Coronavirus: 5,300 jobs go at Boots and John Lewis – Sky News

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High street chain Boots and department store chain John Lewis are cutting a total of more than 5,000 jobs – blamed on the impact of COVID-19. Boots plans to axe 4,000 workers in a major shake-up while John Lewis said that eight of its shops were set to remain closed after the lockdown, putting 1,300…

Government gives 50 per cent off restaurant meals in August – Wales Online

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced everyone in the country will be able to get a half-price meal in a pub, restaurant or cafe in August as part of a huge hand-out to get the economy moving. People will be able to go to participating restaurants between Mondays and Wednesdays in August and get 50 per…

Eurozone recession ‘will be deeper than forecast’ – BBC News

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Image copyright AFP The eurozone economy will sink deeper into recession than previously thought due to the effects of the pandemic, the European Commission (EC) has said. The bloc will contract a record 8.7% this year before growing 6.1% in 2021. It compares with the EC’s May forecast of a 7.7% slump and 6.3% growth….

Police launch probe into fashion giant Boohoo’s Leicester factory – Daily Mail

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Boohoo’s shares plunged by £1.3 billion today after Priti Patel asked Britain’s FBI to investigate the fast fashion chain over claims they were using an alleged £3.50-an-hour sweatshop in Leicester to produce cheap clothing during the coronavirus pandemic. The Home Secretary has stepped in and instructed the National Crime Agency to probe the issues amid claims…

Friends embrace ‘Super Saturday’ as pubs and bars reopen – BBC News

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Pubs, cafes, restaurants and cinemas in England have opened their doors to customers for the first time in three months. We asked six young photographers to document what an evening out looked like. Ceri Oakes – Whitby, Yorkshire The seaside town and port situated on the east coast of Yorkshire is perhaps best known for…

Can you take someone home from the pub as lockdown measures change? – Metro.co.uk

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Would that it were so simple (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Pubs and bars in England are reopening along with a great many other businesses amid sweeping lockdown changes on what’s being referred to as ‘Super Saturday’. However, even though restrictions are slowing being scaled back, the lockdown itself isn’t over yet and we are…

Air bridges latest: Full list of countries we can fly to from Heathrow and Gatwick with no quarantine – MyLondon

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The Government has released its full list of countries for which quarantine will not apply to for people arriving back in England. The list was published this afternoon (Friday, July 3) and includes 48 countries. Spain, France and Greece are among them, while Portugal has not made it. The list is dominated by European countries,…

Café Rouge and Bella Italia owner falls into administration – BBC News

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Image copyright Hannah Mckay The owner of High Street restaurant chains Café Rouge and Bella Italia has gone into administration. Ninety-one Casual Dining Group outlets will close immediately, and 1,900 of the firm’s 6,000 staff will lose their jobs. Administrators Alix Partners are seeking offers for all, or parts, of the remaining business. UK firms…

Coronavirus: 12,000 jobs lost and theatres’ panto fears – BBC News

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Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Wednesday evening. We’ll have another update for you on Thursday morning. 1. Thousands of jobs to go in retail and aviation The economic impact of the crisis continues to grow in the UK with almost 12,000 people set to lose their jobs…

Plane-maker Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus fallout – BBC News

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Wings for all the Airbus commercial planes are made in Wales Aerospace giant Airbus says it plans to cut 15,000 jobs as it deals with the effects of the coronavirus crisis. It will cut 1,700 jobs in the UK, along with thousands more in Germany, Spain and elsewhere. The move…