Coronavirus: News UK asks staff to take unpaid leave + FT warns of multi-million revenue gap

17 Apr

News UK, publisher of the Sun and Times newspapers, has asked staff to volunteer for unpaid leave or to reduce their working hours in new measures to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. At present these are voluntary measures, but staff must take a third of their remaining annual leave, plus two days, before the end … Continue reading “Coronavirus: News UK asks staff to take unpaid leave + FT warns of multi-million revenue gap”

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Norman Hunter: Leeds legend’s brilliant talkSPORT interview on Don Revie’s superb team, that Franny Lee punch-up, and George Best being man-marked into the toilet

17 Apr

Norman Hunter, the Leeds United legend, tragically passed away on Friday morning at the age of 76. The defender, nicknamed ‘Bites Yer Legs’, played 726 times for the Whites and was also part of the England squad which won the 1966 World Cup. He was admitted to hospital last week after contracting coronavirus and tragically […]

Arsenal will reportedly listen to offers for many of their players this summer, with futures of stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang uncertain

17 Apr

Arsenal will reportedly entertain offers for a number of their players this summer, with stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being linked with a move away. The coronavirus crisis could limit the amount of business done but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is hoping to be busy this summer as he looks to build the team in his […]

BBC News GP is Standing as Labour Candidate

17 Apr

This afternoon BBC news has yet again provided no political context to their audience about the background of the activist/expert they are interviewing. The only introduction they gave to their expert doctor this afternoon was: “Dr Paul Williams is a former MP and joins me from the clinic in Stockport in which he is now […]

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Bradley Johnson EXCLUSIVE: Blackburn midfielder on supplying PPE during coronavirus pandemic with Dexter Blackstock

17 Apr

A simple Instagram challenge was all it took for Bradley Johnson and Dexter Blackstock to get their heads together to devise one of the most heart-warming acts of kindness from the footballing world in these unprecedented times. The Blackburn Rovers midfielder has linked up with former Nottingham Forest striker Blackstock, who now runs his own […]

Norwich’s Todd Cantwell keen to keep developing and force his way into England’s plans for Euro 2021

17 Apr

Norwich star Todd Cantwell believes the postponement of Euro 2020 could present him with a better chance of making Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the tournament. UEFA made the decision to move the European Championship to 2021 to allow time for all of Europe’s club competitions to be completed, as the football authorities grapple with […]

China’s Economy Contracts for First Time in 44 Years

17 Apr

China is the first major country to report a sharp drop in GDP due to Coronavirus. The first three months of this year saw a sharp double digit drop down to -6.8%. This may, however pale in comparison to the UK’s Q2 expectations, where an OBR’s scenario modelled a 35% fall in GDP. Lockdown means […]

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WEC still planning to host Spa race in August

17 Apr

A spokesperson for the WEC said that it is continuing to plan for the rescheduled race on August 15, even though the ban on large social gatherings will remain in place in Belgian until August 31. A spokesperson said: “We are still planning to hold our…

West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen hoping to emulate Andy Robertson and Harry Maguire’s success after playing with Liverpool and Manchester United stars at Hull

17 Apr

West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen has admitted he is hoping to ‘follow in the footsteps’ of his former Hull teammates Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson by reaching the top of English football. Both players were standout performers for the Tigers in the 2016/17 season despite the club’s relegation from the Premier League, earning themselves transfers […]

Former Evening Standard production editor Brian Hood dies of coronavirus aged 67

17 Apr

Former Evening Standard production editor Brian Hood has died of coronavirus aged 67. Hood had been admitted to hospital for cancer treatment where he caught the virus and “was gone in a matter of hours”, his wife Alison told the Standard. She paid tribute to him as an “amazing husband, wonderful father and loyal friend” … Continue reading “Former Evening Standard production editor Brian Hood dies of coronavirus aged 67”

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Shock of #Covid19 is an opportunity to change NI for the better

17 Apr

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor E. Frankl For all the catastrophising of this event, Northern Ireland seems to be holding up fine. That’s in large part because of the people of Northern Ireland (and I mean all, not some) have changed their habits and bought our health system precious time. Belfast’s hospitals have themselves turned on a sixpence and remain still well under capacity as far as Covid19 …

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