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A new report has revealed that the vaccination rate in Central London is lagging behind the rest of the UK despite fears of a fourth coronavirus wave despite rising hospitalisation. It was first reported earlier this week in Metro that all 11 areas with the lowest vaccine coverage in the UK are clustered in the [...]
Climate campaigners brought chaos to Britain’s roads again this morning, sitting in the path of traffic for the second time in a matter of days. Some 89 people from Insulate Britain blocked roundabouts and a carriageway on the M25 early this morning. Insulate Britain says action will continue until the government makes a meaningful commitment [...]
Following a surge of donations, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched a new “London Refugee Response” fund to support the resettlement of Afghan refugees. About 9,000 refugees have arrived in the UK so far from Afghanistan, with up to 3,500 having arrived in London. The fund is a collaboration between City Hall, London councils and The London Community Foundation, set up [...]
Three has become the third mobile network following Brexit to reintroduce roaming fees when travelling abroad of £2 daily. The firm follows rivals EE and Vodafone which recently announced the return of £2 daily charges, while O2 has kept free roaming so long as it is deemed “fair use”. The move is a particular defeat for Three [...]
Struggles in China are pushing some of the most established British fashion brands into a dicey position, with Gieves & Hawkes facing a winding-up order and Aquascutum pulling out of the UK entirely. Chinese outfit Shandong Ruyi, which owns the two firms, has come under increasing pressure over its staggering $4 billion debt following an [...]
Britney Spears’ father has filed papers in a Los Angeles court to unexpectedly terminate the conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life for 13 years. The singer, who is 39, has unsuccessfully sought to remove him from the role twice in the last two years. But now Jamie Spears wrote that his daughter “is entitled [...]
The river Thames is home to a staggering 2,866 grey seals and 797 harbour seals following the most recent pupping season, researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) said today. The Thames’ healthy seal population is a promising sign the river is teeming with life, conservationists have said, despite a dip in numbers over [...]
Uncertainty around how businesses should support staff with digital connectivity issues could undermine the UK’s shift to hybrid working, according to new research by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and CityFibre. The CMI/CityFibre polling of over 1,000 managers shows a significant appetite for long term flexible working arrangements, including at least some periods of home [...]
While government instructions to work from home expired in July, many employers have chosen to wait for the Summer months to pass before facilitating a return to the workplace. The transition from enforced Covid restrictions to a more personal interpretation of the rules will inevitably lead to confusion for small business owners across the country. [...]
Britain’s nuclear weapons could be moved to France or the United States in the event of Scottish independence, Ministry of Defence contingency plans reveal. Several anonymous officials were cited by the Financial Times on Wednesday as saying they had been briefed on plans which could see Britain’s nuclear deterrents, currently based in Scottish ports, relocated [...]
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