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M&S to close 100 stores by 2022 (Tue, 22 May 2018 11:39:42 GMT)
The retail giant speeds up the pace of closures that it says are "vital for the future of M&S".

Tesco removes 'best before' dates on some fruit and veg (Tue, 22 May 2018 08:51:41 GMT)
The supermarket says ditching the labels will help avoid "perfectly edible food" being thrown away.

BP delays Rhum North Sea work over Iran sanctions clarity (Tue, 22 May 2018 12:07:29 GMT)
The oil giant co-owns the Rhum field - north east of Aberdeen - but is in the process of selling its stake.

Elon Musk admits Tesla braking flaw (Tue, 22 May 2018 12:29:05 GMT)
Flaws pointed out in a review of Tesla's Model 3 have prompted Elon Musk to make changes.

Ministers seek permission to use £400m fund frozen since 1928 (Tue, 22 May 2018 11:56:55 GMT)
The government launches a legal bid to unfreeze £400m fund set up 90 years ago to pay off national debt.

New York Stock Exchange appoints first female leader (Tue, 22 May 2018 10:26:33 GMT)
Both the NYSE and the Nasdaq will be run by women following Stacey Cunningham's appointment.

Fuel hikes threaten consumer spending (Mon, 21 May 2018 23:01:20 GMT)
The cost of petrol and diesel is at the highest level for three-and-a-half years.

Could smartphones replace bank branches? (Mon, 21 May 2018 23:02:01 GMT)
Banks sent 512 million mobile alerts last year as our money management moves from spreadsheets to smartphones.

Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing (Tue, 22 May 2018 07:12:33 GMT)
The deal gives the Japanese firm more than two million songs by artists including Queen and Alicia Keys.

Shares jump on report China could scrap birth limits (Tue, 22 May 2018 07:53:14 GMT)
Baby goods firms soar on a report that China is considering abandoning control of family sizes.

Comcast boosted in battle for Sky (Mon, 21 May 2018 18:42:51 GMT)
An initial government review has not raised any public interest concerns about Comcast's bid for Sky.

US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran (Mon, 21 May 2018 20:16:35 GMT)
The top US diplomat sets out new demands to Iran, which says the US is reverting to old "delusions".

Ryanair reports soaring profits but warns of headwinds (Mon, 21 May 2018 08:13:15 GMT)
The Irish airline reports a 10% rise in annual profits but warns that costs are set to rise.

Ms Curvaceous takes on the 'fat tax' (Mon, 21 May 2018 23:02:44 GMT)
Corrine Mensah was recently crowned Ms Curvaceous UK 2018.

Do your colleagues want to 'get to know the real you'? (Mon, 21 May 2018 07:09:24 GMT)
Liv Garfield, winner of the Businesswoman of the Year award, shares her CEO Secrets.

How the video game became a million dollar idea. (Fri, 18 May 2018 10:09:14 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells us how the video game became a million dollar idea.

'I know all about AK-47s - and now apples!' (Fri, 18 May 2018 11:07:06 GMT)
Errol April is a soldier-turned-apple farmer who believes in redistributing land in South Africa.

'The economic crisis killed my father' (Thu, 17 May 2018 23:09:16 GMT)
Argentina has had to ask the IMF for help again. This has brought bad memories of previous crises to the citizens of Buenos Aires.

'We do custom artwork on our skateboards' (Fri, 18 May 2018 10:49:26 GMT)
Former professional skateboarder Kent Lingeveldt has turned his sport into a business.

Mothers at a shopping centre in Greenwich in London give their verdicts on Mothercare (Thu, 17 May 2018 10:12:35 GMT)
Mothers at a shopping centre in Greenwich in London say other stores are better at catering for young children.

Are tumble dryers still a fire risk? (Wed, 16 May 2018 14:44:32 GMT)
After five million tumble dryers made by Whirlpool were identified as a fire risk, the company started fixing them. But some users claim their fixed dryers have caught fire.

Fatal confusion? (Mon, 21 May 2018 23:05:22 GMT)
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.

'I found my call in life' (Sun, 20 May 2018 23:16:34 GMT)
The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport.

China worries (Sun, 20 May 2018 23:19:54 GMT)
Washington is worried about Chinese investors. Is the rest of America?

Expensive remittances (Thu, 17 May 2018 23:22:34 GMT)
New apps are bringing a greater range of services and features to the vital flows of money to families around the world

Carbon rocks (Thu, 17 May 2018 23:14:29 GMT)
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground.

'It would be a disaster' (Wed, 16 May 2018 23:00:30 GMT)
Worried Texan businesses call on Trump not to walk away from the free trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada.

Peace mission (Tue, 15 May 2018 23:09:46 GMT)
Farc guerillas have returned home, but they are often illiterate and unemployed and in urgent need of new skills for jobs.

Pedal power (Mon, 14 May 2018 23:12:09 GMT)
Dockless bike tech has massively boosted bike-sharing. Is it the future of two-wheeled transport?

Arson warning (Sun, 13 May 2018 23:10:47 GMT)
How one couple overcame arson threats to build a restaurant business.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Hair loss: Jada Pinkett Smith reveals alopecia battle (Tue, 22 May 2018 12:20:10 GMT)
The actress revealed the diagnosis on her chat show to explain why she has been wearing turbans.

