Fire chiefs warn teenagers against risking getting trapped in toddlers’ park swings

Fire chiefs warn teenagers against risking getting trapped in toddlers’ park swings for TikTok challenge after a rash of 12 rescues in a month in London London Fire Brigade warned teenagers against against a TikTok phenomenon The social media craze sees teenagers forcing themselves into toddlers’ swings Figures show the fire brigade attended 21 instances of … Read more

Fashion chiefs hail light at the end of the tunnel as shoppers return 

Fashion chiefs hail light at the end of the tunnel as shoppers return sparking a surge in sales By Tom Witherow For The Daily Mail Published: 22:32 BST, 6 May 2021 | Updated: 22:32 BST, 6 May 2021 The boss of Next said he was hopeful that life was returning to normal after the reopening … Read more

Pub chiefs warn ‘vast majority’ will not reopen tomorrow

Hospitality bosses today warned the ‘vast majority’ of pubs in England will not be able to reopen tomorrow because they do not have adequate outdoor space.  The next step in Boris Johnson‘s lockdown exit roadmap will see pubs, bars and restaurants allowed to welcome back customers outside but only if there is table seating.  It … Read more

Students must be allowed to return to campus, university chiefs tell Boris

University chiefs have urged Boris Johnson to allow students to go back to campuses this month after the Prime Minister failed to mention their plight in his press conference on Monday. Boris Johnson this week confirmed that from April 12, non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers, zoos and theme parks in England can reopen – while pubs and … Read more

Aviation chiefs blast ‘unfair’ travel traffic light plans

Aviation bosses today lashed out at Boris Johnson‘s traffic light scheme for resuming international travel as they warned requiring travellers from ‘green list’ countries to be tested twice will price many people out of holidays abroad.  The new traffic light scheme will see countries rated green, amber or red using criteria including vaccination levels, case … Read more

Fury at holidays muddle as tourism chiefs blast Boris Johnson for his ‘traffic lights’ travel chaos 

Travel chiefs reacted with fury tonight as ministers warned Britons not to book foreign holidays and refused to rule out extending the international travel ban into summer. Boris Johnson confirmed plans to replace the foreign holidays ban with a ‘traffic light’ system which would open up quarantine-free travel to destinations rated green. Higher-risk locations would … Read more

Coronavirus: US health chiefs row back on bold claim that ‘vaccinated people do not carry the virus’

America’s top health agency has rowed back on a bold claim made by its director that ‘vaccinated people do not carry the virus’. Dr Rochelle Walensky, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a TV interview this week: ‘Vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don’t get sick, and that is … Read more

Tourism chiefs call for extra UK Bank Holiday in September to help attractions

Tourism chiefs are calling for an additional day off in September in a bid to boost visitor numbers to attractions hard hit by the pandemic. Attractions such as museums, theme parks, galleries and stately home struggled in 2020 as coronavirus restrictions forced them to close overnight. Tightening restrictions, a sharp fall in foreign visitors and … Read more

Tax chiefs are urged to stop chasing pension scam victims for large fines

Tax chiefs are urged to stop chasing pension scam victims for large fines and to show more empathy for those caught up in the nightmare HMRC was said to have ‘lacked empathy’ in its relentless pursuit of scam victims Government suggested a law change to allow some victims a tax amnesty MPs on the work … Read more

Business chiefs and MPs write letter to Boris Johnson urging him to speed up reopening our skies 

Business leaders last night united with MPs to plead with the Prime Minister to resume foreign travel. They warned that more than a million jobs were at risk if Boris Johnson failed to get Britain flying again. In letter to the PM, they said firms across the country faced devastation if planes were kept grounded. … Read more