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Holidays in the UK could return by July, says the minister | World news

Holidays in the UK could return in early July, the secretary of culture announced, saying the government had ambitious plans to revive the tourism …

Holidays in the UK could return by July, says the minister | World news

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Beer Gardens Could open in July…

Coronavirus: Beer gardens could open in weeks

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-beer-gardens-could-open-in-weeks-jht7vn98z

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews Scotland – Ballet Company offers to help stressed hospital staff

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ballet moves to help stressed hospital teams

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ballet-moves-to-help-stressed-hospital-teams-0kwr66xct

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#ScotBiz – Scottish Garden Centres plea for a rethink…

Coronavirus in Scotland: Garden centres plead to reopen after ‘illogical decision’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/plea-to-let-garden-centres-reopen-9dbpnsdst

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#TheVoiceofSocialMedia – Facebook takes another large step in to the E-commerce space…

Facebook opens its own Shop window

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/facebook-opens-its-own-shop-window-h2qwqlwwt

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British Biz News – Wealthiest lost Billions Due to #Coronavirus

Rich List 2020: Britain’s wealthiest lose billions to coronavirus

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rich-list-2020-coronavirus-deals-54bn-blow-to-britains-wealthiest-sunday-times-l29kc0z86

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UK bank holidays – GOV.UK

Find out when bank holidays are in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – including past and future bank holidays
— Read on www.gov.uk/bank-holidays

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The most lusted-after spots in Britain during lockdown

BRITS cooped up in their houses during lockdown are pining after family days out and nature spots. Among the top spots in Britain are Trebah Garden …

The most lusted-after spots in Britain during lockdown

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01:23:03|RELEASED MARCH 04, 2020This week, Pete talks to Gary Doherty, the founder of THINK Network, whose mission is simple: to… View MoreWWWThis week, Pete talks to Gary Doherty, the founder of THINK Network, whose mission is simple: to passi… View MoreListen »

54:15|RELEASED FEBRUARY 24, 2020Pete Lonton is joined by international speaker, coach and mentor, Pat Slattery, a man who’s… View MoreWWWPete Lonton is joined by international speaker, coach and mentor, Pat Slattery, a man who’s spe… View MoreListen »

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The UK Lockdown is to be extended…

UK lockdown ‘to be extended’ – The UK government is expected to confirm later that the country’s lockdown will be extended by three weeks. Emergency legislation aimed at tackling the coronavirus outbreak required ministers to review the original decision to introduce strict social distancing measures after three weeks. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he recovers from Covid-19, will lead meetings of the cabinet and senior officials where the need to continue restricting movement will be discussed.

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Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

With most stores closed yesterday, some people may need to retire today to pick up some more essential items, so we’ve rounded up the supermarket’s …

Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

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Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

With most stores closed yesterday, some people may need to retire today to pick up some more essential items, so we’ve rounded up the supermarket’s …

Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

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Upcoming Online Business Networking Events via Zoom with Introbiz

April’s upcoming Online Networking events:

King & Queen & Networking – Paul & Tracey Smolinski

15th April Online Networking Masterclass with Paul & Tracey, revealing their top 10 secret tips to networking online!

Queen of Network Marketer – Emma Cooper

17th April Online Networking with Emma Cooper, answering your network marketing questions!

For more info or to book online please visit https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/…

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Upcoming Online Business Networking Events via Zoom with Introbiz

April’s upcoming Online Networking events:

King & Queen & Networking – Paul & Tracey Smolinski

15th April Online Networking Masterclass with Paul & Tracey, revealing their top 10 secret tips to networking online!

Queen of Network Marketer – Emma Cooper

17th April Online Networking with Emma Cooper, answering your network marketing questions!

For more info or to book online please visit https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/…

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Tricks to make your broadband faster at home – and the ones that definitely won’t work

With more families staying at home at work and children not going to school because of the continuing pandemic, the speed of the Internet and mobile …

Tricks to make your broadband faster at home – and the ones that definitely won’t work

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Gratitude – 10 Reasons to be Grateful for those who are currently Self Isolating – #PositiveCornovirusNews

For those who are self isolating and are depressed in down and need a pick me up, try practicing gratitude. Change your perspective on the situation and rather than looking at what you’ve lost from the current change of conditions in our external environment and think about what you have gained in your immediate, local to you external environment (the place where you are currently self isolating) and in your internal environment (“from your skin in” – a recent quote that I have learnt to describe the internal you).

If you can flip the perspective and look at the positive of any situation then you can vastly improve your mental health and increase your ability to handle external forces and situations.

Please find some of my reasons to be grateful in our current situation and other gratitudes that I think this current situation brings to most people who choose to see them and accept them!

No.1 I’m a live and kicking!

Any gratitude list needs this one as it’s the biggest reason to be grateful that you’ll ever have. It was a tiny miracle but somehow you were born and as your reading this your still alive and kicking so well done – keep up the good work. Life is full of Rich experiences so get stuck in and enjoy them!

No. 2. – Grateful For Being Locked In With Our Loved Ones

If you are locked in or self isolated then hopefully you are locked in and managing to spend more time, much more than usual , with the person or people that you love and trust most in the world and when can that be a bad thing?

