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Former Barclays executives cleared of fraud charges (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:25:57 GMT)
Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath are found not guilty on all charges in under six hours.

Coronavirus: Shares face worst week since global financial crisis (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:32:44 GMT)
European stock markets dive as fears over the impact of the coronavirus continue to grip investors.

IAG and EasyJet warn of coronavirus bookings hit (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:03:26 GMT)
British Airways owner IAG says it has seen a "significant fall-off in demand" for flights to Italy.

Leasehold property buyers 'misled by developers' (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:43:10 GMT)
Many homeowners find themselves in "serious traps" after being mis-sold properties, a watchdog says.

New roads face Heathrow-style court action threat (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:35:51 GMT)
Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.

Parents in Japan and Hong Kong struggle as schools shut (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:28:27 GMT)
Hong Kong and Japan have shut schools as the coronavirus spread worsens leaving parents stuck at home.

Coronavirus: Sick pay rules apply, says JD Wetherspoon pub chain (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:53:01 GMT)
Under statutory sick pay rules, an employee is not paid for the first three days of absence.

Coronavirus: Dettol sales surge as markets fall again (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:32:03 GMT)
The owner of the disinfectant brand says sales have risen, with demand outstripping supply in China.

Coronavirus prompts buyers to look closer to home (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:37:17 GMT)
Manufacturers have seen a spike in inquiries as the coronavirus disrupts supply lines from China.

London firms sending staff home amid coronavirus fears (Wed, 26 Feb 2020 21:50:20 GMT)
Three companies have now asked employees to work from home as a "precautionary measure".

Coronavirus: Will I get paid if I self-isolate? (Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:43:23 GMT)
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says Britons returning from locked-down Italian towns must self-isolate.

Coronavirus: Your rights as a traveller (Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:21:36 GMT)
The coronavirus has already become a nightmare for travellers and the tourism industry alike.

Downfall: BP refinery worker sacked over Hitler parody wins job back (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 06:46:28 GMT)
It is unreasonable to suggest he was comparing BP managers to Nazis, an Australian ruling finds.

At-risk gamblers 'need better protection' (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:20:35 GMT)
The government is being urged to do more to tackle problem gambling by beefing up oversight of the industry.

New 'east-west divide' splitting north start-up economy (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:04:25 GMT)
New research shows more start-up business are thriving on the west of the Pennines.

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 19:39:37 GMT)
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.

William Hill gambling site Mr Green to pay £3m penalty (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:18:42 GMT)
Mr Green failed to freeze the account of a customer who won £50,000 and gambled it away.

Drax power station to cease burning coal in March 2021 (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:54:30 GMT)
The power company says the closure of its coal units will cost 230 jobs at the North Yorkshire site.

Ely Junction railway upgrade cost rises more than 20 times (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:16:08 GMT)
The work was originally due to cost £25m, but the BBC understands it has risen to £500m.

The inside story of the Barclays trial (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:39:18 GMT)
Three former Barclays executives were charged with fraud over fundraising activity in 2008.

The boss who put everyone on 70K (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:02:43 GMT)
A tech boss introduced a $70,000 minimum salary for all his staff - by cutting his own wages. Five years, on he has no regrets.

'After the coral ban, I lost everything' (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:06:55 GMT)
Thousands of Indonesian coral farms had to close after an export ban, but a policy U-turn offers hope.

How a serious accident led to business success (Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:03:26 GMT)
After a terrible skiing crash, Susanne Najafi embarked on her path as a serial entrepreneur.

How did companies sell 'unmentionable' sanitary towels? (Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:08:58 GMT)
How do you build a market for a product society considers unmentionable?

Would you eat a 'steak' printed by robots? (Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:06:20 GMT)
3D printing is meeting some of the ambitions touted when the technology emerged 20 years ago.

Fume events: The toxic gases that may be harming aircrew and passengers (Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:43:41 GMT)
Toxic fumes overcame a pilot landing at Heathrow in January. There's evidence that such events are not rare.

