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French elections: Wall Street joins European relief rally (Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:10:43 GMT)
Nasdaq share index hits record as US markets join European rally after the first round of the French election.

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:50:10 GMT)
Wikitribune will be written by professional journalists and edited by volunteers.

Small businesses with EU staff worried about Brexit (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:58:46 GMT)
More than half of small firms employing workers from the EU worry that Brexit will hurt recruitment, report claims.

Diesel vehicles important for UK economy, says industry (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:39:01 GMT)
Commercial vehicles - which are mainly diesel - are important for UK economy, says SMMT trade body.

Peugeot Citroen investigated over diesel emissions (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:37:59 GMT)
French prosecutors have started an investigation into diesel emissions by Peugeot and Citroen cars.

General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:57:29 GMT)
Tory plans for a cap on household energy bills will "stop competition", warns one provider.

General Motors loses Supreme Court appeal over car faults (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:06:53 GMT)
The decision exposes the firm to more customer lawsuits over a defect that led to recalls in 2014.

Accountants Grant Thornton fined £2.3m over audit (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:48:48 GMT)
Grant Thornton is fined and severely reprimanded by the regulator over its audit of AssetCo.

Toy-maker Hasbro revenues boosted by Monopoly sales (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:14:23 GMT)
The owner says there was strong demand for board games as well as digital gaming growth.

Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:09:43 GMT)
The British luxury shoe maker, valued at about £700m ($900m), is seeking offers from potential bidders.

FTSE 100 up 2% as European stocks rally after French vote (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:59:05 GMT)
Shares across Europe see sharp gains following the first round of France's presidential election.

Offer for Dulux owner AkzoNobel raised again (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:57:52 GMT)
PPG raises its offer for the Dutch owner of the famous paint brand for a second time.

Five-a-side firms Goals and Powerleague in merger talks (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:24:36 GMT)
Goals Soccer Centres says a merger is among "strategic opportunities" being assessed by its board.

LafargeHolcim chief steps down after Syria investigation (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:03:37 GMT)
Eric Olsen resigns in the wake of revelations about payments in Syria, but denies any wrongdoing.

Company profit warnings increase on previous quarter (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:23:22 GMT)
The number of profit warnings posted by listed companies reaches 75 in the first quarter of 2017.

CEO Secrets: Put family first, says manufacturer. (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:12 GMT)
Harvey Bowden, the boss of Harvey Water Softeners, says it's vital to put family before business.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’ (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:38:12 GMT)
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Zambia's DJ academy (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:46:55 GMT)
The Zambian lawyer who opened up his own school for aspiring DJs.

Is Ghana's economy on the mend? (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:54:40 GMT)
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is making significant economic progress after 100 days in power but critics are not so sure.

Can China's electric cars kill off petrol? (Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:13:26 GMT)
How are three big carmakers going about cracking China, the world's biggest car market?

Jet-propelled sky taxi tested in Germany (Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:51 GMT)
Plane-maker Lilium hopes to launch a five-seater sky taxi service in the future.

Harley-Davidson: The 'emblematic' US company (Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:02:49 GMT)
Harley-Davidson is 'emblematic of what the [US] administration is after', says boss Matthew Levatich.

Germany's public wi-fi dilemma (Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:28:52 GMT)
Public wi-fi owners in Germany could be held liable for illegal downloads, but campaigners are trying to change the law.

'Anomaly' blamed for £10k first class railway ticket (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:49:02 GMT)
The ticket is for a journey between towns 64 miles apart making the trip cost £156 per mile.

Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:26:05 GMT)
Juicero ridiculed after it emerges sachets of ingredients can be squeezed just as easily by hand.

Lunch-hour hacks (Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:52 GMT)
Rushed off your feet? Not enough hours in the day? Here are some apps to help you take control.

'You're hired Mr Happy' (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:35 GMT)
A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.

Energy price cap (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:52:31 GMT)
The Tories want a cap on energy prices - so what models might they choose from?

Geeks v government (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:23 GMT)
The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.

Tory price promise (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:59:35 GMT)
Suppliers and trade body Energy UK warn capping prices would eliminate competition in the sector.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Seven bands from the 80s we wish would reunite (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:03:11 GMT)
As Bananarama's original line-up get back together, what other 80s bands would we like to see reunite?

Wellcome Prize won by 'heart-breaking' transplant novel (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:24:27 GMT)
Maylis de Kerangal's novel tells the story of a human heart which is donated after an accident.

