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Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:02:15 GMT)
The bank, which is 72%-owned by taxpayers, reports its ninth consecutive year of losses.

Price of stamps to rise next month (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:27:51 GMT)
Royal Mail says the rises are necessary to maintain the universal service.

Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:43:45 GMT)
A video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus has gone viral on Twitter - Apple is investigating.

Vauxhall pensions 'won't be hit by PSA Group deal' (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:25:52 GMT)
The UK business minister is told members of Vauxhall's pension "will be no worse off" after a PSA deal.

Pensioners sold wrong annuities to get thousands in redress (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:02:11 GMT)
Prudential and Standard Life are to pay compensation to thousands of pensioners sold the wrong annuities.

BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:11 GMT)
The Unite union announces further industrial action from 3 March in the continuing BA pay dispute.

Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:54:08 GMT)
The facility near Rotherham will produce high-tech aircraft components.

BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:38:43 GMT)
The owner of British Airways and Iberia reports higher profits, despite the impact of sterling's weakness.

John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:49:50 GMT)
'Structural change' in retailing prompts department store chain to axe nearly 400 roles.

Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:23:42 GMT)
House of Lords report says ensuring energy security should be the top priority for ministers.

RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:55:33 GMT)
RBS is the largest faller in the FTSE 100 after it reports its ninth straight year of losses.

India police arrest 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm boss (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:59:23 GMT)
A distribution company says many of the 251 Freedom handsets it paid for have not been delivered.

Faulty tumble dryers: More than 40,000 sign recall petition (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:51:57 GMT)
Whirlpool insists its repair programme is the best way to go, but thousands of owners want a recall.

Peugeot owner PSA sees profits nearly double (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:11:37 GMT)
As its profits rise, the French carmaker says it will "develop" Vauxhall if it buys the brand.

Barclays full-year profits almost treble to £3.2bn (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:02:21 GMT)
"Strong progress" in restructuring helps the bank to report profits of £3.2bn.

Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:05:42 GMT)
Mr Rato and 64 other bankers were accused of misusing corporate credit cards at Spain's two banks.

Why is China investing more in Europe? (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:06:21 GMT)
Colm O'Regan explores the growth of Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe.

New £1 'most secure coin in the world' (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:34:18 GMT)
A new 12-sided coin comes into circulation in March, and the Royal Mint is working 24/7 to make 1.5bn of them.

Why are Japanese workers being forced to go home early? (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:46:20 GMT)
Japan is trying out a new scheme called Premium Friday. It lets workers go home early one Friday a month, in a bid to reduce suicide.

Agile: What does the new boardroom buzzword mean? (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:36:53 GMT)
Bosses talk about being "agile" as the new way to lead a company. But what does it actually mean?

'Our textiles use iconic symbols of Lesotho' (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:19:16 GMT)
The graphic designers using Lesotho's cultural symbols to produce fashion and home interiors.

Brexit: Barclays 'committed to London' (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:22:42 GMT)
Barclays is making plans in case the UK loses access to the EU single market after Brexit, but is committed to London, chief executive Jes Staley says.

British Gas boss: 'We no longer have highest prices' (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:48:43 GMT)
Iain Conn, chief executive of British Gas owner Centrica, say it's a challenging time but the firm is well valued in terms of its pricing.

How many dumplings can one food truck sell? (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:51:49 GMT)
Does running a food truck in Hong Kong make financial sense - and is the food good value for customers?

Don’t be a dinosaur (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:37:05 GMT)
Technology advances mean work will never be the same again, say industry experts.

Searching for Genghis (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:30:54 GMT)
How satellite images shared via the cloud are helping us discover more about the earth.

Rate debate (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:58:04 GMT)
A pay ruling triggers a passionate backlash about the rights of hospitality and retails workers.

Doing the legwork (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:55:41 GMT)
A growing number of people are using running clubs and events as business networking opportunities.

'Employers are missing out' (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:56:58 GMT)
How do people juggle staying in work with a painful and debilitating condition like arthritis?

Supermarket sourcing (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:18:01 GMT)
Importing food is getting more expensive so why don't UK supermarkets get more of their supplies from home?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

SMTV: 7 things that MUST be in the anniversary special (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:41:16 GMT)
Ant and Dec's former show might be returning to TV screens next year for a one-off special.

Emma Thompson: 'Too soon' to do Love Actually sequel after Alan Rickman's death (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:34:31 GMT)
The actress speaks for the first time about why she won't appear in Red Nose Day Actually.

