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‘Raise sick pay’ to lower virus health and economic risk (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:01:39 GMT)
It would manage a "crude" trade-off between lives and jobs as the UK economy reopens, a report says.

'We were all packed, then they cancelled our holiday' (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:01:54 GMT)
Hundreds of would-be holidaymakers are finding their bookings have been cancelled last minute.

France to be added to UK quarantine countries (Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:40:53 GMT)
People returning from the Netherlands and Malta from Saturday will also have to self-isolate.

Jobs: Demand for workers picks up in early August (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:55:11 GMT)
Recruiters say the number of new job ads suggests that a slow recovery could be underway.

Fortnite: Apple ban sparks court action from Epic Games (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:29:53 GMT)
Epic Games says it is taking Apple to court over "monopolistic" policies after it banned Fortnite.

New Look in new bid to turn fortunes around (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 18:09:31 GMT)
The fashion chain wants landlords to accept rents based on the sales stores generate.

US jobless claims below 1m for first time since March (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:13:26 GMT)
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits falls to 963,000.

National Express to use jobs bonus to cut bus fares (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:46:55 GMT)
The government's job retention bonus scheme will be used to cut fares in the West Midlands and Dundee.

Michael Jordan: Rare trainers fetch $615,000 at auction (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:23:42 GMT)
Christies sold nine pairs of the basketball legend's shoes, including the "rarest of the rare".

Coronavirus: Price cap plan for funerals shelved by CMA (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:24:31 GMT)
A long-running investigation finds the sector is not working well for grieving families.

Tui: Holiday bookings for next summer jump 145% (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:38:04 GMT)
The travel giant makes a £1bn loss in three months - but says summer bookings for 2021 are up 145%.

First-time buyers: Four ways the property market 'will be tougher' (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:01:39 GMT)
UK house prices are predicted to fall but a report spells out why property may remain out of reach.

US holds off on threatened tariff hike in EU Airbus fight (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:35:13 GMT)
The US will maintain import duties on $7.5bn worth of items including French cheese and whiskies.

Coronavirus: Netflix to stream Diana musical before Broadway debut (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 01:51:53 GMT)
The life story of the princess will become the first Broadway show to premiere on the small screen.

Natwest to cut 550 jobs in branches and close one office (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:37:35 GMT)
The lender is seeking to cut costs as more people bank online during the pandemic.

WeChat-owner shrugs off Trump's proposed US ban (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 04:39:49 GMT)
Tencent expects its Chinese messaging app will not be affected by America's action against the firm.

Recession is unprecedented, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:39:29 GMT)
Rishi Sunak says it is a "difficult and uncertain time" as the UK suffers its biggest slump on record.

The millions being made from cardboard theft (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:05:04 GMT)
With the global market for recycled cardboard worth billions of dollars, it is attracting criminals.

'Don't take knockbacks as insults, l learn from them' (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:19:05 GMT)
Ready meals maker: "don't take knockbacks as insults. Learn from them."

Livestreaming in Asia: Meet the stars of 'shoppertainment' (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:16:10 GMT)
As Covid-19 keeps millions of people at home, the popularity of "shoppertainment" has skyrocketed in Asia.

What will fashion shows look like post Covid-19? (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:21:03 GMT)
CGI models allow patterns to be tested virtually and fewer garments, if any, need to be made.

Coronavirus: What is a recession? (Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:02:53 GMT)
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown many countries into recession - but what exactly is it and how could it affect you?

Getting creative and going viral in lockdown (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:30:38 GMT)
During lockdown many families have turned to creating online videos as a way of having fun.

The headphones that even a DJ can't break? (Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:01:52 GMT)
A new way to produce tiny speakers promises more robust headphones with high quality sound.

Unemployment and coronavirus: Older workers feel 'forgotten' (Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:02:19 GMT)
Julie Morris explains what it is like to be job hunting in your late fifties during coronavirus.

'People told me my plans for a skincare firm were crazy' (Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:01:44 GMT)
When Tata Harper was setting up her US cosmetics brand, she was told it would never work.

