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Trimite Global Coatings Chairman on identifying opportunity
There's no doubt that now, more than ever, companies need to be on the lookout for promising new business opportunities.
Live, Laugh, Louvre: gallery reopens to 80 per cent reduction in visitors
It may finally be possible to see the Mona Lisa without an abundance of selfie sticks in the way. On 6 July, Musée du Louvre in Paris is to reopen, following a 16-week closure, which has cost some €40 million.
Leicester is UK’s first full local lockdown
A rise in coronavirus cases has resulted in the first full local lockdown in the UK.
The future of legal finance: Augusta Ventures MD speaks out
In an interview with The Lawyer magazine for their upcoming July/August edition, Augusta Ventures MD Louis Young has discussed the "past, present and future" of third-party funding in the litigation sector.
The show won’t go on: Broadway closes its doors for remainder of 2020
It has been announced that Broadway shows will not return to the stage this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Restrictions in Leicester could be extended for another two weeks
City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has announced that pubs, restaurants and other public venues in Leicester may be shut for another two weeks past the national "reopening" date of July 4.
Report calls Gambling Commission "toothless"
A parliamentary report has stated that the Gambling Commission and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport have an "unacceptably weak understanding" of how gambling can harm people.
Play on words: Giles Watling on the fight for theatres
Giles Watling has toured the country for some 55 years. In a previous life, Watling was an actor, though he is now more accustomed to the theatrics of parliament as the MP for Clacton, a role he secured in 2017.
Open arts: galleries consider the cost of reopening
When establishing whether or not to reopen the Wallace Collection, Xavier Bray considered the view of the founder. He notes: “I think Wallace’s first thought would have been to reopen as soon as it was possible and safe to do so. In fact, pretty much since the start of the lockdown, we’ve been preparing how to reopen.”
Where there’s a Sedwill, there’s a way: country’s top civil servant announces resignation
Sir Mark Sedwill, the country’s top civil servant, has announced that he will step down from his role in September.
“Twelve or so years ago there was a lot of noise, now there is silence”: Rampton Baseley director compares his experience of two different crises
Patrick Rampton is a business leader who has seen it all. Currently a company director at Rampton Baseley, a leading independent sales and lettings agency operating in the Battersea, Clapham and Wandsworth property markets within London, Rampton has seen the company through the challenges brought about by the financial crash of the late 2000s and more recently has been steering his firm through the Covid-19 pandemic. In conversation with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland’s communications director, Scott Challinor, Rampton discusses his experience of managing the two crises and elaborates on what he has learned from such testing times and his hopes for the future.
Long Read – Reduce, reuse, remake: does Talking Heads mark a sea change?
It is said there are only seven kinds of story – overcoming the monster; rags to riches; the quest; voyage and return; comedy; tragedy and rebirth. All of Western literature, from Shakespeare to Saint-Exupéry, Wilde to Wodehouse, can be boiled down to this collection of plots. Yet the number of stories than can come from this cohort is infinite.
Best seat in the house: Hamilton goes digital
When Lin Manuel Miranda first saw the final number of Hamilton on the big screen, he threw his shoes into the air, not perhaps the response the film’s producers had expected.
Long-Bailey sacked following anti-Semitism row
Sir Keir Starmer has sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey over allegations she shared an article containing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.