Category: England

Jose Mourinho interrupts Heung-min Son’s interview to tell him Harry Kane is Man of the Match after four-goal haul at Southampton

Jose Mourinho decided to have a little bit of fun with Heung-min Son after Tottenham’s 5-2 win at Southampton on Sunday. The South Korean scored four…

Jose Mourinho interrupts Heung-min Son’s interview to tell him Harry Kane is Man of the Match after four-goal haul at Southampton

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Fulham open transfer talks to sign ex-Barcelona and current Sassuolo centre-back Marlon after 4-3 Leeds defeat

FULHAM are in talks over Sassuolo centre-back Marlon Santos after leaking seven goals in their first two games back in the Premier League. A top …

Fulham open transfer talks to sign ex-Barcelona and current Sassuolo centre-back Marlon after 4-3 Leeds defeat

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Jurgen Klopp speaks out on benching Thiago for Chelsea vs Liverpool

Thiago Alcantara completed his £25 million move to Liverpool this week (AFP via Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp insists he did not consider starting Thiago…

Jurgen Klopp speaks out on benching Thiago for Chelsea vs Liverpool

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Some UK Business Podcasts for 2020 & 2021

Some UK Business Podcasts to listen too in 2020 and beyond…

1. The Small Business Sessions

Launched in 2005, Enterprise Nation has grown into a membership community of more than 75,000 SME founders and leaders. The Xero-sponsored Small Business Sessions is a “weekly podcast sharing the stories behind Britain’s brilliant small companies”. Almost 70 half-hour episodes are available, with a general theme of how to start and grow a small business. Recent topics include alternative finance, blogging for business, Making Tax Digital and choosing the right accountant. A wide range of start-ups and small-business leaders also share the secrets of their success.     

2 Conversations of Inspiration

Conversations of Inspiration is a weekly podcast by Notonthehighstreet founder Holly Tucker, who chats to some of the UK’s most successful founders and entrepreneurs. They often have fascinating stories to tell when recounting how and why they started their business, while offering sound advice to those who want to follow in their footsteps. Previous guests include Karan Bilimoria (Cobra Beer), Mark Constantine (Lush), Sahar Hashemi (Coffee Republic) and Richard Reed (Innocent Drinks).   

3 FT Start-up Stories

Although no new ones have been made since August 2018, you can still listen to 54 episodes, to hear author and Financial Times journalist, Jonathan Moules, speak to the most bona fide start-up experts of all – those who’ve been there and done it. They share their knowledge and experiences, which can help you to learn much about the challenges (financial and otherwise) people face when trying to start and launch a new business.

4 Secret Leaders

Almost 50 episodes are available of a podcast described as “a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and US”. These include Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Nick Wheeler (Charles Tyrwhitt), Jo Malone, Nick Jenkins (Moonpig), David Buttress (Just Eat) and Karen Jones (Café Rouge).

5 How I Built This with Guy Raz

Guy Raz is a US-based journalist and radio host, described by The New York Times as “one of the most popular podcasters in history”. His podcasts are reported to have a combined monthly audience of 19.2m downloads. In these National Public Radio podcasts, Raz “dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies”, weaving “a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists – and the movements they built.”

6 The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett

“A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, with nothing but a laptop and a dream,” remembers Bartlett. “Fast forward a few years, [and now] I’m the 26-year-old CEO of one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and unpredictable.” His Manchester-based global social media marketing agency, Social Chain, now turns £146m, has 500 staff and 80m followers.

7 She Means Business

Presented by Carrie Green, author of She Means Business and founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association (“An international hub for female entrepreneurs to get inspired and empowered”), the She Means Business podcast “brings together incredible stories of female entrepreneurs from around the world who are following their hearts, building the business of their dreams and creating the success and abundance they desire.” Now up to 45 episodes, Green also shares her own insight, after building two successful businesses with “no money, no business knowledge, but lots of ambition and determination.”

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8. The Mike Armstrong You Can Do It Podcast

Presented by UK Entrepreneur Mike Armstrong / Awesome Armstrong, the You Can Do It Podcast is a motivation and positivity podcast which provides education and personal development for up and coming Entrepreneurs.

