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Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:02:01 GMT)
Carillion held rescue talks with the government since October in a bid to stave off collapse, says boss.

Nestle sells Crunch, Nerds and other US brands to Ferrero for $2.8bn (Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:39:45 GMT)
Ferrero will pay $2.8bn for brands such as Crunch, Nerds, Runts and Butterfinger.

CBI criticises short-term policies to improve skills base (Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:20 GMT)
Employers' group says short-term fixes are no answer to Britain's long-term skills problem.

Australia files WTO complaint over Canada wine sales (Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:51:22 GMT)
Canberra joins the US in complaining to the World Trade Organization about sales in Canada.

Newcastle United: Mike Ashley ends takeover talks with Amanda Staveley (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:56:31 GMT)
Newcastle's owner Mike Ashley has ended talks with British businesswoman Amanda Staveley over a takeover believed to have been worth around £250m.

Waitrose hit as Verifone payment system crashes (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:26:17 GMT)
The supermarket chain has apologised after a system failure left customers unable to pay by card.

Tesco Clubcard changes anger customers (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:05:47 GMT)
The supermarket giant drops the value of some of its rewards and raises some of the others.

Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:42:04 GMT)
Drivers who do not take a long enough break will not be able to log in to the app and take trips.

UK inflation rate drops back to 3% (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:30:57 GMT)
The rate fell from November's six-year high of 3.1% mainly because of the impact of air fares.

McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025 (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:04:30 GMT)
The world's biggest restaurant chain says all its packaging will be from sustainable sources by 2025.

Peter Hain accuses London law firm of 'whitewash' (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:56:02 GMT)
UK peer Lord Hain accuses Hogan Lovells of failing to properly probe corruption at South Africa's tax agency.

TVR sports car firm stake bought by Welsh Government (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:06:41 GMT)
Welsh Government has bought a 3% stake in the firm ahead of production starting in Ebbw Vale.

South African lawyers demand $130m refund from firms (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:21:56 GMT)
The money is linked to a corruption-plagued consultancy deal involving state power company, Eskom.

OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:12:58 GMT)
More than 200 people report seeing fraudulent charges following a purchase via the OnePlus site.

Product safety flaws 'exposed by Whirlpool danger dryers' (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:45:16 GMT)
More than a million fire-risk dryers are still being used in UK homes, a committee of MPs says.

Detroit Auto Show: Firms bet on trucks to boost US sales (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:26:31 GMT)
Companies are focusing on pickup trucks and SUVs to try to counter flagging US sales.

House prices: Midlands sees biggest rises (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:51:13 GMT)
The region saw the biggest price growth in the year to November, with London recording the slowest.

Debt fears for poorer households (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:18:51 GMT)
A quarter of very low-income households have high debt repayments or are behind on bills or repayments.

Airbus says A380 superjumbo production could end (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:52:28 GMT)
The European planemaker says it will stop making its giant A380 jet if it does not get any more orders.

Detroit Motor Show: Autonomous vehicles move centre stage (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:50:44 GMT)
At the home of US motor manufacturing, Ford is showing off the driverless car being used in a joint venture to deliver pizza's for Domino's.

A million dangerous tumble dryers still in UK (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:16:45 GMT)
Faulty tumble dryers which can catch fire are still widely used in the UK, a committee of MPs warns.

H&M child model's mum says ad 'not racist' (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:00:54 GMT)
Terry Mango defended the brand, after her son was caught up in a racism row.

Carillion's collapse - what happens now? (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:09:59 GMT)
Britain's second biggest construction company has collapsed. What does it mean for the projects it worked on, and the schools and hospitals it worked for?

Why the A380 never really took off (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:04:25 GMT)
Airbus has said it will stop making its superjumbo if it does not get any more orders.

Pick-up trucks dominate Detroit Auto Show (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:59:48 GMT)
Pick-ups are the king of US cars, and with low gas prices they're likely to retain that crown.

'You can run a football club and still wear a dress' (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:02:08 GMT)
"You can run a football club and still wear a dress," says Carolyn Radford, the CEO of Mansfield Town FC.

Surge pricing: How it works and how to avoid it (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:04:08 GMT)
Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab price journeys higher when demand spikes. But can you get around it?

Family of H&M child model moved house 'for security' (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:13:16 GMT)
The mother of a child model caught up in an H&M racism row says her family has had to move house.

Just Eat offers £10 to woman after a driver sent her unwanted messages (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:18:24 GMT)
Just Eat says its "appalled" at its initial response to a customer who complained about messages from a delivery driver.

‘Superheroes don’t work 90-hour weeks’ (Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:01:59 GMT)
As the number of employees working over 48 hours a week rises, some companies are experimenting to find better work-life balance.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says (Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:51:56 GMT)
Jessica Falkholt was injured in a Christmas crash which killed her parents, sister and another driver.

