadline passes (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:32:53 GMT)
The country fails to make $100m interest payment due to sanctions and is reported to be in default.

Japan urges 37 million people to switch off lights (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 05:34:36 GMT)
Officials have asked people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to turn off lights amid a heatwave.

G7 summit: Leaders detail $600bn plan to rival China's Belt and Road initiative (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:41:24 GMT)
The revamped plan will see fresh funds being injected into development projects in Asia and Africa.

Roe v Wade: US firms pledge to pay staff travel expenses for abortions (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 14:30:50 GMT)
Disney, JP Morgan and Meta are among the companies to confirm such policies after the Roe v Wade ruling.

Landlord warning over tenant eviction laws in Scotland (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:54:49 GMT)
The Scottish Parliament will decide whether emergency Covid powers should be made permanent.

Hobbycraft to open three new stores as profits rise (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:15:46 GMT)
Hobbycraft sees a rise in profits in the 2022 financial year but predicts a "challenging" future.

Cost of living: People cut back on food shopping as price rises bite (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:43:58 GMT)
Retail sales fell 0.5% in May as households cut spending in supermarkets due to the rising cost of living.

UK inflation rises at fastest rate for 40 years as food costs jump (Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:52:42 GMT)
Food, energy and fuel price rises help drive inflation up in May at its fastest pace since 1982.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak defends likely pensions rise (Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:53:52 GMT)
There's criticism of the move as ministers warn workers not to expect pay rises to match increasing costs.

Asda says some shoppers asking cashiers to stop at £30 (Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:32:15 GMT)
Rising food prices are sparking a "massive change in behaviour", the supermarket's chairman tells the BBC.

Ofgem blamed as supplier failures lead to higher energy bills (Tue, 21 Jun 2022 23:14:01 GMT)
Billpayers are hit with £94 extra a year after 28 companies collapsed due to energy price hikes.

Union rejects Rolls-Royce £2,000 living-cost bonus (Tue, 21 Jun 2022 19:26:08 GMT)
Unite has rejected the offer of a lump sum and pay rise for thousands of Rolls-Royce staff.

Food bills are set to soar by £380 this year (Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:13:13 GMT)
As grocery prices rise at their highest pace in 13 years, experts warn there are more hikes to come.

Big pay rises could push prices up, says minister (Fri, 17 Jun 2022 19:45:18 GMT)
Treasury minister Simon Clarke warns bosses to be "very careful" in setting wage increases.

Three things we're cutting back on as prices rise (Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:03:30 GMT)
People in Birmingham and Kent tell the BBC how they are cutting back to cope with the cost of living crisis.

Boris Johnson signals controls on steel imports to stay (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 18:28:22 GMT)
The government says the move would protect British producers at a time of rising energy costs.

Ukraine war: UK joins ban on imports of Russian gold (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:32:49 GMT)
The move by the UK, US, Canada and Japan will "strike at the heart of Putin's war machine", the UK PM says.

Thousands of PwC staff to get 9% pay rise to offset cost of living (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 15:43:06 GMT)
The accountancy firm's chairman Kevin Ellis says the company "can't ignore market pressures".

Hajj travellers unable to fly due to ticket delay (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 14:39:34 GMT)
Some British Muslims who booked pilgrimages to Mecca could not fly after problems with a new system.

Row over M&S plan to redevelop flagship store (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:32:16 GMT)
The government is calling a review of the plans which include a smaller shop, offices and a gym.

Robinsons ends Wimbledon sponsorship after 86 years (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:47:36 GMT)
The soft drink has had a partnership with the tennis championships since the mid-1930s.

Risk of further BA strikes as more staff consulted (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:04:20 GMT)
The airline's engineers and call centre workers in the UK are being consulted over industrial action.

Train strikes: Why haven't they caused more disruption? (Thu, 23 Jun 2022 23:01:53 GMT)
The post-pandemic shift to working from home means disruption caused by the strikes has been more limited.

Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:18:38 GMT)
The bZ4X is the Japanese motor industry giant's first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.

Netflix cuts 300 more jobs after subscriptions fall (Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:57:32 GMT)
In April the streaming giant reported its first subscriber loss in more than a decade.

The staff shortage slowing down air cargo and bags (Thu, 23 Jun 2022 23:05:29 GMT)
A lack of skilled cargo handlers is now hampering the booming air freight business too.

How Aussie farmers are hoping to win over tequila fans (Wed, 22 Jun 2022 23:13:47 GMT)
Two Australia farmers are aiming rival Mexican tequila and mezcal with a similar delicious spirit.

Could nuclear desalination plants beat water scarcity? (Mon, 20 Jun 2022 23:16:31 GMT)
Engineers are developing mobile, floating nuclear desalination plants to help solve water shortages.

US parents turn to black market due to formula shortage (Sat, 18 Jun 2022 23:30:17 GMT)
As the US grapples with a formula crisis, parents are turning to the black market for supplies.

How India could become a 'mushroom superpower' (Thu, 16 Jun 2022 23:29:12 GMT)
Changing tastes mean mushroom entrepreneurs are only just getting started.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Glastonbury 2022: 11 weird and wonderful moments (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:31:20 GMT)
Inflatable sausages, ear-splitting screams and surprise stars. All the moments you may have missed.

