Relief for trapped savers as M&G reopens property fund after 18 months

M&G has said it will reopen its property fund on 10 May – nearly 18 months after it was suspended – offering some relief to trapped savers.  The investment firm froze its £2.1billion Property Portfolio Fund in December 2019, fearing that Brexit had caused too much uncertainty and that it would not be able to … Read more

Co-op to repay £15.5m Covid furlough support but will keep £66m business rates relief

Co-op vows to repay £15.5m furlough cash it received during lockdown as its annual profits more than double to £77m – but it won’t hand back £66m business rates relief Supermarket chain confirmed it will repay Government’s £15.5m for furlough But they confirmed they would hold onto £66m it secured in business rates relief News … Read more

Line Of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar says it’s a big ‘relief’ to NOT be H

Adrian Dunbar has admitted it was a big ‘relief’ to discover his character wasn’t H at the end of series five. The Line Of Duty star, 62, who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings, added that it would have been ‘difficult to accept’ his character was a ‘baddie’ or ‘arch villain’. Speaking on the How To Fail … Read more

Relief as firms pay back £450m in furlough cash

Thousands of businesses repay nearly £450m in taxpayer money claimed for staff wages during pandemic By Helen Cahill, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 BST, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 22:12 BST, 3 April 2021 Thousand of businesses have repaid nearly £450million in taxpayer money claimed for staff wages during the pandemic, The Mail on … Read more

Comic Relief 2021: Keira Knightley, Joan Collins star in hilarious spoof parody of 2020

It was a star-studded night on Friday’s Comic Relief 2021 as the likes of Joan Collins, Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan joined forces to star in a hilarious spoof parody of 2020. The famous faces appeared in a mock trailer for 2020: The Movie, a blockbuster film parody based on the real life coronavirus pandemic that devastated last … Read more

Comic Relief 2021: Normal People’s Paul Mescal STUNS with his singing voice in Fleabag mashup sketch

They’re both huge shows, boasting a dedicated fan following and millions of views. And Normal People joined forces with Fleabag on Friday night in a crossover for Comic Relief, leaving dozens of viewers in awe at Paul Mescal’s singing voice. As well as showcasing his vocal talents, the hilarious sketch also saw his character Connell’s … Read more

William appears on Comic Relief to praise ‘compassionate’ Britons

Prince William appeared on Comic Relief tonight to praise ‘compassionate’ Britons for their fundraising efforts as his brother was seen for the first time in public since his interview with Oprah Winfrey two weeks ago left his relationship with the Royal Family hanging by a thread. In a video message recorded for the annual BBC fundraiser, the Duke … Read more

Comic Relief 2021: Lenny Henry wows viewers with trim physique and youthful looks

Comic Relief 2021 was back on screens on Friday night with another bi-annual charity extravaganza which saw many of the nation’s favourite faces come together for a very special night of comedy, entertainment, and music. However, some viewers were left very distracted by host Lenny Henry, 62 ,as they remarked on his trim physique and youthful … Read more

Comic Relief 2021: Oti Mabuse and Mel Giedroyc recreate Bridget Jones’s All By Myself scene

It is one of the most iconic scenes in British film.  And Oti Mabuse joined a slew of stars including Ant and Dec and Sophie Ellis-Bextor in recreating Bridget Jones’ heartbreak scene in a hilarious spoof video for Comic Relief.  In scenes aired on Friday night, the Strictly star, 30, sat on a mountain of … Read more