70 more branches of Pret A Manger to open across the UK – full list

70 more branches of Pret A Manger to open across the UK - full list

Pret A Manger has announced plans to reopen more stores across the country for pickup and delivery starting May 11. The sandwich chain’s CEO, Pano Christou, said in a blog post that a trial in 30 of its stores “gave him” confidence “to reopen 70 more, including in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester. … Read more

Teachers back in classroom as schools prepare to reopen in June

Teachers back in classroom as schools prepare to reopen in June

Schools have asked teachers to come to work during the closing to decorate classrooms, attend in-person meetings and make new preparations for reopening, a union claims. NASUWT, the teachers’ union, says it has received reports of teachers being put back to work speculating that schools will be asked to return to more students before the … Read more

Outrageous excuses for flouting lockdown restrictions

Outrageous excuses for flouting lockdown restrictions

A man who claimed he knew nothing about the coronavirus is one of the most outrageous excuses for breaking lockdown restrictions. Cumbria police have revealed some of the bizarre reasons given to officers for violating the rules after announcing that they had imposed more than 100 fines for breaking the lockdown. Agents were stunned when … Read more

Health experts' growing dread over second wave of coronavirus deaths

Health experts' growing dread over second wave of coronavirus deaths

Health experts are increasingly scared of what they say is an almost certainly second wave of deaths and infections that could compel governments around the world to push back, just as the blockades are unfolding. “We risk a relapse that will be unbearable,” says Dr. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University’s Center for Infection and Immunity. … Read more

BA says flights could resume in July and get back to normal by 2023

BA says flights could resume in July and get back to normal by 2023

British Airways owner and Aer Lingus, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), has revealed the extent of massacre to the airline industry following the corona virus pandemic. In a series of cost-cutting measures, bosses said for the time being that flights could be resumed at 50% capacity by July, but added that the group was running … Read more

Shopper describes 'horrible' situation during 'unpleasant' visit to B&M store

Shopper describes 'horrible' situation during 'unpleasant' visit to B&M store

A customer claimed that she was confronted with a “terrible” situation when she visited a branch of a B&M Home store, where staff and shoppers failed to observe social distance measures. The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, claimed that “ there was no social distance at all ” when she visited a discount store … Read more

UK economy being pushed towards 'deepest recession on record'

UK economy being pushed towards 'deepest recession on record'

The UK will face an economic blow to the corona virus of nearly 30% by summer, the Bank of England has warned. On Thursday morning it was announced that interest rates have been historically low after the recent emergency measures, at 0.1%. The bank has warned that the coronavirus pandemic will bring the UK economy … Read more

Perilous future for London Zoo as coronavirus lockdown takes toll

Perilous future for London Zoo as coronavirus lockdown takes toll

The London Zoo and its important conservation activities are without direct support for a dangerous future due to the Covid-19 lock. World-renowned charity Zoological Society of London said the site and sister site Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, have been closed to visitors since March 20-21 due to the pandemic. They are closed for most of the … Read more

Uber is to cut 3,700 full-time workers – 14 per cent of its workforce

Uber is to cut 3,700 full-time workers - 14 per cent of its workforce

Uber is going to cut 3,700 full-time employees, or about 14% of the workforce, because people who fear a coronavirus infection stay indoors or try to limit contact with others to minimize the risk when they go out. Rival Lyft and the Airbnb home sharing service have also cut jobs due to declining usage. In … Read more