• Download the latest episodes at https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9

9. Fire in the Belly Podcast

Presented by Mighty Pete Lonton, the Fire in the Belly Podcast offers Entrepreneur Life Stories and Boardroom Talks from Entrepreneurs from around the World.

• Download the latest episodes online at – https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cub21ueWNvbnRlbnQuY29tL2QvcGxheWxpc3QvNTg3M2FiZjEtODI5Mi00ZmE5LTk5ZDctYTU4ZDAwZTk3YmU1LzIzOThmN2M1LWZhOTEtNDBlMi1hNzhjLWFiNWEwMGY3MzgzYi83ODM2M2VhYS1iMGJkLTRmMTUtOTMzNC1hYjVhMDBmODA1NTEvcG9kY2FzdC5yc3M?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjl6JbEppTrAhVCeRoKHSXUDgMQ4aUDegQIARAC&hl=en-GB

1 https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/rise-of-podcasts
2 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-small-business-sessions/id1106905156
3 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/conversations-of-inspiration/id1434529830
4 https://holly.co/podcast/
5 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ft-start-up-stories/id1049828816
6 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/secret-lives-of-leaders/id1229438369?mt=2
7 https://www.secretleaders.com/
8 https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1150510297?mt=2
9 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-diary-of-a-ceo-by-steven-bartlett/id1291423644
10 https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/she-means-business-with-carrie-green/id1486272435?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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Restaurants breathe sigh of relief as Eat Out to Help Out brings ‘busiest Monday of the year’ so far #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Restaurants breathe sigh of relief as Eat Out to Help Out brings ‘busiest Monday of the year’ so far
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Premier League final day: Back Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all to score at 6/1 with Betway

JAMIE Vardy is currently in pole position to win the Premier League Golden Boot as we head into the final day of the season. Pierre-Emerick …

Premier League final day: Back Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all to score at 6/1 with Betway

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Simon Cowell ‘to sell his £9 million LA mansion’ for a ‘simpler life with his family’

Simon Cowell selling his £9 million LA mansion for a ‘simpler life with family’ (Picture:Rex/WENN)It’s long been a staple during the judges house on …

Simon Cowell ‘to sell his £9 million LA mansion’ for a ‘simpler life with his family’

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Arsenal’s £72m winger Pepe is one of the flops of the season and ‘bad business’, says BBC pundit Jenas

ARSENAL winger Nicolas Pepe has been among the flop signings of the season, according to Jermaine Jenas. With transfer fees forever rising, clubs are…

Arsenal’s £72m winger Pepe is one of the flops of the season and ‘bad business’, says BBC pundit Jenas

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Jurgen Klopp keen on Liverpool transfer of Leicester City ace Harvey Barnes

Barnes is admired by Klopp (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp is reportedly a big admirer of Leicester City ace Harvey Barnes and he could be a summer …

Jurgen Klopp keen on Liverpool transfer of Leicester City ace Harvey Barnes

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Upcoming Introbiz Networking Events

Join us for an Introbiz Online Networking Webinar Event, on Wednesday, 29th of July, from 4:00-6:00PM

Colin Maclachlan is a former SAS soldier with over 25 years of security and risk-related experience. He is best known for appearing in Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins. Colin was involved in some of the most high profile and daring SAS missions in recent time.

Colin left the SAS and started doing security consultancy for the Saudi Royal Family, A-List Celebrities and US Media Networks. He has also founded his own charity Who Dares Cares that aims to link and support veterans as well as others that encounter stress.

Having had both an exciting and varied career, Colin is an excellent speaker on a wide variety of topics including Resilience, Teamwork, Leadership, Risk, Motivation, Conflict Resolution, Change Management, Negotiation and Performance. He is also an experienced presenter and host for events.

Sean Molino is a former Physical Training Instructor that served within the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. He is now the Director of the Multi Award winning Forces Fitness Ltd and Founder of the Veterans Awards CIC that operates in England, Scotland and Wales.
Sean and his team have featured on Multiple TV programs including the BBC1 Wales program Alfies Angels with rugby Legend Gareth ‘Alfie ‘ Thomas and also the BBC program  ‘Lets Get a Good Thing Going’ With Kevin Duala.

