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Coronavirus: Ministers 'looking at ways to relax travel quarantine rule'

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Passengers at Heathrow Airport earlier this year, after being rescued from a cruise ship The government is looking at ways to relax the 14-day quarantine rule for people entering the UK over the coming months, BBC Newsnight has learnt. From Monday, most people arriving by plane, ferry or train…
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House prices see largest monthly fall for 11 years, says Nationwide

Image copyright Getty Images House prices fell 1.7% in May from the previous month, the largest monthly fall for 11 years, according to the Nationwide.Annual house price growth halved from 3.7% to 1.8%, as the coronavirus crisis hit market activity.The latest HMRC data showed that residential property transactions fell 53% in April compared with 2019."The…
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Coronavirus: Oxfam says call ahead before donating

Image copyright David Azia/OXFAM Oxfam has asked people to call ahead before donating goods, because storage space at its network of charity shops might be limited. Oxfam stores will begin reopening in England from 15 June.The charity said it could not yet confirm which stores would open in the first phase, nor how many of…
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Coronavirus: 'Our business can now get cracking' after lockdown

Image caption Neil and his wife Susanne run a towel and bedding stall in Barnsley outdoor market "It's been hard financially, but our business can now get cracking," says Neil Conway, who runs a towel and bedding stall at Barnsley outdoor market with his wife Susanne.Open air markets and car showrooms will be allowed to…
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Holiday firms in fresh plea over 2-week flight quarantine plans

Image copyright Getty Images A group of 200 travel companies has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel asking for current quarantine plans for people entering the UK to be scrapped.It follows calls last week from MPs and travel bosses to reconsider the rules.From 8 June, people entering the UK from abroad will be told to…
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Remote working: How cities might change if we worked from home more

Image copyright AFP Image caption The empty streets outside the New York Stock Exchange, 19 May For many of us, our homes have become our workplaces over the past few months, and a full return to the office still appears a remote prospect.Major tech companies say they are open to their staff working from home…