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British Airways owner IAG to ramp up flights (Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:50:22 GMT)
IAG, which also owns Iberia, says it plans to run at 75% of its 2019 passenger capacity by the end of the year.

Dairy giant Arla says driver crisis hitting milk supply (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:01:31 GMT)
Supermarket supplier Arla Foods says a lorry driver shortage has forced it to cut deliveries by up to 25%.

'I was asked how often I use the toilet' (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:02:48 GMT)
Disabled jobseekers have to overcome too many barriers, MPs say.

Empty shop numbers rise as Covid continues to bite (Fri, 30 Jul 2021 06:49:40 GMT)
The number of vacant shops continues to rise after a year of lockdowns, the BRC says.

Didi: Chinese ride-hailing giant denies plans to go private (Fri, 30 Jul 2021 03:40:50 GMT)
Didi shares surged by almost 50% in pre-market trade after a report that it planned to go private.

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming of Black Widow (Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:56:33 GMT)
The star says box office takings for Black Widow were hit when it was streamed at the same time.

Shareholder dissent grows over Morrisons takeover bid (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:15:45 GMT)
More shareholders are coming out against a proposed £6.3bn deal for the supermarket chain.

Bumble to give staff unlimited paid holiday (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:16:25 GMT)
The dating app's policy is subject to manager approval and comes after the firm shut down for a week.

Amazon predicts slower sales growth as Covid boost eases (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:41:36 GMT)
The tech giant says third quarter sales growth will be slower as customers return to physical shops.

Robinhood has a muted stock market debut (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:52:12 GMT)
Shares in the online trading platform fell in its first day of trading in a lacklustre debut.

US economic growth 'disappoints' as Covid surges (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:46:41 GMT)
The world's largest economy grew by 6.5% in the second quarter but fell short of forecasts.

Fewest people on furlough since pandemic began (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:18:58 GMT)
Under-25s are coming off furlough twice as fast as all other age brackets, says the Treasury.

Drug firm fined for huge price rise that hit NHS (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:36:18 GMT)
Advanz pushed up the price of thyroid tablet packs more than 10-fold, says the competition watchdog.

Netflix US cast and crew must be vaccinated to work (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:59:27 GMT)
The online streaming firm is the latest company to make Covid jabs mandatory for workers.

'My bakery lets you take a bite out of celebs' (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:13:03 GMT)
Funny Face Bakery shot to fame when Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian posted about its cookies.

Music industry turns to livestreaming to boost revenue (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:14:15 GMT)
Festivals, DJs and musicians are all using new tech to entertain fans and make money during Covid.

My Money: 'I had forgotten how it all adds up' (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:12:10 GMT)
Marketeer Toni says being able to socialise more and meet colleagues is pushing her spending higher.

CEO Secrets: The son who hired his father and sister (Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:06:47 GMT)
Ross Testa explains why he hired his sister and then his father for his social media business.

Can better tech make video meetings less excruciating? (Mon, 26 Jul 2021 23:00:43 GMT)
Technology firms are scrambling to add new features but will video calls improve.

Why remote working leaves us vulnerable to cyber-attacks (Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:00:23 GMT)
Experts warn working from home has led to complacency over security protocols

How global conferences are using tech to stay in business (Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:03:12 GMT)
Moving events online kept the industry going during the pandemic and now they're here to stay.

Heatwave: The worst jobs to have when temperatures soar (Wed, 21 Jul 2021 19:22:54 GMT)
Not all jobs are equal when it comes to working in extreme heat, but which are the worst?

Is there a solution to the hospitality staff crisis? (Tue, 20 Jul 2021 22:58:42 GMT)
Aside from Covid and Brexit, are there other reasons for the shortage of hospitality workers?

CEO Secrets: 'Four-day weeks are good for business' (Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:23:50 GMT)
CEO Joe Munns says giving his workers a three-day weekend makes them happier and more productive.

The little tech firm gunning for an airspeed record (Mon, 19 Jul 2021 23:13:36 GMT)
Electroflight has built the E-NXT which it hopes will break the electric airspeed record.

Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages (Sun, 18 Jul 2021 23:06:45 GMT)
With construction sand in short supply crushed plastic is being used as an alternative.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming of Black Widow (Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:56:33 GMT)
The star says box office takings for Black Widow were hit when it was streamed at the same time.

Proms conductor: 'We're going to play our hearts out' (Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:58:29 GMT)
Dalia Stasevska discusses the pressures of a pandemic Proms, and the return of Rule, Britannia!

The Strokes Is This It at 20: Nudes, booze and 9/11 (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:19:17 GMT)
How the New York City band's 2001 debut album heralded "a new spirit in guitar music".