Funeral held for Dale Winton on star's 63rd birthday (Tue, 22 May 2018 12:53:39 GMT)
A service has been held for the presenter, attended by friends including David Walliams and Christopher Biggins.

How Ed Sheeran is tackling ticket touts (Tue, 22 May 2018 11:29:57 GMT)
The pop star has taken an aggressive stance by cancelling more than 10,000 tickets for his tour.

How traumatic soap storylines affect actors (Tue, 22 May 2018 00:19:36 GMT)
Jack P Shepherd and Emma Atkins on the "dark places" they have to go to for challenging scenes.

Kendrick Lamar stops white fan using N-word on stage at concert (Tue, 22 May 2018 09:45:15 GMT)
The rapper invited the woman on stage to sing M.A.A.D City but she was booed after not self-censoring Kendrick's lyrics.

Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move (Tue, 22 May 2018 03:52:59 GMT)
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.

More Car Share? 'Never say never', says Sian (Tue, 22 May 2018 00:18:48 GMT)
Sian Gibson says "never say never" when asked if the finale of Peter Kay's Car Share is really goodbye.

Camila Cabello pulls out of Taylor Swift tour date with dehydration (Tue, 22 May 2018 05:36:31 GMT)
The singer says she got "really sick" after the Billboard Awards and has been advised to rest.

Katy Perry says Meghan Markle's wedding dress 'needed another fitting' (Tue, 22 May 2018 08:53:13 GMT)
But the pop star said she was "so happy" for the new Duchess of Sussex and that she loves her.

Royal Wedding 2018: The story behind Stand By Me (Mon, 21 May 2018 15:51:27 GMT)
The history and meaning of the 'civil rights anthem' sung by the Kingdom Choir at the royal wedding.

Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV and films for Netflix (Mon, 21 May 2018 16:55:59 GMT)
The power couple "will produce a diverse mix of content" for the streaming service.

Iconic Hollywood film poster creator Bill Gold dies (Mon, 21 May 2018 19:12:05 GMT)
Bill Gold had a hand in over 2,000 posters, including those for Casablanca and A Clockwork Orange.

The Handmaid's Tale: Series 2 is 'a harrowing showstopper' (Mon, 21 May 2018 12:39:12 GMT)
As the second series airs on Channel 4, critics and fans are taken aback by the brutal scenes.

Hard-hitting speeches at Billboard Music Awards (Mon, 21 May 2018 15:15:55 GMT)
Kelly Clarkson, Janet Jackson and Luis Fonsi discussed some serious issues.

Harvey Weinstein accuser points finger at Cannes (Sun, 20 May 2018 06:21:45 GMT)
Asia Argento warns members of the Cannes audience who she says "covered up for his crimes".

Lost photos of an old New York summer (Sun, 20 May 2018 23:26:34 GMT)
Almost 3,000 newly-discovered photos show New Yorkers having fun during the city's darkest days.

Royal wedding 2018: Royalty of the celebrity world arrive (Sat, 19 May 2018 09:47:35 GMT)
Guests including David and Victoria Beckham, as well as George and Amal Clooney, have arrived.

Upcoming Star Wars movie was part-filmed in Hampshire (Thu, 17 May 2018 23:05:41 GMT)
Parts of the upcoming instalment in the franchise were filmed at Fawley Power Station in Hampshire.

Royal wedding: First dance? (Fri, 18 May 2018 15:03:18 GMT)
What song should the Royals have for their first wedding dance?

Whitney Houston was 'sexually abused', film claims (Thu, 17 May 2018 10:38:27 GMT)
The documentary alleges that Houston's cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, abused her as a child.

Cannes 2018: Jane Fonda talks #MeToo, Grace and Frankie and HBO documentary (Wed, 16 May 2018 16:19:53 GMT)
The star says Hollywood's harassment scandal erupted because complainants were "famous and white".

'Torturous' Lars von Trier film sparks outrage (Tue, 15 May 2018 16:11:08 GMT)
Film critics walk out of controversial director Lars von Trier's violent serial killer screening in Cannes.

Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action (Mon, 21 May 2018 14:21:50 GMT)
A group claims that the headphones' battery life is not as strong as advertised.

Ms Curvaceous takes on the 'fat tax' (Mon, 21 May 2018 23:02:44 GMT)
Corrine Mensah was recently crowned Ms Curvaceous UK 2018.

Royal wedding 2018: The story behind the music (Mon, 21 May 2018 15:35:35 GMT)
The moving pieces of music Harry and Meghan chose for their ceremony.

The 8 best dressed guests at the wedding (Sat, 19 May 2018 16:24:07 GMT)
Our pick of the outfits guests wore to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Cannes 2018: Japanese indie Shoplifters wins Palme d'Or (Sat, 19 May 2018 19:41:52 GMT)
Runner-up to the coveted prize for best film was Spike Lee's anti-racism satire BlacKkKlansman.

13 Reasons Why: Season two is 'unnecessary', critics say (Fri, 18 May 2018 14:39:48 GMT)
The second series premiered on Netflix on Friday.

How grime 'saved' UK rap (Fri, 18 May 2018 10:26:39 GMT)
The record label boss who signed Wiley and Adele says "no-one cared" about UK rap before grime.

Harry Potter actor Alfred Enoch on playing Mark Rothko's assistant in Red (Thu, 17 May 2018 01:45:51 GMT)
Alfred Enoch is getting to grips with paints and canvases every night on a West End stage.

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