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Bank and business at odds over rates

BUSINESS - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:23
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.

AUDIO: Neighbours's first indigenous actor

ENTERTAINMENT - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:15
Susan Bower, former executive producer at Neighbours and the University of Melbourne's Angeline Ferdinand discuss Neighbours's first indigenous actor.

PayPal to advance cash to businesses

BUSINESS - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:07
Online payments firm PayPal is to advance cash to UK small businesses from the early autumn as an alternative to traditional loans, the company has announced.

Sir Anthony Hopkins in Westworld remake

ENTERTAINMENT - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:06
Oscar-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins is appearing in a TV pilot remake of the 1970s sci-fi film, which starred Yul Brynner

VIDEO: Giant puppet creator on Liverpool show

ENTERTAINMENT - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:02
Giant puppets are set to roam the streets of Liverpool as part of the World War One centenary. Writer and director Jean-Luc Courcoult explains how his characters come to life.

VIDEO: Danny Boyle judges cemetery film fest

ENTERTAINMENT - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:54
Film-maker Danny Boyle is to judge a film festival being held in an east London cemetery.

Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening

ENTERTAINMENT - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:45
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.

Dog's life for Pudsey film flop

ENTERTAINMENT - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:28
A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britain's Got Talent, flops at the UK box office as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominates the weekend.

China detains five over meat scandal

BUSINESS - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:02
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

SCIENCE & NATURE - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:55
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Airline route assessments criticised

BUSINESS - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:50
Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says.

Giant python gets a health check

SCIENCE & NATURE - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:35
Enormous reticulated python gets annual check-up

Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

ENTERTAINMENT - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:25
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.

Centrica closes in on new chief executive

BUSINESS - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
British Gas owner wants to poach BP executive

Quarantine over China plague death

SCIENCE & NATURE - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Quarantine over China plague death

HEALTH - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

VIDEO: Questions over flight path oversight

BUSINESS - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:56
The loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has raised questions over how flight paths are regulated.

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

SCIENCE & NATURE - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:32
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

SCIENCE & NATURE - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:28
European spat over energy savings target

Why markets fear Argentina's debt crisis

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:23
If Argentina defaults on its debts again?