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Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown (Sun, 28 May 2017 23:04:33 GMT)
Police caught 200 drivers a day using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1 March.

BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day (Mon, 29 May 2017 07:29:52 GMT)
Some short-haul flights from Heathrow continue to be disrupted by a worldwide computer crash.

Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design (Sun, 28 May 2017 23:40:22 GMT)
Bank of Scotland says its new £10 polymer note is due to enter circulation in the autumn.

US might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says (Sun, 28 May 2017 16:03:35 GMT)
Security chief John Kelly says terrorists are obsessed with the idea of attacking a US plane.

'I panic every month as I can't afford my rent' (Sat, 27 May 2017 23:07:29 GMT)
With half a million tenants now having to borrow to pay the rent, what are the parties promising?

Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident (Sat, 27 May 2017 22:55:51 GMT)
Travis Kalanick's parents were out on a lake in California when their boat sank, police said.

Call to raise retirement age to at least 70 (Fri, 26 May 2017 12:02:45 GMT)
The looming pensions crisis is as serious as climate change, says the World Economic Forum.

The fishing port where the catch is soaring house prices (Fri, 26 May 2017 21:16:27 GMT)
A Scottish fishing port has seen house prices very nearly double over the last decade.

UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar (Fri, 26 May 2017 15:05:33 GMT)
National Grid says nearly a quarter of all electricity generation came from solar power at one point on Friday.

Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS (Fri, 26 May 2017 14:38:47 GMT)
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the Conservatives and Labour should own up on economic plans.

US growth rate revised up to 1.2% (Fri, 26 May 2017 18:23:23 GMT)
The US economy grew at a faster pace than initially thought in the first three months of the year.

Walkers Crisps Gary Lineker campaign suffers Twitter sabotage (Thu, 25 May 2017 16:50:34 GMT)
Crisp company's Twitter competition quickly turns into a parade of killers' photos.

New payday loan regulations come into force (Thu, 25 May 2017 23:07:20 GMT)
Payday lenders now have to advertise on at least one price comparison site under new rules.

Contactless payment fraud soars to £7m (Thu, 25 May 2017 23:37:11 GMT)
In some cases, thieves used stolen cards for contactless payments weeks after the card was cancelled.

Pension Regulator website 'now fixed' (Fri, 26 May 2017 07:38:51 GMT)
A computer glitch had threatened to stop thousands of small businesses registering for pensions

UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips (Fri, 26 May 2017 16:07:12 GMT)
The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 both hit record highs as the pound loses ground.

Gatwick Airport flights depart without luggage (Fri, 26 May 2017 09:48:12 GMT)
The airport is working with airlines to get passengers's luggage to them "as soon as possible".

Frankie & Benny's owner sees shares jump (Fri, 26 May 2017 09:58:18 GMT)
Restaurant Group says its turnaround plan is "progressing well" after the decline in its sales slows.

Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York (Thu, 25 May 2017 22:02:32 GMT)
The online retail giant increases its physical presence as its seventh outlet opens for business.

Housing market moving sideways, lenders say (Thu, 25 May 2017 10:28:25 GMT)
Loans worth £18.4bn were advanced in April, a significant drop on the amount borrowed in March.

Fever-Tree founder toasts £73m share sale (Thu, 25 May 2017 11:48:50 GMT)
One of the co-founders of the upmarket mixer drinks maker sells a 3.9% stake in the company.

Reality Check: Does it matter if you own your home or not? (Sun, 28 May 2017 21:19:06 GMT)
Steph McGovern looks at why levels of home ownership and renting have been changing.

Is Sri Lanka 'up for sale'? (Sun, 28 May 2017 23:13:01 GMT)
Sri Lanka is allowing Chinese firms to take over key assets, as it struggles to repay loans it was given by China.

Are these the world's most unusual jobs? (Sun, 28 May 2017 11:02:18 GMT)
An emoji translator and a wedding hashtag creator. BBC Minute speaks to five people with jobs you probably never knew existed.

Amazon opens seventh US bookstore (Fri, 26 May 2017 15:51:56 GMT)
Amazon opens bookstore in New York

How Balenciaga shaped modern fashion (Fri, 26 May 2017 23:46:21 GMT)
It marks 100 years of his first fashion house in San Sebastian and 80 years of his Paris fashion house.

Why are so many Sri Lankans learning Chinese? (Thu, 25 May 2017 23:21:14 GMT)
China is behind the bulk of infrastructure development on the island of Sri Lanka - and many young Sri Lankans see opportunity in the growing links between the nations.

Making money-making movies on a budget (Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:35 GMT)
Film maker Jason Blum explains how you can make money-making movies on a low budget.

Jonathan Ive: UK needs global talent (Thu, 25 May 2017 11:24:19 GMT)
The UK should keep its doors open to global talent after Brexit, Sir Jonathan Ive tells the BBC.

Burger King ad angers real-life Belgian royal family (Sat, 27 May 2017 19:58:00 GMT)
The advert asks people to choose between Belgium's king and the company mascot.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Sgt Pepper comes home for 50th anniversary (Mon, 29 May 2017 01:04:54 GMT)
The Beatles' landmark album Sgt Pepper is taken back to its roots for Liverpool celebrations.

