Tory Chief Whip Mark Spencer has told colleagues that the Commons “will only sit on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until further notice” in an email to Tory MPs. He adds that “this week we don’t expect colleagues to attend the chamber”. It’s not business as usual… MPs have also been told that “Due to IT […]
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, 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 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 […]
Anthony Joshua has named Lennox Lewis as his dream opponent, despite the pair seemingly reconciling after their spat. Lewis, who is the last man to hold every major world heavyweight title simultaneously, became embroiled in a public feud with Joshua in 2019. The London-born Hall of Fame fighter called for AJ to ditch long-term trainer […]
Some regions have already started to ease off lockdown measures. Here are their plans so far:
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 […]
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 […]
The Treasury has announced today that: Chancellor extends furlough scheme to end of June Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended by one month to reflect continuing
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Lady Gaga is curating Saturday’s two-hour global TV special, arranged in partnership with officials from Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.
The OneRepublic star has slammed those who have been dropping singles which are not raising money for charity.
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 […]
Premier League clubs remain committed to completing the 2019/20 season but there is still no date set for action to resume. Representatives from all 20 clubs gathered by conference call on Friday to discuss what next for the top-flight, as it remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. It had been reported ahead of […]
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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It’s been a rough week for WWE by all accounts. First of all, around 300 staff, including 20 performers, were either released or furloughed on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, legendary announcer Howard Finkel passed away. Big names like Kurt Angle and Rusev were among those to see their WWE tenures come to a close in […]
The coronavirus crisis has placed acute strains on businesses which were already struggling with long-term staffing and regulatory challenges.
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McLaren driver Sainz will link up with teammate Lando Norris for the third F1-backed Virtual GP event, which has enjoyed an increase in real-world participations at each event.The virtual race at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday – in lieu o…
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…
Barry Hearn made light of his recent heart attack scare as he told talkSPORT about how he’s giving back to sports fans with the new PDC darts Home Tour. Last week Hearn’s son, Matchroom Boing chief Eddie, revealed his father had been in hospital after suffering a minor heart attack, which required surgery. Hearn Snr […]
A few years ago now, I was invited to speak to the pundits on BBC Radio Sportsound; it was in the aftermath of Craig Levein returning as Hearts manager after the departure of Ian Cathro. Asked if I thought that the Hearts faithful would get behi…
McLaren had been on an upwards trajectory in 2019, moving up from sixth to fourth in the constructors’ championship, before the coronavirus outbreak put a halt to Formula 1’s calendar for the foreseeable future.Seidl is confident the team can keep up i…
It should remove those taxes and regulations that will stop business from applying their ingenuity on the problem of rebuilding from the ruins.
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 […]
According to Channel 4 News Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, a heavily pregnant nurse who had tested positive for Covid-19 has died. Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, underwent an emergency caesarean to deliver and save her baby daughter who has survived. The most ob…
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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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Constitutional Advice The European Yearbook of Constitutional Law is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its […]
Anthony Smith and Jon Jones have met inside the octagon before, but now things are getting personal. Earlier this month, Smith, a man who challenged for Jones’ UFC light heavyweight title last year, had to fight an intruder in his home in order to protect his family. Smith was able to subdue the intruder until […]
“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 …