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Museums, galleries and heritage centres to reopen

New guidance, published today, will outline how museums, galleries, heritage attractions and historic buildings can begin to reopen to the public, paving the way for an economic boost to the sectors. The guidance is specifically for heritage attractions, those running businesses from historic and listed buildings, and those working to […]

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Employment advice from Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice has seen demand for employment advice more than double during the coronavirus pandemic, and redundancy was one of the most searched-for terms on its website in May. Ahead of the latest ONS employment release, Citizens Advice is warning of a surge in demand for redundancy advice. Between 8-12 […]

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Photo driving licence extension

Drivers with a photocard driving licence due to expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020 will be granted a 7-month extension from the date of expiry the DVLA has announced today (4 June 2020). This will help drivers to make necessary journeys without having to obtain a new photograph […]

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Dairy farmers can now apply for Covid-19 help

From the Government: A new dairy response fund will open for applications on 18 June, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis confirmed today. With some dairy farmers facing financial difficulties and excess milk due to the coronavirus outbreak, the new fund will provide up to £10,000 each to help those dairy farmers most in […]

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COVID-19 detection dogs trial

Funny really. I’ve just been reading about all the abandoned, neglected and abused animals during lockdown. Then I read this about dogs being trained yet again to help humans in their hour of need. If only humans ever bothered to pause and remember this. So, trials for specially-trained ‘COVID dogs’ […]

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‘Behind the Frontline’ with Tessa Dunlop

Behind the Frontline is a brand new podcast that tells the stories of ordinary people who have lived through extraordinary times and survived to share their lessons. Episode One of the podcasts launches Wednesday, May 6th. Presented by Sunday Times best-selling oral historian Tessa Dunlop (the Century Girls, The Bletchley […]

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More good news – Chinese graduates of UK universities donate two ventilators to the NHS

330 Chinese graduates who attended British Universities have made personal donations of £38,000 to buy two ventilators for the NHS A total of 78 ventilators have been shipped to the UK today (Tuesday 21st April) The ventilators have been shipped today on a Virgin Atlantic flight from Shanghai to London […]

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How much Universal Credit will I get?

The first Universal Credit payments are expected around 22 April for those who applied during the first week of the stay-at-home measures. Citizens Advice has set out the five steps to follow to understand how Universal Credit is calculated: Look up your standard amount. This varies by age and if you’re […]

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Lockdown UK: four experts explain how to end it

Even when lockdown eventually ends, it is unlikely to be ‘life as normal’. Read on:   Zania Stamataki, University of Birmingham; Beatrice Heuser, University of Glasgow; David Hunter, University of Oxford, and Jonathan Ball, University of Nottingham Italy, Spain and Austria are taking the first tentative steps out of lockdown, […]

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Government to fly home those Britons most at risk from NZ

The Government is to fly home some Britons from New Zealand (although infection/death rates are currently low there). People most at risk from of coronavirus will be prioritised for the flights, which will bring back over 1,500 people in total. The first flight is expected to depart on Friday 24th […]

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