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UK shop closures reach record high amid coronavirus pandemic – The Independent

More than 11,000 chain store outlets shut in first half of year

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Local businesses react to news of Deloitte’s office closure – Nottinghamshire Live

Pubs, cafes and shops are already struggling without office workers

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Local businesses said the news of a large company’s office closure in Nottingham will have an impact on their trade.
Deloitte announced that it will close its Nottingham office to move to working from home practices, affecting around 160 employees.
Businesses in Mansfield Road, near the company’s base in Woodborough Road, said the news comes as a blow to the industry which is already struggling.
Ozkan Kaya, Manager at City Off License in Mansfield Road, said: “We usually have a lot of office…

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Coronavirus: Shapps ‘very hopeful’ of airport testing by early December – BBC News

UK transport secretary aims for a new air traveller testing regime, but BA’s boss is sceptical.

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The Transport Secretary says he is “very hopeful” a new testing regime for travellers to the UK can be in place by 1 December, reducing the amount of time people need to spend in quarantine.
Grant Shapps said it could happen as long as there was enough testing capacity to support the plan.
The government has been consulting on a system where passengers would be tested after just a week of isolation.
But BA’s new boss wants testing before departure, not quarantin…

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Woman removed from EasyJet plane for not wearing face mask – BBC News

The passenger on an EasyJet flight from Belfast to Edinburgh swore and shouted “everybody dies, you know that?” at crew.

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A woman was removed from an EasyJet flight from Belfast to Edinburgh amid claims she refused to wear a face mask and shouted “everybody dies” at crew.
Video of the incident at Belfast International Airport on Sunday has been shared on social media.
It shows a woman with a Scottish accent swearing and shouting “everybody dies, you know that?” as she picks up her bag and jacke…

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