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Cost of living: Calls to bring benefit and pension rises forward (Wed, 18 May 2022 23:07:44 GMT)
Big increases are due next April but charities say soaring prices mean people need the money now.

Rishi Sunak warns of tough few months as inflation soars (Wed, 18 May 2022 22:59:31 GMT)
The chancellor says it won't be easy to tackle cost of living crisis as inflation hits 40-year high.

M&S warns online sales tax will damage High Street (Wed, 18 May 2022 23:11:45 GMT)
Marks & Spencer says extra tax for online shops will mean lower investment in High Street stores.

Markets fall as retailers ring alarm over US economy (Wed, 18 May 2022 21:39:10 GMT)
US shares see their biggest one-day drop since 2020 after renewed signs of waning consumer confidence.

Oil and gas industry pushes back over windfall tax (Wed, 18 May 2022 19:18:40 GMT)
Oil and gas producers say they are already paying more tax and an extra levy would damage confidence.

Why your haircut is getting more expensive (Wed, 18 May 2022 23:02:12 GMT)
Chain Trevor Sorbie says they are now spending thousands more each month.

UK inflation: 'There's not much more I can do to save money' (Wed, 18 May 2022 10:16:06 GMT)
We asked people across the country how they are coping with the rising cost of living.

What is the UK's inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up? (Wed, 18 May 2022 07:02:13 GMT)
UK inflation is rising at 9%, its fastest rate for 40 years, and could go even higher.

Petrol retailers told to pass on fuel duty cut (Tue, 17 May 2022 21:12:10 GMT)
The government wants to ensure companies pass on tax cuts to motorists as diesel prices hit new highs.

Californian court declares law requiring women on boards unconstitutional (Wed, 18 May 2022 02:37:26 GMT)
The court said the law, which forced boards to have up to three women directors, was discriminatory.

Warning over shrinking school meals as prices rise (Tue, 17 May 2022 15:52:01 GMT)
School caterers will have to shrink portions or use cheaper ingredients, a major food wholesaler warns.

Warning poorest households are struggling to get £150 energy rebate (Tue, 17 May 2022 12:01:01 GMT)
Fuel poverty charity warns that low income households will wait longest for £150 council tax rebate.

Bank governor in 'apocalyptic' warning over rising food prices (Mon, 16 May 2022 20:53:03 GMT)
Surging food prices are a "major worry" for the UK and other countries, Andrew Bailey warns.

Energy bills shake-up plans to avoid price shocks (Mon, 16 May 2022 09:51:33 GMT)
Ofgem says a review every three months would allow households to benefit sooner from falling prices.

Diesel prices reach record of over £1.80 a litre (Mon, 16 May 2022 16:39:47 GMT)
The RAC says prices rose to just over £1.80 a litre after the previous record was set in March.

Ryanair warns flight prices to Europe will rise this summer (Mon, 16 May 2022 08:47:32 GMT)
Michael O'Leary warns high demand for European beach holidays will mean price rises.

Ukraine war: Global wheat prices jump after India export ban (Mon, 16 May 2022 04:57:17 GMT)
World wheat prices have soared this year, pushing up the cost of everything from bread to noodles.

NHS prescription charges in England to be frozen (Sun, 15 May 2022 11:12:23 GMT)
Not raising the fees for the first time in 12 years puts money back in people's pockets, ministers say.

'We use pawnbrokers to be able to pay for food' (Sat, 14 May 2022 11:36:38 GMT)
People on low incomes are pawning their possessions to pay for essentials, a report suggests.

Drivers cut back on journeys as fuel costs bite (Fri, 13 May 2022 09:42:51 GMT)
One UK petrol station operator tells the BBC motorists are making fuel "last a little bit longer".

Cost of living: Renters search for tenancies with bills included (Thu, 12 May 2022 23:04:53 GMT)
The rising cost of essentials such as gas and electricity means tenants want rents to cover bills.

UK’s nuclear power push will add to energy bills, ministers say (Fri, 13 May 2022 15:03:52 GMT)
Kwasi Kwarteng says there may be a "small effect" on energy bills under a new nuclear funding model.

Martin Shkreli 'Pharma bro' released early from prison (Wed, 18 May 2022 19:12:03 GMT)
Mr Shkreli was convicted in 2017 of defrauding investors.

McDonald's and Wendy's sued for burger ads that mislead on size (Wed, 18 May 2022 17:07:06 GMT)
A lawsuit accuses the firms of advertising burgers that look bigger than they actually are.

Tesco shopper's plea to bring back till staff (Wed, 18 May 2022 07:08:43 GMT)
Pat McCarthy says there are not enough staffed tills for those who struggle with self-service machines.

China Eastern plane crash likely intentional, US reports say (Wed, 18 May 2022 04:58:06 GMT)
Flight data reportedly indicates someone in the cockpit made the China Eastern Airlines jet crash.

Netflix cuts 150 US-based jobs after losing subscribers (Wed, 18 May 2022 13:34:21 GMT)
The US streaming giant is forced to lay off staff to minimise cost of viewers quitting the service.

How Gen Z is hooked on cryptocurrency and NFTs (Tue, 17 May 2022 23:05:26 GMT)
A growing number of young people are getting into crypto trading - despite the risks.

