As 30,000 pub closures loom, hospitality bosses plead with ministers to save sector from disaster 

30,000 pub closures loom: Bosses from across the hospitality industry plead with ministers to unlock early to save the sector from disaster Industry body UK Hospitality says 42 pubs shutting their doors every day in 2021 This rate is up from 30 pubs a day closing last year according to their latest data Figures led … Read more

Banks to charge 35% on emergency loans: Crippling rates loom

Banks to charge 35% on emergency loans: Crippling rates loom for firms as experts warn that new crisis in spring will be worse than 2008 Lenders have used the Chancellor’s flagship £19billion loan fund to saddle businesses with ‘usurious’ rates Businesses will face crippling repayments from March as the loans hit their one-year anniversary dates … Read more

Where is next for Tier Three? Urban-rural splits loom for divided counties

Counties could be split by new local lockdown tiers today as MPs call for rural wards to be given looser rules than towns and cities as data shows infection rates dividing communities in Kent, Leicestershire and Lancashire. Officials will meet today to review the restrictions for the run-up to Christmas and are expected to be … Read more

Olivia Palermo wears animal prints leaving a pedicure in flip-flops as new pandemic lockdowns loom

Olivia Palermo wraps up in animal prints while leaving a pedicure appointment in flip-flops as new pandemic lockdowns loom By Dan Heching For Published: 03:46 GMT, 18 November 2020 | Updated: 03:46 GMT, 18 November 2020 Olivia Palermo wasn’t afraid of the chill when she ventured out on Tuesday in New York City. While … Read more

House prices pushed to record high but local lockdowns loom

The average cost of buying a home in Britain reached an all-time high of £239,000 in August, with people making the most of the Chancellor’s stamp duty holiday, official figures show. In the year to August, property prices increased by an average of 2.5 per cent, or £6,000 compared to a year ago, the Office … Read more

Britons fume over 10pm pubs curfew as new measures loom

Britons have fumed over plans for a 10pm curfew on pubs and bars as new measures loom, as many punters point out they will just drink faster and arrive at pubs earlier.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out tighter Covid-19 restrictions when he speaks in Parliament today, before addressing the nation at 8pm this … Read more