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Police response to £3.9m fraud branded woeful (Sat, 22 Jan 2022 00:26:15 GMT)
Inspectorate criticises the police after only one of 69 victims of a fraud has their case investigated.

First-time buyers surge: 'I couldn't keep paying rent' (Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:57:39 GMT)
There were a record number of first-time buyers in 2021, figures from lender Halifax suggest.

Firms call for urgent help with energy bills (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:52:43 GMT)
Five business groups write to Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking for support for firms on energy costs.

Ex-Credit Suisse chief also broke Covid rules going to Euros final (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:07:03 GMT)
Ex-Credit Suisse chief António Horta-Osório went to Wembley on same day he attended Wimbledon.

Omicron spread led shoppers to desert High Street (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:10:02 GMT)
Retail sales fell 3.7% last month as Plan B restrictions hit pre-Christmas spending.

Serbia revokes Rio Tinto lithium mine permits following protests (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:31:12 GMT)
The country cancels the mining licence for the Anglo-Australian firm's controversial $2.4bn project.

Trains told to get rid of torrent of 'Tannoy spam' (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:08:48 GMT)
Rail chiefs are set to get rid of unnecessary on-board announcements to make journeys more peaceful.

What is the UK's inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up? (Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:23:47 GMT)
The cost of living is at its highest rate for 10 years and is expected to increase further.

What high inflation means - in 90 seconds (Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:08:28 GMT)
The BBC's consumer affairs correspondent, Colletta Smith, breaks it down.

Gen Z on battling soaring inflation for the first time (Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:27:17 GMT)
Those aged 18 to 25 have never experienced inflation before in their lives - how are they coping?

#NoSpendJanuary: Can it really be done? (Tue, 11 Jan 2022 06:51:49 GMT)
Every year, the hashtag #nospendjanuary is seen on social media - but how literally do people take it?

Inflation: Seven reasons the cost of living is going up around the world (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:54:51 GMT)
Global inflation - the rate at which prices rise - is at its highest since 2008. Here are seven reasons why.

Britishvolt: Electric car battery plant gets millions in funding (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:01:00 GMT)
Britishvolt says the money unlocks huge private investment for a project that will create thousands of jobs.

Covid test firm urges end to tests for travellers (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 01:00:14 GMT)
Collinson, which also runs airport lounges and other travel services, thinks tests are bad for business.

Women's state pension shortfalls a shameful shambles, MPs say (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:01:07 GMT)
A damning report says errors could be repeated after 134,000 people were underpaid their state pension.

Toyota Land Cruiser customers in Japan face four-year wait (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:16:19 GMT)
The firm also said it will slow production at up to 11 plants in Japan due to rising Covid infections.

Netflix faces rocky road after pandemic wins (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:54:59 GMT)
The firm's membership growth slowed significantly last year after surging at the beginning of the pandemic.

Peloton pushes back at production pause report after shares plunge (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 02:44:14 GMT)
Its shares fell more than 20% after a report that it planned to temporarily stop production of its machines.

Samsung pulls ad with drag queen after backlash (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 07:49:38 GMT)
The ad, which showed a Muslim mother expressing support for her drag queen son, was criticised online.

BT to introduce inflation-busting price rises (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:32:26 GMT)
Most broadband and phone bills will rise by more than 9% at the end of March, BT says.

Bankers told to return to desks as restrictions end (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:56:51 GMT)
Standard Chartered and HSBC ask staff to come back as business groups welcome end of home working.

Carhartt facing calls for boycott over vaccine mandates (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:50:30 GMT)
The US work wear maker says it is sticking to its Covid jab policy, sparking a conservative outcry.

Dozens of blocks still have Grenfell-type cladding (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:54:06 GMT)
The flammable panels have been blamed for the rapid spread of the 2017 fire, which led to 72 deaths.

What can we do to get more women into coding? (Tue, 18 Jan 2022 00:08:04 GMT)
How visual, auditory and kinesthetic tools used to teach kids coding should be adapted for adults.

How delivery apps created 'the Netflix of food ordering' (Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:06:23 GMT)
Innovative food delivery apps offer everything from multiple restaurant orders to home chef cuisine.

CEO Secrets: 'The traditional job interview is dead' (Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:11:45 GMT)
Rachael Flanagan, founder and CEO of cleaning company Mrs Buckét, shares her business advice.

Colombo Port City: A new Dubai or a Chinese enclave? (Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:26:12 GMT)
China is helping Sri Lanka build a new city to rival global offshore centres. Who will it benefit?

Energy bills: 'It feels like I'm sleeping outside' (Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:09:33 GMT)
People tell of their struggles to cope, with energy bills set to soar by more than £700 this year.

