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  • some suggestions for how to modernise the UK’s patriotic jamboree

    some suggestions for how to modernise the UK’s patriotic jamboree0

    Turn your memories back to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in July 2012 and the entrance of the British team into the stadium. The jubilant, flag-waving athletes marched around the arena of cheering spectators to the sound of David Bowie’s Heroes – for many people the perfect anthem to reflect a modern expression

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  • a new hub to unlock creativity in the UK’s nations and regions

    a new hub to unlock creativity in the UK’s nations and regions0

    A large banner appeared on the Majestic building in Leeds in October 2019. Adorning the outside of Channel 4’s new national HQ, it read: “Didn’t think Channel 4 knew there was life outside the M25” above a strap announcing the broadcaster’s arrival in 2020. Channel 4 has since released the first photos of the inside

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  • UK’s new insolvency process should worry company creditors around the world

    UK’s new insolvency process should worry company creditors around the world0

    Virgin Atlantic’s rescue deal is something of a watershed in how companies can escape insolvency. The deal, which will involve Richard Branson and US hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management injecting US$1.6 billion (£1.2 billion) into the airline, uses the new restructuring plans made possible by the UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. While

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  • UK’s failure to test health workers was a major oversight, says Oxford professor

    UK’s failure to test health workers was a major oversight, says Oxford professor0

    Addressing questions from chairman of the Health and Social Care Committee Jeremy Hunt, Prof Whitty said that reserving routine tests of frontline staff to if and when localised outbreaks occur is the best option, because Britain’s capacity for testing is still limited.  He said:  “Again I’m very clear on the advice I’ve given. It is the advice I

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  • Coronavirus: Renters ‘need more help’ in UK’s plans

    Coronavirus: Renters ‘need more help’ in UK’s plans0

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRishi Sunak: “We have never in peacetime faced an economic fight like this one” The government is being urged to do more for families and workers affected by the coronavirus crisis after it announced £350bn of help for companies. Ministers promised mortgage “holidays” for those in financial

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  • Working from home? The UK’s broadband and wifi will be put to the test

    Working from home? The UK’s broadband and wifi will be put to the test0

    The UK government’s announcement that people should work at home “wherever possible” shifts more focus towards the robustness of the country’s broadband network and its ability to cope with increased usage. In Spain, which entered a 15-day-plus lockdown of the population, calls were made for residents to reduce their use of the internet. And as

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