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Topshop owner Arcadia on brink of collapse (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:51:30 GMT)
Talks about borrowing £30m have reportedly failed, potentially putting 13,000 jobs at risk.

Royal Mail could save £225m by cutting Saturday post, regulator says (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:29:17 GMT)
The postal regulator says it could drop weekend letter deliveries and still meet people's needs.

TSB owner Sabadell considers bank's future as BBVA deal scrapped (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:52:20 GMT)
The Spanish bank is seeking "strategic alternatives" after scrapping a merger with BBVA.

Black Friday: Next, M&S and Wilko shun sales event (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:02:46 GMT)
Although Black Friday spending in the UK is set to soar in 2020, some brands won't be taking part.

China slaps up to 200% tariffs on Australian wine (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:02:21 GMT)
It has been investigating the "dumping" of cheap wines in China - an accusation Australia denies.

October redundancies double last year's rate (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:03:31 GMT)
With Covid cases rising and uncertainty over government support, employers planned 51,000 job cuts

Amazon spends $500m on bonuses for Christmas staff (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 20:49:53 GMT)
The money for frontline UK and US staff is a thank-you for working through the pandemic.

Rishi Sunak faces state pension conundrum (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:03:50 GMT)
Official forecasts suggest the state pension will rise by 4.1% in April 2022 when unemployment is high.

Brexit: Face-to-face trade talks to resume in London (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:04:02 GMT)
The EU's Michel Barnier will arrive on Friday evening, as Boris Johnson insists a deal can be done.

Dyson to spend $3.67bn on new technologies (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 01:09:54 GMT)
The company's investments will mostly be in Singapore, the UK and the Philippines.

If public spending was £100, how would it be split? (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:42:06 GMT)
Every year the chancellor doles out billions of pounds of taxpayer money, but where does it go?

UK to impose new rules to limit tech giants' power (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 03:50:41 GMT)
The Competition and Markets Authority will stop major firms from abusing their market dominance.

Covid tiers 'a mortal blow' to hospitality (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:01:53 GMT)
One bar owner says 'it simply isn't viable' to operate under restrictions as English tiers are revealed.

Spending Review: Council tax likely to rise, says think-tank (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:43:30 GMT)
The IFS says the Spending Review means council tax could rise an average £70 per household.

Boohoo appoints former judge Sir Brian Leveson to probe company's ethics (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:45:59 GMT)
Sir Brian Leveson will oversee the company's efforts to monitor its suppliers more closely.

M&S warns Brexit may affect 15% of NI food lines (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:24:59 GMT)
Retailer Marks & Spencer says that some of its food product lines may be unavailable in January.

Bar chain owner: 'This is pure and simple business torture' (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:54:44 GMT)
Bar chain owner Martin Greenhow says hospitality is "on the brink of financial collapse".

Is there a gap between public and private sector pay? (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:26:33 GMT)
The chancellor has been making some claims about pay in the public and private sectors.

New jobs in UK hospitality sector 'non-existent' (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:18:48 GMT)
Recruitment firms say restaurants, bars and hotels are the worst-hit.

German property company collapses with my pension (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:55:47 GMT)
Thousands of pension holders owed more than a billion pounds despite promises their money was safe.

Black Friday: Why bots will beat you to in-demand gifts (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:19:59 GMT)
Black Friday and Christmas shopping are here - but it may be harder than ever to snag what you want.

Dating coach Sami Wunder reveals dilemma when starting out (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:00:22 GMT)
When Sami Wunder started out as a dating and relationships coach there was one issue that scared her.

Goodbye ATMs. How local shops offer access to cash (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:30:02 GMT)
Is this the post-Covid future for millions of people who still need to pay using notes and coins?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

'Bros is back': Luke Goss on his Christmas film and making up with Matt (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 03:14:28 GMT)
After his new Christmas movie Luke will reunite with twin Matt for the first Bros album in 30 years.

Strictly Come Dancing: Bruno Tonioli to miss 2020 final in person (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:12:47 GMT)
Bruno Tonioli has to stay put in the US amid Covid concerns over a flight to the UK.

PG Wodehouse: Why India still holds a flame for the English author (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 01:01:43 GMT)
The Jeeves and Wooster creator was the most English of novelists so why does he have fans in India?

Panto season now 'up in the air' for 2020 (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:14:00 GMT)
New coronavirus tiers mean many theatres remain unsure if the festive favourite will now go ahead.

Jack Whitehall 'dwarf' routine complaints upheld (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:29:02 GMT)
The comedian's Live at the Apollo set will not be re-broadcast, after two viewers complained.

Cancelled prom pictures win £15,000 Taylor Wessing portrait prize (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:32:11 GMT)
Alys Tomlinson's Lost Summer features school leavers denied their proms by the coronavirus pandemic.

Drake calls for Grammys to be replaced after The Weeknd is snubbed (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:42:43 GMT)
"This is a great time for somebody to start something new," the star says, after The Weeknd's snub.

Is the era of the Hollywood blockbuster over? (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:50:28 GMT)
Has Covid put an end to big budget film-making, or will busy cinemas in Asia give Hollywood hope?

I'm A Celebrity: Do the contestants rehearse Bushtucker trials? (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:22:21 GMT)
Reports suggest celebrities are allowed to rehearse their Bushtucker trials. What is the truth?

Billy Barratt: Responsible Child star 'honoured' by International Emmys win (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:54:19 GMT)
The 13-year-old wins best actor and says it's "crazy" to be the youngest to triumph at the event.

The Great British Bake Off: How has the show changed since series one? (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 02:02:18 GMT)
It's 10 years since the first Great British Bake Off, and the original series was quite different.

Michelle Yeoh: 'Finally we have our own superhero, Shang-Chi' (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:20:29 GMT)
Michelle Yeoh - soon to star in Marvel's first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi - says it has taken time for Hollywood to offer more diverse film roles to Asian actors.

The Indian bride who wore a pantsuit to her wedding (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:30:38 GMT)
In a country where marriages are steeped in tradition, Sanjana Rishi's wedding outfit drew criticism.

Death of England: The former prisoner turned leading man (Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:14:02 GMT)
Michael Balogun stars in Death of England: Delroy at The National Theatre.

Why Hitchcock’s most controversial film was never made (Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:15:57 GMT)
Nicholas Barber looks at a radical film deemed too controversial for Hollywood.

Bookstagram: Influencers sharing their passion for reading (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:35:46 GMT)
Reading influencers grew in popularity during lockdown as people fell back in love with books.

US election: Daily Show comedian Jordan Klepper on Trump and his supporters (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 01:33:25 GMT)
Jordan Klepper has become known for his Trump supporter interviews with Trevor Noah.

John Boyega stars in Steve McQueen's latest Small Axe film: Red, White and Blue (Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:03:02 GMT)
Life imitates art for John Boyega as he plays a police officer fighting racism, in the same year he took centre stage at the Black Lives Matters protest.

Zahara: Violence against women in South Africa 'a pandemic' (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:02:28 GMT)
Zahara, a platinum-selling singer in South Africa, talks to the BBC about surviving a violent attack.

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