Month: September 2020

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CORONAVIRUS: GLOBAL DEATH TOLL PASSES ONE MILLION

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has passed one million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, and forced many to change the way they live, learn and work. The toll, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, passed over into seven figures in the early hours of Tuesday. Dr Howard Markel, of the University of Michigan, said: “It’s not just a number. It’s human beings. It’s […]

today29 September 2020

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TURKEY PLANT WORKERS SELF-ISOLATE AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Eighteen workers at a Bernard Matthews turkey plant have tested positive for coronavirus and are self-isolating. Eighteen workers at a Bernard Matthews turkey plant have tested positive for coronavirus and are self-isolating. Food production at the processing facility in Holton, near Halesworth in Suffolk, has not been affected by the outbreak. Around 100 staff have been tested for Covid-19 with most returning negative results and additional testing is taking place […]

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NEW FINES AND RESTRICTIONS COME INTO FORCE ACROSS PARTS OF THE UK

New local lockdowns, further restrictions and tough new fines for failing to self-isolate come into force across parts of the UK. People across England will be legally required to self-isolate from this week if they test positive for coronavirus or are contacted by the test and trace service. If they do not they risk being hit with new fines starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offenders […]

today28 September 2020

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TRUMP PAID 750 DOLLARS IN US INCOME TAXES IN 2016 AND 2017, REPORTS CLAIM

Donald Trump paid just 750 US dollars (£578) in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report in The New York Times. Mr Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years. […]

today28 September 2020

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PREMIER INN OWNER WHITBREAD TO AXE UP TO 6,000 JOBS AS PANDEMIC HITS DEMAND

Up to 6,000 jobs are being axed at Premier Inn owner Whitbread as the group warned the coronavirus crisis will continue to hammer demand. The group said the cuts would impact 18% of the total workforce across its hotel and restaurant brands, which also includes the Beefeater pubs and Brewers Fayre chains. It is hoping a “significant proportion” of the job cuts will be made through voluntary redundancy and lowered […]

today27 September 2020 2

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INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO MURDER OF MET OFFICER AT POLICE STATION

Investigations are continuing into the death of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matiu Ratana who was shot dead by a handcuffed suspect at a south London custody suite. Known as Matt to his family and friends, 54-year-old Sgt Ratana, who was originally from New Zealand, joined the force in 1991. He died in hospital after the 23-year-old gunman opened fire at Croydon Custody Centre in south London in the early hours of […]

today26 September 2020

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TOUGHER CORONAVIRUS RULES TO AFFECT 17 MILLION PEOPLE AS RESTRICTIONS SPREAD

More than a quarter of the UK population will be living under extra coronavirus restrictions when new measures on socialising come into force in parts of the country. A ban on households mixing in each other’s homes came into effect at midnight in Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds. Residents in those areas are also advised not to meet people outside their household or bubble in any other settings including bars, […]

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CHANCELLOR TO REVEAL EMERGENCY JOB PROTECTION PLAN AMID NEW COVID RESTRICTIONS

Rishi Sunak will outline his plans to protect jobs on Thursday as the opposition insisted more needed to be done to bolster the economy in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. The Chancellor will address the Commons after cancelling this year’s Budget. With the furlough work scheme due to finish at the end of October, he will announce measures aimed at protecting millions of jobs in sectors hit by the […]

today24 September 2020

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CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING APP ROLLS OUT ACROSS ENGLAND AND WALES

A coronavirus contact tracing app is launching across England and Wales on Thursday in what the Health Secretary has called “an important step forward” in our fight against the “invisible killer”. The rollout follows months of delay and questions about its effectiveness in the face of mixed results from other countries which have already deployed such apps. NHS Test and Trace, which is responsible for the service, said the app […]

today24 September 2020

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