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Weekend drop in daily covid cases as 139 confirmed on Teesside – Teesside Live

The numbers of confirmed new cases can be lower on a Sunday and Monday, but the drop is encouraging after big rises in recent days

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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

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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 …

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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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