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Home sellers risk losing money over quick sales (Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:35:40 GMT)
Trading Standards warns homeowners to be careful when using quick-sale estate agents.

'Beales failure would be disaster for my business' (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:02:05 GMT)
Ian Siddall says the troubled department store owes him £25,000 for thousands of handbags.

Boeing: US regulator FAA 'pleased' with 737 progress (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:11:47 GMT)
The plane has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes.

Flybe owners seek £100m government loan (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:44:25 GMT)
The company confirmed last week that it was seeking a loan on "commercial" terms.

Ladbrokes Coral review a conflict of interest, say MPs (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:56:49 GMT)
MPs say it is "woefully naive" for betting firms to lead a review into schemes for VIP customers.

Wetherspoons: Pub chain tells parents to stick to two drinks (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:50:37 GMT)
The pub chain says it wants to deter "unruly behaviour" in pubs by children left unsupervised.

UK firms see boost as uncertainty eases, survey says (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:35:59 GMT)
UK manufacturing and services saw their best month for more than a year in January, a survey suggests.

Hawkin's Bazaar collapses into administration (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:26:21 GMT)
Nearly 180 jobs are at risk at the gift and toy company, which has 19 shops across the UK.

Amazon owed £3m tax rebate amid Rugeley floor space row (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:02:07 GMT)
The online giant has won an appeal against a local council over mezzanines.

British Steel: Jingye deal could mean 500 job cuts, unions say (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:20:02 GMT)
About 10% of the workforce could be axed if the firm is bought by China's Jingye, three unions say.

Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029 (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:01:52 GMT)
The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

HS2 risks misjudged from the start, says watchdog (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:36:59 GMT)
No-one took full account of how complex the project was going to be, says the spending watchdog.

Tesco to ditch plastic-wrap for multipack tins (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:40:22 GMT)
Supermarket giant says the change will remove 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment.

Just Eat merger probe 'shocking and unwarranted' (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:47:10 GMT)
A key investor reacts angrily to news of a competition inquiry into the planned £5.9bn deal.

Co-op faces equal pay claims from shop workers (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:15:34 GMT)
More than 400 claimants have launched an equal pay action against the supermarket chain.

China's travel industry counts cost of coronavirus (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:04:46 GMT)
Airlines and hotels are having to pay out refunds to tourists affected by the deadly outbreak.

Davos 2020: Quarrels, but little consensus (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:02:09 GMT)
The World Economic Forum at Davos produced rows over climate change and trade, but little consensus.

George Soros takes aim at 'authoritarian' Presidents Xi and Trump (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:01:30 GMT)
"The world would be a better place if they weren't in power," Mr Soros said at Davos.

Davos 2020: Algae proposed as an alternative to plastic (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:17:28 GMT)
A French think tank called Atelier Luma is investigating whether treated algae can be used an an alternative material to plastic.

Davos 2020: Can Formula 1 really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030? (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:09:32 GMT)
Can Formula 1 motor racing really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030?

CEO Secrets Nico Rosberg: Manage the hell out of time (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:16:56 GMT)
Formula 1 star and entrepreneur Nico Rosberg shares his business advice in a special edition of CEO Secrets from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Deepfakes: A threat to democracy or just a bit of fun? (Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:17:26 GMT)
Deepfakes, or computer-generated images of people, can be dangerous for democracy, warn experts.

'I have to live on $1,175 a year' (Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:16:29 GMT)
Brazil's army of fruit workers speak of struggling with low pay and dangerous working conditions.

Davos 2020: Being a teen activist is all consuming (Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:16:43 GMT)
Still only 19, environmental activist Melati Wijsen launched her first campaign at the age of 12.

'I had to get tickets... it was a huge sum: £397!' (Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:24:18 GMT)
As part of a BBC blog series, Sunneva María Svövudóttir from Iceland shares what she spent this week.

What happens when we're too old to be 'useful'? (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:48:17 GMT)
Can we afford to pay pensions, given the huge demographic challenge of our ageing population?

How Dan Aykroyd went from battling spirits to selling them (Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:18 GMT)
Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd is also the boss of a popular vodka company.

