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P&O sues UK government over no-deal Brexit ferry case (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:55:17 GMT)
The ferry firm is claiming a rival was unlawfully handed £33m of taxpayers' money.

How a missed council tax bill of £167 can cost £2,065 (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:03:58 GMT)
Citizens Advice calls for a change in the rules that mean a full year's bill is levied after a missed payment.

Amazon plans to slash delivery times (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:03:51 GMT)
The internet giant plans to cut delivery times for Prime customers from two days to one day worldwide.

SAS pilot walkout leaves thousands stranded (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:20:04 GMT)
The airline cancels 673 flights affecting more than 72,000 passengers.

RBS warns of Brexit uncertainty impact as profits fall (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:53:23 GMT)
The bank says uncertainty over Britain's exit from the EU could "make income growth more challenging".

Xi Jinping vows transparency over Belt and Road (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:04:21 GMT)
China's massive infrastructure programme has been criticised for saddling recipient countries with debt.

Jockey Club says betting shop closures could cost it £50m (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:48:29 GMT)
The body behind the UK's biggest race festivals announces record profits but warns of challenges to come.

Steel plant explosion: Two hurt at Tata in Port Talbot (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:21:04 GMT)
The blast came from a train used to carry molten metal at the Port Talbot site, Tata says.

Two degrees now needed to get higher pay (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:04:54 GMT)
The salary advantage for young people getting a degree is twice as big for postgraduates.

Crossrail to be finished without Bond Street 'by March 2021' (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:40:09 GMT)
The new £17.6bn railway across London had been due to open in December.

Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:49:34 GMT)
It is one of only three public companies to have achieved the milestone, along with Apple and Amazon.

Sainsbury's-Asda merger blocked by regulator (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:14:40 GMT)
A merger between the supermarkets would leave consumers worse off, the UK competition watchdog says.

Sri Lanka travel: what should you do? (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:20:35 GMT)
The UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka.

Nissan's ex-boss Ghosn leaves Tokyo jail on $4.5m bail (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:41:48 GMT)
Carlos Ghosn, who faces financial misconduct charges in Japan, is released from custody on bail.

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan resigns (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:48:25 GMT)
Mr McEwan said he has "delivered the strategy" promised when he took over in 2013.

Patrick Shanahan, acting US defence secretary, 'did not favour' Boeing (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:30:12 GMT)
Acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan is cleared of trying to promote his former employer.

Norwegian and Southwest count cost of Boeing 737 Max grounding (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:35:41 GMT)
Norwegian and Southwest say the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes has cost them millions.

How the painkiller became a million dollar idea (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:03:46 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the painkiller became a million dollar idea.

Sainsbury's-Asda merger 'would have harmed competition'. (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:13:59 GMT)
The competition watchdog blocks the Sainsbury's-Asda merger, warning it would leave consumers worse off.

How have Airbnb and short lets changed Edinburgh? (Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:01:38 GMT)
A lettings agent and long-term resident give their take on how the growth of Airbnb and short term lets have changed Edinburgh.

How 'digital twins' make a factory more efficient (Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:01:27 GMT)
The "digital twin" system allows the robots of the Siemens factory in Bad Neustadt to work more efficiently.

Your next new car will try to stop you speeding (Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:06:58 GMT)
Drivers will find it harder to break speed limits, thanks to "intelligent speed assistance" systems.

'Dark kitchens': Are they the future of takeaways? (Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:09:09 GMT)
We take a look inside a hidden-away kitchen making takeaways customers can only access via an app.

Without pot washers, restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt. (Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:46:16 GMT)
You might never see them, but restaurant kitchens would grind to a halt without pot washers.

Electric truck maker Rivian says the company is more than just hype (Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:06:01 GMT)
Electric truck maker Rivian attracts attention on social media, from investors and even celebrities. But at the New York Auto Show the boss says the firm's about more than hype.

Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:03:08 GMT)
Artificial intelligence is giving us more accurate air pollution forecasts, potentially saving lives.

Is China losing the battle against an incurable pig virus? (Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:01:47 GMT)
Global pork prices could rise sharply as African swine fever decimates China's pig population.

Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law (Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:45:41 GMT)
The jail ordeal of ex-Alstom executive Frédéric Pierucci is a warning for firms with a history of corruption.

Does your dinner come from a 'dark kitchen'? (Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:08:05 GMT)
Deliveroo's "dark kitchens" are workspaces allowing restaurants to meet demand for app deliveries.

