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Ikea to reopen 19 stores with social distancing wardens on patrol

Ikea to reopen 19 stores with social distancing wardens on patrol

The homewares giant will only allow one child and adult from each family in store, with restaurants and play areas remaining closed.

Fears of ‘prolonged shutdown of aviation’ after quarantine measures introduced

Fears of ‘prolonged shutdown of aviation’ after quarantine measures introduced

Industry chiefs have called for more details on the plans.

Tributes paid to ‘fiercely proud’ nurse

Tributes paid to ‘fiercely proud’ nurse

Joselito Habab died at Whiston Hospital on Wednesday with his wife by his side.

Huge four-metre sinkhole will take a month to fix

Huge four-metre sinkhole will take a month to fix

Severn Trent Water said a collapsed sewer had caused the opening.

‘Many hundreds of thousands’ exposed to Covid-19 in early March, MPs told

‘Many hundreds of thousands’ exposed to Covid-19 in early March, MPs told

Health Secretary Matt Hancock had told the Commons on Tuesday that community transmission of coronavirus by mid-March was low.

Scots most neighbourly during lockdown, survey finds

Scots most neighbourly during lockdown, survey finds

Research established 43% of Scots have checked in on their neighbours recently, compared to 25% in London.

Conservative MP Siobhan Baillie gives birth to daughter

Conservative MP Siobhan Baillie gives birth to daughter

The Stroud MP says she is ‘bowled over’ with the new arrival.

Brewers Marston’s and Carlsberg UK to join to form £780m beer giant

Brewers Marston’s and Carlsberg UK to join to form £780m beer giant

The move, which is the latest in a string of deals involving UK brewers, will create the Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company.

Unions criticise ‘inconclusive’ scientific evidence behind school reopening plan

Unions criticise ‘inconclusive’ scientific evidence behind school reopening plan

Wider contextual issues must be taken into account when assessing the impact of reopening schools, according to Sage’s advice.

Tiny dwarf mongoose triplets born at Chester Zoo

Tiny dwarf mongoose triplets born at Chester Zoo

The trio have ventured out for the first time after keepers became aware of their presence thanks to ‘tiny squeaks’ coming from their burrow.

Unite launches campaign against BA job loss proposals

Unite launches campaign against BA job loss proposals

Len McCluskey has written to members of the board of BA’s parent group, IAG, saying its actions were ‘deplorable’.

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group keeps staff on full pay

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group keeps staff on full pay

The businessman thanked staff for operating online sales during the crisis.

William’s right hand man takes up Downing Street coronavirus post

William’s right hand man takes up Downing Street coronavirus post

Simon Case was given a temporary role while he is on secondment to Whitehall.

Plans unveiled to manage London’s recovery from coronavirus impact

Plans unveiled to manage London’s recovery from coronavirus impact

The strategy was set out by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick.

Competition watchdog launches investigation into fake online reviews

Competition watchdog launches investigation into fake online reviews

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it will look into the use of misleading reviews to sell products online.

Nicola Sturgeon in plea for Scots to stick with lockdown over holiday weekend

Nicola Sturgeon in plea for Scots to stick with lockdown over holiday weekend

The First Minister was speaking at her daily briefing, alongside Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone.

Terrifying footage shows moment Tesco store is robbed at gunpoint

Terrifying footage shows moment Tesco store is robbed at gunpoint

CCTV shows a man wearing a white facemask and beanie hat walk into the store brandishing what police are saying was a silver handgun.

Screens, sanitisers and cleaners: Wetherspoon’s unveils reopening plans

Screens, sanitisers and cleaners: Wetherspoon’s unveils reopening plans

The pub chain will hire extra staff to police social distancing and workers will face daily temperature checks.

EasyJet shareholders back board in feud with founder

EasyJet shareholders back board in feud with founder

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou asked his fellow shareholders to oust the chairman, chief executive and two other directors.

Migrant crossings ‘becoming a major threat’ to the UK border

Migrant crossings ‘becoming a major threat’ to the UK border

Questions have been raised about French Navy ships possibly shadowing migrant dinghies as they cross into British waters.

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