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Inflation eases to 2.7% on falling petrol prices (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:15:44 GMT)
Consumer price inflation falls from 3% as fuel prices fall and food costs rise more slowly.

Should social media stars face tougher advertising rules? (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:00:24 GMT)
The regulator says social media stars are still not clearly labelling advertising in posts.

Rent-to-own firm pays compensation to 37,000 customers (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:49:41 GMT)
Thousands of customers were given loans they could not afford, the City regulator says

Heaven can't wait: Church of England offers faster way to pay (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:19:52 GMT)
Over 16,000 churches will be able to use cashless systems to help members make payments and donations.

US retail giants ask Trump to reconsider China tariffs (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:37:25 GMT)
The potential tariffs could affect a list of as many as 100 products including shoes and footwear.

Access to work: Funding increase for disabled workers (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:04:14 GMT)
The cap on funding will increase by £15,000 as the government aims to help more disabled people into work.

A third of Easter egg weight can be packaging, Which? says (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:01:53 GMT)
Chocolate makers still use a lot of packaging, Which? says, but much of it can be recycled.

Michael Sheen takes aim at high cost of rent-to-own (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:05:13 GMT)
Michael Sheen wants "fairer alternatives" to mainstream rent-to-buy firms and payday lenders.

Facebook value drops by $37bn amid privacy backlash (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:56:20 GMT)
Politicians call on the social network to testify over its protection of user data.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:44:03 GMT)
It comes just months after sexual assault allegations against company co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

'Irresponsible' company bosses face government crackdown (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:25:22 GMT)
Plans include clawing back money for workers and suppliers by reversing asset sales by struggling firms.

Working dads lose out in workplace, say MPs (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:43:55 GMT)
Many fathers want to share childcare but fear asking for flexible work, says report.

Uber halts self-driving car tests after death (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:35:51 GMT)
A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona.

John Lewis boss: There's still a role for shops (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:21:43 GMT)
As John Lewis opens its 50th store, boss Paula Nickolds says how customers use shops is changing.

Channel 4 has gender pay gap of 24.2% (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:03:28 GMT)
The figure is higher than the national average, despite the broadcaster's staff being 60% female.

Carpetright and Mothercare shares dive on trading worries (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:08:49 GMT)
Investors are spooked after reports suggest Carpetright will close stores as part of a rescue plan.

A pension of £18,000 - or £1,000? The auto enrolment dilemma (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:31:50 GMT)
Nine million workers in auto enrolment must decide whether to pay higher contributions.

'I lost £250,000 on betting machines' (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:10:19 GMT)
Terry White lost up to £15,000 per day on fixed odd betting terminals in shops on the high street.

Why are high street restaurants in trouble? (Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:35:36 GMT)
Why diners seem to have gone cold on mid-market chain restaurants.

'The High Street dying story is overstated' (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:40:29 GMT)
The high street is not dying, says Paula Nickolds, managing director of John Lewis.

A better way to care for dementia patients (Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:15:11 GMT)
Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

Energy storage: the power of cold air (Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:18:53 GMT)
Highview Power uses liquefied cold air to create stored energy. The air is reheated to produce power.

'Beach grabbing erodes our birth rights,' say Mauritians (Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:03:15 GMT)
Activists on the island of Mauritius are rising up against foreign property developers.

Vanilla pod farmer: 'Timing is everything' (Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:40:25 GMT)
Known for its sugarcane, Mauritius has also starting farming the more challenging vanilla crop.

Trial shifts 'took advantage of me' (Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:01:34 GMT)
Meghan Wright from Edinburgh says trial shifts at Nando's and a supermarket creche took advantage of her inexperience and of her wanting paid work.

Instagram stars: From influencers to entrepreneurs (Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:26:31 GMT)
Why online "influencers" want to develop their businesses off social media as well as on.

Where are the UK's youngest and oldest city populations? (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:38:35 GMT)
Cities are often thought of as places for the young, but that's not always the case.

Catching cyber-crooks (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:13:07 GMT)
If you want a job that rides the wave of the future, get hired by a firm that combats cyber-threats, says the BBC's Mark Ward.

Tapping or talking (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:18:08 GMT)
The spoken web is becoming more established in the home. But will it catch on elsewhere?

Three-point turn (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:15:36 GMT)
Ian McIntosh saved the driving school from near-collapse - but is it protected against future shocks?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Ringo Starr receives knighthood: 'I'll wear it at breakfast' (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:04:21 GMT)
The Beatles star is knighted by Prince William and jokes he'll wear his medal to breakfast.

