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Urban dwellers yearn for ‘Good Life’ allotments

Urban dwellers yearn for ‘Good Life’ allotments

Science
Land set aside for allotments in the UK has declined by 65% from a peak in the "dig for victory" and post-war era.Scientists estimated that the lost allotments could have provided 6% of the population with their "five-a-day" fruit and veg diet.The most deprived areas suffered the worst decline, experiencing eight times the level of allotment closures compared with the most affluent areas.The study's findings appear in the Landscape and Urban Planning journal."We found that, overall, there had been a 65% decline in the total area of allotment land from its peak (1950s) to 2016," explained co-author Miriam Dobson from the University of Sheffield. "In terms of the amount of the amount of food production capacity lost, the closed all...

Premier League and sports news LIVE: Chelsea confirm £48m Timo Werner deal, Arsenal’s David Luiz ‘not good enough for Billericay’

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news and gossip, and reaction to the first night of Premier League action… Thursday’s headlines: Timo Werner: Chelsea confirm signing of RB Leipzig star for fee of around £48million David Luiz not good enough for Billericay? Arsenal defender slammed for Man City display Premier League fixtures: […] talkSPORT
The Latest: Pence urges US governors to tell of ‘good news’

The Latest: Pence urges US governors to tell of ‘good news’

Health
RICHMOND, Va. — Vice President Mike Pence is encouraging the nation’s governors to tell their citizens “there’s a lot of really, really good news” about current efforts to fight the cornoavirus pandemic. In a private call with governors Monday, the audio of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Pence said that with the exception of a few localities, the country is seeing strong dropping virus-related hospitalization and mortality rates, as well as low and steady positivist rates in testing. “I encourage you, as appropriate, with the proper gentleness and respect, to share the progress that we are making,” Pence said. His comments come after several states have reported a rise in coronavirus cases, which could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. Whit
The Latest: New Orleans to let good times roll – with limits

The Latest: New Orleans to let good times roll – with limits

Health
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans is getting ready to let the good times roll in casinos and bars again — with restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The city was once a major hot spot for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. But the city began easing restrictions restaurants and other businesses in May. And on Tuesday, Mayor LaToya Cantrel, outlined plans to lift more restrictions this coming Saturday. That means bars and casinos can open — although at only 25 percent capacity. Another New Orleans cultural touchstone — live indoor music — will remain off limits. ——— HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — World Health Organization expert clarifies remarks on transmission by people with virus but no symptoms — The sudden easing of lockdown
Good news for small businesses as Senate passes PPP reform bill

Good news for small businesses as Senate passes PPP reform bill

Finance
Business owners who received a forgivable loan through the Paycheck Protection Program are likely getting more leeway on how to spend those funds.  The Senate passed legislation Wednesday night that restructures how entrepreneurs can use loans issued through a new federal relief program for small businesses ailing from the economic contagion unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic. Many business owners have called on Congress to update the Paycheck Protection Program as they struggle to meet its terms and fear they may be forced to take on debt even as their businesses haven't fully recovered.The bill, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, now heads to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. The House passed the legislation last week. The ...