Owner of Peacocks and Jaeger on brink of collapse with 24,000 jobs at risk

“Traditionally, the group has always traded with strong cash reserves and a conservative balance sheet but these stories, the reduction in credit insurance – against the backdrop of the lockdown – and now this second wave of Covid-19 and all the local lockdowns, have made normal trading impossible.

The death of cinema? Odeon will shut a QUARTER of its 120 venues during week as Cineworld confirms plans to close sites in UK and US with 45,000 jobs – including 5,500 in Britain – at risk after film studios delay releases

September 22 – Wetherspoon – 400 to 450September 22 – Whitbread – 6,000September 18 – Investec – 210September 15 – Waitrose – 124September 14 – London City Airport – 239September 9 – Lloyds Bank – 865September 9 – Pizza Hut – 450September 4 – Virgin Atlantic – 1,150September 3 – Costa – 1,650August 27 – […]

Companies cutting jobs this week – from Shell to TSB, Pizza Hut and Burger King

Burger King – 1,600 roles TSB – 848 jobs at risk Fullers – 500 positions Pizza Hut – 450 jobs at risk City Pub Group – 250 jobs at risk thanks to new lockdown restrictions RS Components – 208 jobs at risk Car parts manufacturer Stadco – 172 roles in Llanfyllin, Telford and the West […]

Shetland Islands Space Base Cleared for Launch After Lockheed Martin Confirms Move

“The creation of the Shetland Space Centre is incredibly exciting and a real boost for the local economy,” said Scotland Office Minister Iain Stewart “Our investment in Scottish spaceports is creating hundreds of secure and skilled jobs for people in Scotland.” Scottish Trade Minister Ivan McKee added: “This is an extremely exciting time for the emerging space […]

Voice of the Mirror: Millions face hardship with chancellor’s cobbled together handout

This is another slap in the face for cities in the North and Midlands who are anxiously waiting to find out whether they will be subject to new lockdown measures on Monday.

Homeless teen mum forced to live in hotel room with partner, newborn baby and toddler

Speaking about the Burton hotel, she told Derbyshire Live: “All we had was a small kettle to boil water and from that I was able to heat some toddler meals and we had to use any money we had to buy meals otherwise, there was no way to cook anything – not even a microwave.

‘If we go into lockdown we’re b**gered’: Boris faces Tory revolt over new lockdown as MPs, hospitality chiefs and scientists condemn the plan despite predictions of 4,000 deaths a day in December

On April 6 Mr Johnson tweeted: ‘Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms. I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.

Paul Stephenson: the hero who refused to leave a pub – and helped desegregate Britain

In 1992, Stephenson returned to Bristol with his wife, fostering children and campaigning for the city to face up to its links with slavery. He says the continued plastering over the city of the name and image of the slave owner Edward Colston is a “reminder that racism is alive and kicking”. As for the […]

6million households on Universal Credit face £1k a year benefit cut if Rishi Sunak axes pandemic boost

Get paid faster: The government must slash the time Brits wait for their first Universal Credit payments from five to two weeks, helping stop millions from being pushed into debt. Keep more of what you earn: The work allowance should be increased and the taper rate should be slashed from from 63p to 50p, helping at […]

The pandemic could push 49 million Africans into extreme poverty. Here’s how other countries can help

I have long argued that the West needs to reframe its relationship with Africa from one of aid and extractive trade, where the West largely dictates the terms, to one of partnership. This partnership should be based on developing African nations in areas like trade and investment that add value and create jobs locally and […]