Could a computer ever create better art than a human? (Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:11:41 GMT)
Music, films and works of art are increasingly made using AI. But can machines ever be truly creative?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Blue Peter: Richie Driss announced as new presenter (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:06:01 GMT)
Richie Driss will make his debut on the children's show on 16 May, CBBC confirms.

Marina loses her Diamonds and finds herself (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:34:31 GMT)
The singer explains why going back to school helped her reclaim her pop crown.

James Bond 25: Rami Malek joins cast and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to co-write (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:00:47 GMT)
The Oscar winner is confirmed for the unnamed new 007 film, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will co-write.

Dead crows hung from Chris Packham's gate (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:21:32 GMT)
Naturalist Chris Packham posted a photo of the crows on social media, saying opponents are "lashing out".

Sir Ian McKellen stages free show for 80 octogenarians (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:14:54 GMT)
The actor marks his 80th birthday with a special show at the Norwich Playhouse.

Drill music 'adapting and evolving' (Fri, 26 Apr 2019 05:58:23 GMT)
With videos being taken off YouTube at the police's request, drill rappers are having to smarten up.

Open air museum up for £100k prize (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:45:32 GMT)
After a £30m redevelopment, St Fagans National Museum of History is shortlisted for a £100,000 prize.

Riverdale fans' emotional goodbye to Luke Perry (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:59:50 GMT)
The actor's poignant final scenes are aired, almost two months after the actor's death.

Charity 'Sunshine' Tillemann-Dick: Opera singer with transplanted lungs dies (Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:14:05 GMT)
The 35-year-old singer performed across the world despite undergoing two double-lung transplants.

Unseen Clockwork Orange 'follow-up' by Anthony Burgess unearthed (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:33:34 GMT)
An unfinished follow-up to Anthony Burgess's Clockwork Orange novel is unearthed in his archive.

Dallas TV star Ken Kercheval dies aged 83 (Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:53:24 GMT)
'Supremely talented' Kercheval was best known for playing oil tycoon Cliff Barnes on the popular soap opera.

R. Kelly loses civil court case after missing hearing (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:05:28 GMT)
The singer failed to respond to a lawsuit brought by a woman who accused him of sexual abuse.

Scrap free TV licences for over-75s, peers say (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:22:57 GMT)
The bond between the generations could be undermined if government policies are not fairer, peers say.

New York's Tribeca Film Festival gets underway (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:50:46 GMT)
The Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, has got underway in New York.

How an anxious teen and an ex-YouTuber made an indie box office hit (Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:05:31 GMT)
How an ex-YouTube star created a US box office smash about teen life.

Notre-Dame fire: How gamers are getting 'inside' the cathedral (Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:26:14 GMT)
Players return to a 2014 video game to visit a digital version of the cathedral, untouched by fire.

Arinze Stanley: Patience is the key to my art (Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:32:52 GMT)
Nigerian Arinze Stanley Egbengwu creates hyper-realistic pictures that look like photographs.

Dame Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would' (Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:04:24 GMT)
Actress Dame Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.

Naomi Campbell hit by fashion racism in Asian country (Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:24:10 GMT)
The British supermodel says she was told a photo campaign would not be used because of the "colour of [her] skin".

Mollie King: Dyslexia made reading aloud 'scary and intimidating' (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:48:36 GMT)
The BBC Radio 1 presenter says reading out loud in school was the "most scary, intimidating time."

'Midsomer town' red plaques scheme rejected (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 06:37:41 GMT)
The local authority has said it would "compromise the historic" interest of the buildings.

The albino superstar who cheated death (Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:34:30 GMT)
Lazarus is using his music to combat the murder and mutilation of albino people in East Africa.

Why we're seeing more female fighters on stage and screen (Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:49:44 GMT)
The play Fighter is the latest in a growing number of entertainment productions about female boxing.

Avengers: Endgame - A no-spoilers plot recap before you watch it (Thu, 25 Apr 2019 04:21:38 GMT)
After 11 years and 21 movies a little revision can't hurt before you see the latest Marvel film.

Influencers: How a 'new breed' of social media stars changed the game (Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:43:46 GMT)
How a 'new breed' of social media stars changed the game.

Avengers Endgame: The Marvel Cinematic Universe explained (Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:50:20 GMT)
Want to watch Avengers: Endgame but have no clue what's happening in the MCU? We're here to help.

Snow Patrol's 25 years on the road (Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:18:49 GMT)
The band speak to BBC News NI about a new access-all-areas documentary to mark the milestone.

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