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TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:01:13 GMT)
British inventor says the project is just a bit of fun and safer than a motorbike.

Taylor Wimpey apologises in leasehold dispute (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:40:00 GMT)
Taylor Wimpey sets aside £130m to deal with leasehold contracts described as the "PPI of house building".

BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:27:44 GMT)
Security experts find several flaws that challenge Nomx's claims it gives users 'absolute security'.

Vauxhall 'reckless' over Zafira fires, say MPs (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:16 GMT)
It was 'morally reprehensible' for the car maker not to warn customers sooner about a second recall, MPs say.

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:23:58 GMT)
Dr David Dao will be paid an undisclosed sum after being violently dragged off a United flight.

US tech giants post strong quarter (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:07:17 GMT)
Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel all report a surge in profits.

Coconut milk helps Pret A Manger report record results (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:10:50 GMT)
Record results at the sandwich chain reflect the shift to healthy eating products like coconut milk.

Eurozone recovery gathering pace, says Draghi (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:58:59 GMT)
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi says the bloc's economy is gathering pace.

TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:01:32 GMT)
UK small screen drama could be almost as attractive as the weaker pound when it comes to attracting tourists, a study suggests.

Lloyds Bank's profits rise despite 'challenging' times (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:32:19 GMT)
The bank's boss says its "simple and low risk" business is able to cope with difficult trading.

Book sales hit a record as children's fiction gains in popularity (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:59 GMT)
Total book sales hit a record high, but the popularity of ebooks continues to wane.

Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time' (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:38:46 GMT)
President Trump seeks to renegotiate the trade deal with Canada and Mexico, rather than abandon it.

Deutsche Bank: Brexit risk to up to 4,000 UK jobs (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:57:00 GMT)
The warning is the latest from a financial firm since the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Nintendo says Switch will help double profits (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:33:24 GMT)
The Switch has become the fastest-selling games console in the Japanese company's history.

Pound hits seven-month dollar high (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:56:15 GMT)
The pound pushes above the $1.29 mark but the FTSE 100 share index falls.

Airbus profits fall as technical problems continue to hit projects (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:21:02 GMT)
Problems on defence and commercial aircraft projects continue to overshadow the European planemaker.

United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:53:35 GMT)
Passengers will be given up to $10,000 if they volunteer to forfeit seats on overbooked flights.

Trump seeks tax windfall for business (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:52:58 GMT)
Analysts say the plan will add trillions to the deficit but the US government says growth will fund it.

Samsung sees best quarterly profits in three years (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:59:19 GMT)
Strong demand for its memory chips and flat screens for televisions and phones boost the tech giant.

Swinton Insurance to cut 900 jobs (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:01 GMT)
The insurance broker blamed business switching to the internet.

Dairy wars: Why is Trump threatening Canada over milk? (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:58 GMT)
President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber - now he's going after their dairy farmers. Why?

Is coconut the cream of the milk stars? (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:09:18 GMT)
UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger has said that coconut is driving its sales forward - so we went out to conduct a "taste test" to see what flavours get you licking your lips.

Uber's booming Egyptian market (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:12:22 GMT)
Egypt is one of Uber's fastest growing markets. What's behind its success?

A day in Seoul using just Samsung products (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:25:05 GMT)
You know it for its phones and TVs, but what else does Samsung do in South Korea?

Anne-Marie Slaughter: A year's maternity leave is too long for mothers (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:11:05 GMT)
Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers.

Barclays boss: Banks need access to talent post-Brexit (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:13:50 GMT)
Barclays chief executive Jes Staley says access to talent after Brexit is "tremendously important" to the City of London.

United Airlines investigates giant bunny death (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:44:45 GMT)
Simon the 90cm-long rabbit was being flown in the cargo hold from London to Chicago's O'Hare International.

Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis? (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:40:00 GMT)
After two supermarkets recall some of their ranges, we look at the UK's love affair with the dip.

No branch? (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:05:04 GMT)
Operators say that new technology means video ATMs will change the way we bank.

'Pawternity' leave (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:08:29 GMT)
From giving staff a week's paid leave to look after their new dog, to the firm that pays towards its employees' weddings.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

We fact-checked the Madonna film script (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:49:45 GMT)
Madonna says a planned film of her life is "all lies" - so we read the script to see if she's right.

ENO recruits diction coaches for new opera season (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:51:53 GMT)
If you've ever struggled to hear every word being sung at an opera, things may be about to improve.

Museum of the Year: Tate Modern to race horse museum for £100,000 prize (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:32:53 GMT)
Tate Modern and a horseracing heritage centre are in the running to be named UK Museum of the Year.

