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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 ...
Coronation Street: Pandemic sees soap scrap 60th anniversary stunt

Coronation Street: Pandemic sees soap scrap 60th anniversary stunt

Entertainment
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UN: Pandemic tough on millions of Mideast, NAfrican children

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The U.N. children's agency says the global pandemic and ensuing lockdown have taken their toll on the mental and physical well-being of millions of kids in the Middle East and North AfricaBy NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressNovember 20, 2020, 10:13 AM• 3 min readCAIRO -- The global pandemic and ensuing lockdown have taken their toll on the mental and physical well-being of millions of kids in the Middle East and North Africa, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.In a survey of more than 7,000 households in seven countries in the region covering 13,000 children, UNICEF found that more than 90% of respondents believe the coronavirus pandemic has affected their children negatively.“Restrictions on movement and closure of schools had a severe impact on children’s daily routines, their social i
Positive COVID-19 tests reported on first Caribbean cruise to resume operations amid pandemic

Positive COVID-19 tests reported on first Caribbean cruise to resume operations amid pandemic

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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The first cruise ship to set sail in the Caribbean since the cruise industry ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic has confirmed cases of the virus among its passengers. In a press release on Thursday, the SeaDream Yacht Club said guests aboard the SeaDream I vessel have tested positive for COVID-19. Advertisement The release did not say how many passengers tested positive for the deadly and infectious coronavirus but said all crew have been tested and their results came back negative. Due to the positive cases, the SeaDream I has "paused" its current Caribbean voyage and has returned to Barbados, the company said. "We are working closely with local health and government authorities to resolve this situation in the best possible way," SeaDream's Andreas Brynes...
Covid: Caffè Nero seeks help after pandemic ‘decimates’ trading

Covid: Caffè Nero seeks help after pandemic ‘decimates’ trading

Business
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