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Boeing 777s grounded after Denver engine failure

Boeing 777s grounded after Denver engine failure

World
The US plane manufacturer Boeing has recommended grounding dozens of its 777 aircraft around the world after one of the jets suffered an engine failure.The plane, carrying 231 passengers, was forced to return to Denver airport on Saturday. No injuries were reported. United Airlines and Japan's two main airlines have stopped using 62 planes. Korean Air says it will ground six.In total, Boeing said 128 aircraft with the same engine as the Denver plane should be grounded."While [an] investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines," the company said in a statement.Pratt & Whitney said it had dispatched a team to work with investigators. According to the Federal Aviation Admini...
Biden says vaccine rollout has been a ‘dismal failure’ and urges Americans to wear a mask for 99 days

Biden says vaccine rollout has been a ‘dismal failure’ and urges Americans to wear a mask for 99 days

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Joe Biden has warned that the fight to bring coronavirus under control in the US is a "wartime undertaking" - devoting much of his first full day in office to tackling the pandemic.The new president signed 10 executive orders on Thursday that are designed to ramp up testing, tackle vaccine shortages, and increase mask wearing nationwide. More than 406,000 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in the US, and more than 24.5 million cases have been confirmed - with 4,367 fatalities confirmed in the past 24 hours. Image: Mr Biden signed 10 executive orders concerning the coronavirus pandemic Mr Biden has described the rollout of vaccines in the US as a "dismal failure so far", and vowed to expand vaccine manufacturing in the coming wee...
Covid vaccine: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

Covid vaccine: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

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Arcadia Group collapses – biggest business failure of the pandemic so far

Arcadia Group collapses – biggest business failure of the pandemic so far

Business
Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire has collapsed in the worst single corporate failure of the COVID-19 crisis to date, leaving 13,000 jobs hanging in the balance.Administrators at Deloitte said they would now seek buyers for the business - whose brands ranging from Topshop and Topman to Dorothy Perkins and Burton "sit at the heart of the high street". Arcadia chief executive Ian Grabiner said it was an "incredibly sad day" and that the company had been unable to ride out the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on trading. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...
Covid-19: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England

Covid-19: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England

Health
Refusing to self-isolate when told to is now illegal in England from Monday, with fines of up to £10,000.Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19, or has been told they have been in contact with someone who has, now has a legal duty to quarantine.It comes as a study commissioned by the government found just 18% of people who had symptoms went into isolation.Meanwhile, the government has promised an "uninterrupted supply" of PPE for front-line workers over the winter.Four-month stockpiles of PPE - personal protective equipment such as masks, visors and gowns - will be available from November, the Department of Health has said. What are the self-isolation rules? The latest social distancing rules in England From Monday, it will be a