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BBC News suspends 450 job cut plan
25/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 540
Newsroom cuts won't be made while journalists face the demands of covering the coronavirus pandemic.
Construction firms divided as shutdown calls grow
25/03/2020 | news | business | 1,372
Confusion deepens as some firms decide to stay open, citing government guidelines for essential work.
New Tube restrictions to stop non-essential trips
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 888
London mayor Sadiq Khan said the number of Tube passengers fell by a third on Wednesday.
Off-licences added to list of 'essential' shops
25/03/2020 | news | business | 2,020
Government updates list of shops allowed to open during the pandemic to include those selling alcohol.
PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
'Avoid using microwave to get faster internet'
24/03/2020 | news | business | 550
With millions of people working from home, media watchdog Ofcom issues tips to boost internet speed.
Coronavirus pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns
23/03/2020 | news | world | 479
More than 300,000 cases have now been reported, as Covid-19 spreads to almost every country.
Coronavirus support 'not open to firms like mine'
23/03/2020 | news | business | 490
Businesses warn the new emergency loans will leave a lot of firms out in the cold.
Hancock admits ‘challenges’ over NHS equipment
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,092
It comes after some NHS staff complained of shortages and said they were being treated as "cannon fodder".
Car firms to convert factories to make ventilators
23/03/2020 | news | business | 383
The car industry is pledging to help tackle a shortage of ventilators and masks as virus spreads.
Greggs to close all stores to prevent virus spread
22/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,675
Restaurant chains including McDonald's and Nando's close, saying they want to protect staff and customers.
Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,545
The government's scientific advisers say this will help to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Chancellor prepares wage package rescue plan
19/03/2020 | news | business | 2,203
Rishi Sunak is expected to launch a fresh package of measures to try to protect millions of UK jobs.
Energy bill help for vulnerable amid outbreak
19/03/2020 | news | business | 270
Prepayment meter customers may get credit through the post or funds automatically added to their meter.
'People do not buy a new outfit to stay at home'
19/03/2020 | news | business | 572
Next says both online and store sales will suffer "significant losses" as a result of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Schools 'may be shut until summer'
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 396
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns schools may not reopen before the summer due to coronavirus.
Bank of England boss: Don't fire people
18/03/2020 | news | business | 736
There is help for firms thinking of cutting jobs because of the coronavirus crisis, says Andrew Bailey.
Polluting gases fall rapidly as coronavirus spreads
18/03/2020 | news | science | 676
Some regions show significant drops in air pollutants as the coronavirus hits work and travel.
Glastonbury festival axed due to virus concerns
18/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 597
Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar had been due to headline the event in June.
EastEnders suspends filming amid virus outbreak
18/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,079
Production of BBC dramas Casualty, Doctors and Holby City is also on hold until further notice.
Pound plunges to its lowest level in over 30 years
18/03/2020 | news | business | 2,540
The pound falls to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, trading at $1.15.
Mass events ban as coronavirus cases spike
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 702
Gatherings of more than 500 in Scotland will be cancelled from next week as the UK moves to the delay phase.
BBC could scale back output if hit by coronavirus
12/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 853
The broadcaster is "gaming out" what could happen in studios and newsrooms if many staff went sick.
Food bank shortage blamed on coronavirus panic
11/03/2020 | news | uk | 287
Food banks are asking the public to continue to donate as stockpiling affects their supplies.
'Nolo beer' sales rocket thanks to young teetotallers
11/03/2020 | news | business | 238
No or low alcohol will drive the 2020 market, the craft beer trade body says, as it claims 23% of 18-24 year-olds are teetotal.
Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".