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Sir Philip Green to close 25 more Evans and Miss Selfridge stores (Sat, 25 May 2019 08:43:31 GMT)
The latest closures by his struggling Arcadia empire will include mostly Evans and Miss Selfridge shops.

'I drive in the bus lane' (Fri, 24 May 2019 21:00:33 GMT)
How Norway is persuading motorists to switch to electric cars.

What the Jamie's Italian collapse can teach rival chains (Fri, 24 May 2019 21:01:22 GMT)
About 15 restaurants are closing each week across the UK.

Thames Water boss Steve Robertson steps down (Fri, 24 May 2019 20:37:19 GMT)
The UK's largest water and waste water firm has struggled with leaks and falling profits.

Mothercare sales plunge as losses widen (Fri, 24 May 2019 08:14:14 GMT)
The baby goods retailer says it is on a "sounder footing", even though UK sales fell nearly 9%.

Sir Philip Green told to fund Arcadia's pension deficit (Fri, 24 May 2019 13:15:09 GMT)
The Topshop tycoon has been asked to put his own money into the firm's pension pot.

Felixstowe port death: Essex firm fined after worker killed (Fri, 24 May 2019 17:18:39 GMT)
A 58-year-old man was killed when a hose violently whipped round and struck him.

Harvey Weinstein 'to settle with accusers for $44m' (Sat, 25 May 2019 00:55:10 GMT)
The film producer reached a deal with women who say he sexually abused them, his lawyers tell media.

UK retail sales stall in April (Fri, 24 May 2019 10:00:06 GMT)
The ONS said sales were flat in April, as clothing sales offset declines in other sectors.

Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' currency in 2020 (Thu, 23 May 2019 23:00:35 GMT)
The social media giant is planning to set up a crypto-currency in around 12 countries by early 2020.

Stagecoach takes legal action over West Coast franchise (Fri, 24 May 2019 09:40:30 GMT)
Stagecoach and its partners were disqualified from running three rail franchises last month.

Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal (Fri, 24 May 2019 01:51:12 GMT)
Huawei could feature in a US-China trade pact despite being "very dangerous", says the US president.

US regulators defend 737 Max actions (Thu, 23 May 2019 23:03:08 GMT)
The Federal Aviation Administration tells the BBC it didn't have the information needed to ground the planes.

Huawei: China warns of investment blow to UK over 5G ban (Thu, 23 May 2019 15:04:11 GMT)
A top Chinese diplomat tells the BBC there could be "substantial" repercussions if the UK bars Huawei.

Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled (Thu, 23 May 2019 19:06:33 GMT)
Mark Zuckerberg hits back at calls to break up Facebook, as it reveals it removed a record number of hateful posts.

Markets dip as US-China trade war spooks investors (Thu, 23 May 2019 19:26:02 GMT)
Investors get the jitters as tensions rise between the US and China.

I entrusted my pension to German builders (Fri, 24 May 2019 21:05:23 GMT)
A property group that borrowed millions has not paid some people back, a BBC investigation finds.

Feeling the impact of Trump's foreign worker squeeze (Wed, 22 May 2019 23:49:56 GMT)
US firms say President Trump has made it harder to hire the skilled foreign workers they need.

Netball counts down to World Cup 'summer of excitement' (Wed, 22 May 2019 23:49:14 GMT)
The 2019 Netball World Cup can boost the game on and off the court, and build on England's 2018 Commonwealth Games success.

What have economists been getting wrong? (Wed, 22 May 2019 01:33:01 GMT)
Evan Davis explains how the field of economics is asking itself some tough questions.

What went wrong at Jamie's Italian? (Wed, 22 May 2019 08:58:06 GMT)
Stretched staff, cavernous premises and the curse of the coupon.

British Steel collapse: the role of Greybull Capital (Wed, 22 May 2019 12:02:15 GMT)
The secretive investment firm also owned Monarch Airlines and Comet.

How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything (Tue, 21 May 2019 23:22:35 GMT)
Technology reshapes the workplace in much subtler ways than simply robots stealing jobs.

Are barcodes the way to protect dementia patients? (Mon, 20 May 2019 23:22:07 GMT)
How technology and community support is keeping people with dementia in Japan safe.

The pun-loving computer programs that write adverts (Mon, 20 May 2019 23:24:08 GMT)
AI-powered advertising copywriters are coming, but can they be taught to be as inventive as humans?

'The bullying got worse and worse and I snapped' (Sun, 19 May 2019 23:07:28 GMT)
How a troubled childhood gave investor Guy Hands the drive to succeed in life.

What are the EU rules about state aid? (Wed, 22 May 2019 09:27:36 GMT)
What does the EU say about state aid and could Brexit make it easier?

How the humble brick built the world (Fri, 17 May 2019 21:15:52 GMT)
Why bricks are still a vital building technology.

Are our weddings too white? (Sat, 18 May 2019 23:52:18 GMT)
Why it might be time to rethink the way we celebrate as more couples come from diverse backgrounds.

