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737 Max: Boeing refutes new safety concerns (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 22:02:57 GMT)
Critics claim publicly available data shows worrying failures on the 737 Max since its return to service.

Covid: Shares hit as new variant rattles investors (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 18:05:52 GMT)
Airlines and oil firms slide as FTSE 100 index of leading shares suffers biggest drop in more than a year.

UK car output suffers worst October for 65 years (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:03:18 GMT)
Chip shortages lead to production dropping to the lowest level recorded for October since 1956.

Black Friday on track to beat last year's sales (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 18:46:15 GMT)
Analysts say this year's sale will be the biggest to date, but retailers won't offer as many discounts.

Poorest face food crisis amid fertiliser shortage (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:10:19 GMT)
The boss of the world's largest fertiliser producer says gas prices are responsible for higher food prices.

Ghosn affair: The forgotten man in the Nissan scandal (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:02:00 GMT)
Wife of a former Nissan boss on trial in Japan says he is a forgotten victim of the Carlos Ghosn affair.

Protesters hit Amazon buildings on Black Friday (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:38:28 GMT)
Strikes or protests are planned in 20 countries, on one of the busiest days of the year for retail.

'I don't need a new TV, but I'll probably get one' (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:03:49 GMT)
Black Friday is back and Americans, flush with Covid cash, are going out to spend.

Watchdog questions effectiveness of Kickstart job placement scheme (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:02:59 GMT)
It is unclear whether the placement scheme for 16-24 year olds is working, says National Audit Office.

Chinese tech giant Tencent told to suspend new app roll outs (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 05:47:32 GMT)
It comes as China's technology industry regulator reviews compliance with new privacy rules.

Black Friday: 'Harder to give big, headline discounts' (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:12:42 GMT)
Steve Finch of toy retailer bopster, explains the pressures his firm is under for Black Friday this year.

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 07:25:21 GMT)
Six southern African countries are put on the red list, amid "deep concern" over a new variant of the virus.

Entice and Orbit become latest energy firms to go bust (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:36:00 GMT)
The UK energy market has seen 24 companies collapse since September after wholesale gas prices rose.

Passports: Delivery firm apologises for UK delays (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:30:10 GMT)
TNT owner FedEx is sorry as hundreds say they have faced long waits to receive travel documents.

London Stratford emerges as UK's busiest station (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:05:47 GMT)
It was the most used during a year of lockdowns that saw passenger numbers drop 78% due to Covid.

UK government sets aside £1.7bn to support Bulb customers (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:31:12 GMT)
The energy firm, with 1.7 million customers, has been put into a special form of administration.

Christmas parties set to be smaller this year, says pub boss (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:20:01 GMT)
Parties are also likely to be in venues outside city centres, says the owner of Harvester and All Bar One.

JPMorgan boss regrets saying bank will outlast Chinese Communist Party (Wed, 24 Nov 2021 19:56:44 GMT)
Jamie Dimon has apologised after saying that his Wall Street bank would outlast China's ruling party.

Inflation: South Korea raises rates to tackle price rises (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 04:48:47 GMT)
It is the latest such move as soaring prices threaten to destabilise the post-pandemic recovery.

US restricts trade with a dozen more Chinese technology firms (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 03:42:49 GMT)
The move comes as tensions grow between the US and China over the status of Taiwan and trade issues.

Browns of Chester: How a city is coping without Debenhams (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 06:08:58 GMT)
Browns of Chester served the city for 241 years before it closed when the chain collapsed in May.

Why this city is Europe's best kept cycling secret (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:00:26 GMT)
Portugal's bike factories have been very busy since April 2020 as cycling has surged in popularity.

CEO Secrets: From Ordsall poverty to being a billionaire (Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:09:45 GMT)
Peter Done, co-founder of Betfred and CEO of Peninsula, shares his business advice for CEO Secrets.

Can South Africa embrace renewable energy from the sun? (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 00:06:46 GMT)
South Africa's main electricity company Eskom plans to switch from using coal to renewable energy.

The 99-year-old cyclist who has won a world silver medal (Mon, 22 Nov 2021 00:09:08 GMT)
How a former World War Two pilot came second in a cycling competition for older people.

The small nuclear power plants billed as an energy fix (Fri, 19 Nov 2021 02:20:04 GMT)
A host of firms are developing mini nuclear reactors but questions remain over safety and costs.

How pandemic burnout sparked a knitting revival (Mon, 22 Nov 2021 01:15:15 GMT)
Covid pushed many of us to ditch screen time for hobbies - knitting was among the most popular.

