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UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:55:38 GMT)
Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on Friday.

Siemens to exit Russian power joint venture (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:46:51 GMT)
The German giant claims a Russian business broke sanctions by shipping its turbines to Crimea.

UK property transactions fall for third month in a row (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:17:47 GMT)
There were 96,910 property sales in June, the lowest figure since last Autumn.

UK government borrowing rises in June (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:05:44 GMT)
The government's budget deficit grew by more than expected after inflation pushed up its interest bill.

Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Michael Gove (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:41:58 GMT)
Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.

Clydesdale Bank sets launch date for plastic £10 note (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:04:42 GMT)
The bank new £10 polymer note is among several plastic £10 notes that are due to enter circulation this autumn.

N Korea economy grows at fastest rate in 17 years (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:43:40 GMT)
The mining and energy sectors helped push the growth rate to 3.9% - its strongest level in 17 years.

Paysafe shares jump on bid approach (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:21:28 GMT)
The FTSE 100 opens higher while Paysafe shares leap on news of a £2.9bn takeover offer.

New agreement will allow US rice exports to China (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:27:33 GMT)
Agreement includes strict measures to prevent pests and plant diseases being brought into China.

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:03:09 GMT)
The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.

ExxonMobil fined by US for Ukraine sanctions violations (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:38:05 GMT)
The oil giant must pay $2m for engaging with Russia despite US sanctions on that country over Crimea.

Microsoft profits jump on cloud strength (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:18:12 GMT)
The firm has been focusing its efforts on its fast growing cloud computing business.

Thousands leave SSE and Scottish Power after price rises (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:54:45 GMT)
SSE raised prices by 6.9% in April, while Scottish Power increased them by 7.8% in March.

Brexit transition deal: 'The sooner the better' says Goldman exec (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:36:34 GMT)
The government should agree a Brexit transitional deal as soon as possible, Goldman Sachs International boss Richard Gnodde tells the BBC's Simon Jack.

How the Frisbee flying disc became a million dollar idea (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:11:22 GMT)
People have been throwing Frisbees around for over half a century and over 200 million have now been sold around the world.

Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure? (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:39:59 GMT)
TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.

First electric car showroom opens in Milton Keynes (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:34:07 GMT)
The UK's first electric car showroom aims to "dispel myths" about the vehicles.

What do parents think of summer childcare? (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:11:45 GMT)
So what do working parents think about the state of holiday childcare? We went to see some of them in Cherry Hinton, a village on the outskirts of Cambridge

Most and least expensive US childcare options (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:12:17 GMT)
Many parents in the US pay for summer camps for their children. But what happens if that childcare option is out of reach?

Holiday childcare in short supply in UK (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:06:16 GMT)
Millions of children will be going to activities clubs this summer while their parents work. But only a quarter of the UK has enough holiday childcare places.

Meet Rob Spence, the film-maker with the camera eye (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:13:19 GMT)
Film-maker Rob Spence used his bionic eye to record a mini documentary about cyborgs.

Lightning over Guernsey twice started tractor, farmer claims (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:24:09 GMT)
A farmer claims his tractor was twice started by lightning strikes during recent storms in Guernsey.

Singapore Airlines reviews nut policy after toddler scare (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:04:43 GMT)
A debate is raging after a toddler had an allergic reaction to peanuts served to others on board.

Who is the laziest? (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:05:47 GMT)
How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis.

'Selfridges' of sports? (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:41:57 GMT)
The retailer says it has "smashed the ball out of the park" in its attempt to move upmarket.

To hug, or not to hug? (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:17:07 GMT)
The number of workplace huggers is said to be on the rise, but it is still a social - and legal - minefield.

A longer life means a longer wait for your pension (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:15:03 GMT)
Longer life expectancy means the middle aged will have to work longer for their share of the pension pot.

Where's hot? (Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:01:19 GMT)
Many holidaymakers no longer want just a couple of weeks' rest, but are searching for a more memorable experience.

Gran designs (Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:07:06 GMT)
Canada's Grand Challenges projects are using research and ingenuity to tackle global problems.

Chatbot docs (Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:28:24 GMT)
Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

How Linkin Park made rap metal memorable (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:30:12 GMT)
The band's Chester Bennington, who has died at 41, changed the dynamics of nu metal with his personal lyrics.

Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:10:37 GMT)
The pop star says his solo material has been influenced by the lyrics of Arctic Monkeys and Oasis.