The doctor who invented 18 medical devices (Thu, 16 May 2019 23:10:02 GMT)
Professionals are finding holes in the system and turning into entrepreneurs to fill gaps in the market.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

Spice Girls: What happened to Girl Power? (Fri, 24 May 2019 23:51:00 GMT)
As the pop icons return (minus Posh) for their Spiceworld tour - is Girl Power relevant or a 90s relic?

Lewis Capaldi: Scottish singer's album is fastest-selling of 2019 so far (Fri, 24 May 2019 16:40:29 GMT)
Scots singer hopes to "make some money finally" after his debut record goes straight to number one.

Does a hit song really need 9 writers? (Fri, 24 May 2019 13:57:06 GMT)
Rudimental just won a songwriting prize for a song that credits nine writers. How many is too many?

Morrissey posters removed from Merseyrail stations (Fri, 24 May 2019 23:06:38 GMT)
Merseyrail takes down posters for the singer's new album over concerns about his political views.

Harvey Weinstein 'to settle with accusers for $44m' (Sat, 25 May 2019 00:55:10 GMT)
The film producer reached a deal with women who say he sexually abused them, his lawyers tell media.

Steve Dymond death: Jeremy Kyle guest ex-partner 'abused online' (Fri, 24 May 2019 12:29:36 GMT)
Jane Callaghan says she is being blamed for the death of her ex, who took part in the Jeremy Kyle show.

Major UK festivals to go plastic-free (Fri, 24 May 2019 08:51:31 GMT)
Reading and Leeds, Wireless, Latitude and Download will all ban single-use plastics by 2021.

Mae Martin: The comedian who doesn't want to label love (Thu, 23 May 2019 23:33:14 GMT)
Canadian stand-up Mae Martin wishes we could all relax about each other's sexuality.

We Are Middlesbrough: From a town of industry to a city of culture? (Fri, 24 May 2019 02:17:58 GMT)
Middlesbrough's grimy past is turned into art and a musical as the town looks to a creative future.

Lauren Child pays tribute to 'generous' Judith Kerr (Thu, 23 May 2019 11:56:57 GMT)
Children's Laureate Lauren Child tells the BBC about her friend, the writer Judith Kerr, who has died aged 95.

Sir Elton John's best movie moments (Wed, 22 May 2019 23:27:43 GMT)
As Rocketman is released in UK cinemas we give a brief history of Sir Elton on the big screen.

How author Lee Child lost his job and found global success (Thu, 23 May 2019 01:40:11 GMT)
The best-selling Jack Reacher creator explains how a crumbled TV career was the making of him.

Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters (Wed, 22 May 2019 07:53:55 GMT)
Will Smith might be playing the genie, but Disney opted for two relative unknowns for the leads.

Quentin Tarantino's 'brilliant' Hollywood return (Wed, 22 May 2019 15:17:43 GMT)
Tarantino's latest has premiered at Cannes to rave reviews - here's what we've learned from the reaction.

Diego Maradona at Cannes: Touching the foot 'blessed by God' (Mon, 20 May 2019 01:54:27 GMT)
Filmmaker Asif Kapadia gets closer to Diego Maradona than any England defender ever could.

Cannes 2019: Ken Loach says zero-hour contracts can 'kill' people (Fri, 17 May 2019 14:31:55 GMT)
British filmmaker calls for "fundamental change" to working conditions for millions of Brits.

Cannes 2019: Mati Diop 'a little sad' to make history (Fri, 17 May 2019 11:23:38 GMT)
Director is "moved" but "sad" to make history as the film festival's first black woman in competition.

Cannes 2019: Selena Gomez says social media 'terrible' for 'my generation' (Wed, 15 May 2019 12:27:24 GMT)
The actress and singer urges people to set time limits on their online activity.

Why Charlie Brooker says the news is copying Black Mirror (Fri, 24 May 2019 23:16:20 GMT)
The Netflix series writer, Charlie Brooker, jokes he and executive producer Annabel Jones should sue "the news".

The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr dies (Thu, 23 May 2019 11:48:36 GMT)
Judith Kerr published more than 30 books over a 50-year career, dreaming up a tiger story to amuse her two children.

Roman Reigns: 'I was finally able to share this huge secret' (Fri, 24 May 2019 09:37:28 GMT)
WWE superstar Roman Reigns, who gave up his Universal Championship title last year, speaks about dealing with leukaemia.

The Verve's Richard Ashcroft on the end of Bitter Sweet Symphony dispute (Fri, 24 May 2019 00:49:40 GMT)
After 22 years, the song's writer Richard Ashcroft has got the rights back from the Rolling Stones.

Blackpink: Meet the K-pop superstars backstage at their first UK tour (Thu, 23 May 2019 18:55:55 GMT)
From their Spice Girls inspiration to Coachella: here's what we learned from K-pop stars Blackpink.

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