January 8, 2021

Police have issued 32,329 fines for breaching lockdown rules

The figures do not include those dished out at Christmas
January 8, 2021

‘A shambles’: Ryanair boss criticises plan for mandatory COVID testing of travellers

The chief executive of Ryanair has dismissed the government's plan for mandatory testing of arrivals from overseas as "a shambles".
January 8, 2021

Third vaccine approved for use in UK as Moderna gets green light

The UK has ordered 17million doses of the US vaccine
January 8, 2021

Moonpig plays its cards right with £1bn float

The growing divergence between the fortunes of online and high street retailers will be underlined this month when Moonpig Group, the digital greeting cards group, outlines plans for a £1bn stock market flotation.
January 8, 2021

44 per cent of us mixed with family on Christmas Day, data shows

Almost half said they had already made plans by the time the Government changed the rules
January 8, 2021

People could be stranded abroad by new travel rules, says airport boss

"If you’re caught out in one of those countries ... then you’ll find it quite difficult to get the tests that are needed in order to come back home again"
January 8, 2021

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine works against UK and South African mutant strains

The virus variants are spreading rapidly across the UK
January 8, 2021

Poundland placing 44 stores into ‘temporary hibernation’

Poundland is to put 44 of its stores into "temporary hibernation", due to a drop in demand under the coronavirus restrictions.
January 8, 2021

Lorries delayed and refused entry at ports as Brexit effects begin to be felt

A "high volume" of lorries are being delayed and refused entry at ports including Dover due to "incorrect paperwork" following Brexit, a shipping company has said.
January 8, 2021

Pubs boss calls for rates extension and VAT cut to help sector survive

The boss of Marston's has called for a rates extension and VAT cut to save the UK's pubs.
January 8, 2021

House prices end 2020 at record high, but pace of growth has slowed

The average UK house price ended 2020 on a record high of £253,374, according to the Halifax House Price Index.
January 8, 2021

Number of new cases of Covid up 27% in a week to 70,000 a day

"The worst-hit areas continue to be Wales, London and the South East."