Unilever’s Dutch shareholders have overwhelmingly backed proposals to shift the consumer goods titan’s legal base to London, defying politicians in the Hague who have threatened a revenge tax raid.
More than 99pc of votes cast at an online meeting were in favour of a unification plan in which Marmite maker Unilever will abandon its Anglo-Dutch structure after 90 years and be based solely in Britain.
The firm still needs approval from British investors, who are expected to wave through the sche…
Coronavirus vaccine final-stage testing to restart in US – The Guardian
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson get go-ahead from Food and Drug Administration after pausing studies when volunteers became ill
Two drugmakers have announced the resumption of US testing of their Covid-19 vaccine candidates.
Testing of AstraZenecas vaccine candidate had been halted since early September, while Johnson & Johnsons vaccine study was paused at the beginning of last week. Each company had a study volunteer develop a serious health issue, requiring a review of safety data.
The two coronavirus vaccines are among several candidates in final-stage testing, the last step before seeking regulatory approval.
The dramatic struggle to fight a Tier 3 lockdown in the North East – Chronicle Live
It is understood talks on the North East’s coronavirus infection rates will start again next week
It was a dramatic fornight, where leaders fought brutal Tier 3 lockdown restrictions winning the region a reprieve, and its not over yet.
On Monday October 12 leaders were told the region would not be placed into the most draconian of coronavirus measures, marking the start of a dramatic ongoing struggle.
It is understood leaders fiercely pushed back against the proposals which could have seen the region placed into the strictest category along with Liverpool.
For two million people, that could…
Huge surge in Somerset’s coronavirus cases as almost 200 recorded in 24 hours – Somerset Live
Today’s figures are 18 times higher than what they were in September
There has been a huge spike in coronavirus cases across Somerset over the past 24 hours.
Today (October 23) 184 infections have been recorded across all six areas in the county,
Today’s figures are 18 times than those being recorded at the end of September, which were around 10 per day.
For the second consecutive day, North Somerset saw the biggest rise, with 62 new cases.
Bath and North East Somerset also reported a significant increase, with 55 positive lab tests overnight.
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