Janelle Monae: 'Men need to stand up' (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:42:36 GMT)
"I'm tired of the abuse of power," says the star, as she discusses her new album, #MeToo and Prince.

Ready Player One stars 'didn't discuss salaries' (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:41:45 GMT)
Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke, who star in Spielberg's film, explain why they don't talk about their own pay.

Presenters' stress over BBC 'tax pressure' (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:58:08 GMT)
Some BBC staff say they suffered mental health issues due to controversial employment arrangements.

How Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence was re-shot (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:10:51 GMT)
The BBC period drama was re-shot with a new actor following allegations against actor Ed Westwick.

Ant McPartlin steps down from TV shows and seeks treatment (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:24:10 GMT)
Saturday Night Takeaway will not air this week as its co-host seeks treatment following his arrest.

Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:44:03 GMT)
It comes just months after sexual assault allegations against company co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

BBC rejects complaints over Jeremy Corbyn's 'Russian' hat (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:27:45 GMT)
The BBC says Newsnight didn't alter the Labour leader's hat to make him look "more Russian".

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon to run for NY governor (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:01:20 GMT)
Cynthia Nixon played Miranda Hobbs on the hit television show Sex and the City.

Fifth Harmony are going on a break to pursue solo careers (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:43:36 GMT)
The band say they are taking a hiatus to "pursue solo endeavours" after six years together.

Strictly's Karen and Kevin: 'Our situation has changed' (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:47:44 GMT)
Karen and Kevin Clifton appear on BBC Breakfast together to discuss their recent split.

Former Beatle Ringo Starr: I'll wear my medal at breakfast (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:04:13 GMT)
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr receives his knighthood for services to music.

Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees' (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:02:42 GMT)
Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees' and still face abuse.

John McEnroe paid more than Martina Navratilova by BBC (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:02:01 GMT)
Martina Navratilova told BBC Panorama that the corporation has to "do better".

What did Texans make of the British bands at SXSW? (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:15:47 GMT)
Every year, new British bands travel to Texas for the SXSW festival. How did this year's hopefuls fare?

Dorset orchestra forms 'first ensemble of disabled musicians' (Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:38:16 GMT)
The musicians hope to show that disabled people can and should be more involved in classical music.

'I swapped my rifle for a sewing machine' (Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:29:35 GMT)
This former infantry soldier left the British Army to pursue his passion for fashion and is now a designer in London.

Five times Blue Ivy outshone Beyonce and Jay-Z (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:46:35 GMT)
The six-year-old is fast becoming a celebrity to rival her famous parents.

Newts could scupper Ed Sheeran chapel plan (Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:49:18 GMT)
The plans show "a total disregard to the local ecology", one person who objects to the chapel says.

W1A stars head to Sheffield with The York Realist (Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:37:16 GMT)
Jonathan Bailey and Ben Batt put their TV careers on hold to star in The York Realist.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: My career in 7 songs (Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:02:03 GMT)
The composer shares the untold stories behind Cats, Joseph, Evita and Phantom of the Opera.

Tracy Beaker and four other children's book characters who grew up (Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:12:39 GMT)
Tracy Beaker is just the latest literary character to return as an adult.

Alexandra and the UK's 'problem' with confident women (Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:45:39 GMT)
"Women shouldn't feel that if they come across as too confident it can be mistaken for arrogance."

Meet the Dutch comic poking gentle fun at the Brits (Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:47:01 GMT)
How comedian Eline Van Der Velden won fans with her satirical shorts and outrageous alter ego.

Missed last week's entertainment news? (Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:33:42 GMT)
A chance to catch up on the stories we covered, the people we spoke to and the stars we lost.

Carrie Hope Fletcher on battling her 'inner critic' (Thu, 15 Mar 2018 02:25:06 GMT)
Carrie Hope Fletcher explains how she fell in love with writing.

'The moment I gave Reese Witherspoon my Legally Blonde dissertation' (Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:12:43 GMT)
Meet the reporter who gave the actress "a 15,000 word love letter" to Legally Blonde.

Why is Khloe Kardashian's latest campaign 'problematic'? (Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:42:27 GMT)
The reality TV star's 'Khlo-C-D' organisation tutorials have been seen to trivialise mental illness.

Stephen Hawking's cameos: 'I have been quite popular in my time' (Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:10:57 GMT)
Prof Hawking has appeared in everything from The Simpsons to a Monty Python sketch.

How The Greatest Showman defied the critics to become an enduring smash (Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:19:28 GMT)
Hugh Jackman's musical has defied the critics to become the most enduring film hit for a decade.

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