Cannes Film Festival: The Square wins Palme d'Or (Sun, 28 May 2017 20:17:20 GMT)
The Palme d'Or is awarded to an art world satire starring Dominic West and Elisabeth Moss.

Don't look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget (Sun, 28 May 2017 02:07:58 GMT)
The Courteeners play an emotional gig for 50,000 people, five days after the bomb attack.

Hay Festival 2017: Stephen Fry's warning for the web (Sun, 28 May 2017 11:49:06 GMT)
Delivering a lecture at the Hay Festival, the actor said society could face "dire consequences".

Drum & Bass producer Marcus Intalex, aka Trevino, has died (Sun, 28 May 2017 18:52:53 GMT)
It's unclear how Manchester drum and bass producer Marcus Intalex died.

Sigrid: Approaching pop from left-of-centre (Sun, 28 May 2017 00:20:59 GMT)
Meet the quirky Norwegian singer who's been called pop's hottest new prospect.

Gregg Allman, rock trailblazer, dies at 69 (Sat, 27 May 2017 21:43:31 GMT)
Allman died at home in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday, his official website announced.

Star Wars actor John Boyega caught up in Old Vic bomb threat (Sat, 27 May 2017 16:36:03 GMT)
The central London theatre was evacuated along with nearby pubs and restaurants.

Minute's silence held for Manchester at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull (Sat, 27 May 2017 18:19:33 GMT)
A minute's silence takes place in at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull in memory of Manchester.

Baywatch: Amazing or awful? (Fri, 26 May 2017 23:14:37 GMT)
The 90s TV series reboot with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron manages to be both awesome and ridiculous.

Entertainment news round-up: 21-27 May (Fri, 26 May 2017 23:17:31 GMT)
Includes sequels for Mamma Mia and Top Gun and the death of former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore.

Chris Cornell: Friends and family at Soundgarden singer's funeral (Sat, 27 May 2017 07:30:45 GMT)
Friends and family attend the funeral of the Soundgarden singer at an LA cemetery.

Manchester attack: Take That praise city’s ‘spirit’ on live return (Fri, 26 May 2017 21:58:02 GMT)
The pop group say profits from their first live show since Monday’s bombing will go to charity.

Paul Leith: The illustrator the internet forgot (Sat, 27 May 2017 08:19:28 GMT)
After decades illustrating for huge household names, Paul Leith is now doing what he loves best.

'You got the love' for victims of the Manchester attack (Sun, 28 May 2017 13:48:09 GMT)
Musicians from the Manchester Camerata and Happy Mondays singer Rowetta joined Andrew Marr to pay tribute to the victims of Monday's bombing in Manchester.

How Balenciaga shaped modern fashion (Fri, 26 May 2017 23:46:21 GMT)
It marks 100 years of his first fashion house in San Sebastian and 80 years of his Paris fashion house.

On the Town: Danny Mac stars in open air version (Thu, 25 May 2017 23:29:56 GMT)
The Strictly finalist stars in a new version of the Hollywood classic On The Town.

Mario Testino auctions off his private collection (Fri, 26 May 2017 11:05:02 GMT)
Mario Testino is auctioning off his private collection of art to raise money for his museum in Peru.

Light festival dazzles visitors in Sydney (Fri, 26 May 2017 12:10:07 GMT)
Sydney is lighting up its landmarks in stunning colours for a light festival.

Cannes he do it? (Thu, 25 May 2017 01:02:53 GMT)
20-year-old Jack Spring is in Cannes hoping to get backing for his first film Destination: Dewsbury.

Germany's Wacken hard rock festival gets beer pipeline (Fri, 26 May 2017 17:09:50 GMT)
The underground pipeline is seen as cost-effective and eco-friendly for a major festival.

What we learned from the new Game Of Thrones series seven trailer (Thu, 25 May 2017 10:18:49 GMT)
GoT series seven features a massive dragon, some sex and the promise of long-awaited showdowns between the power-hungry characters.

Cannes Film Festival: What did the critics think? (Sun, 28 May 2017 18:13:10 GMT)
The good and the bad to come out of Cannes this year.

Rita, Sue and Bob Too: A snapshot of 1980s Britain (Mon, 29 May 2017 00:03:35 GMT)
It is 30 years since the low-budget comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too was released, angering many people in Bradford. How is the film seen today?

'I turned my dad's erotic novel into a hit podcast' (Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:09 GMT)
As more and more people listen to podcasts, how can podcast makers make money from what they do?

Sir Roger Moore: In his own words (Tue, 23 May 2017 15:28:28 GMT)
A look at the actor's life in quotes, on Bond and beyond.

Debonair actor who brought a lighter touch to 007 (Tue, 23 May 2017 13:34:43 GMT)
The life of the debonair actor who brought a lighter touch to the role of James Bond.

Ariana Grande: The diva with a heart (Tue, 23 May 2017 12:59:39 GMT)
A look at the career of pop star Ariana Grande, whose latest concert ended in tragedy.

Music festivals: Here's one way to stay dry (Mon, 22 May 2017 01:05:01 GMT)
Urban music festivals are on the rise, and some of them boast line-ups to rival the big hitters.

Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? (Sun, 21 May 2017 00:05:22 GMT)
Chris Rock is the latest celebrity to ban smartphones altogether at his upcoming UK shows.

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