The government’s plan for UK theatre is vague and demoralising – here’s what we need

Last Friday the government released its “roadmap” for reopening UK theatres. There is just one problem: it’s woefully vague with no dates or hard information – or anything of practical use – and it has demoralised everyone I’ve spoken to in the industry. What good is a road map when you don’t know whether the […]

Six companies get equitisation plans approved in January-August

The Ministry of Finance also stressed that leaders of ministerial and central agencies and chairmen of provincial people’s committees must to work more actively to complete the Government’s equitisation plans and they must be accountable for the plan implementation progress. — VNS

Plans for fans to return for iconic Melbourne sports events

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Government officials are aiming to have crowds back at sports events in Melbourne in time for the Boxing Day cricket test between Australia and India in December and for the first tennis major of 2021 at the Australian Open.

Victorian government aims for crowds at Australian Open and Boxing Day Test

The Victorian government is aiming to not only host the Boxing Day Test and Australian Open, but for crowds to attend both sporting events. Victoria has been devoid of live sport during a winter of Covid-19 discontent, but as case numbers continue to drop there is growing hope for the two jewels in the city’s […]

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

Sport Novak Djokovic may still be the best player in men’s tennis but Dominic Thiem can fairly lay claim to be leading the charge of the new wave of contenders after beating Alexander Zverev to win the 2020 US Open on a tie-breaker in a five-set thriller. Eoin Morgan hailed the aces in his bowling […]

UK cities should work for the people who live in them, not for distant shareholders

Progressive economic approaches like community wealth building, which is being adopted in areas such as Preston, North Ayrshire, Newham and by the Scottish government, returns more economic power to local citizens. Unlike the hollow promises that investment will trickle outwards, community wealth building focuses on the predistribution of wealth before it’s even created, designing systems […]

Chris Hemsworth Is ‘Definitely Not’ Saying Goodbye to Marvel After ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

When “Thor: Love and Thunder” was revealed to fans at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con, director Taika Waititi confirmed that Natalie Portman, who played Thor’s love interest Jane Foster, would return to the franchise and wield the powerful hammer. In the Marvel comic books, Jane took a spin as a new female Thor when […]

Bundesliga transfer blog: Cordoba linked with Hertha move

Augsburg have snapped up Polish Under-21 right-back Gumny from Lech Poznan on a five-year deal. “We’re delighted to have signed a young and talented right-back,” said sporting director Stefan Reuter. “We’re convinced he will play a part in us achieving our targets in the coming years.”

Key workers and public services need more support, say UK unions

“Unions pushed for the job retention scheme. Millions of livelihoods were saved – both employees and the self-employed,” she will say.From this Thursday, it will be just 45 days before the JRS ends. That’s the notice period that companies have to give if they intend to make mass redundancies.

Coronavirus: Fears over care home test cuts in north Wales

“We have invested to boost our testing capacity and we are taking urgent action to switch over testing facilities to Welsh laboratories to increase capacity through the mobile testing units while the UK government resolves these issues with the Lighthouse system.”