Caravan and camping tips for beginners including best UK spots, gear and advice

Murray points out that today’s camping equipment is high quality and user-friendly, with easy to erect tents and beds. And he says you shouldn’t feel you have to stay somewhere close to home so you can come back if it rains. “Just take wet weather gear and if it’s pouring, go somewhere on a day […]

New car sales rise in UK after coronavirus lockdown restrictions

Car dealership groups have already been forced to cut thousands of jobs, with Lookers making 1,500 redundancies in June, Pendragon cutting 1,800 and Jardine Motors cutting 500. Another dealer, Inchcape, has said it will cut head office roles, although it has not yet provided numbers.

New UK obesity plan fails to address underlying problems

The plan does nothing to capitalise on the gains already made by imposing the sugar tax on soft drinks. Public Health England has been pleased by the amount of sugar taken out of drinks through reformulation by manufacturers. It worked because government wielded a big stick, imposing a levy on drinks with higher sugar levels. […]

Lack of special border measures before UK coronavirus lockdown was ‘serious mistake’

The committee chair, the Labour MP Yvette Cooper, said: “The government’s failure to have proper quarantine measures in place in March as the infection was spreading fast was a grave error and meant Covid spread faster and reached more people. The UK was almost unique in having no border checks or quarantine arrangements at that […]

Most popular seaside destinations as 20 million Brits holiday in the UK this summer

Colwyn Bay, Wales – from £80 per night Bridlington, Yorkshire – from £69 per night Minehead, Somerset – from £133 per night Bognor Regis, West Sussex – from £180 per night Morecambe, Lancashire – from £40 per night Lowestoft, Suffolk – from £92 per night Tenby, Wales – from £89 per night Southend-on-Sea, Essex – […]

The UK’s private debt crisis will make this recession so much worse

The implicit assumption was that the disruption would be short-lived: once restrictions were lifted, the debts could be paid back. But this was always doubtful. Replacing income with debt is rarely a good idea, especially when that lost income is unlikely to be recouped. If anything, incomes and revenues coming out of lockdown will be […]

Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK’s best-rated shops

The hi-fi and TV specialist was founded by influential business guru Julian Richer, who has promised to hand his business to his employees through a trust model similar to that of John Lewis when he dies. It has 53 stores and made an operating profit of £9m on sales of £186m last year. It donates […]

UK government gets green light to use personal data from citizens’ mobile phones to help fight coronavirus – but privacy experts brand the move ‘extremely concerning’ and warn it could lead to invasive surveillance

It is believed to travel in the saliva and even through water in the eyes, therefore close contact, kissing, and sharing cutlery or utensils are all risky. It can also live on surfaces, such as plastic and steel, for up to 72 hours, meaning people can catch it by touching contaminated surfaces.

UK tourists would rather cancel a trip than enter quarantine or wear masks

WTTC chief executive Gloria Guevara said this week: “It’s heartbreaking to see our worst fears for the UK and global travel and tourism sector coming true. While we acknowledge the UK government’s efforts to support travel and tourism during this crisis, the UK alone looks set to lose three million jobs in the sector, creating […]

Coronavirus: Is the UK in a better position than we think?

Why? He said it was showing the country was able to identify where the virus was, and he could see signs that different parts of society were “pulling together and saying ‘we are going to get on top of this’.”