Black Lives Matter: Campaign for black businesses has been 'extraordinary' (Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:09:58 GMT)
A campaign to support businesses run by black people has had an "extraordinary effect" on sales.

CEO Secrets: ‘What I learned from leaders’ behaviour off-camera’ (Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:28:53 GMT)
A look at what business leaders' behaviour off-camera reveals about their real personalities.

The coldest computers in the world (Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:27:38 GMT)
New computers promise to cruise through old problems, but involve mind-boggling low temperatures.

BA staff facing redundancy or pay cuts speak out (Fri, 07 Aug 2020 08:15:34 GMT)
British Airways staff facing possible redundancy or pay cuts wore masks of airline bosses Willie Walsh and Alex Cruz as they vented their anger.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Babyteeth: The teen film tackling cancer with humour (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:25:44 GMT)
Its star Eliza Scanlen, says the script had "more life than anything I've read in ages".

Jonathan Pryce: Netflix's The Crown casts its final Prince Philip (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:56:01 GMT)
Oscar-nominated actor Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip in the 1990s in Netflix's royal drama.

Nick Cave compares cancel culture to 'bad religion' (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:55:54 GMT)
The musician believes political correctness online is having an "asphyxiating effect" on society.

CeeLo Green apologises to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for 'salacious gesturing' remark (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:09:35 GMT)
The singer apologises to Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj over sexualisation comments.

Amazon Prime donates to Fleabag stars' theatre emergency fund (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:28:42 GMT)
Amazon Prime is giving £1.5m to two UK funds offering support to workers affected by the virus.

Museums get £630,000 funding to adapt to Covid world (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:38:43 GMT)
Schemes include a pop-up museum in a shopping centre and exhibit boxes that are sent to schools.

Vick Hope to join BBC Radio 1's Life Hacks (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:43:09 GMT)
The presenter has been revealed as the new co-host of BBC Radio 1's Life Hacks show.

'Loyalty is really important to us' - Biffy Clyro on the fall-out behind their new album (Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:57:27 GMT)
"Loyalty is really important to us," say the band, after being let down by their "inner circle".

I'm A Celebrity could swap Australian bush for haunted Gwrych Castle (Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:28:33 GMT)
A Welsh castle is favourite to host Ant and Dec's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! What's in store?

Coronavirus: Brass band survival fears as lockdown eased (Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:06:08 GMT)
There is concern bands could die out if they cannot play together and young players do not join.

The headphones that even a DJ can't break? (Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:01:52 GMT)
A new way to produce tiny speakers promises more robust headphones with high quality sound.

Norfolk lockdown band links up with James Bond composer and other 'stars' (Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:34:47 GMT)
Todd Sharpville says he is working with top singers and film composer David Arnold.

Sushant Singh Rajput: Mystery and voyeurism around Bollywood star's death (Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:11:51 GMT)
The investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's death has taken several twists and turns.

Coronavirus: Preparing for a post-lockdown musical (Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:04:31 GMT)
The cast and crew of Sleepless describe the preparations for their ''coronavirus-safe'' production.

Sam Fender headlines Newcastle socially-distanced gigs (Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:10:22 GMT)
Singer Sam Fender says it is "fantastic" the North East is leading the way on gigs returning.

Coronavirus: Manchester march for 'forgotten' live event workers (Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:22:31 GMT)
Music venue and theatre staff march to highlight the coronavirus-fuelled crisis they are facing.

Beirut explosion: DJ finds 'sense of relief' in music (Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:40:23 GMT)
28-year old DJ and music producer 'june as' is one of the thousands of people trying to piece back his life after the blast.

'Lidl voice' checkout assistant performs opera to customers (Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:01:56 GMT)
Lily Taylor-Ward was chosen to perform for Captain Sir Tom Moore on his 100th birthday.

Coronavirus: Winchester teenager films lockdown documentary (Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:27:29 GMT)
Teenager Octavia Sanger is releasing her first documentary on an international streaming service.

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