The people using YouTube to pay for their French chateau (Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:11:11 GMT)
How chateaux owners are using advertising revenues from social media posts to earn a living.

The controversy of wood pellets as a green energy source (Tue, 11 Jan 2022 00:01:20 GMT)
Wood pellets are touted as a 'green' way to make electricity, but many reject these claims.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Meat Loaf: What exactly is it that the singer would not do for love? (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:10:55 GMT)
How I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) became one of rock's biggest urban myths.

Meat Loaf: Stars pay tribute to 'one-off' Bat Out Of Hell singer (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:41:50 GMT)
The Bat Out Of Hell singer is remembered by musicians including Cher, Brian May and Bonnie Tyler.

Tearful Adele postpones entire Las Vegas residency (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 01:10:18 GMT)
"My show ain't ready," the star tells fans, one night before her concert series was due to begin.

Obituary: Meat Loaf (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:03:24 GMT)
The singer who popularised a melodramatic bombastic style of rock music.

Sally J Morgan wins Portico Prize for novel inspired by a brush with killers (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 01:55:17 GMT)
Sally J Morgan wins the Portico Prize for a book inspired by her encounter with Fred and Rose West.

US comic Louie Anderson dies aged 68 (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:28:45 GMT)
The stand-up comedian appeared in films including Coming to America and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Call of Duty to stay on Playstation (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:15:01 GMT)
Microsoft's big new deal had raised questions over the future of the shooter video game franchise.

Love Island contestants called out over social media ads (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:10:02 GMT)
Anna Vakili, Belle Hassan and Francesca Allen are named and shamed by the advertising watchdog.

Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton shows Virgil Abloh's last collection (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:12:54 GMT)
The French fashion house pays tribute to its late artistic director during Paris Fashion Week.

Elza Soares: Tributes as Brazilian samba legend dies aged 91 (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 02:20:43 GMT)
Her career spanned six decades and she used her music to campaign against racism.

Tracey Emin requests No 10 take down her neon artwork (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:44:48 GMT)
The artist gave her neon sign to the government but says the "current situation is shameful".

Netflix faces rocky road after pandemic wins (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:54:59 GMT)
The firm's membership growth slowed significantly last year after surging at the beginning of the pandemic.

In pictures: Meat Loaf's life on and off stage (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:41:49 GMT)
The singer, who has died at 74, brushed shoulders with royalty and stars of music, stage and screen.

South Georgia: The museum at the end of the world reopens for business (Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:05:55 GMT)
On a British island at the edge of the Antarctic is one of the most remote tourist spots in the world.

Cate Blanchett: I dressed up as my daughter's teacher in lockdown (Tue, 18 Jan 2022 00:23:33 GMT)
The actress discusses her new film Nightmare Alley and the unlikely role she took on during lockdown.

BBC TV licence fee: What is it and why is it under threat? (Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:08:24 GMT)
The government has hinted that it may abolish the TV licence after 2027.

Covid-19: The theatre understudies stepping up to save the show (Tue, 18 Jan 2022 06:19:33 GMT)
As Covid-19 ravages theatres, cast and crew are filling major roles to ensure productions go ahead.

Remi Wolf is casually rewriting the rules of pop music (Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:02:43 GMT)
The former downhill skier and American Idol contestant is making some of pop's most exuberant songs.

Bafta Film Awards: Can Rebel Wilson save the 2022 awards season? (Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:26:17 GMT)
The actress is due to host the Bafta Film Awards in February in an effort to boost viewing figures.

How a colossal block of ice became an obsession (Sat, 15 Jan 2022 02:03:48 GMT)
Artist Kevin Eason won't ever see his favourite iceberg up close, but he's come to know it so well.

Five slices of Meat Loaf: Iconic moments on the BBC (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:44:57 GMT)
He'd do anything for fun... Watch our highlights from Meat Loaf's many BBC appearances over the decades.

Meat Loaf: The music legend's life in video (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:52:39 GMT)
Remembering Bat Out of Hell star Meat Loaf who has died at the age of 74.

Watch: Music legend Meat Loaf chats to BBC HARDtalk (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:45:51 GMT)
The Bat Out Of Hell singer Meat Loaf spoke to the BBC in 2016.

Children's show Fraggle Rock returns after 33 years (Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:31:01 GMT)
Classic children's show Fraggle Rock has been revived for Apple TV+, 33 years after the last series was made.

Peaky Blinders stage show to open in Birmingham (Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:25:20 GMT)
The stage show is written and adapted by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

'Ed Sheeran and Stormzy portraits kept me busy in lockdown' (Tue, 18 Jan 2022 07:05:19 GMT)
A tattoo apprentice says he finds creating the artwork "really addictive".

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