If you are self isolating alone then you have access to lots of different ways of getting in touch, for Free with all of the special people in your life. See No 3..

No 3. Gratitude towards connected technology.

Getting in touch with friends and family nowadays for nothing (FREE) has never been easier so let’s be thankful for technology. Whether it’s Zoom (which seems all the rage at the moment) or old favourites like Messenger, WhatsApp or FaceTime and Skype or even old classics like the phone or texting (actually utilising your unlimited calls and texts) there is so many ways to get connected and what’s the excuse , look at all the extra time that you now have on your hands – see no 4.

4. Grateful for the obscene of a long commute to work via Rush Hour Traffic?

Having been self employed and mostly working from home for the past 8 years this is a big reason to be grateful for me. Who wants to be sat in traffic and losing 2 hours of their day that you’re never going to get back? See 7.

5. Grateful for the dress code.

I’m in charge of the dress code and can choose to wear what I like. Time to get out all the clothes that I don’t always get a chance to wear and design my own dress policy. plus I can wear loads of things that don’t need ironing and that another chore gone and some more gained time. See 7.

6. Grateful for flexibility!

Now that you are in charge of your own daily routine you can decide the rules. Get up at a time that suits you, work at a time that suits you, exercise at a time that suits you, lunch when you want and finish when you want. You are now the master of your own destiny and your setting the rules, so be flexible and adaptable to a way that suits you and your life and not to someone else’s way that you have been conditioned to confirm to.

7. Gratitude for the extra time.

Now that you’ve lost the daily commute and the ironing etc. you now have the time to exercise at home or do that extra hobby or interest that you could never really make time for. I often find it hard to make time to exercise but have been exercise regularly at home with the new found time saved and the hour given to me for daily exercise by Boris!

8. Personally I’m grateful for Online Zoom networking.

Having to turn up at real world networking something that I done regularly in the old world was time consuming and difficult to achieve too often so I used to go to an event 1 or 2 times a week but now there inline I have been doing 1 or 2 a day, and now I’m connecting with people from much further away than just South Wales.

9. Gratitude for values and appreciation!

I’m starting to realise what’s important in life and becoming a better human being and more appreciative of what we do have and that can’t be a bad thing. Hopefully these sorts of lessons will enrich human being and make them more appreciate of the important things in less and less focussed on the menial / shallow, unimportant, fake and self obsessive sh*t that sometime everyone gets obsessed with.

10. Plenty of time and free resources for learning and self improvement / self development.

There are no excuses, News the time to read a book, listen to an audio book or podcast or watch a load of you tube videos. Learn all the things you have ever wanted to know and all the skills you gave ever needed all at a touch of a button or in a book!

So in summary now is the time to take action and control of your life and your own destination. You (and I) have plefty of reasons to be grateful over the current situation so let take advantage our make it our time now!

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Royal Mint changed Tac and making Covid-19 Visors for NHS – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews


Credit: Royal MintThe Royal Mint has begun mass manufacturing medical visors to protect frontline NHS staff from coronavirus.

Based in Llantrisant, engineers at The Royal Mint developed a medically approved visor design which they can produce thousands of each day. 

The first batch of visors are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in south Wales. 

Health care workers have expressed concern over the amount of PPEavailable to them, despite Welsh Government reassurance that there is enough to go around. 

The Royal Mint, usually known for making money and coins, are turning their focus to helping protect people against COVID-19 by making valuable personal protective equipment (PPE).

Engineers at the site found a basic design for medical visors online. They then adapted and developed their own prototype, which was approved for medical use within 48 hours.

The design will also soon be released online, enabling other companies to manufacture even more.

The Royal Mint say they can produce thousands of masks every day, subject to getting enough of the raw components.

The masks are made with a type of 1mm clear plastic which is currently in low supply. They are appealing to manufacturers across the UK to help them source the material that forms the potentially life-saving protective equipment.

The first batch of visors manufactured by The Royal Mint are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board will receive the visors initially, with some already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

The CEO of Cwm Tag Morgannwg University Health Board thanked The Royal Mint for their support.

We are incredibly grateful to the Royal Mint for this work. This equipment will be vitally important for our frontline staff to protect themselves and others as they work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The generosity of organisations such as The Royal Mint as well as our communities has been humbling and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support for our staff and the NHS.

– DR SHARON HOPKINS, CEO CWM TAF MORGANNWG UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD

Leighton John, Director of Operations for The Royal Mint said: “My sister works for the NHS and it really focuses your mind on the challenges they are facing, and the opportunity we have to support them.

“On Wednesday at 9am we knew nothing about medical visors, but we set our engineers the task of developing essential medical equipment which could be easily made on site – within seven hours they’d created a medical visor, and within 48 hours it was approved for mass manufacture. We’ll shortly post the specifications on our website to enable other firms to make them too.

“We are now developing the production line, and urgently calling for help to source 1.0mm PET clear plastic which is in low supply across the UK. We believe firms will have this in stock, and we’d urge them to get in touch with us so we can continue to support our NHS.”

