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Sainsbury’s announces new staff bonus and pay rises

Sainsbury’s announces new staff bonus and pay rises

The retailer said Sainsbury’s and Argos staff will see their hourly pay rate rise from £9.30 and £9 respectively, to £9.50 from March.

Opening windows ‘much more effective’ than face masks in primary school – Semple

Opening windows ‘much more effective’ than face masks in primary school – Semple

Some primary schools have said pupils should wear the masks when they return on March 8.

Greenpeace builds ‘boulder barrier’ to protect marine site from fishing

Greenpeace builds ‘boulder barrier’ to protect marine site from fishing

Activists have dropped a series of boulders in the Offshore Brighton marine protected area to prevent bottom trawling.

BA owner IAG suffers £6.8bn loss in 2020

BA owner IAG suffers £6.8bn loss in 2020

The company said capacity during the final three months of the year was just 27% of 2019 levels.

Harry speaks about family life with Meghan during chat with James Corden

Harry speaks about family life with Meghan during chat with James Corden

The Duke of Sussex appeared in a segment on The Late Late Show.

Harry joins James Corden for a double-decker bus tour of Los Angeles

Harry joins James Corden for a double-decker bus tour of Los Angeles

The segment was filmed before he and wife Meghan confirmed they will not be returning as working members of the royal family.

Supreme Court to rule on Shamima Begum’s bid to return to the UK from Syria

Supreme Court to rule on Shamima Begum’s bid to return to the UK from Syria

The 21-year-old is hoping to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship.

Businesswoman waits for ruling after big money battle with Barclays

Businesswoman waits for ruling after big money battle with Barclays

Amanda Staveley made complaints about the behaviour of Barclays’ bosses when negotiating investment deals during the 2008 financial crisis.

What the papers say – February 26

What the papers say – February 26

Many of Friday’s front pages splash on the Queen encouraging people to receive their jab to protect against coronavirus.

Denying NHS staff pay rise in Budget ‘kick in the teeth’, says Labour

Denying NHS staff pay rise in Budget ‘kick in the teeth’, says Labour

There has already been significant speculation about what Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce in next week’s Budget.

What we know about the Salmond inquiry

What we know about the Salmond inquiry

The committee was set up to investigate the botched handling of complaints made against the former first minister of Scotland.

Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation

Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation

He will also face questions about his claims that Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament and breached the ministerial code.

Queen urges people unsure about coronavirus jab to ‘think about others’

Queen urges people unsure about coronavirus jab to ‘think about others’

The head of state, who was inoculated in January, said that her injection ‘didn’t hurt at all’.

First travellers to be released from hotel quarantine

First travellers to be released from hotel quarantine

UK and Irish nationals returning to England from a “red list” country have had to self-isolate in hotels for 11 nights.

Blossoming trees to be planted across UK ‘to help signal hope’ after pandemic

Blossoming trees to be planted across UK ‘to help signal hope’ after pandemic

The National Trust aims to create blossom circles in and around urban areas over the next five years to connect more people to nature.

Twitter explores paid Super Follows feature

Twitter explores paid Super Follows feature

Fans would be able to pay a monthly subscription to access bonus tweets and other exclusive content.

This must be last lockdown, northern Tories tell PM

This must be last lockdown, northern Tories tell PM

The Northern Research Group said that a fourth national lockdown would be ‘disastrous’ for the North.

Police cannot explain ‘unfair’ use of powers against BAME people, says watchdog

Police cannot explain ‘unfair’ use of powers against BAME people, says watchdog

A police watchdog found black people were nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people.

Increasing corporation tax in Budget would be wrong decision – shadow chancellor

Increasing corporation tax in Budget would be wrong decision – shadow chancellor

Anneliese Dodds questioned the need for ‘immediate’ changes to the tax system.

Muslim leaders asked to learn about vaccine amid uptake fears

Muslim leaders asked to learn about vaccine amid uptake fears

Muslim leaders are being invited to attend community training sessions in Oldham after a survey found 50% would reject the jab if offered it.

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