Dame Judi: I love Tracey Ullman's 'evil Judi' sketches (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:27:12 GMT)
But she reveals that the sketches cause people to view her cautiously in shops in real life.

Mindhorn cast 'comes home' for Isle of Man premiere (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:59:57 GMT)
Stars of Mindhorn return to the Isle of Man to attend the movie's premiere a year after the film was shot there.

Diane Louise Jordan speaks out against harassment notices (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:22:48 GMT)
The Songs of Praise presenter said her career had suffered after she was wrongly accused of harassment.

Leo Baxendale: Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx comic legend dies (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:32:47 GMT)
Leo Baxendale also created classic characters like Minnie the Minx and The Three Bears.

Jonathan Demme: Silence of the Lambs stars Foster and Hopkins pay tribute (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:55:24 GMT)
Jodie Foster and Sir Anthony Hopkins remember the director as "a champion of the soul" and "one of the best".

Book sales hit a record as children's fiction gains in popularity (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:59 GMT)
Total book sales hit a record high, but the popularity of ebooks continues to wane.

Jude Law: Excitement and fear about playing Dumbledore (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:54:12 GMT)
Jude Law says he has not had time to think about the role due to theatre commitments.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish pulls out of Dragons' Den before filming an episode (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:14:29 GMT)
Steve Parish pulls out of the line-up of Dragons' Den before filming a single episode of the BBC Two show.

Orlando Bloom explains use of 'pikey' term on Radio 1 (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:56:26 GMT)
Hollywood star forced to clarify remarks after BBC Radio 1 interview with Nick Grimshaw.

New Zealand teens can only watch Netflix show 13 Reasons Why with their parents (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:31:14 GMT)
The Netflix show is given a new rating in New Zealand, which has a major problem with teen suicide.

Vinod Khanna, India Bollywood actor, dies of cancer (Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:08:16 GMT)
Khanna, also an active politician, was suffering from cancer and was admitted to hospital earlier.

La La Land Day is declared in Los Angeles (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:02:44 GMT)
The Mayor of Los Angeles has declared a special day to celebrate the Oscar-winning film.

Caitlyn Jenner talks about life as a transwoman and why she prefers being single. (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:54:24 GMT)
Caitlyn Jenner has released a memoir entitled The Secrets Of My Life. She talks to Woman's Hour about the journey she has been on since her transition two years ago.

Why Zoe Saldana almost turned down Guardians of the Galaxy (Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:14:29 GMT)
Hollywood actress Zoe Saldana reveals why she nearly turned down her latest film role.

Bruno Mars fans blast Birmingham show ticket 'farce' (Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:31:26 GMT)
"Hundreds" of fans were left outside the star's gig venue because of ticketing problems.

Prince William: 'I text Radio 1 for shoutouts' (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:23:53 GMT)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprise Radio 1's Adele Roberts ahead of her marathon run.

Britain's Got Talent 2008 winner George Sampson has had a hair transplant (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:38:22 GMT)
The dancer says head spinning is partly behind his hair loss.

Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title? (Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:40:32 GMT)
Zoe Saldana appears to let the cat out of the bag at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere.

Jonathan Demme: Five must-see films (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:23:48 GMT)
The director - best-known for The Silence of the Lambs - was a master of many film genres.

New museum shows migration is 'everyone's' story (Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:42:43 GMT)
Images showing the to-and-fro of people across the centuries in London are the highlight of the Migration Museum.

Carpool Karaoke: Eight things to expect from the new series (Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:33:11 GMT)
Apple have delayed the series, but judging by the trailer, it will be worth waiting for.

Seven bands from the 80s we wish would reunite (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:03:11 GMT)
As Bananarama's original line-up get back together, what other 80s bands would we like to see reunite?

Top Gear: Has Matt LeBlanc saved the series? (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:18:59 GMT)
Viewers and critics react positively to the latest series, fronted by the former Friends actor.

To Ray Davies, America is a 'beautiful but dangerous' place (Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:50:31 GMT)
America is "a beautiful but dangerous place," says Ray Davies, as he discusses his new album.

Was ITV's The Nightly Show a success? (Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:49:23 GMT)
The eight-week entertainment show didn't get off to the strongest start but after ending more positively does it just need a second chance?

Prince: 12 things we've learned since his death (Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:47:12 GMT)
The music world lost an icon on 21 April 2016. Here are some of the things we discovered about Prince after he died.

World Photography Award winners (Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:53:54 GMT)
Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has been named the Sony World Photography Awards’ 2017 Photographer of the Year for his series of snow-covered landscapes.

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