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Floodwater rescues and travel disruption as Storm Francis lashes UK

Floodwater rescues and travel disruption as Storm Francis lashes UK

Floodwater rescues and travel disruption as Storm Francis lashes UK

25 August 2020

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for very strong winds across most of Wales and central England between 2pm and 10pm on Tuesday.


More than 70% of ‘woefully inadequate’ alcohol labels do not include guidelines

More than 70% of ‘woefully inadequate’ alcohol labels do not include guidelines

More than 70% of ‘woefully inadequate’ alcohol labels do not include guidelines

25 August 2020

The Alcohol Health Alliance UK examined labels on 424 products in supermarkets and a newsagent in locations across the country.


Eat Out to Help Out scheme needs extension, say small businesses

Eat Out to Help Out scheme needs extension, say small businesses

Eat Out to Help Out scheme needs extension, say small businesses

25 August 2020

The popular initiative which sees the cost of eat-in meals reduced three days a week is due to come to a finish at the end of August.


Cunard cancels sailings until March 2021

Cunard cancels sailings until March 2021

Cunard cancels sailings until March 2021

25 August 2020

Sailings are cancelled until March 25 for the Queen Elizabeth, until April 18 for the Queen Mary 2 and until May 16 for the Queen Victoria.


Oxford vaccine could be put before regulators this year – scientist

Oxford vaccine could be put before regulators this year – scientist

Oxford vaccine could be put before regulators this year – scientist

25 August 2020

Professor Andrew Pollard said it is ‘just possible’ that there may be enough clinical trial data on the vaccine later this year.


Probe into FCA’s handling of failed £237m investment scheme delayed again

Probe into FCA’s handling of failed £237m investment scheme delayed again

Probe into FCA’s handling of failed £237m investment scheme delayed again

25 August 2020

Dame Elizabeth Gloster was meant to report on the City watchdog’s handling of London Capital & Finance in July


No increased risk of severe Covid-19 for healthy pregnant women – study

No increased risk of severe Covid-19 for healthy pregnant women – study

No increased risk of severe Covid-19 for healthy pregnant women – study

25 August 2020

But some expectant mothers with pre-existing conditions should be closely monitored, researchers say.


Study to find out whether mouthwash can reduce spread of Covid-19

Study to find out whether mouthwash can reduce spread of Covid-19

Study to find out whether mouthwash can reduce spread of Covid-19

25 August 2020

There have been calls from researchers to test the idea that mouthwash could potentially reduce transmission in the early stages of infection.


Google will ‘always pay the tax it is required to pay’, says UK director

Google will ‘always pay the tax it is required to pay’, says UK director

Google will ‘always pay the tax it is required to pay’, says UK director

25 August 2020

Google paid £44 million in corporation tax in the UK last year, down on the £66 million paid a year earlier.


Around 6% of UK workers switched occupations in quarter after pandemic hit

Around 6% of UK workers switched occupations in quarter after pandemic hit

Around 6% of UK workers switched occupations in quarter after pandemic hit

25 August 2020

The Office for National Statistics said 6.1% of workers changed to a new occupation in the period from April to June.


Local beer delivery searches jumped by 500% during lockdown, says Google

Local beer delivery searches jumped by 500% during lockdown, says Google

Local beer delivery searches jumped by 500% during lockdown, says Google

25 August 2020

The tech firm announced plans to offer small businesses new tools to help improve their online presence and reach more customers.


First woman appointed renter warden of Brewers’ Company

First woman appointed renter warden of Brewers’ Company

First woman appointed renter warden of Brewers’ Company

25 August 2020

Katherine Smart said she was ‘thrilled’ to have been elected renter warden .


UK deaths above average for first time since June after heatwave – ONS

UK deaths above average for first time since June after heatwave – ONS

UK deaths above average for first time since June after heatwave – ONS

25 August 2020

There were 9,392 deaths from all causes in England and Wales in the week ending August 14.


Co-operative Bank to cut 350 jobs and close branches as low interest rates bite

Co-operative Bank to cut 350 jobs and close branches as low interest rates bite

Co-operative Bank to cut 350 jobs and close branches as low interest rates bite

25 August 2020

The 18 branches will be closed by December 1 this year.


Appledore Shipyard to reopen under new owner

Appledore Shipyard to reopen under new owner

Appledore Shipyard to reopen under new owner

25 August 2020

The historic shipyard in Devon has been bought by InfraStrata and will operate under the Harland & Wolff name.


No 10 urged to review guidance on masks in schools amid Scotland announcement

No 10 urged to review guidance on masks in schools amid Scotland announcement

No 10 urged to review guidance on masks in schools amid Scotland announcement

25 August 2020

Scotland’s Education Secretary said from next Monday secondary pupils should be wearing face coverings in communal areas.


Rules on face coverings in Scottish high schools will be in place next week

Rules on face coverings in Scottish high schools will be in place next week

Rules on face coverings in Scottish high schools will be in place next week

25 August 2020

Education Secretary John Swinney said pupils should be wearing face coverings in communal areas where physical distancing is not possible.


BBC row continues as Proms favourites stripped of vocals

BBC row continues as Proms favourites stripped of vocals

BBC row continues as Proms favourites stripped of vocals

25 August 2020

Orchestral versions of Rule Britannia! and Land Of Hope And Glory will be played at the famous concert on September 12.


AstraZeneca gives first doses to patients in Covid-19 treatment trial

AstraZeneca gives first doses to patients in Covid-19 treatment trial

AstraZeneca gives first doses to patients in Covid-19 treatment trial

25 August 2020

The pharmaceutical giant hopes the drug will act as a preventative for people exposed to the virus, as well as to treat patients with Covid-19.


Btec students begin receiving revised grades

Btec students begin receiving revised grades

Btec students begin receiving revised grades

25 August 2020

Results for the vocational qualifications were delayed to give the board more time to recalculate them.


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