Graham Skidmore: Blind Date voiceover artist dies aged 90 (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:11:02 GMT)
Familiar to millions, he was referred to affectionately by presenter Cilla Black as "Our Graham".

Mad House: Stranger Things star David Harbour praised for West End role (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:59:24 GMT)
David Harbour stars alongside Bill Pullman in a new play Mad House, which opened in London on Sunday.

Adele Roberts: Radio 1 DJ reveals she's free from bowel cancer (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:29:22 GMT)
The Radio 1 DJ wrote on Instagram to share the news, eight months after starting treatment.

Kendrick Lamar closes Glastonbury with powerful plea for women's rights (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:41:44 GMT)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper closes his headline set at the festival with a powerful statement.

Diana Ross brings Motown glamour to Glastonbury (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 17:30:22 GMT)
The star brings a huge crowd to the Pyramid Stage as she plays a career-spanning greatest hits show.

U2 singer Bono discusses discovering he has a half-brother (Sat, 25 Jun 2022 23:10:47 GMT)
The star discusses for the first time how his dad had another son, who he didn't know about for years.

Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen join Paul McCartney at Glastonbury (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 00:26:58 GMT)
It is the star's first public appearance since the death of Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Billie Eilish protests US abortion ruling at Glastonbury (Sat, 25 Jun 2022 01:02:29 GMT)
The 20-year-old calls the decision to end the constitutional right to abortion a "dark day".

Greta Thunberg delivers a climate warning at Glastonbury (Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:52:55 GMT)
The activist gives a stark message, while AJ Tracey criticises the lack of action over Grenfell.

Lauren Laverne pulls out of Glastonbury after mother dies (Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:27:08 GMT)
The presenter says she is "utterly heartbroken", adding "Mam, I love you forever".

Glastonbury: Zelensky addresses crowd as Libertines kick off festival (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:49:41 GMT)
The Ukrainian President delivered a message to festivalgoers, as the Libertines kicked off the music.

Glastonbury Festival-goers pay tribute to those lost to Covid (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 15:42:54 GMT)
Visitors are being invited to place their messages to late loved ones in a lotus flower sculpture.

In pictures: Glastonbury 2022 (Mon, 27 Jun 2022 01:35:34 GMT)
Thousands of people are attending the event which has returned for the first time in three years.

How Ukraine left its mark on Glastonbury (Sun, 26 Jun 2022 12:38:19 GMT)
Eurovision winners and folk heroes played across the festival, spreading a message of resistance.

Glastonbury 2022: Billie Eilish to make history as youngest-ever headliner (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:03:18 GMT)
The pop star will be the festival's youngest-ever solo headliner when she tops the bill on Friday.

Adele at Hyde Park: Singer Ruti part of star's all-female line-up (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:51:35 GMT)
Singer-songwriter Ruti, 22, is part of the all-female line-up for the star's two huge Hyde Park gigs.

How does blind comedian Chris McCausland play the HIGNFY picture round? (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:54:04 GMT)
Comedian Chris McCausland reveals the secrets of playing the Have I Got News For You picture round.

Katie Price: The rise and fall of a glamour model (Thu, 23 Jun 2022 23:49:42 GMT)
The 44-year-old is due to be sentenced on Friday, after admitting breaching a restraining order.

El Sistema: How a Venezuelan music scheme changed Raploch (Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:05:00 GMT)
Did music really change lives on one of Scotland's most deprived estates?

Emilia Clarke swaps Game of Thrones' dragons for Chekhov's The Seagull (Wed, 22 Jun 2022 23:31:51 GMT)
Actress Emilia Clarke explains why she is petrified ahead of her West End stage debut.

Beyoncé, Drake and the revival of 90s house music (Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:19:54 GMT)
Both stars have turned to the deep grooves of house music for their new music. Here's why.

Sidhu Moose Wala: What we know about India rapper's murder (Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:49:39 GMT)
Police have made a number of arrests, but how close are they to solving Sidhu Moose Wala's murder?

Actress Clara Darcy: Why I'm starring in a play about my brain tumour (Sat, 18 Jun 2022 00:08:48 GMT)
Actress Clara Darcy says she is grateful for having had a rare form of brain cancer.

Glastonbury: Mel C says The Spice Girls 'have chatted' about playing festival (Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:13:00 GMT)
Mel C says performing at the legendary festival would be "the absolute dream" for the girl group.

Glastonbury travel: BBC reporter's journey to festival (Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:26:03 GMT)
BBC reporter Steffan Powell took an early train to the festival and it was quieter than expected.

Paul McCartney requests Carlisle band plays Glastonbury (Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:45:57 GMT)
Hardwicke Circus will play Glastonbury's Rabbit Hole stage after Sir Paul McCartney recommended them.

Kate Bush on finding new fame with Stranger Things (Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:10:11 GMT)
Her song Running Up That Hill has topped the charts in the UK - 37 years after it was first released.

Fatboy Slim DJ sessions to help people's mental health (Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:23:14 GMT)
Norman Cook is volunteering for an NHS scheme to help those with severe mental health problems.

Ben Stiller meets Zelensky in Kyiv as ambassador for UN refugee agency (Mon, 20 Jun 2022 23:47:35 GMT)
The actor has been a Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) since 2016.

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