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Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Business Networking Events

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Conference, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Conference, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

Press Release by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

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Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
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 what to expect at the Global Summit that day.
Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.

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Welsh Business News Podcast – The Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast

You can get lots of Welsh Business News and Advice from Welsh / Global Entrepreneur, Mike Armstrong via his Welsh Business News & Advice Podcast Show which is called the Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast.  The Entrepreneur Podcast Show includes features such as Wolf of Wales, King of Marketing, The Voice of Social Media, Networker 2018 Entrepreneur Chats, The Networking Grapevine, Mikes Likes, Mikes Moans and the Daily Motivation Episode Feature #MorningMotivation.

For more about Mike Armstrong please see https://mikearmstrong.me and the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel.

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MA Consultancy Marketing Blog & News Headlines

The Introbiz, Introbiz Expo & Introbiz Global Summit Welsh Business News Website

The Mike Armstrong Welsh Business News Blog

The 333 Websites Welsh Business News Website

& The Things to Do In Cardiff Directory with Events & Jobs News

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The Introbiz Mega Pre-Summit Online Networking Events

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
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 what to expect at the Global Summit that day.
Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/online-networking-events/

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News Bulletin: Economic Resilience Fund – Find out if your business is eligible for support from the third phase

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7 October 2020

Economic Resilience Fund – Find out if your business is eligible for support from the third phase
Businesses across Wales can now find out if they can apply for funding from the third phase of the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) by visiting the online Eligibility Checker.

Economy Minister Ken Skates announced the new phase of the fund last week which will see an additional £140m being made available to businesses. The eligibility checker will enable businesses to see if they can access the £80m tranche of the fund which will support firms with projects that can help the transition to the economy of tomorrow and will be open to micro businesses, SMEs and large businesses.

Of this, £20m will be ring fenced to support tourism and hospitality businesses  who are facing particular challenges as we enter the winter months.

Micro businesses (employing between 1 and 9 people) will be able to apply for up to £10,000 on the condition they match this with their own investment of at least 10%; For Tourism and Hospitality micro businesses there will be discretion for grant awards of up to 100%;
SMEs (employing between 10 and 249 people) will be able to apply for up to £150,000. Small businesses (up to 50 employees) will be required to match this with their own investment of at least 10% and medium businesses (between 50 and 249 employees) with at least 20% of their own funding; For Tourism and Hospitality SME’s there will be discretion for grant awards of up to 100%;
Large businesses (employing 250+ people) will be able to apply for up to £200,000 on the condition they match this with their own investment of at least 50%.
The Welsh Government is currently working with local authorities and the Welsh Local Government Association on the detail of the Local Lockdown Business Fund that will support businesses impacted by local restrictions. Further details and information on how to access this fund will be published shortly on the Business Wales website. The Local Lockdown Business Fund, worth up to £60m, will provide grants based on the Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) system to businesses who meet eligibility requirements and have been materially impacted by local lockdown. 

Eligible Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales occupying properties with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000 could access a grant worth £1,500.

A £1,000 grant will be available to eligible businesses that have a rateable value of £12,000 or less.

Economy Minister Ken Skates said: “Welsh Government support has been crucial for businesses throughout Wales in dealing with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Key to this has been our unique Economic Resilience Fund which has already helped protect more than 100,000 jobs.

“Today we are opening the eligibility checker for the next £80m of the fund so businesses can find out if they are likely to benefit. We have deliberately ring-fenced £20m of this money for Tourism and hospitality businesses because we recognise the particular pressures they are under at this challenging time.

“The application process will open during the week of 26th October. We will also be providing further information on how businesses impacted by local lockdowns can access a share of the £60m we have committed for this purpose very soon.”