The boss putting an end to empty homes (Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:05:05 GMT)
Katharine Hibbert is the founder of UK property guardianship company Dot Dot Dot.

Can computer translators ever beat speaking a foreign tongue? (Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:21:14 GMT)
Developers say you can now converse effortlessly using translation tech, but others are not so sure.

'My job went abroad because of globalisation' (Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:12:52 GMT)
New trade deals have re-opened the debate on how to rescue people's careers if their jobs go abroad.

My Money: 'My husband and I have 90 minutes alone together each week' (Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:25:19 GMT)
As part of a new BBC blog series, Maura Hannon from Switzerland shares what she spent her money on this week.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Paris Fashion Week: Facemasks on show amid coronavirus concern (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:11:16 GMT)
Marine Serre's show saw models wear outfits complete with matching facemasks.

Prince Harry meets Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:42:35 GMT)
The Duke of Sussex gets together with the US rocker at Abbey Road Studios for a charity recording.

How does the UK's Eurovision entry stack up against the competition? (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:39:14 GMT)
James Newman will represent the UK at Eurovision, but how does his song compare to the competition?

How making a violin brought these two together (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:17:39 GMT)
When Nashville musician Amanda asked violinmaker Ray to make her one, little did she know where it would lead.

Crystal Palace dinosaurs added to 'at risk' register (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:13:08 GMT)
Historic England says it doesn't want the replicas at Crystal Palace Park "to become extinct again".

Century of cinema celebrated in Leicester Square with bronze statues (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:41:22 GMT)
Each statue in Leicester Square is a nod to a different decade in cinema.

Taylor Swift literally plays The Man in new video (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:44:53 GMT)
The singer wears a beard, wig and suit and sings about the joys of being male in the music business.

Eurovision 2020: James Newman announced as United Kingdom's entry (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:40:49 GMT)
Singer-songwriter James Newman will represent the United Kingdom with his song My Last Breath.

Prince Andrew interview wins Emily Maitlis RTS award (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 10:09:58 GMT)
The Newsnight host is named network presenter of the year for quizzing the Duke of York.

Why Bob Iger's long goodbye to Disney is a very big deal (Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:54:14 GMT)
The news that the Disney boss is stepping down as CEO has taken the movie world by surprise.

Military Wives: 'Director didn't want us to sound too slick' (Tue, 25 Feb 2020 01:12:28 GMT)
The film inspired by much more than Gareth Malone's famous BBC choir series.

Harvey Weinstein guilty: How the Hollywood giant faced his reckoning (Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:17:58 GMT)
The judge said this was not a referendum on #MeToo. But at times, the trial felt like one.

The shop that recreated Two Ronnies' famous sketch (Mon, 24 Feb 2020 08:54:02 GMT)
Local residents want to "shine a light" on the hardware shop with the "Four Candles" sketch.

June Brown's 10 best EastEnders moments as Dot Cotton (Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:26:45 GMT)
As the EastEnders legend says she has left Walford for good, look back at her most memorable moments.

Meet the Hatton Garden jeweller who rappers go to (Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:41:39 GMT)
Hatton Garden jeweller Abtin Abbasi has clients including London rappers Krept and Young Adz.

'There's a whole world to doodle over' (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:08:46 GMT)
Sam Cox, 25, from Kent earns his living from doodling inside and outside buildings.

The Big Moon reveal their favourite records (Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:59:50 GMT)
The all-female band are this year's Record Store Day UK ambassadors. They share some of their favourite vinyl and surprises they have planned for the big day.

‘Deontay Wilder’s costume didn’t make an ounce of difference’ (Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:21:23 GMT)
The designer of Tyson Fury’s boxing outfits says Deontay Wilder’s ring-walk costume wouldn’t have impacted the result of the fight.

Behind the scenes of The Prince of Egypt (Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:16:11 GMT)
Under, behind and above the scenes of the West End's newest blockbuster

Earth Harp: The man behind the unique instruments 'epic' sound (Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:05:10 GMT)
The inventor of the world's longest string instrument explains its unique and majestic sound.

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