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Co-Op Group's stake in bank to fall to 1% (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:21:53 GMT)
Shareholders back a £700m rescue deal that will cut the Co-Op Group's stake in the Co-Op Bank.

Would you live in a home the size of a Tube carriage? (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:26:12 GMT)
The number of properties little bigger than a budget hotel room has soared, says Which?

China's Great Wall eyes Fiat Chrysler bid (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:39:22 GMT)
The Chinese SUV maker says it is interested in buying the Jeep owner, but no approach has been made.

Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:51:11 GMT)
Cambridge University Press restores access to sensitive China stories after academics protest.

VW to relaunch Kombi van as electric vehicle (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:05:31 GMT)
The famous van is set to return in modern electric form, five years after production finally ended.

Debit and credit card use accelerates (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:40:45 GMT)
Concerns have been raised about the level of personal debt, as consumers spend on plastic.

Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:13:58 GMT)
The advertisement for "a talented engineer" begins with the welcome: "Hey there! You found us."

Total and Maersk agree £5.8bn deal (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:21:14 GMT)
It would see French firm Total take control Denmark's Maersk's assets in the UK sector of the North Sea.

Musk warns of 'killer robot' arms race (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:25:57 GMT)
A letter to the UN warns the world is getting closer to a dangerous "third revolution in warfare".

Ministers 'must act on faulty white goods fire risk' (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:18:41 GMT)
In a letter to Theresa May, the London Fire Brigade and others say white goods must be made safer.

Crawford Falconer takes up post as UK's top trade negotiator (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:55:37 GMT)
Crawford Falconer is expected to "build bridges" on trade before Brexit is formally agreed.

FTSE chief executives' median pay 'down almost 20%' (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:16:55 GMT)
Deloitte says its annual survey of executive pay suggests policies to limit bosses' pay are working.

FTSE 100 dips as finance stocks slump (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:45:23 GMT)
The benchmark share index finishes slightly lower after a choppy day of trading.

Qantas chief to campaign for Australia same-sex marriage (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:43:20 GMT)
Alan Joyce, who was once struck with a pie over his support, will "be active" in Australia's debate.

Parents on low incomes 'can't afford basics' (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:48:32 GMT)
Incomes are too low to provide children with 'no-frills' essentials, says Child Poverty Action Group.

Company bosses 'lack cyber-attack training' (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:17:16 GMT)
A government survey finds one in 10 businesses questioned have no plan to deal with hacking.

How to cash in on a solar eclipse (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:05:38 GMT)
A total solar eclipse is visible across the US on Monday for the first time in nearly a century.

'I couldn't tell my parents I had started a business' (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:14:38 GMT)
Shoko Takahashi set up bio-tech firm Gene Quest, but didn't feel able to tell her parents for six months that she had launched her own business.

How the microwave oven became a million dollar idea (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:05:36 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microwave oven became a million dollar idea.

Black ownership rules polarise S African mining sector (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:44:34 GMT)
Will the South African government's attempt at redressing inequalities in the mining industry actually destroy it?

Bottling the sea's 'healing qualities' (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:41:24 GMT)
To satisfy a growing demand, a company in South Africa is extracting, bottling and selling sea water.

Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos (Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:05 GMT)
The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

'We can't get the skilled staff' (Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:32:15 GMT)
Stuart Gardner, the boss of British motorbike maker Norton, says that a shortage of skilled employees is holding his firm back.

Will you ever be able to retire? (Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:04:45 GMT)
With people living longer and saving less, are we living through the death of retirement?

The city that just can't stop growing (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:44:11 GMT)
Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?

Wrestling bids to boost interest in China (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:55:40 GMT)
Is it real or is it fake? The fans don't care in the US, and the WWE hopes they won't in China.

Piece of cake (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:11:24 GMT)
How Cleusa Maria went from being a child farm worker to running one of Brazil's most popular bakery chains.

Pawnbrokers' secrets (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:25:15 GMT)
Only 4% of the UK's adult population - and more women than men - now use a pawnbroker to get a loan.

Long trek (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:19:45 GMT)
The average UK shoe size of men and women has gone up by two sizes since the 1970s - but women's footwear makers have not kept up.

Brexit bounce? (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:30:23 GMT)
The UK's tourism industry reports a big rise in visitor numbers, helped by the weaker pound making the country a more affordable place to holiday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Ex-Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu signs up (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:01:38 GMT)
Chizzy Akudolu joins others including Charlotte Hawkins, Brian Conley and Ruth Langsford.

Brian Aldiss, science-fiction writer, dies aged 92 (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:08:43 GMT)
He is best known as the writer of the story that inspired 2001 film AI Artificial Intelligence.

