YouTube ‘kidfluencers’ are being paid millions to promote junk food, study shows

Kids with popular YouTube channels, known as ‘kid influencers’ or ‘kidfluencers’, are being paid to promote junk food and sugary drinks in their videos, a study reveals.  US researchers analysed the five most-watched YouTube kidfluencers, their most popular videos and the presence of branded food in the videos. Kidfluencer videos featuring food and drinks were viewed … Read more YouTube ‘kidfluencers’ are being paid millions to promote junk food, study shows

Traffic flow cameras are secretly switched to monitor millions of pedestrians

Millions of people are being monitored for social distancing as part of a government-backed project secretly rolled out across Britain, the Mail can reveal. In what campaigners call a sign the country is heading to a ‘truly dark place’, at least 363 cameras originally installed to monitor traffic flow have been switched – without public … Read more Traffic flow cameras are secretly switched to monitor millions of pedestrians

Oxford University stands to make hundreds of millions of pounds from Covid-19 vaccine

Oxford University stands to make hundreds of millions of pounds, if its coronavirus vaccine proves successful.  The prestigious university has negotiated a 6 per cent cut in any royalties from its Covid-19 jab, which is currently the global front-runner. Bosses at Oxford made the deal with AstraZeneca – the UK pharmaceutical giant that will manufacture and … Read more Oxford University stands to make hundreds of millions of pounds from Covid-19 vaccine

Goldman Sachs will claw back millions from top executives over 1MDB scandal

Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption scandal, and top executives will see millions in bonuses clawed back over the affair.  The Department of Justice said on Thursday that Goldman Sachs will pay more than $2.9 billion as part of a deferred prosecution … Read more Goldman Sachs will claw back millions from top executives over 1MDB scandal

Rishi Sunak’s new lockdown millions: Chancellor prepares rescue deal for companies

Rishi Sunak will today launch a new rescue package to help firms hit by Covid restrictions retain their staff. The Chancellor will update MPs this morning on a package of support set to cost hundreds of millions of pounds to help firms in sectors such as hospitality, which have been badly hit by new restrictions … Read more Rishi Sunak’s new lockdown millions: Chancellor prepares rescue deal for companies

Millions of households set to have their energy bills capped for another year

Millions of UK households will continue having their bills capped until the end of next year, the Government has revealed. The energy price cap was introduced in January 2019 in a bid to moderate bills for many households – especially those who had never moved from expensive standard variable tariffs. Around 11million homes are currently … Read more Millions of households set to have their energy bills capped for another year

Matt Hancock reveals that millions more people in the North could be heading for Tier 3 lockdown

Millions more people across the North of England face being plunged into the top Tier 3 lockdown this week, Matt Hancock revealed this afternoon.  The Health Secretary said talks would take place with local leaders in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, the North East and Teesside after deals were agreed for Liverpool and Lancashire. But … Read more Matt Hancock reveals that millions more people in the North could be heading for Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Boris Johnson last night offered Greater Manchester tens of millions of pounds in extra support if the region agrees to accept the toughest level of lockdown restrictions. Adopting a ‘carrot and stick’ approach, the Government yesterday criticised Labour mayor Andy Burnham in public while offering him additional financial aid in private. Cabinet Office Minister Michael … Read more Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown

Millions of French people enjoy last night of freedom before Covid curfew in Paris and other cities 

Millions of people across France‘s largest cities are enjoying their last night of freedom ahead of the strict 9pm curfew which came into force on Friday night. France is fighting against a resurgent epidemic that has now filled a third of the country’s intensive care units with COVID-19 patients and is again putting Europe to … Read more Millions of French people enjoy last night of freedom before Covid curfew in Paris and other cities 

Millions of vulnerable people will find out today if they will be forced to shield again

People who were shielding during the height on the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic are to be given updated guidance on what the new Covid alert levels mean for them, the Prime Minister has said. The new three-tired system in England will see areas put into different categories labelled as medium, high or very … Read more Millions of vulnerable people will find out today if they will be forced to shield again