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How to make movies without a huge carbon footprint
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 23:06:43 GMT
The film and TV industry is switching towards greener energy sources but the transition has challenges.
Energy bills: What do I do if I can't pay?
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 14:56:41 GMT
If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, you do have options.
Pulsic takeover by Super Orange HK blocked on security grounds
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:41:28 GMT
The move is the latest attempt by the government to limit China's involvement in UK business and technology.
Inflation: Why price rises are worse for some people than others
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 23:03:33 GMT
Your own personal inflation rate could be higher than official figures suggest.
Train strikes: 'I cycled 33 miles to get to a gig'
Sat, 30 Jul 2022 05:39:06 GMT
Many people's travel plans have been disrupted but some aren't willing to let train strikes get in their way.
Backing for Adam Neumann's new firm prompts outrage
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 23:03:53 GMT
Adam Neumann's financial backers say he's a "visionary leader" but others have doubts over his latest plans.
Japan urges its young people to drink more to boost economy
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 03:50:37 GMT
The government's tax agency has launched a programme to encourage a new generation of sake drinkers.
The lockdown side-hustles that turned into full-time businesses
Sun, 07 Aug 2022 23:35:24 GMT
The pandemic turned some people into savvy entrepreneurs but how many have ditched their day job?
Why Australia will work harder to build ties with Indonesia
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 22:31:52 GMT
Energy bills could go up before October price cap rise
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:48:57 GMT
The energy regulator says it's "possible" customers' direct debit payments will rise before October.
UK inflation rate calculator: How much are prices rising for you?
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 06:39:38 GMT
Use our calculator to find out how much the cost of living is going up in your household.
Martin Lewis: Energy bill crisis is on scale of pandemic
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:17:25 GMT
Government support needs to double to make up for the huge expected rise in bills, the consumer expert says.
'I'm borrowing £5,000 to pay my energy bills'
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:00:04 GMT
Many people are getting desperate as spiralling energy bills start to bite.
Not just hardest up that need bill help - Sir Keir Starmer
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 07:02:27 GMT
The Labour leader tells the BBC his proposal to freeze energy prices for all is a good use of public money.
The plans for giant seaweed farms in European waters
Sun, 07 Aug 2022 23:16:47 GMT
As worldwide sales of the algae soar, the European Union wants to establish giant seaweed farms.
Mining boss: 'One person doesn't have all the answers'
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 23:10:45 GMT
Mpumi Zikalala, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, shares an insight for our CEO Secrets series.
Royal Mail workers vote for further strikes
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 17:00:37 GMT
Members of the Communication Workers Union at the Royal Mail voted to strike over terms and conditions.
Gateshead factory closure puts 430 jobs at risk
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 10:14:35 GMT
Orchard House Foods wants to relocate production from Gateshead to its base in Northamptonshire.
Blackmore Bond collapse: FCA failed to act before people lost life savings
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:32:45 GMT
BBC Panorama reveals evidence suggesting the FCA could have acted earlier before a fund collapsed.
UK inflation: Food costs push price rises to new 40-year high
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 11:01:48 GMT
Prices climb 10.1% in the year to July as the cost of food, household goods and holidays soars.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Billionaire wants to buy Manchester United
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:04:51 GMT
British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to buy Manchester United if the Glazer family put the club up for sale.
Tencent sees first sales fall as China economy slows
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 16:44:36 GMT
The WeChat owner is also feeling the effects of a regulatory clampdown on gaming.
'Starbucks fired me for being three minutes late'
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 16:41:09 GMT
Starbucks is fighting efforts by workers in the US to unionise. Is it winning?
Tory leadership race: Tax cut pledges are unrealistic, says IFS
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 04:35:33 GMT
Slashing taxes would add to pressures on public finances unless spending is also cut, the IFS warns.
Energy bills forecast to hit over £4,200 a year
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:08:10 GMT
The average household could pay £355 a month, up from £164 currently, consultancy Cornwall Insight warns.
Is there anything green about plastic grass?
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 23:01:10 GMT
More people are swapping real lawns for fake but experts are worried about its environmental impact.
Ofgem director Christine Farnish resigns over price cap change
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 20:40:17 GMT
A director of the UK's energy watchdog quits over the way the energy price cap will be set.
Ladbrokes owner Entain to pay £17m for breaching rules
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 11:26:50 GMT
Entain failed to properly check possible money-laundering or offer support to struggling customers.
