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VW to pay chiefs £49m despite losses

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 04:06
Twelve current and former Volkswagen managers will be paid about £49m for 2015 despite record losses.

WPP's Sorrell defends £70m pay package

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:35
The boss of advertising giant WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell, defends his pay package as revenues rise.

Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei row

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:35
Lego's decision to reject Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's request for a bulk order of its bricks last year was a "mistake", the toy company admits.

BBC to quiz recruits on family history

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:28
Staff joining the BBC are to be asked if they qualified for free school meals, in a drive to increase diversity.

Cat 'hazard' threatens mail delivery

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:25
A couple living near Bristol are told to restrain their cat or face having their mail deliveries suspended.

Shirley Bassey to sing at Queen's 90th

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:22
Shirley Bassey and Gary Barlow join the line-up of stars performing for the Queen as part of her 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle.

Labour has 'anti-Semitism issue' - peer

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:47
The Labour Party has a "serious problem" with anti-Semitism, a senior Labour peer warns, after Naz Shah MP is suspended over comments about Israel.

VIDEO: Rocket blasts off from new space port

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:44
Russia has launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome.

Liverpool Biennial to show 'episodes'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:42
Forty-two artists from around the world will present work in "episodes" about Chinatown, Ancient Greece and monuments of the future at this year's Liverpool Biennial.

Man dies in 'chemical incident'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:33
A man has died after a "chemical incident" at a house on the Isle of Wight, police say.

Hillsborough anger at 'be proud' message

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:31
Hillsborough families express anger after retired South Yorkshire police officers are told to be proud of their work, despite the inquests' conclusions.

Sanders begins campaign lay-offs

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:19
The campaign of US Democrat Bernie Sanders starts laying off staff members, after a series of losses to Hillary Clinton in key states.

Papa Wemba's body flown home to Congo

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:16
The body of Papa Wemba, one of Africa's best known singers, is being flown back to DR Congo after his death on Sunday in Ivory Coast.

US and Russia urged to save Syria talks

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:12
The UN's special envoy calls on the US and Russia to urgently intervene "at the highest level" to salvage Syria's struggling peace process.

'Economists for Brexit' launch campaign

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:07
A group of eight influential economists have thrown their support behind the Leave campaign in the UK's referendum on EU membership.

Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 02:00
Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.

VIDEO: Who faces highest graduate debts?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:01
A new report, Degree of Debt, looks at where in the English-speaking world students can rack up the highest amount of debt, and BBC News asks: "Is it worth it?"

Facebook triples quarterly profits

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:57
Facebook shares jump after it said quarterly profits tripled from a year earlier to $1.51bn.

VIDEO: As snow falls, is it spring or winter?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:35
As various parts of the UK experience snow and hail storms, the BBC's John Maguire reports on the holidaymakers not afraid to brave the cold.

'Economists for Brexit' launch campaign

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 00:10
A group of eight influential economists have thrown their support behind the Leave campaign in the UK's referendum on EU membership.