Schedule for the event:

  • Welcome by Introbiz
  • Introbiz Masterclass Q&A with keynote speaker Colin Maclachlan
  • Questions from the audience
  • Networking starts, referring to our highly successful power group format:
    • Who are you?
    • What are your products and services?
    • Who are your clients?
    • What’s your target audience for your business?
    • What new introductions can we make for you?
    • How can you follow up effectively?
  • Event closes
  • Introduction to upcoming events

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BBC News Headlines from around the UK

Passenger at Heathrow international arrivals

Life takes another small step back to normality today, as quarantine requirements are dropped for travellers arriving in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 59 countries and 14 British overseas territories. It means those who have been on holiday in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium and Germany will be exempt from the requirement to isolate for 14 days. A slightly different list of exemptions applies in Scotland, meaning people travelling from both Spain and Serbia will still have to go into quarantine, after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said concerns about the prevalence of Covid-19 persisted. Scotland is also making the use of facemasks compulsory in shops.

However, despite World Health Organization warnings that the pandemic is still accelerating globally, across the UK lockdown restrictions are being eased in light of a declining number of infections. Ministers announced on Thursday that beauty salons in England could reopen from Monday, followed by indoor gyms and swimming pools on 25 July. Open-air concerts and theatre performances in England will also be permitted with “a limited and socially distanced audience” from this weekend.

Children’s playgrounds and community centres in Wales will be able to reopen from 20 July, while Northern Ireland has brought forward the reopening of indoor fitness studios and gyms, along with bingo halls, amusement arcades and cinemas. Scotland has begun to allow people to visit each other indoors and stay overnight, and has set dates for reopening bars and restaurants, hairdressers and barbers, and the tourist industry.

Some 20,000 deaths in care homes have already been directly linked to coronavirus. Now, Dementia UK and the Alzheimer’s Society are warning of a  “hidden catastrophe” among those in residential care, brought on by the “enforced separation” of lockdown. UK government advice – in place since April – to avoid visits in all but exceptional circumstances has caused a deterioration in residents’ mental and physical health, the charities say. They are calling on the health secretary to treat relatives of care home residents with dementia like key workers, by offering them the same access to care homes and coronavirus testing as staff. The Department of Health and Social Care says it will set out further details “shortly” on how it can “carefully and safely” allow visits.

Police stop-and-search tactics are often criticised as being used disproportionately against people from ethnic minorities. Now, the Independent Office for Police Conduct is to review whether officers racially discriminate . The head of the watchdog says it will “establish the trends and patterns which might help drive real change” in England and Wales, where stop-and-search powers are nine times more likely to be used against black people than white counterparts. Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Police apologised to athlete Bianca Williams over a stop-and-search incident. Cases are already being investigated in London, Birmingham and Greater Manchester in which it is alleged police used excessive force, and in some cases Tasers, against black men.

“We’ve always pictured having the big, fat Indian wedding,” say Vishal Panesar and his fiancee Ravika Sabh, almost in unison. Like thousands of couples, Londoners Vishal, 25, and Ravika, 24, had to postpone their wedding after the coronavirus pandemic struck.

It was meant to be a lavish affair with three separate events and 400 guests. But current measures imposed on weddings and gatherings mean the prospects of a big blowout are slim. Vishal and Ravika have cut down their guest list but are still keen to see whether a wedding with more than 30 guests is possible.Read full analysis >

Sheetal Parmar

BBC Asian Network

Composite image featuring Times and Mirror front pages

“You’d better shape up,” says a Grease-inspired Metro, in its report heralding the reopening of England’s gyms and other leisure facilities. The Times echoes the government’s preferred slogan – “work out to help out” – while also reporting the prime minister intends to ban promotions on unhealthy food. Salons, which can reopen from Monday, are the focus of the Daily Telegraph, which says “normality edges closer”. Other papers focus on what the Daily Mirror calls a “jobs hell”, in light of Boots, Burger King and John Lewis saying they would cut staff. The paper says it brings job losses since the coronavirus crisis began to more than 150,000. The Financial Times says the announcements left Chancellor Rishi Sunak under fire, reporting that an influential think tank criticised his £30bn package to avert job losses as “poorly targeted”. Read the review.