Economic slowdown: China urges push to boost sluggish economy
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:46:36 GMT
Premier Li Keqiang called for a 'sense of urgency' to reverse a zero-Covid led slump.
Are we falling in love with robots?
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 23:03:48 GMT
Far from being scary, people who actually live with robots are finding them endearing.
The space tech helping to tackle deforestation
Sun, 31 Jul 2022 23:00:51 GMT
How the International Space Station is helping to tackle deforestation
Ted Baker set for £211m takeover by Reebok's owner
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:42:21 GMT
The bid by Authentic Brands, which also owns Elvis Presley's image rights, ends months of speculation.
A mind-reading combat jet for the future
Mon, 25 Jul 2022 23:25:30 GMT
The Tempest fighter jet will have artificial intelligence tech to monitor and help the pilot.
Young watch almost seven times less TV than over-65s - Ofcom
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 23:14:25 GMT
The average 16 to 24-year-old watches TV for 53 minutes a day compared with nearly six hours for over-65s.
Train and Tube strikes: What are the dates and where is affected?
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 15:29:23 GMT
Thousands of rail workers are striking in August in an ongoing row over pay, jobs and conditions.
Train strikes: Passengers face disruption as rail services hit
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 10:30:37 GMT
Half of Britain's lines are shut and some places have no trains at all, as 45,000 workers walk out.
UK to receive shipment of Australian gas next week
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 20:49:13 GMT
As Europe looks for alternatives to Russian energy, the UK is set to get an LNG delivery from Australia.
How rangers are using AI to help protect India's tigers
Mon, 01 Aug 2022 23:07:38 GMT
India's tigers roam across vast areas, so artificial intelligence is being developed to help track them.
Decline in cash use eases after pandemic slump
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 10:37:43 GMT
Although cards remain a far more popular way to pay, cash is a preferred option for many, a report says.
Rail fares in England to rise below inflation rate, ministers say
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 17:01:55 GMT
The increase will also begin in March, rather than January, the government says.
Pace of UK house price rises slows to 11-month low, says ONS
Wed, 17 Aug 2022 10:50:19 GMT
Property values rose fastest in Scotland in the year to June, official figures show.
UK drought: Why we need to get used to wonky vegetables
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 00:25:11 GMT
Our produce is likely to be smaller, odd-looking, or even leathery after the hot, dry weather.
Nursery closures: Parents left without childcare as providers shut
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:03:37 GMT
A campaign group says it has been "inundated" with messages about nurseries going out of business suddenly.
CEO Secrets: Hard Rock Cafe boss on the shift he'll never forget
Tue, 02 Aug 2022 23:01:06 GMT
Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, shares a story for our CEO Secrets series.
Government proposes more help for energy-intensive firms
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 05:33:53 GMT
Sectors like steel, paper and glass that use a lot of power could be set to receive more support.
The rise of repairing: Why more of us are trying to fix things
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 23:05:54 GMT
As the cost of living soars 'repair cafes' are growing in popularity.
Why Premier League teams are flocking back to Asia
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 23:14:18 GMT
Top football clubs have resumed pre-season Asian summer tours, after three years of Covid travel bans.
The public relations and ad firms refusing fossil fuel clients
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 23:08:02 GMT
Climate change concerns have prompted a change of strategy for 295 firms.
Could the Great Lakes solve US shipping woes?
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 00:19:06 GMT
Inland ports along the Great Lakes are helping to fill the gap in supply-chain disruption.
Can North America's downtowns reverse their downturns?
Wed, 03 Aug 2022 23:10:00 GMT
City centres across the US and Canada are still much quieter than before the pandemic started.
The tech aiming to prevent lost airline luggage
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:23:32 GMT
With millions of bags and suitcases going missing this summer, technology may offer the solution.
Inflation drives fastest fall in real pay on record
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 11:04:55 GMT
Wage growth is lagging behind soaring prices as households grapple with the rising living costs.
US and Taiwan announce formal bilateral trade talks
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 04:11:22 GMT
The talks come weeks after a controversial visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
People can't wait for energy help - Citizens Advice
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:36:04 GMT
The charity voices concerns of delaying support for households bracing themselves for energy bill hikes.
Cost of living: Iceland to offer interest-free loans to customers
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 13:40:09 GMT
Interest free loans of between £25 and £100 will be available to help with rising inflation.
The tech helping to bring you your morning coffee
Sun, 24 Jul 2022 23:15:44 GMT
How Brazil, the world's largest grower of coffee, is turning to technology to boost production.