Elton John suffered 'deadly bacterial infection' on tour (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:14:37 GMT)
He is recovering after falling violently ill on tour and spending two nights in intensive care.

Top Gear: Has Matt LeBlanc saved the series? (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:18:59 GMT)
Viewers and critics react positively to the latest series, fronted by the former Friends actor.

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o movie conjured up on Twitter (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:53:53 GMT)
A photo of the pair sparks a film idea by fans on Twitter and they both say they're up for it.

Captain America Chris Evans to read CBeebies bedtime story (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:23:18 GMT)
After the success of Tom Hardy, Chris Evans is the latest movie star to read a CBeebies story.

Original Bananarama line-up reunite for first ever tour (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:04:15 GMT)
Keren, Sara and Siobhan get back together for the first time since 1988, announcing a one-off tour.

Comic Relief complaints won't be investigated by Ofcom (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:34:10 GMT)
Ofcom announces it will not investigate complaints from viewers about this year's telethon.

Author who inspired Heartbeat television series dies (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:17:58 GMT)
The long-running Yorkshire Television production was inspired by Peter Walker's Constable series.

The Night Manager wins Bafta craft awards (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:11:56 GMT)
The BBC drama won two, as did The Crown, National Treasure and Planet Earth II.

Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56 (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:19:34 GMT)
Erin Moran also starred in the show's spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.

To Ray Davies, America is a 'beautiful but dangerous' place (Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:50:31 GMT)
America is "a beautiful but dangerous place," says Ray Davies, as he discusses his new album.

The League of Gentlemen will make TV comeback, writer says (Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:38:55 GMT)
Mark Gatiss, writer and star of The League of Gentlemen, says the team are "planning an anniversary special".

Entertainment news round-up: 16 - 22 April (Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:04:43 GMT)
A look back at some of the top stories over the past seven days.

Nafisah Baba wins BBC Young Dancer 2017 prize (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:42:45 GMT)
The London-based dancer beat four other finalists to win this year's prize.

Take Me Out dedicated to contestant who died (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:34:58 GMT)
The presenter tweeted a tribute to the man while the show was being broadcast on ITV.

UK music industry braced for Brexit (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:44:19 GMT)
Whether you consume music digitally or collect vinyl records, Brexit has the potential to affect you.

Riz Ahmed cover star for Time magazine's 100 most influential (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:10:52 GMT)
The Rogue One star is among Time magazine stars including Viola Davis, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and James Corden.

Ross Noble and Lesley Joseph cast in Young Frankenstein (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:51:46 GMT)
West end star Hadley Fraser will play the title role in the musical set to open in August.

Duke and Duchess surprise Radio 1 DJ as part of mental health campaign (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:12:54 GMT)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have surprised BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts by coming to the studio to talk about mental health.

Too busy to read? You're not the only one (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:09:03 GMT)
Work, kids, checking your phone. But reading a book? It just doesn't happen as much as it used to.

Cuba Gooding Sr found dead in LA (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:03:18 GMT)
He was the lead singer of 70s soul band Main Ingredient, and father to the Oscar-winning actor.

Prince William: 'I text Radio 1 for shoutouts' (Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:23:53 GMT)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprise Radio 1's Adele Roberts ahead of her marathon run.

Nafisah Baba wins BBC Young Dancer 2017 Prize (Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:27:04 GMT)
Nafisah Baba, a 20-year-old dancer from London, has won the BBC Young Dancer 2017 Prize.

Nicki Minaj video filmed on Westminster Bridge (Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:57:03 GMT)
The rapper's new video has been released, parts of which were filmed a day before March's attack.

Trombones play the same tune for charity (Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:20:12 GMT)
Musicians around the world rally to raise money for trombonist who has cancer.

Will and Grace star: Revival will be 'topical' (Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:28:43 GMT)
Megan Mullally, who played Karen in hit show Will and Grace, hints that new series will discuss Donald Trump's presidency.

Prince William and Lady Gaga discuss mental health (Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:11:01 GMT)
Watch an excerpt of their video conversation from their homes in London and Los Angeles.

Female Doctor Who would be cool, says Karen Gillan (Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:35:20 GMT)
The role of Time Lord is an ideal fit for a woman says former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan.

Joy Division lyrics painted on road markings (Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:15:21 GMT)
The artist known as AlShepMCR has paid tribute to the likes of Joy Division and The Smiths.

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