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Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil 'kickstart jobs scheme' for young people (Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:33:41 GMT)
The £2bn pledge for the young unemployed will be part of the chancellor's proposals outlined on Wednesday.

'Rishi Sunak: We need help with rent, money and jobs' (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:04:31 GMT)
Under-30s have been hardest hit by the lockdown, what do they want from the chancellor's summer update?

Levi's cuts 700 jobs due to falling sales (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:07:34 GMT)
The firm warned economic damage from the pandemic was likely to continue to the end of the year.

Coronavirus: How are other economies dealing with the downturn? (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:03:59 GMT)
As the UK chancellor gives his latest update, how are other economies tackling the coronavirus slowdown?

Boohoo dropped by Next, Asos and Zalando over exploitation claims (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:27:21 GMT)
Three major online retailers have dropped Boohoo over allegations of low pay and unsafe conditions.

Citizens advice takes redundancy calls every two minutes (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:58:01 GMT)
Millions of people are now calling the charity's national hotline seeking redundancy advice.

Coronavirus: Moguls and lobbyists get millions in government aid (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:07:32 GMT)
Kanye West's apparel brand, Jared Kushner's family and Donald Trump's lawyer were among the recipients.

DHL to cut 2,200 jobs at Jaguar Land Rover plants (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:06:18 GMT)
DHL Supply Chain will cut about 40% of its workforce at car plants in the Midlands and North West.

Coronavirus: Workers to pay tax on tests by their employer (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 12:54:14 GMT)
Covid-19 tests are classed as a benefit, which means staff face a mounting tax bill, say critics.

Deutsche Bank faces $150m fine for Jeffrey Epstein ties (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:51:56 GMT)
New York regulators cited "significant compliance failures" at the German bank.

Sunak to unveil £2bn home insulation scheme (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 12:06:15 GMT)
The chancellor will announce some households could get grants up to £10,000 for energy-saving projects.

Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK? (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:06:20 GMT)
The pandemic will cost the government hundreds of billions of pounds. Where will it all come from?

‘Our gyms abroad are helping us through lockdown’ (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:08:13 GMT)
Gym operator PureGym says its foreign fitness centres "are helping us to survive the UK’s lockdown”.

'Horrible' offices look to tempt back workers (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:06:29 GMT)
Landlords are hoping cleaner, more convenient and more intelligent offices will tempt back workers.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:01:58 GMT)
His wealth is now estimated to be $171bn (£137bn), having made billions during the pandemic.

Working from home: 'I'm a bit brainier than he thought I was' (Sun, 05 Jul 2020 23:01:40 GMT)
What we've learned from watching our other halves work from home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: China's workers and graduates fear for their future (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:08:38 GMT)
As Beijing focuses on state-owned companies, workers at smaller firms are being hit hard by the pandemic.

BBC Entertainment & Arts News

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures decrying 'cancel culture' (Wed, 08 Jul 2020 01:13:44 GMT)
The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming".

Johnny Depp: Claims in the Sun he beat ex-wife 'complete lies', court told (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:30:10 GMT)
The Hollywood star is suing the Sun newspaper over a story saying he abused his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Circuses say they face collapse without government support (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:07:22 GMT)
A letter delivered to Downing Street warns the industry faces collapse in two weeks.

Coronavirus: Tom Hanks 'has no respect' for people not wearing masks (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:31:49 GMT)
The actor strongly criticises people who don't wear face coverings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tom Meighan: Kasabian singer admits ex-fiancee assault (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:01:14 GMT)
A day after leaving the band, Tom Meighan pleads guilty to attacking the woman in front of a child.

Dame Vera Lynn: Flypast to honour Forces' Sweetheart (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:00:52 GMT)
The singer of We’ll Meet Again, who entertained British troops in World War Two, died last month.

Charlie Daniels: Country and southern rock legend dies at age 83 (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 20:51:50 GMT)
The US singer and songwriter was best known for his country hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

Ringo Starr to celebrate 80th milestone with music friends (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:40:35 GMT)
The Beatles drummer says he has no plans to slow down and looks forward to touring again.

David Starkey: Historian apologises for 'clumsy' slavery comments (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:48:56 GMT)
The TV historian and author says he made "a bad mistake" for which he is "very sorry".

Broadway star dies aged 41 of coronavirus complications (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:27:39 GMT)
Nick Cordero suffered sepsis infections and mini-strokes and had a leg amputated while in hospital.

Tom Meighan: Kasabian singer steps down due to 'personal issues' (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:01:15 GMT)
Tom Meighan is leaving "by mutual consent" after "personal issues that have affected his behaviour".

Coronavirus: Kate Garraway says husband Derek Draper has opened his eyes (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:12:12 GMT)
Derek Draper was put into an induced coma in March after contracting coronavirus.

Chinese TV channel breached rules with 'forced confession' (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:17:27 GMT)
Ofcom rules Chinese state TV was in breach when it aired the "forced confession" of a UK citizen.

Killing Eve: How author Luke Jennings created Villanelle (Wed, 08 Jul 2020 02:47:15 GMT)
We speak to the man who created the character of Villanelle, author Luke Jennings.

Shooting celebrities: Thirty years behind the lens (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:51:46 GMT)
Celebrity portrait photographer Andy Gotts celebrates 30 years behind the camera.

Is black entertainment having its #MeToo moment? (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:45:38 GMT)
A new documentary comes as more allegations are swirling around in the music industry.

Arts industry welcomes £1.57bn govt support package (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:44:24 GMT)
The arts sector is relieved at the £1.57bn cash injection but says more detail is needed.

Obituary: Ennio Morricone, the composer who changed the sound of cinema (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:35:33 GMT)
The versatile Italian composer's film scores that were an integral part of the cinema experience.

How Jarvis Cocker made an isolation anthem by accident (Sat, 04 Jul 2020 04:52:14 GMT)
The former Pulp man on his "alive album", domestic discos, and embracing crowd surfing in his 50s.

Camilla and Dame Judi on TikTok and learning new lockdown skills (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:55:07 GMT)
The Duchess of Cornwall and Dame Judi Dench tell 5 Live neither of them had really liked being online before.

Tom Hanks: 'If you can't wear a mask, I've got no respect for you' (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:43:22 GMT)
Actor Tom Hanks shared his thoughts on appropriate public behaviour in order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus

Nigel Slater's Toast returns in digital production (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 23:02:05 GMT)
It has been a TV film, a play and now the chef's memoir has been adapted to help a local theatre.

How to have a big night out by staying in (Tue, 07 Jul 2020 05:12:52 GMT)
Kate Russell has tips on where to watch Broadway musicals, opera and top comedy performances online.

The West End’s longest running show to reopen (Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:43:11 GMT)
The Mousetrap, the West End’s longest running show, will be among the first to reopen this autumn.

Coronavirus: 'Very different' reopening of National Gallery (Sun, 05 Jul 2020 23:05:59 GMT)
The National Gallery is reopening on 8 July after being closed for more than 100 days because of coronavirus.

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