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CORONAVIRUS NEWS - LIVE: UK LAUNCHES TEST AND TRACE SYSTEM AS NHS LEADER WARNS 'VERY KEY BITS' NOT YET IN PLACE

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EASYJET TO CUT UP TO 30% OF ITS STAFF AMID GLOBAL PANDEMIC

'We want to protect as many jobs as we can for the long term,' said the airline's CEO, Johan Lundgren

 
 
 

KEY WORKERS DEMAND LIVING WAGE AFTER CARER 'LEFT TO SURVIVE ON FOOD DONATIONS WHEN HIT BY CORONAVIRUS'

'I feel like a Roman gladiator going into the ring,' care worker says

'I SAID WHAT I SAID': JOHN BOYEGA DEFENDS EXPLICIT ANTI-RACISM SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

Star Wars actor had tweeted in response to the killing of George Floyd

 
 
 

EASYJET TO CUT UP TO 30% OF ITS STAFF AMID GLOBAL PANDEMIC

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'I'M BARELY SLEEPING': ONE IN FIVE YOUNG WOMEN HAVE LOST WORK DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, WITH SOME FACING DESTITUTION

'It is not safe to work during my contracted hours because my toddler is active and therefore, I have to work throughout the night...

 
 
 

TIM BURGESS ON 'TOO-RYE-AY' BY DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS: 'THIS ALBUM HAS TRAVELLED WITH ME ALL OVER THE WORLD'

In our weekly celebration of albums, Tim Burgess talks about how 'Too-Rye-Ey' influenced his new solo record

I'LL MISS CLAP FOR CARERS - BUT IT CAN'T CONTINUE JUST TO APPEASE OUR GUILT

Do we really want to be a country that backs key workers from our doorsteps but won't actually push for the changes that matter? asks...

 
 
 

GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS: ONE DEAD IN SHOOTING AMID RIOTS AND LOOTING AS MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR APPEALS FOR CALM

A man has been shot dead near the scene of protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody...

SUBURBAN HOUSEWIFE BLUES: HOW DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES BLAZED A TRAIL FOR BIG LITTLE LIES AND LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

Marc Cherry's blackly comic vision of suburban life was initially dismissed by some as cheap melodrama, writes Ed Power, but its influence...

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS: CRUISE SHIP OUTBREAK REVEALS SCALE OF SILENT CARRIERS OF COVID-19

Study reveals scale of spread without symptoms among confined patients

SALLY CHALLEN: WIFE WHO KILLED ABUSIVE HUSBAND CAN INHERIT HIS ESTATE, JUDGE RULES

Mother-of-two was freed from prison last year after having murder conviction quashed

 
 
 

PAKISTANI MAN DEMANDS RETURN OF 'SPY' PIGEON DETAINED IN INDIA

Villager insists 'code' attached to bird's foot is in fact his phone number

'IS IT A ROBOT, IS IT A MACHINE, IS IT AN ANIMAL?': THE PROGRAMABLE ORGANISMS COMING TO LIFE

There's a bit of Frankenstein about xenobots, organisms created and programmed by roboticists from the cells of a frog, writes Joshua...

 
 
 

JERRY STILLER: COMEDIAN WHO SPECIALISED IN CROTCHETY SITCOM FATHERS

Best-known for his roles in 'Seinfeld' and 'The King of Queens', he was also a renowned one-liner comic and a familiar face on film

REWILDING ISN'T NEW - THEY WERE DOING IT DURING THE MEDIEVAL BALTIC CRUSADES

Letting nature reclaim the land could be the answer to the environmental catastrophe we face in coming years, write Aleks Pluskowski,...

 
 
 

SCIENCE NEWS IN BRIEF: FROM BLACK HOLE BOOMERANGS TO DEADLY PRAYING MANTISES

And other stories from around the world

KYLIE MINOGUE HAS BEEN RECORDING NEW ALBUM FROM LIVING ROOM DURING LOCKDOWN

Record will be her 15th studio album

 
 
 

APPLE REOPENS 100 MORE STORES ACROSS US

Branches allowing customers to attend in person enforcing temperature checks and mask policy

TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER TO TARGET SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER TWITTER FACT-CHECKED HIS FALSE STATEMENTS

Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order targeting social media following his threats to "strongly regulate" or "close down"...

 
 
 



Coronavirus: EasyJet to cut up to 4,500 jobs over COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus: EasyJet to cut up to 4,500 jobs over COVID-19 crisis

EasyJet is looking to cut up to 4,500 and shrink its fleet, following the collapse in air travel due to coronavirus. Read more ...

Mike Tyson sparks huge brawl with AEW star Chris Jericho on Dynamite as...

Mike Tyson sparks huge brawl with AEW star Chris Jericho on Dynamite as boxing legend wants a fight

Tyson and Jericho are on a collision course Mike Tyson made a huge impact on All Elite Wrestling as tensions with Chris Jericho hit boiling point. The Baddest Man On The... Read more ...

The NHS Test and Trace system, explained

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Stacey Solomon in tears as she cancels Joe Swash date night over family drama

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EasyJet plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30%

EasyJet plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30%

EasyJet plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30% to enable a 'restructure of our business' due to the coronavirus pandemic, the airline said. Read more ...

RHOBH: Lisa Rinna asks Denise Richards if she talks to daughters about...

RHOBH: Lisa Rinna asks Denise Richards if she talks to daughters about Charlie Sheen's 'hookers'

The 56-year-old actress after accusing Denise Richards, 49, of being a 'hypocrite' asked her longtime friend if she talks to her daughters about 'hookers' and her ex-husband... Read more ...

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A new age of austerity? The search for a solution to the crippling burden of...

A new age of austerity? The search for a solution to the crippling burden of Covid-19

The “invisible mugger” that sprang from a Wuhan wet market, coronavirus has robbed the world not just of its health, but has and will cause economic pain for years to come. The... Read more ...

Clapped out? Health, social care and the need to properly appreciate the...

Clapped out? Health, social care and the need to properly appreciate the urgent need for reform

Expecting the NHS to return to normal will be “difficult” in the first few years of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, one of Scotland's top doctors has said. The future of... Read more ...

Class war: The battle to save young learners from a ‘catastrophic'...

Class war: The battle to save young learners from a ‘catastrophic' post-Covid legacy

Leading academics have called for a radical shake-up of Scotland's education system to avoid a “catastrophic” legacy for young learners post-lockdown. Some of the country's top... Read more ...