NOV
27

UK News

Topshop owner Arcadia on brink of...Covid tiers: Boris Johnson says...Maradona: Anger over funeral home...New rules in Wales for pubs and bars...Italian serenaded by husband outside...US election: Trump signals he is...Oxford Covid vaccine: Regulator...Taiwan lawmakers throw pig guts and...Coronavirus: Calls in Denmark to dig...Black Friday: Next, M&S and Wilko...Controversial 'virginity tests' sold...Strictly Come Dancing: Bruno Tonioli...Quiz of the week: What went on with...'This is War': Poland’s battle for...The papers: 'Tiers of rage and...Historic Kinora 'flipbook footage'...Coronavirus: When can I get the...Oscar Saxelby-Lee turns on Worcester...Searching 80,000 miles for the...Death of England: The former...Utah monolith: Internet sleuths got...Damilola Taylor: What lessons have...Rishi Sunak faces state pension...Ex-convict's tribute to 'special'...Singapore: Jolovan Wham charged for...Coronavirus: Losing a baby during...'Bros is back': Luke Goss on his...What's going on with Scottish...Is there a gap between public and...If public spending was £100, how...Coronavirus and gender: More chores...Lewis Hamilton top in Bahrain Grand...Tottenham: Jose Mourinho has added...England among top European seeds for...'It'll be emotional' - Wigan face...Frisky tortoises, pesky squirrels...'Case against Celtic boss Lennon...Lockdown rules: What Covid tier is...Coronavirus restrictions: Why is so...Covid: What are the new tiers and...Covid: Can we have a pub lunch on...Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine...Covid-19 in the UK: How many...Coronavirus: How to get a Covid testCovid symptoms: What are they and...Christmas Covid rules: Who are you...Covid: Seven things that may be...Covid: How to keep the virus at bay...Covid vaccines: Who decides if they...Covid: What are the new rules for...Christmas rules: What can you do in...
BBC NewsBBC SportYour+Location on TwitteriPlayerDir EnqsMapTrainsTVTraffic Your LocationWeatherFinancial Markets
The Media Community Information Portal not only gives you instant access to live national and local news but local information, services and reviews around Your Location. There is also everything 'you didn't know you didn't know'!

Tip! - Try entering your own postcode into the Your Location box (top right) and all the local links currently set for Readers will relocate for you anywhere in the UK. This can be especially useful for when you are travelling or on holiday! Crucially, although you are on the NEWS profile at the moment, you could also use the White Profile buttons to choose another profile like Your Location Area or Sport or Shopping or Faith ...... Whatever you choose media 2day will look different and current everyday!
 

BBC Front Page News

Topshop owner Arcadia on brink of collapse

The company could make an announcement as soon as Monday, putting 13,000 jobs at risk.

R number for UK below 1 for first time since August

Scientific advisers to the government estimate the epidemic is no longer growing.

Covid tiers: Boris Johnson says measures will bring clarity

The PM hits back at criticism from Tory MPs that post-lockdown restrictions are not properly targeted.

Italian serenaded by husband outside hospital dies

Carla Sacchi was allowed home days after her husband played his accordion below her hospital window.

AskTen - Nine things you may not have noticed last week!

1. How to thrive when WFH. Even before the new abnormal of lockdown, most of us were tired most days of the week. Now we are juggling the demands of family, school and work from our homes. Life got a whole lot more exhausting. Here are some tips for recharging. READ MORE

2. Economic rebound set to reverse. The UK economy rebounded strongly from July to September, growing 15.5%, but economists warn it is likely to shrink again due to the reimposition of lockdowns. In July and August, GDP grew due to loosening restrictions and the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. However, the economy is still smaller than pre-pandemic, with the services sector hardest hit and construction not yet recovered. ONS research for October also highlighted sectors struggling, with 72% of businesses in food and accommodation and 69% in arts, entertainment and recreation experiencing lower turnover than usual. Financial Times

3. Redundancies reach record high. Redundancies reached a record high of 314,000 in the three months to September, with the unemployment rate rising to 4.8%, official data shows. Analysts suggested that many redundancies were made as the furlough scheme tapered down and that the October extension “came too late” to save some jobs. The data showed a particular rise in 16-24-year-olds losing their jobs, with unemployment rate in this group at 14.6%. Unemployment rose across the UK, with the highest rate in the north east (6.7%) and Wales seeing the largest rise since the previous quarter. BBC

4. Is COVID curbing entrepreneurship. One in five self-employed workers anticipates switching to other forms of employment, in a sign that the pandemic is reversing the long-term trend of growth in numbers of people working for themselves. According to a survey by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, more than half of self-employed workers said they had less work than usual in August. In the gig economy, more than a quarter using apps to find work said they’d had more work; however, 78% said they felt their health was at risk while working. The Times

5. Building resilience during lockdown. Lockdowns at the start of the pandemic contributed to increased levels of anxiety, depression and sleeplessness. As many places re-enter restrictions, psychologists say it’s important to make a conscious effort to look after your mental wellbeing as everyday activities become less accessible. Planning your time, scheduling in leisure and exercise and even just deciding when you’ll stop work can give back a sense of autonomy. We recommend setting small goals to give yourself successes to celebrate and spending time alone getting to know your strengths. See item one above for further ideas. Editor

 

6. Lockdown’ named the word of 2020. Perhaps not a surprise, but "lockdown" has been declared the word of the year for 2020 by Collins Dictionary. It "encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people", Collins said. Other pandemic-linked terms in the top 10 are "furlough", "key worker", "self-isolate" and "social distancing", as well as "coronavirus".  The abbreviation "BLM", for the Black Lives Matter movement, also features. BBC

7. Brexit defeat in the Lords. The Government suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords last Monday when peers voted by 433 to 165 to remove clauses in the Internal Market Bill designed to allow ministers to overrule parts of the EU Withdrawal Agreement. However, Boris Johnson vowed to reinstate them when the bill returns to the Commons next month. Labour has warned that the bill risks making the UK an “international pariah” – and that it will undermine UK relations with the new US president-elect, Joe Biden. The Guardian

8. Drowning in the flow of the mighty Amazon. Every second, its customers spend some $11,000 on its products; in the year of Covid, its value peaked at $1.6trn. Already the world’s richest man before Covid struck, founder Jeff Bezos has seen his personal fortune grow to $178.1bn. Yet even as Amazon puts countless small firms out of business, it continues – thanks to its complex offshore billing structure – to pay a derisory amount of tax: 2.1% last year on UK sales of £13.7bn. The Independent

9. Quote of the week. “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” Charles Bukowski quoted in the Daily Mail

10. The bottom line. Only 7% of British workers want to return to the office full-time after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. 18% say they would now choose to work from home every day, and 32% say they’d like to be at home most days. The Times

Covid Updates for Your Area

Click the the latest news on Covid within Your Location https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

This Microportal is built on the 2day Microportals platform which provides you with 3 click access to local and global information crucial both to your personal and working life. The platform provides live local data on transport, what's on, accommodation, eating out, shopping, sport, religion and weather as well as comprehensive reference and resource sections including TV, radio, online shopping, route planning, health, education and more.

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites to which any 2day supported sites are linked. We do not share any contact information with other providers. We use cookies to make our site work efficiently. More information on privacy and cookies.

Copyright © 2004–2020 2day Microportals, East Quither Farm, Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0PZ, UK.