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Coronavirus: Pets at Home seeing ‘exceptional demand’

Image copyright Get# Pets at Home says it is seeing "exceptional levels of demand" amid the coronavirus outbreak.The pet store and vets group said people had been spending more as pets played an "increasingly vital role in our lives" during the crisis.As designated "essential retailers", pet shops and vets can stay open during the pandemic.Pets…
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Coronavirus: Boots staff feel 'unsafe' as shoppers still browse makeup

Image copyright REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Boots staff have told the BBC they feel "unsafe" at work as customers continue to browse for hair dye and fake tan despite the coronavirus pandemic.Staff said they were frustrated some branches had reopened beauty aisles and lifted limits on the number of shoppers allowed inside at once. Some stores were…
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Coronavirus: Nissan extends Sunderland plant production pause

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nissan had been gearing up to produce a new version of the popular Qashqai. The suspension of production at the Nissan car factory in Sunderland because of coronavirus is to continue throughout April, the company has said.The plant, which employs 7,000 people, makes the Qashqai, Juke and electric LEAF…
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UK using 1.2 billion tonnes of material a year

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is using 1.2 billion tonnes of materials a year – that’s the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material for every person in the country.The materials include food, timber products, metals, construction materials and fossil fuels.They are vital to the economy, but the figures show the UK is increasingly reliant…
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Coronavirus: Will jugglers and clowns harvest fruit and vegetables?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is facing a shortage of fruit and vegetable pickers this year.By the end of April, 29,000 will be needed and one farmer, Mark Bowyer, told Farming Today he had only managed to get 13 of his regular staff so far."We've had inquiries from about 80 people including the local…
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Coronavirus: BA expected to suspend 36,000 staff

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff. The airline, which grounded much of its fleet due to the coronavirus crisis, has been negotiating with the Unite union for more than a week. The two sides have reached a broad deal but are yet to sign on…