Coronavirus: Ministers pledge to double staff in job centres

Image copyright PA Media The government is pledging to double the number of frontline staff at job centres in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to pledge £800m to recruit 13,500 extra staff as part of an economic recovery package announced on Wednesday. The Treasury says 4,500 of them will…

Coronavirus: Is this the end of office working in Wales?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nearly half of working adults in the UK have been working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak For many of us, our spare bedrooms or kitchen tables have become makeshift workplaces and a full return to the office seems a strange prospect.However, some employers have not only come…

Coronavirus: Yo! Sushi adapts conveyor belt system

The restaurant chain Yo! introduced the UK to the concept of choosing sushi dishes from a conveyor belt. But as it prepares to reopen some of its restaurants in England, it has had to adapt its system in the age of coronavirus.Video by Jeremy Howell

Dad horrified at £4,642 gaming app bill

Image copyright Steve Cumming A father who initially paid £4.99 for his 11-year-old daughter to use a smartphone app was shocked to discover a bill for thousands of pounds a month later.Steve Cumming, 72, said he let her make what he thought was a one-off payment on his debit card to a firm called Roblox.After…

'We cannot in good conscience open the pub'

Image copyright Martin Whelan Image caption Pub manager Martin Whelan said he would not reopen until the virus is less of a threat Back in normal times, on match days, the pavement outside the Tollington Arms would be as crowded as a Tube station. The pub is right next to the Emirates stadium, Arsenal's home…

Coronavirus: Pubs and hairdressers reopen as England's lockdown eases

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome salons opened their doors in the dead of nightRollercoaster rides, early morning pints and long barber shop queues - this is how England is emerging after three months of coronavirus lockdown.Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and theme parks have reopened with strict social distancing rules.But ministers have…