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More than 1,500 jobs to go at Carpetright (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 16:57:32 GMT)
The jobs are being lost despite a deal with rival flooring firm Tapi that will save 54 shops.

CrowdStrike shares hit again as IT disruption continues (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 20:16:07 GMT)
Shares in the cybersecurity firm drop a further 13% after last week's global IT outage.

Former chancellor Zahawi mulling bid for the Telegraph (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 16:33:44 GMT)
The former Conservative chancellor is thought to be seeking financial backing to fund a bid.

What are my rights if my flight is cancelled or delayed? (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 14:22:55 GMT)
If you face disruption because flights are cancelled or delayed you could be entitled to help.

BT fined millions for failing to connect 999 calls (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 08:39:53 GMT)
The telecoms firm was found to be ill-prepared after an IT error affected "life and death" services.

'I earn £50,000 and can't afford to buy a house' (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 10:34:29 GMT)
Renters are four times less likely than current owners to be able to afford a home, research suggests.

Ryanair set to slash summer fares as profits drop (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 17:30:50 GMT)
The airline said cost-concious customers were being "more frugal and cautious".

Better skills training will cut migration, vows PM (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 13:23:34 GMT)
The prime minister says improving the UK skills base will end an "over-reliance" on foreign workers.

New zero-hours rules 'a step in the right direction' (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 13:31:27 GMT)
The government has announced "exploitative" zero-hours contracts will be banned within 100 days.

Why Nigerians are praying for the success of a new oil refinery (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 23:04:38 GMT)
A vast new oil refinery in Nigeria is aiming to reduce the price of petrol in the country.

Shipyard support was ‘too risky for taxpayers’ (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 18:00:38 GMT)
The loss-making shipbuilder had applied for a loan guarantee of up to £200m.

'Significant number' of devices fixed - CrowdStrike (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 03:35:25 GMT)
Cybersecurity firm behind global outage says it continues to focus on restoring all impacted computers.

IT working but delays possible after outage, says NHS (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 23:46:10 GMT)
NHS England says services are back online after the global IT outage, but there could still be disruption.

Reeves hints at above-inflation public sector pay rise (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 10:55:00 GMT)
The chancellor says not settling the matter quickly would incur other costs to the wider economy.

Prime sued in trademark case by US Olympic committee (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:31:21 GMT)
The drink is accused of using US Olympic trademarks without an agreement.

HMV boss says more people buying DVDs and Blu-ray (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:23:43 GMT)
Phil Halliday says HMV sales are up but figures suggest a DVD revival is not on the cards.

Pret A Manger: The decline of the 'free' coffee (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 23:00:59 GMT)
Pret A Manger has become the latest coffee chain to row back on its generous subscription scheme.

CrowdStrike IT outage affected 8.5 million Windows devices, Microsoft says (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 17:46:43 GMT)
It’s the first time that a number has been put on the glitch that is still causing problems around the world.

How China swerved worst of global tech meltdown (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 15:14:06 GMT)
Very few organisations will buy software from the US firm, partly thanks to its criticism of Beijing.

Car washes and beauty sector to be targeted over immigration (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 08:11:04 GMT)
Yvette Cooper said 1,000 civil service staff will be redeployed away from the Rwanda scheme.

What are my rights if my flight is cancelled or delayed? (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 14:22:55 GMT)
If you face disruption because flights are cancelled or delayed you could be entitled to help.

Will Labour’s plan make train tickets cheaper? (Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:18:41 GMT)
What impact will Labour's pledge to nationalise the railways have?

Disneyland workers say they live in cars and motels due to low pay (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 06:01:53 GMT)
Workers at Disneyland are considering a strike because pay at the 'Happiest place on Earth' has left many unable to meet rent.

Post Office drama star meets real-life victims of scandal (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 00:12:43 GMT)
Will Mellor on the role which changed his life and meeting the victims trying to move on with theirs.

No loan guarantee as Harland & Wolff chief resigns (Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:43:30 GMT)
The company had applied for a £200m government loan guarantee, seen as vital for its stability.

What will future aerial dogfights look like? (Thu, 18 Jul 2024 23:01:10 GMT)
AI with dogfighting ability is being developed by the UK and US air forces.

How a single IT update caused global havoc (Fri, 19 Jul 2024 12:05:16 GMT)
Friday's IT outage is a poignant reminder of how reliant the world has become on devices managed remotely by huge firms.

Can we make work meetings more bearable? (Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:01:36 GMT)
The providers of video meetings software are now offering AI tools that help the participants.

How AI is fuelling uncertainty for game developers (Mon, 15 Jul 2024 23:05:46 GMT)
In a struggling games industry AI has been hailed as a possible saviour. But not everyone's convinced.

Is Brazil's Brics-building worth it? (Sun, 14 Jul 2024 23:09:43 GMT)
The Brazilian president sees the Brics as a way to remake the world - but it is dominated by China.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Strictly left Paralympian with injuries he'll 'never get over' (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 10:55:41 GMT)
Paralympian Will Bayley was left in "horrific pain" after falling from a jump in rehearsals.

High Energy singer Evelyn Thomas dies, aged 70 (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 08:15:27 GMT)
The Chicago-born singer defined the 1980s Hi-NRG sound, with help from British producer Ian Levine.