Stay up to date with tourism industry news
We are committed to providing the support and assurance the business community needs during these unprecedented difficult times and have issued several Coronavirus (COVID-19) related bulletins which can be found on the Tourism Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletins page. 
— Read on content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKWALES/bulletins/2a36832

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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
— Read on inews-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/food-and-drink/eat-out-to-help-out-restaurants-promising-first-week-572637/amp

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#MorningMotivation About incremental steps to help you out of lockdown or shielding…

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Holiday businesses in Wales adjusting to ‘the new normal’ | South Wales Argus

HOLIDAY businesses in Wales have begun adjusting to the “new normal” with unprecedented levels of demand as lockdown restrictions ease.
— Read more on www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/18578005.holiday-businesses-wales-adjusting-the-new-normal/

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Premier Inn throws open its doors to tourist… #UKBiz #BizNews

Premier Inn throws open its doors to tourists

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/premier-inn-throws-open-its-doors-to-tourists-2t09x6sdx

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews as Stamp Duty is to be put on hold to help stimulate the economy…

Stamp duty ‘holiday’ to help rebuild economy

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stamp-duty-holiday-to-help-rebuild-economy-2t0rhgphg

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

#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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#UKBiz #PositiveCoronavirusNews – Boris Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ spending spree to boost recovery #BizNews

Boris Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ spending spree to boost Britain’s recovery from coronavirus

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/new-deal-spending-spree-to-boost-britain-s-recovery-vmg95rgkz

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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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#PositiveCoronavirusNews as holidays are back on, with Travel ‘traffic light’ plan… #TravelNews

Holiday season back on with travel ‘traffic light’ plan

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/holiday-season-back-on-with-travel-traffic-light-plan-92sqpzrdr

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – 1st British Tourists return to Spain… #TravelNews

Braving the costas: first British tourists return to Spain’s beaches

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/braving-the-costas-first-british-tourists-return-to-spains-beaches-b20psrdvd

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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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#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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#PositiveCoronavirusNews on Coronavirus from WHP – Well done Britain – but be careful…

Coronavirus: Well done Britain — but be careful, warns WHO

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-well-done-britain-but-be-careful-warns-who-n705dj37k

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Shops reopen in Wales with social distancing – Welsh Business News #WelshBiz

Coronavirus: Shops reopen in Wales with social distancing – BBC News
— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-wales-53116542

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews for British Holiday Makers #TravelNews

Spain lifts quarantine to welcome back British

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tui-restarts-holidays-to-europe-next-month-tpms32cxg

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews for Shoppers as Rishi Sunak plans emergency cut in VAT to rescue ailing economy #FinancialNews

Rishi Sunak plans emergency cut in VAT to rescue ailing economy

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rishi-sunak-plans-emergency-cut-in-vat-to-rescue-ailing-economy-l6glk27rp

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Latest News from BBC…

 

 
 

The prime minister has pledged £1bn to help school children in Englandaffected by the coronavirus lockdown. Schools have been closed to nearly all pupils since before the Easter break – and it is thought unlikely that most will return until after the summer holidays. Boris Johnson says the funding will mean the most disadvantaged pupils can get access to tutors through a £350m scheme, while primary and secondary schools have been allocated £650m to pay for one-to-one or group tuition. Head teachers say the funds are welcome but have asked for more details. The announcement comes as a report this week suggested most teachers believe their pupils are doing less – or much less work – than would be normal at this time of year, due to the lockdown. The report added that as many as a third of children are not engaging with the work that has been set for them. This comes on top of continuing concerns about how to get schools in England open safely come September.

Meanwhile, a study involving universities and health bodies across the UK has found that people with South Asian backgrounds are the most likely to die from Covid-19 after they have been admitted to hospital. The research looked at almost 35,000 patients at 260 hospitals in Great Britain and found that people of South Asian ethnicity were 20% more likely to die than white people. The study suggest that one of the reasons for this is the high levels of diabetes – both type one and type two – among people from that ethnic group. The scientists say their findings should influence policies for protecting people at work and who gets access to vaccines.

In other news, the Royal College of Nursing is calling on all healthcare employers to “care for those who have been caring” during the coronavirus pandemic. The RCN says those who have been working on the front line may be dealing with exhaustion, anxiety and other psychological problems. It wants to see improved testing for front-line healthcare staff and a commitment that nurses will not be pressured into working if they feel they do not have the right personal protective equipment.

