Pret a Manger axes 2,800 jobs after UK restructure

Pret a Manger has announced it axed 2,800 roles from its shops after completing a restructuring of its business in the UK. The coffee and sandwich chain, which once boasted more than 450 sites across the UK with the majority…

Hancock’s £13-a-day pay for self-isolators branded ‘paltry’

Matt Hancock’s “paltry” £13-a-day offer for people on low incomes forced to self-isolate because of the coronavirus is not generous enough to make it affordable for workers to stay at home, unions and local leaders have warned. In response to…

Hancock’s £13-a-day pay for self-isolators branded ‘paltry’

Matt Hancock’s “paltry” £13-a-day offer for people on low incomes forced to self-isolate because of the coronavirus is not generous enough to make it affordable for workers to stay at home, unions and local leaders have warned. In response to…

South Korea reports highest single-day of new virus cases in months

South Korea reported 441 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single-day total in months, making lockdown-like restrictions look inevitable as transmissions slip out of control. The country has added nearly 4,000 infections to its caseload while reporting triple-digit daily…

South Korea reports highest single-day of new virus cases in months

South Korea reported 441 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single-day total in months, making lockdown-like restrictions look inevitable as transmissions slip out of control. The country has added nearly 4,000 infections to its caseload while reporting triple-digit daily…

Trump had ‘public meltdown over missed call from Putin’

Donald Trump exploded with anger at one of his most senior aides about missing a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a former No 10 official. The US president’s rant about the missed call happened “right in…

Smith supports NBA players in anti-racism fight by walking off TV set

Two-time NBA champion Kenny Smith walked out on a TV set on Wednesday night to show his support for athletes in their fight against racial injustice. The former Houston Rockets favourite delivered a passionate speech on TNT’s ‘Inside the NBA’…

Rolls-Royce slumps to record £5.4bn loss as aviation industry plummets

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has revealed a record £5.4 billion loss for the first half of 2020 due to a nosedive in demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. It announced plans to sell off parts of business to raise…

Government will pay people on low incomes £13 a day to self-isolate

People on low incomes asked to self-isolate because they or a contact have tested positive for coronavirus will be paid to stay at home, under plans announced by the government. The new means-tested benefit, which will only be paid to…

Germany scraps Brexit talks due to lack of progress in ‘wasted summer’

Germany has dropped discussions about Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU from a meeting of Brussels envoys next week because there has been no “tangible progress” in talks, according to EU diplomats. Angela Merkel’s government, which currently holds the…