Visors, masks, aprons and gloves are all valuable items of PPE used to prevent frontline workers from contracting coronavirus. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Some health care workers are worried about access to protective equipment like masks. One GP based in Bangor told ITV Cymru Wales that she and her colleagues feel “forced to make decisions” based on the “availability of PPE” and not based on “clinical judgement”.

On Wednesday 25, the Welsh Government announced that they would be making more PPE available to health and social care staff.


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Police ask train passengers why they travel as the coronoavirus blockade continues

The police will stop the passengers on the train to question them about their movements as the coronavirus blockade continues, with everyone urged to…

Police ask train passengers why they travel as the coronoavirus blockade continues

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Dave King leaves the Rangers and reveals funding plans “pending” due to the coronavirus crisis

Rangers President Dave King has officially resigned from his role in Ibrox. King announced in November that he intended to leave the “new year” and …

Dave King leaves the Rangers and reveals funding plans “pending” due to the coronavirus crisis

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Coronavirus: Stay home plea as Scotland deaths rise to 33

Eight more people with Covid-19 die in Scotland as the FM urges people to observe lockdown rules this weekend.

Coronavirus: Stay home plea as Scotland deaths rise to 33

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All the latest UK & Global Coronavirus News from the BBC

 

 
 
It was an emotional moment for those who took part – not least the NHS staff and care workers being saluted by the nation. The Royal Family and prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to front doorsteps, balconies and windows on Thursday evening night to applaud those dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. It came after figures revealed the UK death toll rose from 475 to 578 in one day, with 11,658 confirmed cases.

There will be additional support for the NHS from firefighters, who have agreed to drive ambulances and deliver essential supplies if required. However, unions point out many are off-work in self-isolation. And, with NHS leaders saying staff feel “at risk” of contracting the virus unless they wear protective equipment while dealing with all patients, the BBC is told guidance is expected to be updated within two days. 

Normal life continues to be seriously affected. As vulnerable people continue to report problems getting groceries while in isolation, supermarkets are to use a government database of the 1.5 million people deemed most at risk to help prioritise delivery slots. Sharon Cranfield, from Surrey, tells us she’s reliant on deliveries because her daughter Jessica, 19, has cystic fibrosis, adding: “I’m terrified of going to the shops.” There are signs, too, the housing market is grinding to a halt, with transactions agreed before the lockdown falling through.

We dig into the detail of the government’s latest financial support package to find out what help is available to self-employed people. Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the government’s response to coronavirus proves he was “absolutely right” during December’s election campaign that public spending could be increased .

 
 
 

 
 
The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,500 positive tests – overtaking both China and Italy. However, the US death toll remains much lower, at less than 1,300. Some 8,215 people have died in Italy. President Donald Trump predicts the US will get back to work “pretty quickly”, calling the figures “a tribute to the amount of testing that we’re doing”. 

Back in China, where the outbreak began, the government is temporarily banning all foreign visitors to prevent a further rise in the number of imported cases. Meanwhile, South Africa has begun a three-week lockdown. And while recent numbers from Italy’s worst-hit northern region suggest the epidemic might be slowing there, fresh fearshave arisen for poorer communities in the south.

Meanwhile, doctors, aid workers and the United Nations say camps for the displaced in north-western Syriacould be devastated by an outbreak. Follow all the latest global developments via our live page.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
EU leaders meeting on Thursday – by socially-distant video conference – glaringly failed to agree to share the debt they are all racking up fighting Covid-19. From her flat in Berlin, where she is self-isolating after her doctor tested positive for the virus, German Chancellor Angela Merkel openly admitted to the disharmony over financial instruments.

What leaders did agree on was asking Eurogroup finance ministers to explore the subject further, reporting back in two weeks‘ time. The EU is famous for kicking difficult decisions down the road but in coronavirus terms, with spiralling infection and death rates, two weeks feels like an eternity.

 
 
 
Katya Adler

BBC Europe editor

 
 
 
 

 
 
The Coronavirus Newscast team is joined by Sean Farrington, from Radio 5 live’s Wake Up To Money, to help unpack the government’s new measures to support the self-employed. And musician Charli XCX offers some tips on keeping fit, staying creative and painting rocks in self-isolation. Meanwhile, the World Service’s Science in Actionexamines why China’s strong social distancing policies seem to have been successful in stopping the spread of the virus .

 
 
 

 
 
Some front pages use photographs of staff at the Royal Liverpool Hospital taking in the nation’s gratitude for the work of the NHS during the applause that rang around the UK. Others feature the members of the public – and young royals Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – saluting the medical staff and carers. “Checkpoint Britain” is the main headline for both the Daily Express and the Metro, as they report police measures to enforce social distancing. The Daily Star describes those driving without good reason as “Checkpoint Charlies”. The effects of the virus on the property market is the big story for the Daily Mail, under the headline: “Don’t move home.” The housing market was “plunged into chaos” after the government called on people to delay moving home, the Times reports. Meanwhile, the Sun looks at the UK’s latest virus statistics to declare: “One Brit dies every 13 minutes.”

 
 
   
   
 

 

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