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How many £1m-plus homes are sold near you? (Thu, 24 May 2018 23:02:34 GMT)
Sales of homes for more than £1m have hit a new high. See how many were sold near you in the last decade.

GDPR: 'Don't panic!' data watchdog tells firms (Thu, 24 May 2018 22:59:30 GMT)
Tough new data protection laws come into effect on Friday, but many firms say they are not ready.

Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung (Fri, 25 May 2018 03:28:58 GMT)
A US court ordered Samsung to pay Apple damages in a patent dispute which began in 2011.

Netflix eclipses Disney in market milestone (Thu, 24 May 2018 20:37:26 GMT)
The online streaming giant temporarily becomes the world's most valuable media company before falling back.

Where are the richest households in the UK? (Thu, 24 May 2018 14:16:38 GMT)
The average UK household income, after taxes and benefits are accounted for, is £19,432 per person.

McDonald's sees off plastic straw campaign (Thu, 24 May 2018 17:47:06 GMT)
Investors reject proposal pressing the firm to review its use of plastic straws on environmental grounds.

Brexit: UK official warns EU over talks 'insult' (Thu, 24 May 2018 20:44:03 GMT)
A senior EU official describes the UK's negotiating position as a "fantasy", after talks in Brussels.

Retail sales bounce back in April (Thu, 24 May 2018 10:13:27 GMT)
Despite a rebound last month, consumer spending is expected to remain "lacklustre" this year.

'Beast from the East' bites B&Q (Thu, 24 May 2018 07:58:58 GMT)
Freezing conditions earlier this year results in a 9% fall in sales at Kingfisher's DIY chain.

GDPR quiz: How will data privacy law affect you? (Thu, 24 May 2018 07:27:50 GMT)
Test your knowledge of how the EU's data protection law could affect you.

Samsonite accused of 'massaging profits' (Thu, 24 May 2018 16:00:33 GMT)
An investor claims the world's largest luggage maker is using questionable accounting practices.

Brexit: How did HMRC get to a £20bn customs cost? (Thu, 24 May 2018 15:44:21 GMT)
One of the custom plans could cost up to £20bn a year, says HMRC.

Deutsche Bank to cut more than 7,000 jobs (Thu, 24 May 2018 10:48:50 GMT)
The move comes as Germany's biggest lender attempts to return to profitability.

GDPR: Tech firms struggle with EU's new privacy rules (Thu, 24 May 2018 13:06:49 GMT)
EU residents are being blocked from several services and in some cases having their accounts wiped.

Brexit: MPs say UK might have to extend customs union membership (Thu, 24 May 2018 14:52:49 GMT)
The Brexit select committee criticises the lack of agreement on trade arrangements.

Comcast in 'advanced stages' of 21st Century Fox bid (Thu, 24 May 2018 00:33:37 GMT)
The US cable TV giant considers a takeover offer, setting up a potential bidding war with Disney.

Trump administration launches vehicle import probe (Thu, 24 May 2018 03:36:44 GMT)
The investigation will see if vehicle imports threaten national security, which could lead to tariffs.

Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which? (Thu, 24 May 2018 00:03:17 GMT)
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?.

Brexit: Technology-based customs system 'could cost £20bn' (Wed, 23 May 2018 16:48:50 GMT)
The technology-based system could cost more than the UK contributes as an EU member, MPs are told.

The strawberry-picking robots coming to a farm near you (Thu, 24 May 2018 23:44:49 GMT)
Strawberry producers say they can't find enough humans to pick their fruit, so are robots the answer?

How the light bulb became a million dollar idea. (Thu, 24 May 2018 23:58:07 GMT)
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the light bulb became a million dollar idea.

Why is there a row about Galileo? (Thu, 24 May 2018 18:01:05 GMT)
Britain may be denied full access to the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system on security grounds after Brexit.

M&S boss says firm too 'inward looking' and 'corporate' (Wed, 23 May 2018 12:38:25 GMT)
The chief executive of Marks and Spencer says the company's culture has been too "inward looking" and "corporate".

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.

Ulster Bank to put vertical bank notes into circulation (Thu, 24 May 2018 09:39:05 GMT)
Vertical Ulster Bank £5 and £10 notes will come into circulation next year.

China fines retailer Muji for listing Taiwan as a country (Thu, 24 May 2018 06:01:19 GMT)
China is increasingly going after companies that don't abide by its territorial claims.

Water good idea (Thu, 24 May 2018 23:43:46 GMT)
The couple whose "bhungroo" invention is protecting thousands of farmers from drought and monsoon floods.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Morgan Freeman apologises after sex harassment claims (Thu, 24 May 2018 20:30:40 GMT)
The 80-year-old actor says he did not intend to make anyone feel "uncomfortable or disrespected".