Maya Jama and celebrity guests join Radio 1 weekend line-up (Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:36 GMT)
Radio 1 announces changes to its weekend line-up, with celebrity guests including Mollie King from The Saturdays.

She's here! Kim and Kanye's third baby arrives (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:43:15 GMT)
The reality TV star and her musician husband thank the surrogate who gave them a "beautiful baby girl".

Dolores O'Riordan: Voice of a rebel (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:01:53 GMT)
Dolores O'Riordan, who has died at the age of 46, went from small town girl to one of the biggest music stars of the 90s.

Katy Perry in 'tough conversations' with her record label (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:38:54 GMT)
Katy Perry's record label boss says they had "tough conversations" over the low sales of her new album.

Andrew WK offers to pay fan's speeding ticket (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:54:57 GMT)
The singer offered to pay a speeding fine given to a fan who drove too fast while listening to his song.

Oscar-tipped actor gives salary from Woody Allen film to charity (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:51:08 GMT)
Call Me By Your Name's Timothee Chalamet says he doesn't want to profit from working with Woody Allen.

Jenny Joseph: 'I shall wear purple' poet dies (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:48:08 GMT)
Joseph's poem Warning has twice been voted Britain's favourite poem.

Benedict Cumberbatch becomes president of Lamda drama school (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:36:15 GMT)
The Doctor Strange actor succeeds Timothy West at the drama school he graduated from in 2000.

True Lies actress stands by claims she was abused at 12 (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:08:11 GMT)
Eliza Dushku says Joel Kramer's denials of sexually molesting her are 'not accurate'.

BBC star Emily Maitlis' harasser sentenced (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:02:39 GMT)
Edward Vines inflicted "psychological torture" on Emily Maitlis despite court orders against him.

BBC WM presenter Ed Doolan dies aged 76 after dementia battle (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:04:38 GMT)
The Australian-born local radio presenter had been suffering with vascular dementia.

Sound Of 2018 stars to play exclusive gig (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:07:48 GMT)
Sigrid, Pale Waves and Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years will play an intimate show at the BBC.

Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:26:43 GMT)
Rachel Grant claims the assault happened in Bulgaria in 2002, but Mr Seagal's lawyers deny the allegation.

Dolores O'Riordan and Asia's enduring love for The Cranberries (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:03:47 GMT)
Dolores O'Riordan, who has died age 46, had a particular place in the hearts of Asian music fans.

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74 (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:31:09 GMT)
The American Grammy-winning singer was best-known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day.

CBB's India Willoughby: I have nothing in common with drag queens. (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:57:34 GMT)
Celebrity Big Brother evictee India Willoughby says she still doesn't believe drag queens can help people understand transgender issues.

The verdict on The Guardian's new tabloid look (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:22:16 GMT)
The newspaper ditches distinctive blue masthead as part of a cost-cutting format change.

Ant McPartlin confirms divorce from wife Lisa Armstrong (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:00:17 GMT)
The TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist announced they are ending their 11 year marriage.

George Alagiah to be treated for bowel cancer for the second time (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:52:20 GMT)
The BBC News presenter will receive treatment for bowel cancer for the second time.

Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:35:03 GMT)
The comedian said he believed his encounter with the woman had been "completely consensual".

Vogue suspends Mario Testino and Bruce Weber amid sexual exploitation claims (Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:22:07 GMT)
Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have challenged or denied the claims, as Vogue suspends work with them.

'Photogratherapy' relieves Kent woman's anxiety (Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:08:26 GMT)
Melissa Bird Ednie says her anxiety and depression completely disappear when she takes photos.

Bond actress Rachel Grant accuses Steven Seagal of sexual assault (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:24:05 GMT)
Rachel Grant claims she was assaulted by the actor in 2002, but Steven Seagal denies the allegation.

Doortraits: The Instagram obsession with doors (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:59:26 GMT)
What does your door say about you?

Liam Neeson bemoans sexual harassment ‘witch hunt’ in Hollywood (Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:40:05 GMT)
Actor Liam Neeson told RTE he felt there was a now witch hunt around sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Sound of 2018: Sigrid shows us around her hometown (Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:19:11 GMT)
Sigrid has won the Sound of 2018 poll. She gives us a guided tour of her home town in Norway.

Japan's elaborate manhole covers (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:22:27 GMT)
The story behind the unique artworks brightening up Japan's streets.

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time (Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:02:53 GMT)
President Macron is understood to have agreed to let it leave France for first time in 950 years.

500 Words: Chris Evans launches Radio 2 short story competition (Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:20:33 GMT)
The DJ urges children aged five to 13 to "fire up their creative engines" for the competition.

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