Will Jerry Lewis's infamous 'lost' film ever be seen? (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:58:32 GMT)
Twitter users hope The Day the Clown Cried may be released in the wake of the comic's death.

Sir Bruce Forsyth: BBC considers permanent tribute (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:19:36 GMT)
The corporation is to decide on "the most fitting tribute" to the TV legend.

Gustavo Dudamel: Venezuela star conductor's tour cancelled (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:01:40 GMT)
Gustavo Dudamel confirms his US tour with Venezuela's National Youth Orchestra has been cancelled.

What being a mum taught Suranne Jones about Doctor Foster (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:04:25 GMT)
The actress says having a son made her "realise the gravitas" of what Doctor Foster is going through.

John Constable 'fake' sold for £35,000 is £2m original (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:39:52 GMT)
The Fake or Fortune? presenter Philip Mould sold the painting by John Constable for £35,000.

JAY-Z says things 'are cool' with Solange after the 2014 Met Gala argument (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:04:29 GMT)
Speaking in a podcast, the rapper addresses the lift incident at 2014's Met Gala along with his disagreement with Kanye.

Shakespeare's Globe: Six ideas new boss Michelle Terry has for the theatre (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:24:21 GMT)
The theatre's new artistic director Michelle Terry is hoping to steady the ship after a bumpy year.

Bros thank fans for support at O2 comeback show (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:03:14 GMT)
Kicking off with I Owe You Nothing, Matt and Luke Goss roll back the years for Brosettes at the O2.

Beatles' original Eleanor Rigby score up for auction (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:53:44 GMT)
Written by Paul McCartney and signed by producer George Martin, it is expected to fetch £20,000.

Crowd zorbing and cake throwing, plus other weird things at UK festivals (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:25:27 GMT)
As Pink gets inside a giant ball and surfs over the crowd at V festival - we take a look at the other bizarre festival sights.

Harry Styles to star in one-off TV show on BBC in November with Nick Grimshaw (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:55:48 GMT)
Harry will star in an hour long entertainment show hosted by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw in November.

US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84 (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:37:14 GMT)
The family of Dick Gregory, who satirised racism with his stand-up, announce his death aged 84.

The magical world of Mr Benn (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:36:24 GMT)
David McKee discusses his much-loved 50-year-old creation, Mr Benn

Love Island's Olivia: I've received death threats (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:13:28 GMT)
Olivia Attwood says she was told to expect online abuse, but has tried to not let it affect her.

Olajumoke: 'Tinie Tempah photobomb transformed my life' (Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:01:34 GMT)
How a moment of pure chance turned a bread-seller into a national celebrity and model in Nigeria.

How Sir Bruce Forsyth entertained us over the decades (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:38:08 GMT)
From Strictly to The Price Is Right, we look back at the career of the British TV legend.

'My drummer tattooed me while eating pizza' (Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:13:27 GMT)
Dua Lipa and four things you (maybe) didn't know.

Usakos, a community scarred by apartheid (Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:11:37 GMT)
A new exhibition of photographs shows how apartheid changed this small Namibian town.

Bonnie Tyler to perform Total Eclipse during total eclipse (Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:25:07 GMT)
The singer's next performance also involves a cruise ship and one of the Jonas Brothers.

Architects singer Sam Carter stopped a gig after claiming he saw a woman being groped (Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:35:46 GMT)
The Sussex band interrupt a gig in Amsterdam because the lead singer claims he sees a fan being groped.

Neil Finn is recording an album live on Facebook (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:25:25 GMT)
The Crowded House star says live-streaming the sessions stops him procrastinating.

Jerry Lewis: The master of the visual gag (Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:08:22 GMT)
Once Hollywood's best-paid star, who has died at 91, enjoyed a 10-year partnership with Dean Martin.

Sir Bruce Forsyth: 8 little-known facts about his career (Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:58:31 GMT)
As well as hosting hit game shows, he was in movies, a TV sitcom and tried to crack America.

Who are BBC Radio 1's new DJs? (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:28:59 GMT)
Four new presenters will be heard in the station's weekend line-up during September.

Sir Bruce Forsyth: Lord Grade recalls 'a very special man' (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:25:23 GMT)
TV executive Lord Grade remembers a "loyal" and "special" man with great instincts.

Jacques Cousteau's relationship with son revisited in new film (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:31:33 GMT)
The explorer became famous in Britain in the 1970s for his TV documentaries about the underwater world.

In numbers: Who is the most successful Bond? (Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:34:50 GMT)
How does Daniel Craig compare to the actors who have played 007 before him?

Michael Barrymore: How the British TV king lost his crown (Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:37:47 GMT)
As entertainer Michael Barrymore is awarded damages for unlawful arrest, BBC News examines his rise and fall.

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