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Plastic the preferred way of paying
Banks have revealed that more than 50 per cent of payments in 2019 were made by card.
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.
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.
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”.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Just a touch: museums go handsfree
With the success of this weekend’s SpaceX Nasa Mission, it seems another generation of children who hope to become astronauts is on the cards. Yet for institutions like the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum a different challenge faces them back on earth – how best to engage with children when tactile exhibits are no longer possible.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles: MPs return to Westminster
For Alistair Carmichael, returning to Westminster for tomorrow’s reopening is more complicated than the tube journeys of some of his peers. Carmichael, the Lib Dem MP for Orkney and Shetland, will have to travel 18 hours to return to London, a journey that comprises of two trains and a plane. He is just one of many MPs protesting the government’s decision to reopen parliament in the eleventh week of lockdown.