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Theresa May give details of action plan for British industry (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:57:25 GMT)
The PM vows to help key sectors such as pharmaceuticals and boost skills for the post-Brexit economy.

Trump executive order pulls out of TPP trade deal (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:49:46 GMT)
"Great thing for the American worker what we just did," says Mr Trump as he drops the pact with a pen stroke.

Lloyds cyber-attack details emerge (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:43:45 GMT)
Lloyds Bank was hit by a denial of service attack nearly two weeks ago that disrupted online access.

McDonald's All Day Breakfast eats its lunch and dinner (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:51:10 GMT)
McDonald's sales in the US fell on tough comparisons and customers switching to cheaper options

Trump's economic plans: What do we know so far? (Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:34:14 GMT)
President Trump promised to hit the ground running, so what will his first economic policy steps be?

Women fear CV gaps for career breaks alienate employers (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:04:56 GMT)
The belief employers don't want to hire someone with a gap in their CV is the biggest barrier to some women returning to work, a report says.

UK growth 'to slow as economy rebalances' (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:57:56 GMT)
The UK will see three years of "relatively slow growth" as it comes to rely more on trade and less on consumer spending, a think tank says.

Trump's election win costs Paddy Power Betfair £5m (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:27:34 GMT)
The bookmaker says it lost money on both Donald Trump's victory and December's football results.

Young consumers 'expect better service' (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:07:00 GMT)
Customer satisfaction is rising but many 25 to 34-year-olds say getting a complaint resolved is cumbersome.

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:20:03 GMT)
The firm says neither software nor hardware, other than the batteries, were at fault in Note 7.

FTSE 100 closes lower as pound hits one-month dollar high (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:53:12 GMT)
Shares are hit by a rise in sterling against the dollar, as the US currency weakens following Donald Trump's inauguration speech.

New boss announced for ScotRail (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:58:11 GMT)
The new managing director of the ScotRail Alliance will be Alex Hynes following the departure of Phil Verster from the role.

iPhone maker Foxconn signals $7bn US investment (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:24:13 GMT)
Taiwanese technology giant, Foxconn, confirms it is considering plans to set up a plant in the US.

Brexit: Berlin business leaders unimpressed with UK's message (Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:44:00 GMT)
An appeal over a post-Brexit trade deal was met with sniggers in Berlin, Damien McGuinness writes.

Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 phone fires (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:26:07 GMT)
Samsung reveals what caused the overheating and burning of some of its Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones.

Hammond: UK-US ties to 'prosper' under Trump (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:40:38 GMT)
Chancellor Philip Hammond says the UK's relationship with the Trump administration will "prosper", but he warns against short-term thinking.

Quentin Willson encouraging the use of electric cars (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:12:07 GMT)
Motoring journalist Quentin Willson calls for cheaper and simpler prices to encourage the use of electric cars.

May on UK jobs: 'Very good discussion with banks' (Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:57:23 GMT)
Prime Minister Theresa May has had "very good, positive discussions" with big banks about how they might be encouraged to stay in the the City of London.

Will Trump's corporate 'tax holiday' plans hit Ireland? (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:47:19 GMT)
Proposed tax incentives could encourage some US companies to leave Ireland and return home.

Davos 2017: Teens' virtual reality challenge (Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:12:45 GMT)
A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Nigeria's kids' clothing seamstress-turned-entrepreneur (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:21 GMT)
Adenike Ogunlesi found an exciting market for kids' clothing through her fashion label Ruff 'n' Tumble.

Barclays boss: UK will remain financial lungs of Europe (Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:54:00 GMT)
Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays, says the UK will continue to be the "financial lungs" of Europe even after it leaves the EU.

Crunch time for Fox's Biscuits after takeover approach (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:03:13 GMT)
Fox's Biscuits could be bought for £350m after owner confirms takeover approach.

Sir Paul McCartney sues Sony over Beatles songs (Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:16:54 GMT)
Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.

Thanks Bill (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:11:26 GMT)
How Andy Kuper built investment firm Leapfrog, which aims to help pull people out of poverty in the developing world by investing in insurance and healthcare firms.

Rocking the warehouse (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:13:34 GMT)
GreyOrange is India's biggest robotics company, making machines which support the country's booming online retail industry.

Scan for success (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:38:03 GMT)
How a design originally drawn in the sand led to the growth of giant supermarkets.

Beware the WTO (Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:54:25 GMT)
If the UK and the EU are going to have a trade agreement, it is best to get as many sectors covered as possible to reduce the chances of a WTO challenge.

Tempering Trump (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:06 GMT)
Donald Trump's hand-picked policy advisers have indicated that some of his most controversial campaign promises may never be fully implemented.

'Be brave and naive' (Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:25:30 GMT)
CEO Secrets asks four founders what it's like to turn a small company into a huge one.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Gorden Kaye: 'Allo 'Allo!'s Rene Artois dies aged 75 (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:54:58 GMT)
The actor who played cafe owner Rene Artois in the classic 1980s BBC sitcom, died at a care home on Monday.

