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UK inflation rises after Eat Out to Help Out ends (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:22:46 GMT)
The inflation rate increased to 0.5% in September after the discount meals scheme ended, figures show.

Waitrose and Co-op cut prices for 'tough times' (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:49:53 GMT)
The supermarkets are dropping prices in time for Christmas as many shoppers count their pennies.

UK borrowing jumps in September as Covid support continues (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:13:00 GMT)
The government borrowed £36bn in September and has scrapped a broad spending review.

Manchester United financial statement shows £70m loss during coronavirus pandemic (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:14:13 GMT)
Manchester United lose £70m in the period to 30 June 2020 as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump maintains bank account in China, says NY Times (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:32:08 GMT)
The US president, who sparked a trade war with Beijing, is critical of US firms doing business in China.

Royal Mail launches 72p parcel pick-up service (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:25:41 GMT)
The firm claims it is "one of the biggest changes to the delivery since the launch of the post box".

Five ways the virus has changed Netflix (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:44:04 GMT)
Subscriber growth slows for the streaming giant, despite hits such as The Old Guard with Charlize Theron.

Thousands unable to get an NI number because of coronavirus (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:04:46 GMT)
Thousands have been unable to get a National Insurance number because the government has stopped issuing them.

Cathay Pacific axes regional carrier and 8,500 jobs (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:33:44 GMT)
Hong Kong’s flag carrier is closing Cathay Dragon and cutting jobs as part of a restructuring plan.

'Cost of removing cladding is ripping our lives apart' (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 20:59:44 GMT)
Owners of flats with flammable cladding are angry they may have to pay towards the cost of replacing it.

Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025' (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:21:02 GMT)
Millions more jobs will be lost to robots with Covid accelerating the trend, says the World Economic Forum.

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao swaps punching for payments (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:05:46 GMT)
The legendary fighter is launching PacPay to help streamline online payments for social media influencers.

Amazon parcel scam targets woman eight months after her death (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:22:31 GMT)
David Henderson found an Amazon account had been opened using his late wife's name and address.

Google hit by landmark competition lawsuit in US over search (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:54:35 GMT)
The US Justice Department accuses Google of disadvantaging its rivals in search and advertising.

US election 2020: Congressional virus relief talks grind on (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 01:15:56 GMT)
Senate Republicans are reportedly wary about the prospect of a pre-election deal with Democrats.

The forklift truck drivers who never leave their desks (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:05:49 GMT)
Remote-controlled vehicles are becoming increasingly common in the workplace.

'The fake reporter wanted to know about our software' (Sun, 18 Oct 2020 23:12:16 GMT)
As image recognition software is increasingly used, one firm had to deal with subterfuge.

How to save money working from home this winter (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:29:17 GMT)
Some experts say energy bills could double - here's how to stop that happening.

My Money: 'Most of our spending is on our son' (Fri, 16 Oct 2020 21:03:13 GMT)
Ned Vincent from Norfolk takes us through his week during the coronavirus pandemic.

'I'm sick of influencers asking for free cake' (Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:01:06 GMT)
Some small businesses are resisting calls from social media influencers for free gifts.

Coronavirus: Is there a future for street fundraising? (Fri, 16 Oct 2020 21:12:46 GMT)
Face-to-face fundraising is vital for charities' cash income - but does it have a post-Covid future?

New jets promise to revive supersonic travel (Thu, 15 Oct 2020 23:12:30 GMT)
Almost 20 years after Concorde was retired, new supersonic passenger aircraft are finally emerging.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

The Chop: Sky pulls TV woodwork show over contestant's tattoos (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:25:38 GMT)
The channel says it will not air the programme until it has investigated their "nature and meaning".

Fast & Furious franchise to reach end of the road 'after two more films' (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:09:46 GMT)
The action-packed movie franchise will come to an end after two more films, according to reports.

Spencer Davis: Steve Winwood pays tribute to former bandmate (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:02:14 GMT)
Steve Winwood remembers his former bandmate Spencer Davis, following his death at the age of 81.

