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Firms are calling for more financial support to avoid “catastrophic consequences” from tougher coronavirus restrictions.
Without more help there could be mass redundancies and business failures, the British Chambers of Commerce warns.
Its call for a new approach comes as tougher restrictions are imposed on large parts of the UK.
The government said it had already put in place support worth more than £200bn to help firms cope.
“We know this continues to be a very …
New nuclear plant at Sizewell set for green light – BBC News
The BBC has learned that talks with contractor EDF have intensified in recent weeks.
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image captionEDF says Sizewell C will provide electricity for six million homes and create 25,000 jobs
The government is close to giving the green light to a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk.
The BBC has learned that talks with the Sizewell contractor, EDF, have intensified in recent weeks.
This comes after the collapse of projects in Anglesey and Cumbria when Japanese firms Hitachi and Toshiba pulled out.
Government officials are…
Coronavirus infection rates have increased in five out of seven North East areas, new figures show – Chronicle Live
Gateshead, Sunderland, Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland have all recorded a jump in cases in the seven days up to October 26
Coronavirus cases have increased in five North East areas, the latest figures have revealed.
Gateshead, Sunderland, Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland have all recorded a jump in cases in the seven days up to October 26.
In the seven North East local authority areas, Gateshead currently has the highest rate of infection, with an extra 776 recorded cases compared to the week before.
Infection rates have fallen in South Tyneside and County Durham, but increased in North Tyneside, and although…
Coronavirus rates show 13 hotspots where cases rising rapidly – and none are in Tier 3 – Mirror Online
See a full list of the latest case rates for every local authority area in England as the new data shows 13 places where the case rate is rising very quickly despite…
Latest coronavirus figures for each area of England show 13 places not in Tier 3 but where cases are rising worryingly fast.
Some of the emerging hotspots have seen cases nearly double and others are up by almost 50% – but none are so far in the strictest ‘very high’ category of the three-tier system.
While the North West and Yorkshire remain the worst-hit areas, as the full list of areas below shows, the Midlands is fast emerging as the next area of major concern.
The latest stats show the rolling…
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