Byron Burger lines up administrators as it seeks buyer – BBC News

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Image copyright Mowie Kay Byron Burger has filed a notice to appoint administrators, as it tries to protect the restaurant chain from creditors while it seeks a rescue deal. The chain has 1,200 staff and 52 restaurants across the UK. Sources confirmed that the Byron Burger board still remain hopeful that it can be sold…

Starbucks suspends social media ads over hate speech – BBC News

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Image copyright Getty Images Starbucks has announced it will suspend advertising on some social media platforms in response to hate speech. The coffee giant joins global brands including Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever which have recently removed advertising from social platforms. A Starbucks spokesperson told the BBC the social media “pause” would not include YouTube, owned…

Concerns for £500m satellite stake | News – The Times

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Doubts have been cast on a government proposal to buy a stake in a private US satellite company. Boris Johnson is poised to secure the $500 million part-purchase of One-Web as the first step in creating a British rival to the EU’s Galileo. The UK-headquartered company filed for bankruptcy in March, partly because of the…

Shopping centre giant Intu enters administration – BBC News

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Image copyright Jeff J Mitchell The owner of some of the UK’s biggest shopping centres, Intu, has called in administrators. The firm, which owns the Trafford Centre, the Lakeside complex, and Braehead, said earlier it had not reached an agreement in financial restructuring talks with its lenders. Its centres will stay open under administrators KPMG….

Martin Lewis issues overdraft warning – things could be about to get very expensive – Mirror Online

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Martin Lewis has warned people that the rules about how much banks can charge you are about to change, and it’s not good news. When coronavirus struck new rules forced banks to offer people in trouble a £500 interest-free overdraft, and outright banned them from raising rates. But those rules are changing, and that means…

Coronavirus: Swissport to cut over 4,500 jobs, slashing UK workforce in half – The Independent

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Ground handling giant Swissport is set to cut up to 4,556 jobs – more than half its UK workforce – as air companies struggle to deal with the fallout caused by the coronavirus crisis. The company told staff on Wednesday they needed to reduce the size of its workforce to survive. Swissport, which operates at…

Coronavirus: Go Outdoors calls in administrators – BBC News

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Image copyright Go Outdoors Go Outdoors’ owner has called in administrators for the business as the effects of coronavirus piles pressure on High Street retailers. JD Sports, which owns Go Outdoors, said the Covid-19 lockdown had brought into “sharper focus” the costs of the business, especially its lease terms. After appointing administrators, JD Sports then…

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Asda all issue updates over customers having to wear face masks – Birmingham Live

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Tesco, Sainsbury’s and other supermarket chains have updated the advice for shoppers over wearing face masks as the rules across the country change. From earlier this month, wearing a face mask became compulsory on public transport, with train and bus passengers urged to wear one. Hospital visitors must also don one upon visits to their…

Footfall remains low as shops reopen – This is Money

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Visits to the high street remained subdued after a lacklustre start to reopening shops Visits to the high street remained subdued yesterday after a lacklustre start to reopening shops last week. Springboard, which monitors footfall, said numbers were half the comparable Saturday last year, a continuation of a trend seen all week. Chancellor Rishi Sunak…

Coronavirus tracker API installed on your smartphone – even if you didn’t download it – Mirror Online

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A new coronavirus tracker has been found on smartphones despite owners not downloading it. Google and Apple have automatically installed the new feature, called ‘Covi-19 Exposure Logging’, to help track the spread of the virus. Although it has been automatically installed on most phones it is currently turned off and not available to use. This…