The boom in buying a car without ever leaving your sofa (Fri, 19 Nov 2021 09:35:05 GMT)
Covid changed our shopping habits but will it shift how we make one of our biggest purchases?

The mums using Instagram to offer advice to new parents (Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:05:11 GMT)
Covid has led to an increase in parenting gurus using social media to support new mums and dads.

CEO Secrets: Don't rely on one supplier, have a back-up (Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:09:46 GMT)
Always have a back-up supplier so they can take over if needed, says offcuts boss Nish Parekh.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts: 'I owe the NHS my life' (Sat, 27 Nov 2021 13:46:48 GMT)
The 42-year-old presenter says she feels "amazing" as she returns to work following cancer surgery.

Musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim dies at 91 (Sat, 27 Nov 2021 01:50:26 GMT)
The US composer and lyricist reshaped America's musical theatre in a career spanning over 60 years.

Can art fix a city’s problems beyond the gallery walls? (Sat, 27 Nov 2021 04:21:00 GMT)
A major new art exhibition in Manchester bills itself as "a manual for social change".

Storm Arwen: I'm a Celebrity contestants removed from set (Sat, 27 Nov 2021 21:55:37 GMT)
This weekend's episodes of the ITV show, filmed at Gwrych castle, Conwy, have also been cancelled.

Adele: 30 becomes 2021's fastest-selling album despite sales drop (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 17:44:19 GMT)
The singer lands a number one album with 30, while lead single Easy On Me dominates singles chart.

Motsi Mabuse to miss Strictly Come Dancing after Covid contact (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 19:20:48 GMT)
The judge will be replaced by Cynthia Erivo this weekend after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Nile Rodgers is auctioning guitars for talented teenagers (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:26:40 GMT)
The music producer and guitarist hopes to raise money to help talented teenagers.

Obituary: Stephen Sondheim (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 23:02:59 GMT)
The composer and lyricist was a giant of musical theatre with a knack for adapting unlikely subjects.

Fears over Christmas panto bookings as theatre ticket sales play catch-up (Wed, 24 Nov 2021 16:44:34 GMT)
Theatre bookings last month were down one third on pre-pandemic levels, the latest figures show.

Arcane: Turning League of Legends into a TV show (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 06:40:14 GMT)
Newsbeat finds out how the "ambitious" video game spin-off, Arcane, was brought to life.

Hawkeye: A Marvel TV show about a superhero with impostor syndrome (Wed, 24 Nov 2021 01:22:11 GMT)
Jeremy Renner returns as the Avengers' archer to explore his 'human' role in the Marvel universe.

Harry Potter films at 20: What the cast did next (Mon, 22 Nov 2021 09:19:58 GMT)
As the stars prepare to reunite 20 years after the first film we look at what they've been up to.

Wet Leg: The band with millions of streams and just two songs (Mon, 22 Nov 2021 00:56:38 GMT)
The Isle of Wight indie duo say it's surreal to see how much faith fans are putting in them.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the 'dirty secret' hidden in Tick, Tick... Boom! (Sun, 21 Nov 2021 00:11:41 GMT)
The Hamilton creator says there's a moment in Tick, Tick... Boom! that made his friends cringe.

The 25-year-old getting young people into Northern Soul (Sun, 28 Nov 2021 00:03:37 GMT)
Bristol influencer Levanna McClean is putting on free dance classes to get people into the genre.

Matt Haig's A Boy Called Christmas reaches screens (Sat, 27 Nov 2021 00:15:59 GMT)
Bestselling novelist Matt Haig's children's book A Boy Called Christmas has been made into a film.

Beatles outtakes in new Peter Jackson film (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:02:12 GMT)
The Lord of The Rings director has restored more than 50 hours of footage.

Isii Nafta singer Nimco Happy on representing Somalia and her TikTok fame (Mon, 22 Nov 2021 07:38:55 GMT)
Nimco Happy, the Somali singer of the viral TikTok hit Isii Nafta (I love you more than my life), reacts to her new-found fame.

'We don't want to go to Zumba - we're punks' (Sat, 20 Nov 2021 00:56:10 GMT)
With an average age of 55, The Verinos want to encourage more women to start bands.

Andrew Marr: 'It's always about the stories, not the storyteller' (Sun, 21 Nov 2021 09:35:39 GMT)
Andrew Marr's talks briefly about his decision to leave the BBC after 21 years.

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