Clare Balding: 'Animals have shaped me more than people' (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:38:04 GMT)
The broadcaster pays tribute to the "heroic" contribution animals make to our lives.

Tony Lewis: UK singer whose band The Outfield made it big in US, dies (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:44:31 GMT)
The London-born frontman and his power-pop band The Outfield scored a major 80s hit with Your Love.

Turner Prize among Coventry City of Culture events (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:04:55 GMT)
Organisers say the year-long programme will officially launch on 15 May 2021.

Berlin mystery attack targets 70 museum artefacts (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:47:24 GMT)
The attack took place on the German capital's Museum Island and took over two weeks to come to light.

End Sars protests: Growing list of celebrities pledge support for demonstrators (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:56:34 GMT)
It comes amid reports that several people have been shot dead or wounded at a protest in Lagos.

Mark Milsome inquest: Cameraman killed when stunt went wrong (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:18:07 GMT)
Mark Milsome was hit by a Land Rover while filming a scene for a BBC drama, an inquest hears.

Sir David Attenborough says Covid-19 is 'threat to environment' (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:04:34 GMT)
Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg speak to each other at a virtual wildlife film festival.

Ozzy Osbourne: Fans 'in the dark' over Prince of Darkness's UK tour (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:16:49 GMT)
Three days before it's due to begin, ticketholders have no confirmation of the arena tour's fate.

Stormzy's stab-proof vest up for major design award (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:08:18 GMT)
The grime star wore the Banksy-designed piece during his 2019 Glastonbury headline performance.

Five ways the virus has changed Netflix (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:44:04 GMT)
Subscriber growth slows for the streaming giant, despite hits such as The Old Guard with Charlize Theron.

Hollyoaks anniversary: 25 years of memorable storylines (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:06:07 GMT)
Ahead of the soap's anniversary, Newsbeat looks back at the plots that drew praise and controversy.

How The Staves fought grief to find their way back to music (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:14:52 GMT)
The folk-singing sisters had to put their career on pause after their mother died unexpectedly.

Meet Merck Mercuriadis, the man who has spent $1bn on old hits (Sat, 17 Oct 2020 00:18:03 GMT)
The Church is among the investors in a company that has been snapping up the rights to classic songs.

Manic Street Preachers help disabled singer Ali Hirsz pay for surgery (Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:30:16 GMT)
The band donated money to disabled singer Ali Hirsz, after Covid-19 left her out of work.

Ammonite: Who was the real Mary Anning? (Fri, 16 Oct 2020 23:23:04 GMT)
In a romantic Victorian-era drama, Kate Winslet plays the role of fossilist Mary Anning. Who was she?

Strictly Come Dancing: 12 things we learned from this year's celebs (Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:07:57 GMT)
Clara Amfo, Caroline Quentin, JJ Chalmers, Nicola Adams and Maisie Smith are among the contestants.

Victoria Wood biography explores her 'painful' childhood (Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:08:06 GMT)
The authorised account of the comedian's life reveals the troubled origins of her public genius.

Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips: ‘I was trolled for my fat legs’ (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:31:59 GMT)
Lipoedema is a condition which can cause fat to build up in your legs and arms.

Hollyoaks at 25: ‘It’s like we’re a big family’ (Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:36:04 GMT)
Nick Pickard and Ruby O’Donnell chat about life on the soap and what the next 25 years could bring.

Black Lives Matter: Orchestra creates music inspired by iconic moment (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:19:31 GMT)
Viral image of Patrick Hutchinson helping a counter-protester transformed into music and poetry.

Margaret Calvert on her favourite road signs and working with Banksy (Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:01:48 GMT)
Margaret Calvert was in her early 20s when she helped develop the lettering and pictograms of the UK's road signage.

Pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting criticism against female performers in the country (Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:26:40 GMT)
The country’s biggest female pop star Aryana Sayeed is fighting taboos against women who want to sing.

I Am Greta: Movie tells climate activist's 'coming of age' story (Wed, 14 Oct 2020 23:45:57 GMT)
A new documentary follows the teenage climate change activist through her rise to fame.

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