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UK economy may not recover to pre-virus levels until 2024, says OBR

7 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph

The UK economy might not recover from the coronavirus crisis until 2024, the fiscal watchdog has warned.
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The UK economy is doing even worse than we thought, and the prospects of a V-shaped recovery look bleak

30 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   7 articles

The UK's economy grew by only 1.8% in May, falling well below economists' predictions. Reuters economists were expecting a 5.5% increase, after 20.3% contraction in the UK...
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UK coronavirus live: Johnson U-turns on masks as experts fear up to 120,000 Covid-19 winter deaths

36 minutes ago   |   The Guardian   |   5 articles

Boris Johnson announces face coverings are to be mandatory in shops from 24 July with £100 fines for non-compliance Global coronavirus live: latest updates 10.25am BST The...
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Coronavirus isolation pods haven't been used over fears they would explode

Coronavirus isolation pods haven't been used over fears they would explode

39 minutes ago   |   Daily Mail

UK health bosses have bought 23 of the EpiShuttle devices, intended for transporting infectious patients in ambulances, in total since the outbreak hit Britain in February.
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Legal tech startup Orbital Witness raises $4 million in a funding round backed by Seedcamp and LocalGlobe

Legal tech startup Orbital Witness raises $4 million in a funding round backed by Seedcamp and LocalGlobe

44 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Orbital Witness, a legal tech startup based in London, just raised $4 million in a funding round backed by Seedcamp and LocalGlobe. The firm uses machine learning to speed up...
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Louis wants to cuddle everything and does not get social distancing - Kate

51 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph   |   2 articles

The Duchess of Cambridge has told how Prince Louis is too young to understand social distancing and wants to “cuddle everything”.
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Retailers and police urged to ensure shoppers in England wear face coverings

51 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph

Retailers and police must both play a role in enforcing the use of face coverings by shoppers in England, a Cabinet minister has said after officers warned the law would be...
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Lidl unveils plans to open 25 new stores this year, resulting in 1,000 UK jobs

55 minutes ago   |   The Independent   |   5 articles

'The discounter is committed to fulfilling its ambitious store opening programme, despite disruption to construction amid the coronavirus pandemic,' company says
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Coronavirus cases MAPPED: The 107 areas where cases are RISING - is yours on the list?

Coronavirus cases MAPPED: The 107 areas where cases are RISING - is yours on the list?

1 hour ago   |   Daily Express

CORONAVIRUS cases are still being reported across the UK, at a slower rate than earlier in the pandemic. However, some areas have seen an increase in cases in the past week...
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Coronavirus near me: are UK Covid-19 cases rising or falling in your area?

1 hour ago   |   The Guardian

Latest updates: how has Covid-19 progressed where you live? Check the week-on-week changes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland The map shows local authorities...
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Start of the recovery? UK economy grew 1.8 per cent in May

Start of the recovery? UK economy grew 1.8 per cent in May

Official figures showed GDP grew by 1.8 per cent in May, although it is still nearly a quarter lower than before the draconian coronavirus restrictions were imposed. Read more ...

Stress forces 675 NI ambulance staff off work

Stress forces 675 NI ambulance staff off work

More than 600 members of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were forced to take time off work due to stress-related illness over the last three years. Read more ...

Kellyanne Conway's daughter, Claudia, 15, posts 'last tweet' as parents...

Kellyanne Conway's daughter, Claudia, 15, posts 'last tweet' as parents force her off social media

The apparent forced deletion of 15-year-old Claudia Conway's social media accounts comes a week after she started using them to troll her parents, Kellyanne and George Conway. Read more ...

Ryanair bomb scare: RAF Typoon jets scrambled after 'bomb note' causes...

Ryanair bomb scare: RAF Typoon jets scrambled after 'bomb note' causes Stansted emergency

A RYANAIR flight from Krakow, Poland to Dublin was forced to land after a "bomb note" was discovered in a toilet. Read more ...

Second wave WARNING: UK facing 120k deaths this winter as second spike fears...

Second wave WARNING: UK facing 120k deaths this winter as second spike fears deepen

CORONAVIRUS infections could spiral out of control in the UK with a second spike predicted to result in devastating 120,000 deaths. Read more ...

Second wave of Covid-19 this winter could lead to more than 120,000 extra...

Second wave of Covid-19 this winter could lead to more than 120,000 extra deaths, scientists warn

Scientists have given a grim forecast for the number of death expected if second wave of coronavirus hits this winter. They suggest it could result in 120,000 hospital deaths. Read more ...

Manchester United vs Southampton, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Manchester United vs Southampton, Premier League: live score and latest updates

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China's new national security law in Hong Kong is a gut punch to the city's...

China's new national security law in Hong Kong is a gut punch to the city's freedoms. It could mark the end of Hong Kong as we know it

The new national security law in Hong Kong passed last month has wide-reaching consequences for the future of the city. The new law, unilaterally imposed by China, bans all... Read more ...

Chinese fixer tasked with wooing UK elite met the Queen and Princes Charles...

Chinese fixer tasked with wooing UK elite met the Queen and Princes Charles, William and Harry

Zhirong Hu, a top fixer backed by the Chinese Communist Party has targeted senior members of the Royal Family, including the Queen and Prince Charles, the Daily Mail can reveal. Read more ...

Vandal splatters red paint over Black Lives Matter mural days after it...

Vandal splatters red paint over Black Lives Matter mural days after it debuted outside Trump Tower 

The public artwork on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue was damaged on Monday just days after the commission by the City of New York was completed and following protests at the site... Read more ...