Eurovision 2017: Which former X Factor contestant will represent the UK? (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:40:01 GMT)
Every one of this year's UK Eurovision hopefuls is a former X Factor contestant.

Madonna says White House comments 'taken out of context' (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:36:32 GMT)
A row erupts over Madonna's comments about US President Donald Trump during a speech at the weekend.

Can selfies really be art? London's Saatchi Gallery thinks so (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:11:18 GMT)
Ahead of a London gallery opening its first selfie exhibition, can such pictures really be considered art?

Guess what? Not every music venue is under threat (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:23:25 GMT)
Dozens of music venues have shut in the last decade, but what about the ones that are thriving?

Naomie Harris and Kate Beckinsale win London Critics' Circle film awards (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:58:17 GMT)
Naomie Harris and Kate Beckinsale collect prizes at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.

Stars appear at Trainspotting sequel premiere (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:20:00 GMT)
Ewan McGregor leads the cast of the Trainspotting sequel at the film's world premiere in Edinburgh.

Kings of Leon and Little Mix to play Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:47:34 GMT)
Kings of Leon, Little Mix and Stormzy are confirmed to play Radio 1's Big Weekend in May.

Mott the Hoople bassist Pete Overend Watts dies aged 69 (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:04:53 GMT)
Record label Angel Air Records says the musician died of cancer on Sunday.

Jaki Liebezeit: Can drummer dies aged 78 (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:51:08 GMT)
Jaki Liebezeit, drummer with pioneering German band Can, dies aged 78.

Actor fatally shot during Bliss n Eso music video in Brisbane (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:26:46 GMT)
The man was shot in the chest while filming a music video for Bliss n Eso in a city centre bar.

Roman Polanski picked for French film panel, sparking outrage (Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:22:54 GMT)
Director Roman Polanski picked as head judge for France's film awards despite long-standing rape case.

Music stars explain why independent venues are 'massively important' (Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:32 GMT)
Through gigs around the country, Independent Venue Week aims to give a "nod to the people that own, run and work in them".

Pop Idol winner 'assaulted with guitar case' (Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:28:59 GMT)
Entertainer Michelle McManus says on social media she was assaulted by a man wielding a guitar case.

Comedian Ed Byrne helps injured walker in Cairngorms (Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:14:18 GMT)
Irish comedian Ed Byrne helps out an injured hillwalker in the Cairngorms.

Woody Harrelson shoots live movie hours after 'WW2 bomb' discovery (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:42:07 GMT)
Woody Harrelson says he has no intention of making another live movie like Lost in London.

Danny Boyle: 'These stories belong here' (Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:00:37 GMT)
The stars of T2 Trainspotting have gathered in Edinburgh for the film's world premiere.

T2 Trainspotting: What would you choose? (Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:22:17 GMT)
T2 Trainspotting comes out in cinemas on 27 January.

2,000 guitars in mini scale (Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:27:26 GMT)
A musician from Opole in Poland has made 2,000 mini guitars.

Wall of sound as Celtic Connections gets political (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:06:26 GMT)
Bands get political as Celtic Connections performers take on the subject of borders and Donald Trump's plan for a wall on the Mexican border.

Jon Voight at Trump's inauguration concert (Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:48:44 GMT)
Actor Jon Voight delivered the opening speech at the inauguration concert for Donald Trump.

Brit Awards 2017: Who will replace Michael Buble? (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:06:43 GMT)
Who will host the Brit Awards after Michael Buble announced a career hiatus to care for his family?

Whale choir and cosmic bubbles on Dare Art Prize shortlist (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:34:54 GMT)
A whale choir, the exploration of cosmic bubbles and a slime study feature on the Dare Art Prize shortlist.

Bake Off: Angus Deayton to present Creme de la Creme (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:48:28 GMT)
Angus Deayton will take over from chef Tom Kerridge as host of the Bake Off spin-off.

In pictures (Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:26:05 GMT)
A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including the launch of Britain's Got Talent and Shakira meeting Gordon Brown.

Did ye get healed? (Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:16:41 GMT)
The former Beirut hostage John McCarthy explains how Van Morrison's music helped heal his life and inspire other writers

Reliving a tragedy (Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:48:46 GMT)
The Belgian creators of a play, Us/Them, which relives the Beslan killings through the eyes of two children, say recent attacks have brought the story closer to home.

'Hoping for the best' (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:25:19 GMT)
Ex-US Vice President Al Gore, who has made a new climate change film, says he thinks campaigners will "win" the debate.

On the right track (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:13:47 GMT)
How does the Trainspotting sequel live up to the original?

Finding home (Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:31:51 GMT)
The man whose Google Earth hunt inspired a Hollywood film says his life has changed once more.

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