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Pound's gains erased amid Brexit deal jitters (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:48:56 GMT)
Sterling jumps at first on news of a deal, but falls back after the DUP reiterates its opposition.

BA passengers: Cabin fumes gave us breathing problems (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:03:43 GMT)
A British Airways flight to Valencia in August was evacuated after the aircraft filled with smoke.

Online fashion twice as ‘racy’ as High Street (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:07:12 GMT)
Online fashion stores are more likely than traditional ones to use images seen as "racy", BBC research finds.

Dior apologises for using China map without Taiwan (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:05:25 GMT)
The French luxury brand was criticised for using a map that didn't show the island claimed by China.

Three investigating loss of phone services (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:07:53 GMT)
Three says it is experiencing "technical difficulties with voice, text and data".

Tesla gets the go-ahead to build cars in China (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:54:31 GMT)
The electric carmaker started building its new Gigafactory 3 in Shangahi at the start of the year.

Netflix warns of 'headwind' as new rivals loom (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:20:56 GMT)
The firm's subscriber growth is slowing, and Disney and Apple are due to launch their own streaming services.

Asda contract protesters deliver petition to Leeds HQ (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:09:19 GMT)
Hundreds of protesters deliver a petition in an Asda shopping trolley to the store's headquarters.

Jessops owner plans to call in administrators (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:23:25 GMT)
The High Street camera chain, owned by Dragons Den star Peter Jones, has seen big rent rises.

GM reaches 'tentative' deal with striking UAW workers (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:53:53 GMT)
Workers have been on strike for nearly five weeks as they demand better pay and working conditions.

My Money: 'BOOM, suddenly £14.99 less rich!' (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:12:12 GMT)
As part of a new BBC blog series, Olivia Davies shares what she's spent her money on this week.

Exchange rates: Why has the value of the pound jumped? (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:14:30 GMT)
A simple guide to how currency is valued and what it means for your finances.

And 'Lo!' - How the internet was born (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:00:59 GMT)
Interface Message Processors built the Arpanet, which led to the internet of today.

What is the UK's inflation rate? (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:03:52 GMT)
A guide to what inflation is and why it matters for household finances.

The hungry 26-year-old who set up a £100m food firm (Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:02:18 GMT)
When Timo Boldt realised he wanted to get meal kits delivered, he decided to set up his own firm.

Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect (Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:11:06 GMT)
Churches are increasingly using social media and specialist software to help reach their congregations.

Love Island: How Amber Gill and Molly-Mae changed fashion (Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:48:32 GMT)
Social media is a powerful tool used by fast fashion companies, but with big names alongside them are they unstoppable?

How selling citizenship is now big business (Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:13:51 GMT)
A growing number of countries will now sell foreigners one of their passports - for a price.

How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made (Tue, 08 Oct 2019 23:32:33 GMT)
One man's desire to create the perfect gun profoundly changed manufacturing.

How 3D technology is capturing the world (Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:21:31 GMT)
From computer games to railway tracks, capturing 3D images in exquisite detail is now big business.

Femtech: Right time, wrong term? (Mon, 07 Oct 2019 23:23:17 GMT)
The 'femtech' label for women's health tech is flourishing but not everybody is a fan.

The boss who rescued 300 Syrian refugees (Sun, 06 Oct 2019 23:58:54 GMT)
Entrepreneur Jim Estill spent CA$1.5m of his own money to bring Syrian refugees to Canada.

‘I’m being jailed for four emails from 12 years ago’ (Sun, 06 Oct 2019 23:39:15 GMT)
A former trader says the US government submitted misleading evidence to court.

My way to stop boardroom infighting (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:00:34 GMT)
CEO Gordon Wilson says his way to stop execs infighting is for people to open up about themselves.

Staff back at work in former Thomas Cook shops (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:28:00 GMT)
Former Thomas Cook staff go back to work in their travel shops.

