April 1, 2020

Nearly one million apply for benefits since ‘stay at home’ urge

Nearly one million people have signed on to benefits in the last two weeks since being urged to stay at home because of coronavirus.
April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Sunak to overhaul SME loan scheme

The chancellor is preparing to unveil an overhaul of his emergency aid scheme for small businesses (SMEs) amid warnings about a deluge of insolvencies as companies struggle to access funds from a banking system creaking under the COVID-19 crisis.
April 1, 2020

Lotto results for Wednesday, April 1: £7.9m draw winning numbers

These are the winning numbers from tonight's triple rollover £7.9m Lotto draw and Thunderball
April 1, 2020

Nearly half of firms will furlough most of their staff next week

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has said nearly half of firms will furlough between 75 to 100 per cent of their workforce over the next week.
April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Generation of start-ups could be ‘wiped out’ without bailout

Seven tech industry bodies are calling on the government to provide £300m to keep start-ups going during the coronavirus crisis.
April 1, 2020

The ‘world’s biggest’ critical care hospital which didn’t exist 10 days ago

The facility is due to open in just a few days
April 1, 2020

Family of UK’s youngest coronavirus victim, 13, urge people to stay at home

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, aged 13, died in hospital on Monday
April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: how Pakistan is using technology to disperse cash to people in need

Pakistan is using technology to distribute emergency support as part of its coronavirus stimulus. But its criteria for eligibility must be more nuanced.
April 1, 2020

Top entrepreneur warns UK could face downturn similar to Great Depression

One of Britain's leading entrepreneurs has issued a stark warning of tougher economic times ahead, suggesting the UK could face another "Great Depression".
April 1, 2020

Prince Charles breaks silence following coronavirus diagnosis

The Prince of Wales, 71, shared a post self-isolation message and paid tribute to key workers
April 1, 2020

Nurse who comforted dying man given huge surprise on live TV

"I had to make the decision between possibly getting coronavirus or this man could die in front of me"
April 1, 2020

Lockdown tips to help keep your pets in shape and happy

Thankfully for our animal companions, there are some great ways to keep them in shape.