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NEWS | Published June 4th 2020, 10:10 am

Well endowed: Arts Groups respond to financial upheaval

Late last month the National Trust met with the digital, culture, media and sport select committee to ask for support, ideally that of the financial variety. This was particularly curious, considering the £1.3 billion of reserve funds the body has for occasions such as these.

NEWS | Published June 4th 2020, 8:08 am

Red letter day: Starmer awaiting response from Johnson

In the most recent PMQs, held in accordance with current social distancing measures at the Commons yesterday afternoon, Sir Keir Starmer accused the prime minister of ignoring his offer for help, issued over two weeks ago.

NEWS | Published June 3rd 2020, 12:12 pm

Plastic the preferred way of paying

Banks have revealed that more than 50 per cent of payments in 2019 were made by card.

NEWS | Published June 3rd 2020, 11:11 am

Snapshot: Historic England publishes public photographs of lockdown

Historic England have revealed the 200 photographs of lockdown life which will be included in the nation’s archive following the Picturing Lockdown Competition launched in May.

NEWS | Published June 3rd 2020, 11:11 am

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Alastair Sooke defends Raphael

Before the outbreak of Covid-19, the phrase “once in a lifetime” was seemingly attached to each and every exhibition. Yet it seems now that there were opportunities in which this epithet was entirely accurate, most notably the Raphael Exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome which reopens today, following a relaxation to Italy’s lockdown rules.

NEWS | Published June 3rd 2020, 9:09 am

Starmer accuses Johnson of “winging it”

Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has accused Boris Johnson of “winging it” in the government’s decision to ease lockdown, making a “difficult situation 10 times worse”.

NEWS | Published June 3rd 2020, 6:00 am

“We expect there will be a new normal”: Fire Suppression Products VP discusses their Covid-19 response and vision for the post-pandemic world

Rekha Agrawal is the vice president and general manager of Fire Suppression Products at Johnson Controls, a company dedicated to making buildings safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, Agrawal shares some insight as to how the business has responded to the pandemic and offers her view on what the future holds for businesses across the UK.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 4:04 pm

EasyJet looks to reopen three quarters of routes by August

Budget airline EasyJet has announced that it hopes to resume up to 75 per cent of its routes by the end of August.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 11:11 am

A helping hand: RHA fundraises for artists

Struggling Irish Artists may find a lifeline in the Royal Hibernian Academy’s latest fundraising campaign, which is hoped to exceed €50,000.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 10:10 am

Virtually no problem: MPs to vote on continuing Commons proceedings

As of mid-April, MPs have been able to contribute to parliamentary proceedings from afar by the use of video link. This afternoon, they will vote on whether or not to continue such measures as the Commons returns from its Whitsun recess.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 10:10 am

Met with Covid-19: Opera cancels fall season

In the past 137 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been through rather a lot. This year can now be included in the history books as its most challenging yet, in light of the decision to cancel of the fall season as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. This marks the longest hiatus in the company’s history, with no clear end point in sight.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 9:09 am

Covid-19: Homegrown innovation to help UK employees return to work safely

On Tuesday June 2, British manufacturer Trimite Global Coatings launched its new ShieldmeTM range, offering new ways for public places to become coronavirus free.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 6:06 am

“Fortunately, the outlook for us is okay thus far…”: Techna chief talks Covid-19 and how the pandemic has affected his business

In conversation with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, John Mestitz, managing director of Techna International Ltd, reflects on how the business has adapted to meet the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19 and offers his thoughts on the government’s gradual easing of lockdown restrictions.

NEWS | Published June 1st 2020, 10:10 am

An officer and a gentleman: Taika Waititi made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Taika Waititi, the Oscar-winning director, has been recognised on New Zealand’s Queen’s birthday list for services to film. Waititi, director of Jojo Rabbit, one of last year’s more controversial releases, has been made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.


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