Club night drops NHS Covid pass requirement (Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:42:11 GMT)
It comes as the Lib Dems demand MPs debate their use in England amid concerns over discrimination.

The Suicide Squad: Positive reviews for 'riotous' film (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:18:03 GMT)
Critics largely embrace the film, with most saying it is "slicker and funnier" than the 2016 movie.

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall to leave in 2022 (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:00:52 GMT)
The star of the BBC sci-fi drama series will bow out with a trio of specials.

X Factor: ITV has no plans for another series of the show (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:22:08 GMT)
The fat lady may be singing for Simon Cowell's long-running but currently dormant TV talent show.

Older Kindles may lose internet connection, Amazon warns (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:27:45 GMT)
Amazon tells customers older Kindles might lose their ability to connect online.

Johnny Ventura: Dominican merengue legend dies aged 81 (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:00:15 GMT)
The Dominican Republic singer, whose career spanned six decades, is seen as a Latin music legend.

Rare Harry Potter book sells for £80k at Leyburn auction (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:16:00 GMT)
The volume sold at auction in North Yorkshire for almost three times its estimated price.

Marilyn Manson files to dismiss Esme Bianco's sex assault case (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:53:12 GMT)
The rock star says claims by Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco are part of a "coordinated attack".

Bob Odenkirk: Better Call Saul actor 'stable' after 'heart-related incident' during filming (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:15:45 GMT)
The US actor is still in hospital after being rushed there from the set of Better Call Saul.

Netflix US cast and crew must be vaccinated to work (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:59:27 GMT)
The online streaming firm is the latest company to make Covid jabs mandatory for workers.

Dusty Hill: ZZ Top bassist dies aged 72 (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:51:55 GMT)
Dusty Hill played bass for the iconic US blues rock band for more than five decades.

Fake or Fortune?: 'Henry Moore sculpture' mystery solved by TV show (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 21:21:30 GMT)
Experts give their verdict on a piece thought to be the work of the acclaimed artist.

H.E.R. on shedding her anonymity and conquering R&B (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:16:40 GMT)
For years the singer stayed in the shadows but after Grammy and Oscar wins she's ready to be seen.

Knitting photo wins Wellcome Photography Prize (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:27:08 GMT)
A gallery of some of the winning pictures from this year's Wellcome Photography Prize.

Latitude festival: Magical, emotional... and a little bit frightening (Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:02:07 GMT)
Bands and fans describe the atmosphere at the UK's first full-capacity festival since 2019.

Amy Winehouse: Could there be new music on the way? (Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:56:24 GMT)
Ten years after her death, Amy's parents say they want fans to hear CDs of her unreleased material.

Anne-Marie: I've always loved the idea of revenge (Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:52:33 GMT)
The pop star on beating anxiety, growing bored of her biggest song, and her revenge fantasies.

Benin Bronzes: Nigeria dispute jeopardises return of artefacts (Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:26:01 GMT)
Several museums in Europe have talked of returning the looted artefacts - but where will they be housed in Nigeria?

Halima Aden and Tommy Hilfiger: ‘It’s not just about diverse catwalks’ (Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:00:54 GMT)
The world’s first hijab-wearing supermodel talks to fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger about why she quit the industry.

Latitude 2021: What being a Covid test event means for the festival (Wed, 21 Jul 2021 06:05:26 GMT)
The festival in Suffolk will be the first major event following the lifting of most restrictions.

Rapper ENNY talks sexual consent in latest track (Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:08:24 GMT)
The rising south London rapper talks about art imitating life in her new single.

Marble Arch Mound: 'I wouldn't pay £4 to walk up a hill' (Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:52:11 GMT)
The public reacts to London's newest tourist attraction, which is facing complaints of being incomplete.

Archibald Prize: 100 years of Australia's top portrait honour (Mon, 26 Jul 2021 23:00:10 GMT)
Over 100 years, the Archibald Prize has become better at reflecting Australian diversity.

Afrobeats in Japan: British-Nigerian hip hop dancer teaching children how to dance (Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:06:35 GMT)
Yinka Oshiletu, a British-Nigerian hip hop dancer is bringing Afrobeats sounds to Japan's young dancers.

From lockdown animations to Snoop Dogg music video (Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:09:40 GMT)
After his homemade animations went viral, Snoop Dogg asked Peter Quinn to direct his new video.

10 years on: Amy's parents on new documentary (Thu, 15 Jul 2021 23:24:02 GMT)
The late singer's father says he hopes a new documentary will show a "more rounded image" of Amy.

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