Panic buyers may be making a comeback to supermarkets as the threat of a second coronavirus lockdown looms.
Shelves in several shops in North East Lincolnshire are starting to look empty once again in an eerie reminder of the days before lockdown was implemented in March.
Looking around Tesco and Asda stores in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, shelves which would normally have essentials such as toilet paper and pasta are looking empty or heavily depleted.
They were some of the first products targete…
ITV to increase focus on streaming to compete with Netflix and Disney – The Guardian
Broadcaster planning more online content but says its big hits will remain on traditional TV
ITV is to increase its focus on streaming to compete with rivals including Netflix, in a move that will lead to job losses at its traditional TV broadcasting operation.
The move, which involves the formation of a new on-demand division that will become the home of the BritBox and ITV Hub streaming services, marks the first step towards the hugely successful streaming model pioneered by Netflix.
ITV said viewers could expect more new content commissioned for its streaming services, in the same …
Landsec to sell almost a third of its £12.8bn property portfolio – The Guardian
Firm will sell some of its hotel, leisure and retail parks to focus on offices, stores and homes
Landsec, one of Britains biggest property companies, has said it plans to sell off almost a third of its £12.8bn property portfolio over the next few years as it looks to focus on growth opportunities in cities.
The property group behind the Trinity Leeds shopping centre and Bluewater in Kent said it intended to sell assets worth around £4bn over four to five years and reinvest the money in new developments.
The firm will sell off some of its hotel and leisure properties and retail parks, area…
Exclusive: Britain bought PPE worth £320m from firms linked to Chinese regime – Telegraph.co.uk
Contract details from purchases at the height of the crisis earlier this year prompt calls from MPs to reduce reliance on Chinese suppliers
Benedict Rogers, an adviser to the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, said: “This illustrates the absolutely urgent need to reduce our strategic dependency on China in certain critical sectors such as PPE, and diversify our supply chains more generally.
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