£9/hour waiter job with 1000 applicants withdrawn due to lockdown

Nearly 1,000 people apply for a job as £9-per-hour waiter… only for it to be withdrawn because of the new lockdown Almost 1,000 people apply for £8.72-an-hour job at Manchester restaurant They included workers from the aviation, motoring, travel and arts industries But the vacancy was withdrawn when the Government introduced 10pm curfew  By Jane Wharton For … Read more

UK lockdown announced amid Tory MPs’ rows over economic impact

Boris Johnson finally arrived at the Downing Street podium yesterday, his press conference had been delayed four times over three hours. The Prime Minister had been forced to telescope two days of preparations for the expected Monday announcement into one afternoon following a leak to yesterday’s papers – and amid claims of chaos and infighting … Read more

Eat Out to Help Out to blame for 1 in 6 new coronavirus infections

Eat Out to Help Out played a ‘significant’ role in accelerating Britain’s second wave of coronavirus, a study has claimed. There was a sharp increase in clusters of Covid-19 infections a week after the Government scheme began, according to University of Warwick researchers.  They believe the initiative, which gave diners up to 50 per cent off … Read more

66% believe UK government SHOULD extend free school meals

Two thirds of Britons back Marcus Rashford and believe the Government SHOULD extend free school meals to poorer pupils over the holidays – and more than half of voters think ministers appear ‘UNKIND’ by refusing Some 66% said the Government should provide meals for the poorest childrenAnd 54% of voters believed that the row made the … Read more