In other Covid-19 news, health officials are working to tackle two outbreaks in England – in Leicester and Cleckheaton. Schools in Northern Ireland are to follow social-distancing of 1m which officials say will mean full classes will be able to attend. In Scotland, new rules on how members of different households can meet uphave come into effect. And in Wales, the first minister is set to announce further changes to the nation’s lockdown rules later on Friday.

And the BBC’s head of statistics has been casting his eye over the UK’s death toll from Covid-19 and comparing it with other countries. You can read his conclusions here.

 
 
 

 
 

In the US, a passenger on an American Airlines’ flight has been removed after he refused to wear a face covering. Forrner actor Brandon Straka was asked to leave the service from New York to Dallas on Wednesday after he refused to comply with the crew’s request. He says he was ejected after saying there was no federal law which required him to wear a mask. But American Airlines says its policy is that passengers who refused to cover their face will not be allowed to board . Strict new laws for air passengers have been also enacted in Europe – as our video explains.

 

Elsewhere, the BBC’s Rome correspondent, Mark Lowen, has been back to Lombardy, the Italian region which has borne the brunt of the country’s coronavirus outbreak. The area has been dubbed “the Wuhan of the West” after the Chinese city where the virus originated. You can see Mark’s report here. And speaking of Wuhan, BBC China correspondent John Sudworth has been back to the city and has been speaking to Adam Fleming on the Coronavirus Newscast.

 

You can get all of the day’s developments as they happen on our live page, plus we have a whole section of the BBC News website dedicated to coronavirus , including explainers to help you understand the outbreak and the latest advice.

 

 
 
 

 
 

As the UK economy continues to take a hit from the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests that there are currently around 20 people chasing every job vacancy in poorer parts of the country, with economists saying unemployment could surge this year . According to the Institute for Employment Studies, ex-industrial and inner-city areas have been hardest hit, while in wealthier areas there are five people out of work for every vacancy. The government has responded to the study by saying it has taken “unprecedented action” to support the economy.

 

One consequence of how lockdown rules have restricted the number of people who can attend funerals is that charitable donations have dropped to a fifth of the usual level. Because fewer people are going to funeral services, less money is being dropped in collection plates. This “ In Memoriam” fundraising usually brings in £1m a year for the British Lung Foundation. And the drop-off in giving comes at a time when many charities are seeing extra demand for their services – or are carrying out vital medical research. You can read the full story here.

 
 
 

 
 
   

Australia Country hit by “stated-based” cyber attack.

 
   

NZ Police officer shot dead at routine traffic stop. 

 
   

Slavery Bank and Church of England sorry for ties to trade.

 
   

US Trump bid to end immigration policy ‘unlawful’.

 
 
 
 

 

As people across the UK venture further afield for exercise, or return to the workplace while avoiding public transport, bikes are one of the latest items people are struggling to get their hands on. With the six-week school break soon to begin but a ban on foreign travel firmly in place, secondary school teacher Saskia Breet began looking for bikes to buy in mid-May but the hunt soon became “frustrating”. “When I rang various different bike shops around Bristol – some big brands like Trek, and some smaller independent shops – they all just said either ‘it’s completely sold out and we’re not getting any more stock this year’, or ‘we don’t know when we’ll have a new shipment for that particular model’,” she says.  Recent high demand has meant Trek has sold out of the 2020 models of most of its bikes earlier than expected. It has made 2021 models available to pre-order but customer service staff told the BBC: “If you were to place a pre-order now the stock would likely arrive in January.”

 
 
 

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Images of Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn make it on to the front pages of several papers, following her death on Thursday at the age of 103. The Daily Express says the Queen – who was “very, very sad” to hear the news – led the country in mourning. The Daily Mail’s lead says efforts to tackle coronavirus have had another setback, following the health secretary’s decision to abandon the government’s own tracing app because it will not work on “millions of phones”. The Times reports that ministers have tried to play down the problem, with Matt Hancock saying they will work with Apple and Google to develop a new app. And the Guardian leads on what it says is a “damning review” of Labour’s defeat at the last general election, which warns the party has a long road to recovery. Read our take on the morning papers here.

 
   
   
 

 
 

 

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