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Tesco to encourage shoppers and staff to keep wearing masks (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:55:23 GMT)
UK's largest retailer will encourage people in England to wear masks after rules are relaxed.

Universal Credit: Jobseekers told to widen job search faster or face cut (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:05:06 GMT)
Those on Universal Credit must look for work outside their chosen field quicker or face sanctions.

Train firms bet on mindfulness to lure commuters back (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 10:58:16 GMT)
Free hot drinks and other perks are on offer as train bosses try to get passenger numbers back on track.

Face mask changes: 'We hope customers aren't discouraged' (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 07:27:52 GMT)
Some small business owners had raised concerns about enforcing mask-wearing.

Car production falls to lowest level for 65 years (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 07:03:14 GMT)
Carmakers are hit by pandemic-related chip and staff shortages, and the closure of a major plant.

Government pledges £100m for Sizewell nuclear site (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:09:10 GMT)
But the investment does not commit the government to approving the £20bn power plant in Suffolk.

Spread high energy costs over several years, says Octopus Energy boss (Tue, 25 Jan 2022 12:31:16 GMT)
Smoothing price increases is the best way to avoid hefty rises in bills, says Octopus Energy.

Inflation: Four things that are going up in price and why (Sun, 23 Jan 2022 15:01:28 GMT)
From skincare products to used cars - the items that tell the story of the cost of living crisis.

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.

Tesla expects 50% growth despite supply chain woes (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 00:12:24 GMT)
Elon Musk said 2021 was "a breakthrough year for Tesla, and for electric vehicles in general".

Cost of living: New Zealand inflation tops three-decade high (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 04:30:14 GMT)
In October, New Zealand raised interest rates for the first time in seven years to rein in inflation.

LG Energy Solution: Battery giant jumps in market debut (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 06:57:37 GMT)
LG Energy Solution is now the second most valuable company on Seoul's benchmark Kospi stock index.

US Federal Reserve says rate rise 'appropriate' soon (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 20:34:05 GMT)
The US central bank is under pressure to rein in rapid price increases in the US.

Sainsbury's and John Lewis asks shoppers and staff to keep wearing masks (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 16:07:28 GMT)
John Lewis, Waitrose and Morrisons will also ask customers to keep wearing masks in their shops when Plan B rules end.

Road to net zero will cost trillions a year, report says (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 00:43:17 GMT)
Huge investment in clean energy and agriculture needed to combat climate change, McKinsey says.

Jack Monroe hails inflation-measure shake-up (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 17:05:37 GMT)
The food poverty campaigner had complained that official figures failed to reflect price rises for the poorest.

Oatly ads banned over 'misleading' environmental claims (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:17:29 GMT)
The Advertising Standards Authority has told the oat milk brand to watch its wording on the environment.

Covid fraud: Rishi Sunak denies writing off stolen support funds (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 17:31:01 GMT)
Rishi Sunak says the government will "do everything we can" to recover billions stolen by fraudsters.

Warning shipping delay problems to continue this year (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 09:47:57 GMT)
Global product shortages and shipping disruption show no signs of easing, study finds.

Pet spending boom continues despite rising cost of living (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 09:44:09 GMT)
Pets at Home says it does not expect people to cut back on pet spending as cost of living rises.

My job: What it's like digging graves for a living (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 00:49:36 GMT)
Mark Sealey, who has been in his job for more than 40 years, describes what the day-to-day involves.

The rejected Dragons' Den contestant now making millions (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 00:10:47 GMT)
From being rejected on Dragons' Den to making millions, Alex Savelli shares his secrets to success.

AI: Why chefs are turning to artificial intelligence (Tue, 25 Jan 2022 00:34:59 GMT)
How a robot is being used in the highly specialised business of creating flavours.

‘They were like bandits’ - how did the rich get richer? (Tue, 25 Jan 2022 02:43:21 GMT)
Did a Bank of England policy to save the UK economy during the financial crash make the wealthiest people even wealthier?

The people deciding to ditch their smartphones (Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:27:05 GMT)
The smartphone users who are ditching their handsets to take back more control of their lives.

Like a drone that you sit in – but would you feel safe? (Fri, 21 Jan 2022 01:11:52 GMT)
Personal drones that can transport one or two passengers will soon be available for anyone to buy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Barry Cryer: Veteran comedian and writer dies aged 86 (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:49:06 GMT)
Stephen Fry, Gyles Brandreth and David Mitchell are among the stars paying tribute to the comedian.

Spotify removes Neil Young after he calls for Joe Rogan to go (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 01:29:33 GMT)
The Harvest Moon singer says airing Rogan's podcast amounts to "lies being sold for money".

