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Lockdown: Rishi Sunak urges public to head back to pubs and restaurants to help save economy

57 minutes ago   |   The Independent

Chancellor says UK needs to 'relearn what it's like to go out again'
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Disabled people could become ‘even more isolated' as lockdown eases

6 hours ago   |   Belfast telegraph

Disabled people are at risk of becoming “even more isolated” as the world implements the social-distancing measures needed to open up parts of the economy.
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France's new prime minister says he has an ‘immense task'

7 hours ago   |   Belfast telegraph

The new French prime minister has said he feels ready to face the key challenge of reviving France's economy following the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and a...
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Coronavirus: Majority of Tory voters want government to consider four-day working week

9 hours ago   |   The Independent

Exclusive: Poll shows nearly two-thirds of public want government to explore radical concept to help economy recover from Covid-19
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A top economist says the $4 trillion federal deficit isn't the problem - it's how we're spending the money

10 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the " Pitchfork Economics " podcast with Nick Hanauer and...
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AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How 5 industries bounced back from 9/11, hurricanes, and the Great Recession - and what their success can teach us about hope after the coronavirus

11 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the American economy. But the US is a resilient country, and we have recovered from tragedy in the past. Business Insider looked at five...
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These 6 charts from the June jobs report show how much the economy has recovered - and how much further it has to go

11 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

The June jobs report released Thursday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the economy added 4.8 million payrolls during the month, and that the unemployment rate...
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Chinese stocks hit their highest level in 5 years, while Europe looks for direction with US markets closed for July 4th

11 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Global markets were mixed Friday as investors seek direction with the US markets closed in observance of of the Fourth of July public holiday. Chinese stocks hit a five-year...
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Unions call for early pay rise for NHS staff

12 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Unions say increase would make staff feel more valued and help boost flagging economy Unions representing more than 1.3 million NHS workers have written to the government...
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A handful of multi-strategy hedge funds posted huge gains in the first half this year, bucking the industry's trend of underperformance

A handful of multi-strategy hedge funds posted huge gains in the first half this year, bucking the industry's trend of underperformance

12 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Multi-strategy hedge funds have made massive gains in the first six months of the year aided by the Federal Reserve's efforts to prop up financial markets, according to the...
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Police showered with bottles as they try to break up an illegal block party...

Police showered with bottles as they try to break up an illegal block party in west London

Officers were forced to retreat after they were showered with glass as they tried to break up 'an unlicensed music event' in White City, west London. Read more ...

Summer breaks thrown into chaos as government unveils list of...

Summer breaks thrown into chaos as government unveils list of quarantine-free countries

Sun-hungry Britons can travel to 73 destinations with no mandatory quarantine from July 10. But Portugal was left off the list. Some defiant Britons say they will visit the... Read more ...

Home Depot removes rope from shelves after customer made nooses

Home Depot removes rope from shelves after customer made nooses

The Home Depot has changed the way it displays rope for sale at all of its US locations after a woman found two nooses in a Charlotte, North Carolina, store in early June. Read more ...

National Theatre axes 400 casual jobs as venues around the UK are wrapped in...

National Theatre axes 400 casual jobs as venues around the UK are wrapped in messages of hope

The National Theatre today confirmed that 400 casual workers, including 250 front of house staff, will lose their jobs as the theatre industry continues to feel the impact of... Read more ...

Cricket CAN resume next weekend says Boris Johnson

Cricket CAN resume next weekend says Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister backtracked on his comments saying cricket risked spreading Covid-10 after seeking medical advice. Guidelines on bringing the sport back will be published in... Read more ...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially SHUT DOWN their Sussex Royal charity

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially SHUT DOWN their Sussex Royal charity

BREAKING NEWS: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly filed paperwork to dissolve their Sussex Royal charity. More to follow on this story. Read more ...

Labour backs 'wealth tax' on assets to help coronavirus recovery

Labour backs 'wealth tax' on assets to help coronavirus recovery

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds said a levy on assets, rather than income, should be consider as part of a 'new settlement' after the crisis. Read more ...

Boris Johnson begs the public to behave when pubs open TOMORROW

Boris Johnson begs the public to behave when pubs open TOMORROW

At a Downing Street press conference to mark lockdown easing in England, the PM struck a nervous tone as he insisted the country is 'not out of the woods yet'. Read more ...

Welcome Break service station on M1 split in HALF by Leicester lockdown boundary

Welcome Break service station on M1 split in HALF by Leicester lockdown boundary

Forest East services, on the M1, has been sliced in two under the quarantine zone put in place on the coronavirus-hit city causing confusion for motorists. Read more ...

Revellers hit Northern Ireland pubs as they reopen after coronavirus lockdown

Revellers hit Northern Ireland pubs as they reopen after coronavirus lockdown

Despite the wet weather revellers hit Belfast's pubs and restaurants for the first time since March with their reopening after their coronavirus lockdown. Read more ...