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Budget 2021: £5bn fund to help High Street recover from Covid (Sun, 28 Feb 2021 07:05:58 GMT)
Grants for 700,000 firms in England come as Rishi Sunak warns of a "challenge" ahead of the Budget.

Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis' (Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:04:27 GMT)
Lower commuting costs, cancelled holidays and fewer meals out boost some bank accounts, a report says.

Covid: How this Indian firm is vaccinating the world (Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:10:20 GMT)
The Serum Institute of India isn't a household name, but it's the world's largest vaccine maker.

Budget 2021: Mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 12:23:37 GMT)
The chancellor says public finances are facing a "challenge" from the impact of the pandemic.

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak to inject £126m to boost traineeship scheme (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:51:20 GMT)
The chancellor also launches a "flexi-job" scheme so people can work for several firms at once.

Loan shark fears as fewer investigations begin during Covid crisis (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:43:27 GMT)
Illegal money lenders have been shaming non-payers on social media during the pandemic.

Covid: 'Our 10 days of hotel quarantine are finally over' (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:25:45 GMT)
South African Wiehann Meyer, who recently travelled to London, kept a video diary of his experience in hotel quarantine.

How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:22:22 GMT)
Could the cryptocurrency's huge electricity consumption also sink it?

UK car production slumps by a quarter in January (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:01:50 GMT)
The UK produced 27% fewer cars than a year ago, the worst January figure for over a decade.

Nightclubs eye June reopening but can they survive? (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:07:20 GMT)
Clubs have been closed for almost a year but what will the clubbing experience be like when they reopen?

Freeports: What are they and will they make the UK money? (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:27:26 GMT)
Rishi Sunak thinks the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK - but not everyone agrees.

Pets at Home says lockdown pet bonanza will bring even higher profits (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:32:32 GMT)
The retailer raises its profits forecast yet again as demand for pet products continues to soar.

Budget 2021: The challenge facing Rishi Sunak (Sun, 28 Feb 2021 01:22:28 GMT)
The BBC looks at the state of the UK economy ahead of the spring Budget.

The influencer effect: 'Love Island star transformed my business' (Sun, 28 Feb 2021 01:38:45 GMT)
Influencers can have a bad reputation but for some people they have proved to be a business lifeline.

Cryptocurrencies: Why Nigeria is a global leader in Bitcoin trade (Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:12:56 GMT)
A devaluing currency and hard economic conditions make cryptocurrencies attractive despite the risks.

Vintage technology: 'It sounds so much cleaner' (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:08:53 GMT)
Why do people like to use ancient personal organisers and music players?

Budget 2021: BBC editors on what to expect (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:34:34 GMT)
BBC editors Faisal Islam and Simon Jack tell us what Chancellor Rishi Sunak might have in store.

Ros Atkins on... Is Facebook too powerful? (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:01:50 GMT)
Ros Atkins looks at the consequences of Facebook's power on events in Myanmar, Washington DC and Australia.

The disabled influencers making their mark on social media (Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:09:06 GMT)
Brands are starting to embrace social media influencers with disabilities to target the "purple pound".

The colourful fridges popping up on American streets (Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:06:25 GMT)
Local communities in the US have come up with a novel way to help feed those going hungry.

Have Australians fallen out of love with Sydney and Melbourne? (Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:04:49 GMT)
Figures show Australians are moving out of the large cities in search of a better quality of life.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Golden Globe Awards 2021: Stars prepare for virtual ceremony (Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:42:44 GMT)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to host the year's first major film and TV awards ceremony on Sunday.

Line of Duty: Date for series six of police corruption drama announced (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 21:54:01 GMT)
Kelly Macdonald joins regulars Martin Compston and Vicky McClure when the BBC One drama returns.

LeBron vs Zlatan: Who won the politics bout? (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:57:08 GMT)
"I will never shut up," James tells Ibrahimovic in political activism spat.

Lady Gaga's dogs found safe after armed robbery (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 04:35:15 GMT)
The US singer's two French bulldogs were stolen after gunmen attacked and wounded her dog walker.

The Dissident: Jamal Khashoggi documentary points finger at Saudi Arabia's crown prince (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:59:42 GMT)
The Dissident explores what happened to the Saudi journalist and who might have ordered his murder.

7 things we learned from Prince Harry interview (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:58:56 GMT)
What Harry thinks of The Crown, what the Queen got Archie for Christmas, and other key information.

Scots rock band Mogwai score number one album after 25 years (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:31:26 GMT)
The Scots rock band say they are in shock after beating Ghetts to secure their first number one album.

Why 'lookalikes' Jessie Ware and Gemma Arterton teamed up (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:28:59 GMT)
The pop star and the award-winning actress discuss their haunting video for Ware's new single.

Dancing On Ice cuts series short by a week after five stars withdraw (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:58:49 GMT)
This year's final is brought forward by a week after illness and injury forced five celebrities out.

Selena Gomez: 'Disrespectful' transplant image prompts Chinese TV apology (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:38:38 GMT)
Variety show edits photo of US pop star Selena Gomez taken after her kidney transplant surgery.

Monsters, mania and the unstoppable march of Pokémon (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:35:13 GMT)
Several waves of Pokémania have swept the globe, keeping this lucrative franchise relevant for 25 years.

Minari: Oscar favourite sees Korean family chase the American Dream (Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:20:24 GMT)
Director Lee Isaac Chung on making the critically-acclaimed film and why he avoided seeing Parasite.

Maximo Park on Grenfell, the Bataclan and fatherhood (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:40:13 GMT)
The North East indie-pop band say music can both "celebrate life" and ask "difficult questions".

The young girl who became pen-pal with Bollywood's biggest stars (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:47:49 GMT)
A unearthed photo album uncovers personal letters from the biggest stars of the 1950s and 60s.

Creation Stories: Playing Liam and Noel Gallagher 'is a gift as an actor' (Wed, 24 Feb 2021 01:01:43 GMT)
The young Gallaghers appear in Creation Stories - a film about Oasis's former label boss Alan McGee.

Simpsons casting 'not designed to exclude anyone' (Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:46:28 GMT)
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat sits down for a Zoom chat with Matt Groening.

Daft Punk announce split after 28 years (Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:49:57 GMT)
The French duo were responsible for some of the most influential dance tracks of all time.

Golden Globes: Celebrity make-up artists on their job in the pandemic (Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:01:31 GMT)
Hollywood make-up artists on their experiences of working in the time of Covid-19.

K-pop superstars Blackpink in climate change message (Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:41:41 GMT)
K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.

Jo Whiley welcomes vaccine prioritisation for people with learning disabilities (Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:50:09 GMT)
The body which advises the government on Coronavirus vaccines says everyone registered as having a learning disability is now eligible for a jab.

Ricky Gervais: People get 'cancelled' for the wrong reasons (Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:10:13 GMT)
"No-one cares about the argument any more or the principle, they just care about who's saying it."

Owain Wyn Evans: 'I had to go back in the closet for first TV job' (Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:02:23 GMT)
Weather presenter Owain Wyn Evans tells his coming out story as part of LGBT+ History Month.

BBC Micro at 40: How it inspired a generation of coders (Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:39:17 GMT)
Launched in the 1980s the Computer Literacy Project helped people understand the world of computing.

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