Job vacancies outpace unemployment for first time (Tue, 17 May 2022 12:05:07 GMT)
The unemployment rate falls to its lowest level for nearly 50 years between January and March.

Global firms are boosting baby formula supplies in the US (Tue, 17 May 2022 20:07:50 GMT)
Nestle is flying in additional shipments from Europe as the US faces a shortage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Platinum Jubilee concert: Diana Ross and Queen to perform for the Queen (Wed, 18 May 2022 21:09:29 GMT)
Diana Ross, Eurovision star Sam Ryder and Queen and Adam Lambert will perform at Buckingham Palace.

Måneskin's crazy rise to fame: 'We only slept in our own beds 10 times last year' (Tue, 17 May 2022 23:09:47 GMT)
The Italian rock band relive the highs and lows of becoming a global success after winning Eurovision.

Derry Girls: 90s nostalgia, cream horns and toasters in cupboards (Wed, 18 May 2022 15:56:09 GMT)
From 90s nostalgia, to Derry slang and cameos we take a look back over some iconic moments.

Amber Heard denies striking Johnny Depp and doctoring photos (Tue, 17 May 2022 20:10:42 GMT)
Johnny Depp's lawyer has accused Ms Heard of being "the jealous one" in the ex-couple's marriage.

Netflix cuts 150 US-based jobs after losing subscribers (Wed, 18 May 2022 13:34:21 GMT)
The US streaming giant is forced to lay off staff to minimise cost of viewers quitting the service.

Court ruling allows BBC to tell MI5 agent story (Wed, 18 May 2022 16:03:31 GMT)
The corporation can give details about the man alleged to be a dangerous abuser but not name him.

Wayne Rooney says FA wanted Rebekah Vardy to calm down (Tue, 17 May 2022 16:58:36 GMT)
The ex-footballer gave evidence on day six of his wife Coleen's libel case brought by Rebekah Vardy.

Kay Mellor: The Leeds lass who never forgot her roots (Tue, 17 May 2022 14:43:45 GMT)
Kay Mellor, who has died aged 71, is remembered as a champion of her beloved county of Yorkshire.

Dan Walker: BBC Breakfast presenter hosts his final programme (Tue, 17 May 2022 10:06:48 GMT)
The presenter bows out of his final show before he moves over to Channel 5.

Charlie King: TOWIE star describes body dysmorphia 'turmoil' (Tue, 17 May 2022 16:11:17 GMT)
The former reality star appeared before the Health and Social Care Committee to discuss body image.

Eurovision 2022: How Sam Ryder turned things around for the UK (Sun, 15 May 2022 02:22:33 GMT)
Sam Ryder's song Space Man gave the UK its first top 10 result since 2009. What went right?

Young, Famous & African's Peace Hyde: From teacher to Netflix hitmaker (Sun, 15 May 2022 02:07:17 GMT)
Meet Peace Hyde, the British-Ghanaian creator of reality TV series Young, Famous & African.

Where are the new classic sitcoms? (Fri, 13 May 2022 23:48:06 GMT)
Why the streaming age means it is harder for new comedies to make the whole nation laugh.

Joe Wicks: 'I realised my childhood wasn't normal' (Sun, 15 May 2022 01:43:54 GMT)
Joe Wicks, known as the Body Coach, explores his difficult childhood growing up with a drug-addicted father and mother with OCD in a new BBC documentary

Author on the crop circle makers who 'blew people's minds' (Fri, 13 May 2022 00:04:06 GMT)
A new novel follows the men who owned up to making crop circles - but some of the mystery remains.

Top Gun: Maverick - Critics praise 'thrilling' sequel (Thu, 12 May 2022 15:55:28 GMT)
Tom Cruise returns as US Navy pilot Maverick in the highly-anticipated follow-up to 1986's Top Gun.

Tom Hiddleston: Why we all need monsters and myths (Thu, 12 May 2022 00:05:41 GMT)
The Loki star on his thought-provoking role as a Victorian pastor in TV series The Essex Serpent.

Grease: Can 'gritty' musical attract new theatre audiences? (Wed, 11 May 2022 00:32:02 GMT)
The show returns to London, with a diverse cast, same-sex dancing and empowered female characters.

Dan Walker's memorable BBC Breakfast moments (Tue, 17 May 2022 11:20:06 GMT)
Dan hosted his final edition of BBC Breakfast this morning, six years after joining the programme.

Eurovision 2022: A minute with Eurovision's Sam Ryder (Wed, 18 May 2022 13:36:36 GMT)
Sam Ryder is asked whether he would play James Bond, as he faces 60 seconds of quickfire questions.

Coventry City of Culture: Drone event attracts 27,000 people (Mon, 16 May 2022 08:05:43 GMT)
A night-time display over the skies of Coventry is billed as the longest drone display in the UK.

Queen attends star-studded Jubilee show in Windsor (Sun, 15 May 2022 22:56:10 GMT)
A host of stars including Tom Cruise, Katherine Jenkins and Omid Djalili were also in attendance.

Eurovision 2022: Highlights of Ukraine's winning night (Sun, 15 May 2022 00:08:30 GMT)
Ukraine won the Eurovision song contest 2022, with the UK coming second, its best result since 1998.

The moment Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest (Sat, 14 May 2022 23:45:45 GMT)
Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra have won Eurovision, with the UK's Sam Ryder coming in second place.

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