Harvey Weinstein to surrender to police - US media (Thu, 24 May 2018 21:27:05 GMT)
The Hollywood mogul is expected to turn himself in on Friday on sexual misconduct charges.

Grayson Perry designs stamp for Royal Academy anniversary (Thu, 24 May 2018 17:52:12 GMT)
Norman Ackroyd, Tracey Emin and Yinka Shonibare also create works for the Royal Mail series.

Ariana Grande speaks out over 'toxic relationship' (Thu, 24 May 2018 11:54:57 GMT)
The singer says women shouldn't be shamed for their partner's problems after her Mac Miller breakup.

Poldark actress would be 'pretty upset' by pay gap (Thu, 24 May 2018 15:51:17 GMT)
Production company Mammoth Screen revealed Eleanor Tomlinson and Aidan Turner were not paid the same.

Moses Farrow defends Woody Allen over Dylan Farrow abuse claim (Thu, 24 May 2018 16:03:48 GMT)
The director's son says he "can no longer stay silent" in a post his sister Dylan calls "hurtful".

Arrested Development stars slammed for downplaying harassment (Thu, 24 May 2018 12:02:26 GMT)
Fans are criticising male cast members for attributing the harassment of actress Jessica Walter to on-set dynamics.

Liam Gallagher meets his daughter, Molly Moorish, for first time (Thu, 24 May 2018 08:07:42 GMT)
The singer poses for a photo with his 21-year-old daughter, whom he had previously never met.

BGT judge Amanda Holden opens up about stillbirth (Thu, 24 May 2018 13:44:39 GMT)
The Britain's Got Talent judge was seven months pregnant when she lost her son Theo in 2011.

Brooke Kinsella: Why I helped EastEnders on knife crime story (Thu, 24 May 2018 06:09:59 GMT)
The former star of the soap lost her brother to a stabbing in 2008.

'This is my Adele album' says Miles Kane (Wed, 23 May 2018 23:51:32 GMT)
Last Shadow Puppet on how Lana Del Rey and Jamie T helped him to write his own new breakup record.

Want to be a music writer? (Thu, 24 May 2018 06:23:38 GMT)
Experts at the BBC's Biggest Weekend fringe event share their tips on writing about music.

Game of Thrones concert goes on tour (Fri, 25 May 2018 00:02:30 GMT)
Composer Ramin Djawadi will use local orchestras alongside his own soloists as he travels across Europe

Antiques Roadshow makes pier debut in Cromer (Thu, 24 May 2018 19:21:09 GMT)
It is the first time in the show's 39-year history that it has been filmed on a pier.

Star Wars: Emilia Clarke says franchise now puts women front and centre (Wed, 23 May 2018 18:39:01 GMT)
Emilia Clarke, who features in Solo: A Star Wars Story, says female roles aren't sidelined in the new franchise.

Music legends art for Biggest Weekend in Swansea (Thu, 24 May 2018 10:42:17 GMT)
Art will be showcased alongside some of the biggest names in music at Swansea this weekend.

Mike Page: 'My life taking photos over Norfolk and Suffolk' (Thu, 24 May 2018 06:04:15 GMT)
Photographer Mike Page has created a unique aerial archive of East Anglia from the skies.

Teen prodigy Joey Alexander: 'There wasn't much jazz in Bali' (Wed, 23 May 2018 23:37:16 GMT)
Joey Alexander has been nominated for three Grammy awards despite being just 14 years old.

Richard Gere to make TV return with BBC role (Tue, 22 May 2018 23:37:28 GMT)
Hollywood actor Richard Gere will star alongside Helen McCrory in the BBC Two drama.

Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody (Tue, 22 May 2018 18:42:39 GMT)
A primetime TV show is criticised after it uses Israel's winning song to highlight violence in Gaza.

Six acts to discover at Biggest Weekend (Thu, 24 May 2018 23:42:23 GMT)
A look at some of the up-and-coming artists BBC Music Introducing is giving a leg up to.

Angelina Jolie's Breadwinner spotlights Afghan girls' plight (Thu, 24 May 2018 23:42:38 GMT)
The actress has produced an animation about the struggle faced by women living under the Taliban.

The Biggest Weekend: Why bands abandoned Belfast (Thu, 24 May 2018 23:42:55 GMT)
As Belfast hosts the Biggest Weekend, BBC News NI looks back at a time when bands did not come to NI.

UB40's Ali Campbell: 'We're still cool' (Tue, 22 May 2018 23:48:12 GMT)
Why Ali Campbell reckons his band is still relevant after 40 years in the business.

Should white people ever sing the N-word? (Tue, 22 May 2018 16:46:15 GMT)
A white fan was booed off stage for singing the N-word at a Kendrick Lamar gig

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.

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.

The artist who creates images from denim (Wed, 23 May 2018 00:19:32 GMT)
Using denim, scissors and glue Ian Berry, 34, creates art that has been shown around the world.

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.

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