December 3, 2021

Tragedy! Steps concert blamed for Omicron covid spike – at least six cases linked to event

A STEPS concert has been blamed as a source of new cases of the Omicron Covid variant.
December 3, 2021

Boots owner to explore sale of UK’s biggest high street chemist chain

The parent company of Boots, Britain's biggest high street chemist, is to explore a sale of the business next year that could value it at well over £5bn.
December 3, 2021

Johnson pledges legal help to woo electric vehicle giant Rivian to Britain

Boris Johnson has pledged to use special legal powers to persuade an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer backed by Amazon to establish a European base in Britain.
December 3, 2021

Bounce-back fraud, Turkish inflation and Bible app funding

Today Sky's Ian King is in conversation with the head of the National Audit Office, as the government comes under fire for failing to prevent billions of pounds worth of fraud in its bounce-back loan scheme.
December 3, 2021

Bank of England rate hike supporter gets Omicron jitters as firms face ‘strongest inflation pressures for 23 years’

A member of the Bank of England committee which sets interest rates has backtracked on his support for a hike, saying he wants to see data on how the new Omicron COVID variant affects the UK's economic recovery.
December 3, 2021

Backlash against Mercedes F1 team over Grenfell insulation firm sponsorship

The Mercedes Formula One team, which includes Britain's Lewis Hamilton in its driver line-up, is facing a backlash for a sponsorship deal from a company which made some of the insulation used on Grenfell Tower.
December 3, 2021

Number 10 confirms Christmas parties will be held across Whitehall as minister insists ‘keep calm and carry on’

Downing Street have confirmed "in-person events" such as parties will be held in the lead up to the festive period as a Cabinet minister urged Britons to "keep calm and carry on with your Christmas plans".
December 3, 2021

‘Keep calm and carry on’: Continue eating out and going to pub this Christmas, minister says

Britons have been urged to "keep calm and carry on with your Christmas plans" despite fears over the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
December 3, 2021

US tightens travel testing rules as Omicron variant spreads

International passengers heading to the US will have to be tested for COVID-19 within one day of travel regardless of their vaccination status, as the Omicron variant spreads around the world.
December 3, 2021

Six jobs where people are needed most as vacancies hit record 3.5 million

The number of job vacancies in the UK has hit a new record 3.5 million ahead of the Christmas peak according to a closely-watched report - double the number seen in the summer.