'Inspirational' former BBC TV presenter dies (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 20:47:29 GMT)
Beccy Barr who became a firefighter after leaving the BBC is described as an "inspiration to many".

HMV boss says more people buying DVDs and Blu-ray (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:23:43 GMT)
Phil Halliday says HMV sales are up but figures suggest a DVD revival is not on the cards.

New Prince George photo released on 11th birthday (Mon, 22 Jul 2024 09:39:21 GMT)
Kensington Palace has posted the image, taken by his mother, Catherine, Princess of Wales.

Giovanni Pernice insists 'I’ll be back' after Strictly accusation (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 20:11:11 GMT)
The dancer has been accused of “cruel and mean” behaviour by former dancer partner Amanda Abbington.

Post Office drama star meets real-life victims of scandal (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 00:12:43 GMT)
Will Mellor on the role which changed his life and meeting the victims trying to move on with theirs.

Clint Eastwood's partner Christina Sandera dies (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 15:40:52 GMT)
Eastwood, 94, told the BBC Sandera, 61, was "a lovely, caring woman, and an important part of my life".

Bella Hadid's Adidas advert dropped after Israeli criticism (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 11:22:13 GMT)
The model was chosen to promote shoes referencing the 1972 Munich Olympics, at which 11 Israeli athletes were killed.

Singer Jessie J reveals OCD and ADHD diagnosis (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 14:49:17 GMT)
The British singer said that having a baby had "exposed" the conditions more.

Revel Horwood says Strictly complaints a 'shock' (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 14:19:07 GMT)
The Strictly judge said he had found out about the allegations "through the press".

'Frustrating' and 'pressurised': Life inside Strictly rehearsals (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 14:06:04 GMT)
Kristina Rihanoff thinks stars will feel 'more comfortable' after the BBC introduced new welfare measures.

Eminem's latest album becomes his 11th number one (Fri, 19 Jul 2024 17:05:44 GMT)
Eminem now joins Taylor Swift, David Bowie, and U2 with 11 chart-topping albums.

Cross-culture love story explores secret LGBTQ+ world (Sat, 20 Jul 2024 06:07:03 GMT)
A cross-cultural love story is shining a light on a secretive and glamorous Asian world.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Cheng Pei-pei dies at 78 (Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:55:40 GMT)
The China-born star died in San Francisco after suffering from a neurodegenerative brain disease since 2019.

American comedian Bob Newhart dead at 94, publicist says (Thu, 18 Jul 2024 22:04:21 GMT)
The legendary deadpan comic won numerous awards over his decades-long career.

Graziano spokesman admits Strictly kick 'mistake' (Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:00:06 GMT)
Dancer Graziano Di Prima kicked celebrity partner Zara McDermott once during rehearsals last year.

Jade Thirlwall is 'ready to give pop girlie drama' (Fri, 19 Jul 2024 10:48:00 GMT)
The star releases her debut solo single, Angel of My Dreams, after 10 years performing in Little Mix.

Air strikes can’t stop the music at this Ukrainian festival (Fri, 19 Jul 2024 23:22:06 GMT)
The organisers of the war-hit country's largest music event say they've missed the festival feeling.

The Pankhurst musical injecting pop into girl power (Fri, 19 Jul 2024 02:02:08 GMT)
A pop musical brings female trailblazers including Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks to life in London.

A timeline of how the Strictly saga has unfolded (Sun, 21 Jul 2024 09:01:37 GMT)
The BBC show has been hit by allegations concerning two of its professional dancers.

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa meets his waxwork (Thu, 18 Jul 2024 12:07:09 GMT)
Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa's waxwork was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London

Remembering Shannen Doherty, the Beverly Hills 'badass' (Sun, 14 Jul 2024 13:07:54 GMT)
The US actress, who had breast cancer, starred in TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed.

Fangirls aren't silly, they're powerful, says playwright (Wed, 17 Jul 2024 23:43:35 GMT)
A new comedy musical based on the danger of underestimating teenage girls comes to London.

Normal People star: I'd like to revisit role (Sat, 13 Jul 2024 03:24:52 GMT)
Daisy Edgar-Jones, who shot to fame in the pandemic TV hit, says she still loves her character.

Drake's Toronto home 'The Embassy' hit by floods (Tue, 16 Jul 2024 23:53:59 GMT)
The Canadian rapper joked on Instagram that the rushing floodwaters "better be espresso martini".

Tributes as 'broadcasting titan' Wark leaves Newsnight (Fri, 12 Jul 2024 22:53:49 GMT)
A host of former political leaders wished Kirsty Wark well as she presented her final Newsnight.

Moment Gavin Plumb sentenced for Holly Willoughby murder plot (Fri, 12 Jul 2024 12:31:03 GMT)
Justice Murray said the security guard pursued an unhealthy sexual obsession with the TV presenter.

'Hard to imagine' Biden serving full term, says Michael Douglas (Thu, 11 Jul 2024 10:35:59 GMT)
Two-time Academy Award winner and Democrat fundraiser Michael Douglas speaks to the BBC about President Biden.

'Like walking into Paddington Bear's world' (Mon, 01 Jul 2024 05:19:02 GMT)
Karen Jankel, the daughter of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond, shows BBC London around a new attraction.

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