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Lee Longlands store in administration due to lockdown

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 16:23
Lee Longlands' first furniture shop opened in Birmingham in 1932 and it has been trading ever since.

Coronavirus: Airport tests may provide 'early travel quarantine release'

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 06:07
Companies involved in a trial say testing passengers for coronavirus would be a "win-win".

Construction safety is 'broken' say fire chiefs

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 03:27
Some building firms have barely improved processes since the Grenfell disaster, fire chiefs say.

'Having my identity stolen cost me £10,000'

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 03:10
The number of ID thefts in the UK in 2019 rose 18% on the year before to a record high 223,000.

Coronavirus: Designer develops mobile plastic shield

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 23:27
A UK plastics company has developed a personal, mobile plastic shield for use during coronavirus.

'I'm having to survive on a third of what I had'

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 23:06
More than 70% of US domestic workers have lost their jobs or seen incomes cut due to coronavirus.

Aer Lingus to cut up to 500 jobs due to pandemic

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:16
The coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown have had a "catastrophic' effect on business, says the airline.

Brexit: UK plans to keep post-transition trade with EU flowing

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 16:05
Import and export businesses face big challenges, whether there is a deal with the EU or not.

Coronavirus: Quarantine rules for some countries set to be relaxed

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 14:37
Talks are taking place between the UK and a number of European countries, including Portugal.

Shoppers rush to buy shorts and raincoats as stores reopen

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 14:36
The typical British changeable weather meant shoppers rushed for shorts and raincoats when stores reopened this week.

Coronavirus: Credit card freeze extended for three months

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 09:56
Credit card, store card, catalogue credit and personal loan customers can defer repayments.

Retail sales in May partly recover after DIY boost

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 09:25
The reopening of DIY shops and garden centres lifted sales, but they still remain far below normal levels.

UK government borrowing hits record high in May as virus weighs

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 09:02
It was the highest of any month since records began in 1993, and nine times bigger than May a year ago.

Colgate reviews China's Darlie brand amid race debate

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 03:46
The popular Chinese brand features a caricature and translates as "black person toothpaste".

Bank and Church of England apologise for historic slavery ties

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:49
The Bank said it was "inexcusable" that former senior figures had profited from the slave trade.

The strict new rules for air travel after lockdown

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:06
How airlines are keeping passengers safe after lockdown.

Have we become too reliant on Big Tech firms?

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:05
Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple have done well during lockdowns, but are they getting too big?

Coronavirus: Dozens of people 'chasing every job' in poor areas

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:02
On average, there are 20 people claiming unemployment benefits for each job vacancy that is posted in poorer areas.

Coronavirus: Charity donations tumble at lockdown funerals

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:01
Charities say support and research work will be hit as limited funeral attendance affects collections.

Lockdown price hikes for beans and cleaning spray

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 19:50
Spray cleaning products are nearly 5% more expensive than in March, while beans cost almost 3% more.

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