‘Monday to Wednesdays are the new weekend!’ Restaurants see surge in bookings as food lovers dine out in droves on first day of Rishi’s 50% discount scheme but owners fear Saturday and Sunday demand will fall

They then make a claim seven days after the date of registration — August 7 at the earliest. HMRC then gives out a claim reference number and (all going to plan) the claim amount goes into the registered bank account in five days. Businesses will still need to pay VAT based on the full amount […]

10 holiday highlights of this strange summer: readers’ tips

Childhood holidays revisited, north Devon Thursday. Swam in the sea before 7am and explored rock pools before 9am. Back to the campervan now for a kettle shower and some bacon and eggs cooked on the pavement. A stroll along Westward Ho! beach pencilled in for this afternoon … and perhaps a Hocking’s ice cream. Battling […]

Tuesday briefing: Brexit talks head for bitter end

Journalists forced to flee China – Two Australian foreign correspondents in China have been urgently flown home after a tense diplomatic standoff. It comes as China is accused of using “hostage diplomacy” against journalists from countries whose leaders have criticised its Communist party government. The ABC’s Bill Birtles took sanctuary in the Australian embassy in […]

13 Spectacular Young Adult Books From Independent Publishers

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Wednesday briefing: England under rule of six

Sport Gareth Southgate said that Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have to regain his trust before he considers calling them up for England again after the pair missed a dire goalless draw against Denmark. In Stockholm, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo rattled home a superb first-half free kick against Sweden for his 100th international goal – and […]

The Dark Circle by Linda Grant review – heartbreak and hope in postwar London

From Dickens to Camus to Solzhenitsyn, disease and cure (along with their institutions and instruments) have been so well used as metaphors that careful handling by Grant of the enclosed world of the sanatorium is imperative, if it is not to seem stale. But she is far too subtle a novelist to miss this, and […]

Force feeding

Working undercover in a chicken factory in the West Country, she witnessed an apparently legal process in which use-by labels were switched to extend the poultry’s shelf-life. In Uganda, she met a coffee grower who could not afford medicine for his father or school fees for his sons: a cup of coffee in a London […]

Daily Horoscope: 10 September 2020

Capricorn: 22 December – 19 January Tension is possible on the family front. There can be a dispute about something in your house suddenly. In such a situation, the atmosphere will be turbulent. You have to resolve the matter with patience and peace. In the second part of the day you will get a chance […]

Fearne Cotton quits Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice on ITV2 after 10 years of being a regular panellist

Meanwhile, Hayley and Cherry move back in with the Slaters. Kat is shocked to spot the elderly man she knocked over a few weeks ago and makes herself scarce. Alfie tries to comfort Kat at the

10 years on, Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale is still the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game

Financial FantasyThere’s a save-the-world quest buried in Recettear, but you might not even find it. That side of the story is entirely optional, with the mounting repayments your real concern. By the time you’ve got 200,000 pix due you’ll be scrambling for every coin. The punishment for failure isn’t too bad—you loop back to day […]