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Daily tests not self-isolation for police, fire, borders, transport and freight staff (Sat, 24 Jul 2021 15:37:00 GMT)
Police, fire, borders and transport staff are now eligible in England, with 200 new test centres promised.

Covid: The holiday makers having to self-isolate abroad (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 22:43:19 GMT)
Some holidaymakers who tested positive for Covid while abroad are having to stay and self-isolate.

Covid: Food exemption scheme delayed until Monday (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 21:42:49 GMT)
Iceland warns the move will not solve the issue of staff shortages in supermarkets themselves.

Covid: New testing plan will not work, warn firms (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:40:43 GMT)
Industry body, the CBI, criticises government plans that allow some key staff to bypass the NHS Covid app.

Rail services face cuts as staff self-isolate (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:39:04 GMT)
Operators say they may have to run fewer trains as more employees are hit by the "pingdemic".

Firm fined £2.6m for claiming clothes prevent Covid (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:39:21 GMT)
Australian activewear company Lorna Jane is branded "exploitative" and "predatory" by a judge.

Rural vacuum for getting hold of cash (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:12:12 GMT)
People living in rural areas have less chance of withdrawing or depositing cash nearby, research finds.

People splash out on food and drink for Euro 2020 (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:12:53 GMT)
Retail sales rose by 0.5% as millions stocked up on food and drink to watch the football tournament.

India Zomato: Shares of food delivery app soar on market debut (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:41:42 GMT)
The firm's stock exchange listing sets the pace for other start-ups that are thriving in the pandemic.

Didi shares fall on reports China is planning penalties (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 03:29:56 GMT)
The ride-hailing giant's shares are now down by more than 25% since their New York market debut last month.

Twitter and Snap add users as restrictions ease (Thu, 22 Jul 2021 22:35:41 GMT)
The social media companies passed analysts' expectations with their latest financial update.

Fashion for Crocs continues to break records (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:23:10 GMT)
The chunky shoe's sales nearly doubled in the three months to the end of June compared with last year.

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

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.

KSI: YouTuber and rapper tops UK albums chart (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:58:52 GMT)
His star-studded LP, All Over The Place, went straight in at the summit on Friday.

Critics split on Sixth Sense director's new thriller (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:43:26 GMT)
Old, the new film from M Night Shyamalan, sees the characters start to age at rapid speed.

Tramlines 2021: Fans 'making up' for missed years (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:44:45 GMT)
The festival in Sheffield in the biggest in Europe since the lifting of most restrictions.

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.

John Simpson: Good Morning Britain hosts apologise after swearing (Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:19:19 GMT)
Veteran foreign correspondent let the rude word slip on the ITV show shortly before 0650 BST.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Lee Child: Why Forsyth's Day Of The Jackal was a game-changer for thrillers (Wed, 21 Jul 2021 01:02:35 GMT)
The Jack Reacher novelist explains the huge influence of Frederick Forsyth's first thriller.

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.

England nightclubs reopen: Cheers and celebrations as clubbers return for first night out (Mon, 19 Jul 2021 06:29:09 GMT)
For some revellers in Leeds, this was the first time they'd ever been to a nightclub.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories: Why Hollywood stars like Ryan Reynolds are lining up (Thu, 15 Jul 2021 23:07:44 GMT)
Other stars to have taken part include Tom Hardy, Dolly Parton and Sir Elton John. Here's why.

Indiana Jones scenes filmed in Glasgow city centre (Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:45:04 GMT)
Filming is in full swing in Glasgow city centre for the new Indiana Jones movie.

Summer of Soul: New film revives lost Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969 (Wed, 14 Jul 2021 14:39:12 GMT)
A new film, the Summer of Soul, will explore the Harlem Cultural Festival and why it was forgotten.

Rashford mural artist: 'Incredible how people have come together' (Tue, 13 Jul 2021 12:09:11 GMT)
Street artist Akse, who has repaired his Rashford mural, says local people have united to show their support.

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