Instagram Network to block LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ services

Police Probationary officer charged with neo-Nazi terror offence

Notre Dame Spire will be rebuilt exactly as it was

Oklahoma Court rules half of land to be Native American

Total Fitness chief executive Sophie Lawler

An induction to post-lockdown gyms

3D image of a locust

See a swarm of locusts in your room – in 3D

Danny Trejo

From addict, to armed robber, to movie star

12:00 Funeral cortege of Dame Vera Lynn pauses in her home village of Ditchling, coinciding with a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast.

12:30 Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford to confirm whether conditions have been met to allow reopening of parts of tourism industry from Saturday, and outdoor hospitality and hairdressers from Monday.

1940 The Battle of Britain begins, as German planes attack shipping convoys off the south-east coast of England – explore BBC Archive material from World War Two.

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Solskjaer claims Man Utd whizkid Mason Greenwood is ready for England call-up at just 18

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER says hotshot Mason Greenwood is ready for England NOW. The Manchester United ace, 18, has had an unforgettable week, scoring …

Solskjaer claims Man Utd whizkid Mason Greenwood is ready for England call-up at just 18

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Guard of Honour at Anfield

Guard of Honour!

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Glaxo Smith Kline nears £500m UK Coronavirus vaccine – #BizNews #UKBiz

Glaxo Smith Kline nears £500m UK coronavirus vaccine deal

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/glaxo-smith-kline-nears-500m-uk-coronavirus-vaccine-deal-km8xqm3s8

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Raise your glass in England as the pubs and restaurants open (but be careful)..

Raise your glass but remember pubs are infection hotspots

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/raise-your-glass-but-remember-pubs-are-infection-hotspots-8vxxg9pjv

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Pubs opening up from 6am tomorrow… #BizNews #UKBiz

Coronavirus: Pubs prepare to roll out the barrel from 6am tomorrow

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pubs-prepare-to-roll-out-the-barrel-from-6am-tomorrow-wkj55qjx3

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – shrinking theatre land prepares to raise the curtain on new era…

Shrinking theatreland prepares to raise the curtain on a new era

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-shrinking-theatreland-prepares-to-raise-the-curtain-on-a-new-era-rj98tn3z2

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Nightclub bouncer, actor, Fantasy Premier League master – Where are Liverpool’s league title winners from 1990 now?

Nightclub bouncer, actor, Fantasy Premier League master – Where are Liverpool’s league title winners from 1990 now?
— Read on talksport.com/football/722461/where-liverpool-league-title-winners-1990-now/amp/

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Info about Coronavirus and a vaccine etc.

When will a coronavirus vaccine be delivered across the UK?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/when-will-a-coronavirus-vaccine-be-deliverded-across-the-uk-92qk9jm2x

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Liverpool win Premier League: Reds’ 30-year wait for top-flight title ends – BBC Sport

Liverpool win Premier League: Reds’ 30-year wait for top-flight title ends!

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/53183857

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#EnglandBiz – #Coronavirus #Lockdown Easing Rules for #England – #BizNews #UKBiz

Coronavirus lockdown easing: your guide to what’s allowed

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/your-guide-to-the-new-normal-in-coronavirus-lockdown-easing-8nmd7kkdk

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Factories and Services Leading the way as recovery begins… #BizNews #UKBiz

Factories and services lead the way as recovery begins to take hold

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/factories-and-services-lead-the-way-as-recovery-begins-to-take-hold-stc9p80j6

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Well at least for some, as many businesses can reopen on July 4th – Ser full list… #BizNews

What can reopen in July 4 lockdown changes? List in full

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/list-in-full-whats-reopening-in-july-4-lockdown-changes-8jj2q0x8w

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#UKSportsNews – Can Liverpool rule like the old Manchester United Team under Fergie?…#PremierLeague

Jürgen Klopp says no team can rule like Manchester United did. He’s wrong: his Liverpool can

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/juergen-klopp-says-no-team-can-rule-like-manchester-united-did-hes-wrong-his-liverpool-can-tq5tss0db

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – “Ending child poverty is a bigger trophy than an in football”, says Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford: Ending child poverty is a bigger trophy than any in football

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ending-child-poverty-is-a-bigger-trophy-than-any-in-football-vz7z3brpp

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