BBC Radio 3 to shine light on 'forgotten' composers (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:23:45 GMT)
The station will premiere forgotten orchestral works by composers from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Barry Cryer: A look back at the work and life of writer and comedian Barry Cryer (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:30:06 GMT)
Writer and comedian Barry Cryer wrote for some of the biggest names in television throughout his long career.

Holocaust Memorial Day: Portraits of last remaining UK survivors unveiled (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:01:43 GMT)
The Prince of Wales, who commissioned them, says they are a "permanent reminder" of the genocide.

Miniature Banksy model sells for £1m at auction (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:03:27 GMT)
The artwork was sold at auction in less than two minutes to a telephone bidder.

Pam & Tommy: Lily James 'a triumph' as Pamela Anderson in new series (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 17:58:25 GMT)
The former Downton Abbey actress transforms into the Baywatch star for new TV drama Pam & Tommy.

Tennessee school board bans teaching of Holocaust graphic novel Maus (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:03:26 GMT)
The board in Tennessee objected to swear words and depictions of nude mice in the graphic novel Maus.

Instagram: Iran arrests 17 pranksters over social media videos (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:58:04 GMT)
The videos showed faked murders and cake being thrown at members of the public in Tehran.

Coventry Cathedral's new war requiem set for premiere (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 10:56:26 GMT)
Ghosts in the Ruins celebrates 60 years of Coventry Cathedral, built after the first site's bombing.

Ofcom to investigate BBC's anti-Semitism report (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 21:32:10 GMT)
The media watchdog's decision comes after the BBC partially upheld complaints about its reporting.

Question of Sport quiz compiler role is dream job for 'nerd' (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 19:51:52 GMT)
Self-confessed "nerd" James Knowles has spent the past seven months working on the BBC's quiz show.

China changes Fight Club film ending so the authorities win (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:30:06 GMT)
In China, the final scene of the 1999 film says the subversive plot fails and the authorities win.

Disney responds to Peter Dinklage's criticism of Snow White remake (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:46:26 GMT)
Actor Peter Dinklage called a live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "backwards".

New BBC apprentice hub for creative sector launched in Birmingham (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 06:19:31 GMT)
Director-General Tim Davie says the BBC is "thrilled" to be working with firms in the Midlands.

Morrissey calls on Johnny Marr to 'stop using my name as clickbait' (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:14:33 GMT)
The singer calls on his former Smiths bandmate to "move on" and "stop using my name as clickbait".

Barry Cryer obituary: A life dedicated to laughter (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 10:35:23 GMT)
He provided the words for many of Britain's top comedy acts and was on the stage and airwaves himself.

The Future X: Can Simon Fuller's TikTok band recreate the Spice Girls' magic? (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 14:01:23 GMT)
The seven-piece band, who hail from North America, were formed after auditions on TikTok.

How streaming services left us with too much to watch (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 00:38:12 GMT)
Multiple platforms streaming new TV shows and films risk leaving people overwhelmed by choice.

Caroline Flack's former dance school focuses on wellbeing (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 00:58:39 GMT)
Mental healthcare is a priority at Body Work in Cambridge, where the TV presenter was a student.

The Responder: From police officer to writing a BBC police drama (Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:57:41 GMT)
Tony Schumacher based BBC One's The Responder on his own struggles while serving in the force.

In pictures: Thierry Mugler's life and works (Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:11:35 GMT)
Latex, leather and curves - Mugler reinvented the catwalk with his iconic creations

More and more musicians are releasing their own music: Here's why (Sun, 23 Jan 2022 01:15:16 GMT)
Musicians retaining ownership of their master recordings can get 100% of streaming royalties.

Jay Blades on how The Repair Shop supports his dyslexia (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 12:21:47 GMT)
The presenter opens up about living with the learning difficulty in a new BBC documentary.

Rose Ayling-Ellis calls for British Sign Language recognition (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 00:01:08 GMT)
More than 150,000 people use British Sign Language across the UK, with around 87,000 relying on it.

Holocaust Memorial Day: Seven survivors get royal portraits (Thu, 27 Jan 2022 06:26:21 GMT)
Manfred Goldberg is one of seven survivors to have their portrait put on display in Buckingham Palace.

Paris Fashion Week: Monaco royal Charlotte Casiraghi rides her horse on Chanel catwalk (Wed, 26 Jan 2022 16:42:36 GMT)
Monaco royal and accomplished show jumper Charlotte Casiraghi opened the brand's Haute Couture show.

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson looks back at his life in new film (Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:54 GMT)
The Beach Boys star, who turns 80 this year, tells the BBC why he decided to make a documentary.

Mercedes Gleitze: Film celebrates first British woman to swim English Channel (Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:59 GMT)
Mercedes Gleitze was the first British woman to swim the English Channel, but kept her accomplishments hidden from her family.

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