What happened on the first day of Comic-Con? (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:10:56 GMT)
A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines in San Diego.

Did Halle Berry drink half a pint of whiskey at Comic-Con? (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:33:04 GMT)
The star was challenged to down the drink while promoting her film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

What you should look out for at Comic-Con (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:54:20 GMT)
The films and TV shows getting people excited at this year's fan fest in San Diego.

Salvador Dali's body exhumed for DNA tests (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:27:15 GMT)
Samples are taken from the painter's body to settle a paternity case brought by a tarot card reader.

BBC pay: What else did we learn? (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:55:25 GMT)
We found out that all the top earners were older, white men - but what else have we discovered?

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:19:54 GMT)
The former sports star and actor is granted parole after almost nine years in prison for armed robbery.

Radiohead defy critics to play Israel (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:05:54 GMT)
"A lot was said about this, but in the end we played some music," Thom Yorke told fans in Tel Aviv.

In pictures: 2017 Riba Stirling prize shortlist (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:37:32 GMT)
Six buildings are on the shortlist for the 22nd annual Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building.

The Carpool Karaoke team is making a BBC music show (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:26:52 GMT)
Eleven years after the demise of Top of the Pops, a weekly music show is coming back to the BBC.

Rising French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:26:05 GMT)
Barbara Weldens collapsed mid-concert and was apparently electrocuted.

Madonna blocks sale of personal belongings (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:53:04 GMT)
A US judge halts an auction of the superstar's items, including a break-up letter from rapper Tupac.

Olly Murs cancelled gigs: 'No refunds' for fans (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:57:52 GMT)
The singer says he is "gutted" by the cancellations after the shows' promoter ceases trading.

Chris Evans 'asked mum for advice' after BBC salary reveal (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:49:50 GMT)
The presenter told listeners he'd asked his 91-year-old mum what to do, after his pay was revealed.

BBC presenter salaries: Why it matters (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:12:49 GMT)
Our media editor Amol Rajan says the gender pay gap could lead to big problems for the BBC.

Salvador Dali body to be exhumed for DNA test (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:01:49 GMT)
A tarot card reader from Girona is hoping to prove she is Dali's only child- and heir.

Despacito has been streamed 4.6bn times (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:33:50 GMT)
Luis Fonsi's Despacito has become the most-streamed song of all time.

Meet the man making wood exoskeletons (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:51:37 GMT)
Find out what led Ukrainian crane operator Dmitriy Balandin to design a low-cost walking aid.

BBC salaries: Tony Hall says salary disclosure 'inflationary' (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:23:40 GMT)
The BBC's director general says it's unfair to publish the salaries of stars who earn more than £150,000.

Despacito censored: Malaysia bans 'unsuitable' hit from state stations (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:23:49 GMT)
Despacito, the most-streamed song of all time, is banned from state stations over its "sexy" lyrics.

Star Wars Monopoly finally includes Rey in the US (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:42:38 GMT)
The female character is first included in the game in the US nearly two years after the film came out.

Obituary: Linkin Park star Chester Bennington's hurt made beautiful music (Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:45:52 GMT)
"Most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through," Bennington once said.

BBC pay: How much do its stars earn? (Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:01:04 GMT)
A list of the top earners whose salaries came from the BBC licence fee.

Why experts question Dali paternity claim (Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:30:50 GMT)
The body of the artist Salvador Dalí has been exhumed in order to settle a paternity suit.

6 things you might not have known about Jane Austen (Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:54:26 GMT)
Jane Austen biographer Lucy Worsley reveals six things you might not have known about the author.

Jodie Whittaker and the other sci-fi women breaking the glass ceiling (Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:57:09 GMT)
As Jodie Whittaker is announced as the new Doctor, is sci-fi paving the way for women?

All the Doctors, from William Hartnell to Jodie Whittaker (Sun, 16 Jul 2017 16:42:21 GMT)
As the new Time Lord prepares to enter the Tardis, we look back at her many predecessors.

D23 Expo: Star Wars, The Avengers, Mary Poppins and more (Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:42:36 GMT)
The biennial convention gives fans a sneak peek at some of 2018's biggest films and animations.

The history of allegations against R Kelly (Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:07:36 GMT)
Claims that R&B star R Kelly is holding several women in a "cult" are the latest in a long line of allegations.

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