The woman who knows who's won the Oscars... but won't tell (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:44:17 GMT)
Martha Ruiz counts the Oscars votes and talks about the measures she takes to keep the results safe.

Oscars: Hollywood parties and protests as the big night approaches (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:12:27 GMT)
Hollywood's celebrities are in a final whirl of pre-Oscars parties, awards, dinners - and protests.

Rapper Professor Green appears at Stoke by-election count (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:26:32 GMT)
The UK rapper said he had been making a film in the area.

Beyonce pulls out of headlining Coachella Festival 'on doctor's orders' (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:34:18 GMT)
The singer will headline next year's festival instead after following advice of doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule.

Naomie Harris: 'Daniel Craig could be back as Bond' (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:47:57 GMT)
The Oscar-nominated actress was speaking after she was awarded her OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Twelfth Night: Can you recognise this well-known actress in her latest role? (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:55:42 GMT)
She's been in Green Wing, Episodes and Friday Night Dinner.

Trump singer Evancho 'disappointed' by transgender policy (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:53:27 GMT)
Jackie Evancho wants to "enlighten" Donald Trump about problems faced by transgender students.

Is it a man's world behind the camera? (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:21:36 GMT)
Oscars season is all about the stars, but for women behind the camera, it takes a lot more to get noticed.

Brits Awards: The real winners and losers (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:46:36 GMT)
From awkward encounters to falling down houses, what made the Brits a night to remember?

Eminem is to headline Reading and Leeds Festival for the third time in August (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:44:01 GMT)
The rapper, who last played at the festivals in 2013, will appear on the line-up alongside Haim, Giggs and You Me At Six.

How visual effects helped create Dr Strange's Oscar-nominated worlds (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:56:15 GMT)
How to create visual effects worthy of an Oscar nomination, by one of the creators of Dr Strange's worlds

Oscars 2017: Meet Vivian, a superfan who loves the Academy Awards (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:01:08 GMT)
Meet Vivian, a superfan who loves the Oscars.

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump: 'Call me' (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:03:52 GMT)
The reality star and activist records a message for the president about protecting transgender rights.

Haunting images of WW2 London's 'archive of destruction' (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:27:23 GMT)
Stark and haunting images of the aftermath of German attacks on 1940s London.

Brit Awards 2017: Ceremony highlights (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:34:54 GMT)
Little Mix, Emeli Sande and Rag 'N' Bone Man on winning Brit Awards.

Why does Zara Larsson love the Brits? (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:54:34 GMT)
Singer Zara Larsson talks about why she loves the Brit awards.

Oscars 2017: Which celebrities will get political? (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:45:20 GMT)
Will this year's Oscars need to create an extra award - for best anti-Donald Trump speech?

Oscars 2017: Bluff your way through this year's best picture nominees (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:29:51 GMT)
Not seen the films up for the best picture Oscar? Let this guide bring you up to speed.

Meet the best film and director hopefuls (Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:35:29 GMT)
Tom Brook explores the Best Director and Best Picture nominees.

Did Katy Perry mock Donald Trump & Theresa May at the Brits? (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:43:27 GMT)
Viewers spotted similarities between costumes on her puppet skeletons and the leaders of the US and UK.

Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki comes out of retirement (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:03:46 GMT)
Hayao Miyazaki, known for Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, has officially come out of retirement (again).

Bitter Harvest (Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:05:41 GMT)
Les Mis star Samantha Barks, Game of Thrones' Tamer Hassan and Tutankhamen's Max Irons on why the story of Bitter Harvest had to be told.

What's the message? (Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:41:01 GMT)
We break down the imagery of Katy Perry's vivid, political video for Chained to the Rhythm.

Massive art (Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:01:37 GMT)
How Guido van Helten is using massive pieces of public art to save small towns in Australia.

In pictures: Miniature worlds (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:07:14 GMT)
Artist Joshua Smith's tiny creations replicate real buildings.

Grunge icon (Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:57:39 GMT)
Kurt Cobain would have been 50 today. Here are six reasons why we still love him

'No sex with saints' (Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:20:59 GMT)
Calls in Russia for Matilda, the true story of a future tsar and a ballerina, to be banned over blasphemy.

Huppert's hope (Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:31:18 GMT)
French film Elle was originally going to be a Hollywood production, its director says.

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