UK economy officially enters recession for first time in 11 years

UK economy officially enters recession for first time in 11 years

The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession. The economy shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year. Household spending plunged as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction output also fell. This pushed the UK into its first technical recession – defined as two consecutive quarters of economic decline – since 2009. Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the BBC that the government was “grappling with something that is unprecedented” and…

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Sir Keir Starmer elected Labour Leader

Sir Keir Starmer elected Labour Leader

Sir Keir Starmer has been elected as the new leader of the Labour Party. The 57-year old defeated Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy in a ballot of party members, trade unionists and registered supporters and will succeed Jeremy Corbyn as opposition leader. The lawyer, who became an MP in 2015, won on the first round of voting, with more than 50% of the vote. Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner defeated four other candidates to become the party’s deputy leader. Sir Keir, the MP for Holborn and St Pancras, in London,…

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NOMINATIONS / ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE EPRA- LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARDS 2020.

NOMINATIONS / ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE EPRA- LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARDS 2020.

Fancy TV Channel is please to announce the opening of their prestigious EPRA Leadership & Entrepreneurial Awards 2020. EPRA, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Awards evening is set out to celebrate outstanding leaders and remarkable organisations, which have shown exemplary leadership core values, norms, characteristics and continuing commitment to leadership excellence. Do you know a friends, colleague, company, charity organisation business leaders or community leaders who deserves to be celebrated? This is an excellent opportunity to be recognized their achievements over the past year. EPRA, Awards winners will be announced at the…

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The Queen, 93, dons gloves at an investiture for first time ever to shake hands with medal recipients amid coronavirus crisis (but Prince Charles, William and Kate have bare hands at their engagements)

The Queen, 93, dons gloves at an investiture for first time ever to shake hands with medal recipients amid coronavirus crisis (but Prince Charles, William and Kate have bare hands at their engagements)

The Queen wore gloves at an investiture at Buckingham Palace yesterday, the first time she has done so since she began carrying out the ceremonies in 1952, amid warnings about the spread of coronavirus and the deadly danger it poses to the over-80s. The 93-year-old’s decision to cover her hands to above the wrists came as the Government warned that the death rate for people infected is ‘significantly ramped up’ among the elderly. Britain was also warned that a major outbreak is ‘highly likely’. Her Majesty wears gloves when she…

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ‘is rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke’, media in her native Madeira claim

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ‘is rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke’, media in her native Madeira claim

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, reports in her native Madeira claimed today. Mother-of-four Dolores Aveiro is said to have been admitted to Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital in her native island of Madeira just after 5am this morning. Local media say she is ‘conscious and stable.’ She is due to undergo new tests in the next few hours to determine her state of health. One local report says she has suffered an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a…

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin first official Irish visit

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin first official Irish visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin an historic tour of Ireland – their first official visit to the Emerald Isle. William and Kate will celebrate the UK’s ties with one of its closest EU neighbours, learning about its culture and initiatives to protect the environment. The Cambridges’ trip, which unusually was announced in advance, is likely to be seen as a diplomacy visit in the wake of Brexit. During the three-day trip the couple will meet Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins, political leaders and spend time in Dublin, and…

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Donald Trump publicly spars with nation’s top coronavirus expert.

Donald Trump publicly spars with nation’s top coronavirus expert.

President Donald Trump pushed pharmaceutical executives on Monday to develop a coronavirus within ‘a couple of months’ – as the U.S. death toll reached six. But he was warned by his own most senior expert, Dr. Tony Fauci, who told the president directly that he had repeatedly told him it would take at least a year. We’re working very hard to expedite the longer process of developing a vaccine. We’re also moving with maximum speed to develop a therapy so that we can help people recover as quickly as possible…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘are considering creating a second base in the US and will use their forthcoming trip to California to test out a potential move’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘are considering creating a second base in the US and will use their forthcoming trip to California to test out a potential move’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘are considering creating a second base in the US and will use their forthcoming trip to California to test out a potential move’ The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are considering setting up a second base in the US and will use their upcoming trip to California to test out a move, it is believed. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be favouring a stateside relocation that would see them spend large parts of the year in the country of the duchess’s birth….

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Boris Johnson throws down the gauntlet to Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson throws down the gauntlet to Jeremy Corbyn

PM challenges the Labour leader to face him in a general election on December 12 – and gives MPs just over a WEEK to get Brexit done first Boris Johnson today challenged Jeremy Corbyn to back his bid for a general election on December 12 – but said he would give MPs the chance to get Brexit over the line first . Mr Johnson tonight appeared to accept that Brussels is likely to force a long  Brexit delay until the end of January as he vowed that the ‘nightmare’ surrounding…

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HRM Oba Bankole Ojutalayo expresses warm admiration to the Platinum Performing Arts Group at EPRA 2019.

HRM Oba Bankole Ojutalayo expresses warm admiration to the Platinum Performing Arts Group at EPRA 2019.

Platinum Performing Arts Received EPRA, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Award 2019 Outstanding Inspirational Dancing School of the Year. presented by His Royal Majesty Oba Bankole Ojutalayo The Laroka of Waniki Kingdom, Ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria. Platinum Performing Arts was established in 2006 in the London Borough of Enfield, North London as a Non-Profit organisation with an aim to help support young people and provide them with a platform to boost their confidence and pursue their dreams. We have maintained strong links with the performing arts industries ever since, and we are An Award…

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