Turning Paris's underground car parks into mushrooms farms (Fri, 11 Oct 2019 21:39:24 GMT)
Paris is renovating many of its underground car parks and some are now growing mushrooms.

How the speed camera became a million dollar idea (Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:13:17 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the speed camera became a million dollar idea.

What does the new £20 note look like? (Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:06:55 GMT)
The BBC's Simon Gompertz explains what the new £20 banknote looks like.

Brexit: Will the flower industry wilt or bloom? (Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:26:58 GMT)
Radio 1 Newsbeat follows a bunch of flowers on its journey from Europe’s largest auction to a florist in Kent.

Fast-food chain CEO: 'Don't treat business as war' (Tue, 08 Oct 2019 23:28:50 GMT)
Doing business isn't like waging a war, says fast-food chain boss John Vincent.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Why is Banksy vetting the customers of his online store? (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:50:57 GMT)
Anyone hoping to buy official merchandise from his new online store has to answer a question.

Yungblud: A mouthpiece for the underrated youth (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:15:29 GMT)
"We are not bratty kids fighting for attention. We understand what we want," says the pop star.

Scott Mills to host 5 Live Saturday morning show (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:23:27 GMT)
The Radio 1 DJ will take Danny Baker's old Saturday slot as part of changes to the weekend line-up.

Lana Del Rey wins song of the decade at the Q Awards (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:19:59 GMT)
Video Games is named the greatest track of the last 10 years by readers of the rock magazine.

Leonardo da Vinci feud: The 'earlier' Mona Lisa mystery (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:19:36 GMT)
A London family is battling an international consortium over a potentially priceless painting.

Stormzy's Merky Books will publish Malorie Blackman's autobiography (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:14:13 GMT)
The Noughts and Crosses author is already published by Penguin Random House, which runs Merky Books.

Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies aged 55 (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:44:39 GMT)
The actress, who played Zoe Tate in the soap, was diagnosed with cancer in 2016.

The real (and fake) sex lives of Bella Thorne (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:04:51 GMT)
The actress Bella Thorne opens up about sexuality, pornography, depression and feminism.

Catwoman: Zoe Kravitz follows Hathaway and Berry in The Batman role (Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:33:40 GMT)
How will Zoe Kravitz com-purr with the other actresses who have played Batman's feline adversary?

Ben Enwonwu: The Nigerian painter behind 'Africa's Mona Lisa' (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:52:03 GMT)
Ben Enwonwu, the painter behind "Africa's Mona Lisa", had a complex relationship with the UK.

Yikes! Fox and rodent battle is top wildlife photo (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:06:48 GMT)
A shot of a predator-prey confrontation wins the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

His Dark Materials: Behind the scenes of the TV adaptation (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:08:58 GMT)
Gyptians, daemons and the star cast meet our reporter on a set visit for the BBC drama series.

How Yorkshire Ripper's terror 'changed the world for women' (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:42:11 GMT)
A new play in Leeds shows the impact of the Yorkshire Ripper's reign of terror on ordinary women.

Ballet star Precious Adams on balancing roles with being a role model (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:01:24 GMT)
Rising star of English ballet Precious Adams on unwittingly opening up a debate around colourism.

His Dark Materials: Lin-Manuel Miranda goes behind the scenes (Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:18:14 GMT)
Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals why he loves the Philip Pullman books ahead of the TV series' launch.

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:42:14 GMT)
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo become the first authors to jointly win the Booker Prize since 1992.

How tech changed the way DreamWorks animates (Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:15:14 GMT)
Improved computer processing has allowed artists to add a great level of detail to their films.

Scorsese: 'We went to Netflix because Hollywood didn't want us' (Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:21:02 GMT)
'We could not get any financing from the Hollywood studios', the legendary director says.

Rapper Jack Grange says music releases ADHD 'anger' (Sat, 12 Oct 2019 08:24:11 GMT)
Jack Grange was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety after being excluded from school.

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