Davos 2020: What is the World Economic Forum and is it elitist? (Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:40:09 GMT)
The rich and powerful will gather in Davos this week, but claims of elitism still dog the event.

Courier fraud: Victim 'cried for days' (Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:23:46 GMT)
Police warn £7m was stolen from elderly and vulnerable people in 2019 in so-called courier fraud.

Rough Trade: We're selling more records than ever (Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:23:37 GMT)
The music retailer launches a partnership with Apple Music, saying that streaming boosts vinyl sales.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Martin Scorsese's editor on his hatred of eyebrows (Sat, 25 Jan 2020 04:00:43 GMT)
Thelma Schoonmaker reveals Scorsese's problem with eyebrows and how Netflix saved The Irishman.

Eminem tops both UK album and singles charts (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:46:29 GMT)
The rapper sets a new album chart record, despite the controversy surrounding his latest release.

Mark Wallinger: The artist who wants to provoke pupils' creativity (Sat, 25 Jan 2020 12:05:45 GMT)
Top artist Mark Wallinger has become a school's artist-in-residence to fight for more creativity.

US Space Force logo looks like one from Star Trek (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:37:48 GMT)
George Takei, star of the original 1960s Star Trek TV series, is jokingly demanding royalties.

Taylor Swift reveals eating disorder in Netflix documentary (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:50:36 GMT)
The star felt she would "pass out" during shows after developing an unhealthy relationship with food.

Laurence Fox apologises to Sikhs for 'clumsy' 1917 comments (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:16:40 GMT)
He tweets his apology after questioning the "oddness of casting" a Sikh soldier in the film 1917.

Fergal Keane: BBC Africa editor leaves role because of PTSD (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:15:26 GMT)
The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane will work in a new role for the corporation.

Jordan Belfort: Real Wolf of Wall Street sues film studio for $300m (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:38:34 GMT)
Jordan Belfort says the filmmakers lied to him when he first sold them the rights to his story.

American Dirt: Oprah book club pick suffers Latino backlash (Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:36:21 GMT)
A new novel about a family fleeing Mexico for the US spurs a fierce debate over fiction writing.

How Top Gear overcame its 'problem phase' (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:52:09 GMT)
How the BBC Two motoring show turned its fortunes around after a turbulent few years.

He was jailed for making music - but he won't stop (Thu, 23 Jan 2020 01:34:38 GMT)
Mehdi Rajabian was arrested and imprisoned for his music but he insists, "no power can stop art".

The writers breathing life into black British history (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:10:07 GMT)
Several little-known but remarkable stories of the 18th and 19th Centuries are being told on stage.

Terry Jones obituary: Master of the absurd (Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:54:24 GMT)
The life of the actor, writer and director who found fame as a member of the Monty Python team.

What high fashion is doing about cultural appropriation (Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:06:03 GMT)
Commes Des Garçons became the latest fashion house to cause offence at Paris Fashion Week on Friday.

Eminem 'crossed a line', says Courteeners singer (Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:47:12 GMT)
Chart rival Liam Fray "feels sorry" for the rapper over his Ariana Grande-Manchester bomb lyrics.

Does country music recognise its roots? (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:25:52 GMT)
We speak to the most famous African American country music singer about the lack of diversity in the genre.

Audrey Withers: The editor who led Vogue through the war (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:44:15 GMT)
Audrey Withers championed recycling clothes and was instrumental in WW2 austerity designs.

Grayson Perry on his new exhibition and being an 'outsider' (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:28:11 GMT)
The celebrated artist has put together a new exhibition of some of his earliest works.

Climate change: 'We're not perfect', says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip (Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:51:23 GMT)
Actor Marion Cotillard says even remote places like "pristine" Antarctica are being harmed by humans.

Jean-Paul Gaultier's last fashion show (Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:35:43 GMT)
The French designer has said goodbye to his 50-year runway career in Paris but says he will not stop working.

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Chris Butler's top animation tips (Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:40:39 GMT)
Chris Butler caused an upset when Missing Link beat Toy Story 4 in the Golden Globes.

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