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Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney among stars calling for action to save live music

Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney among stars calling for action to save live music

Entertainment
Liam Gallagher, Sir Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, Little Mix and Take That are among hundreds of music stars who have joined forces in calling for action to save the UK's "world-leading" live music industry.In an open letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, some 1,500 artists and bands say that "with no end to social distancing in sight" the industry is at imminent risk. Other acts who have signed the letter include The Rolling Stones, Skepta, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Lewis Capaldi, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Florence + The Machine, KT Tunstall, George Ezra, Depeche Mode and Iron Maiden. ...
CBI warns of ‘race against time’ to save firms from collapse

CBI warns of ‘race against time’ to save firms from collapse

Business
The CBI has demanded that ministers beef up help for businesses in a "race against time" to save jobs and livelihoods.Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI's director-general, said government intervention had already saved millions of jobs but that a "new wave of support" was needed. It came hours after figures showing £2.8bn has been advanced to struggling small and medium-sized businesses under a Treasury-backed scheme - which has been criticised for being too slow.More than 16,000 loans have been approved under the scheme but that compares to an estimated 300,000 companies that have expressed an interest.The CBI said the figures highlighted the need to "accelerate the delivery" of existing support at a time when many firms were facing "unrelenting" pressure - with the latest data painting a d

Premier League and sports news LIVE: Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for COVID-19, West Ham players defer wages, Tottenham supports urge club to save reputation

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus but remains asymptomatic West Ham players to defer part of their wages to help club fight crisis Tottenham supporters urge club to […] talkSPORT
10 years to save ‘world’s most threatened sea turtle’

10 years to save ‘world’s most threatened sea turtle’

Science
The largest turtle in the ocean, the leatherback gets its name from its tough, rubbery skin.Migrating long distances a year, the turtle can cross the Pacific Ocean.But with threats like getting tangled in fishing gear, the future for one distinct population looks "dire," say conservation groups.At the current rate of decline, the critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback turtle will vanish within 60 years.We have just 10 years left to put measures in place to save it, says a group of conservation scientists and organisations including Fauna & Flora International (FFI)."We have it within our power to protect these animals and enable them to thrive, but all those who have a hand in shaping their future need to work toge...
Climate change: Will planting millions of trees really save the planet?

Climate change: Will planting millions of trees really save the planet?

Science
From Greta Thunberg to Donald Trump and airlines to oil companies, everyone is suddenly going crazy for trees. The UK government has pledged to plant millions a year while other countries have schemes running into billions. But are these grand ambitions achievable? How much carbon dioxide do trees really pull in from the atmosphere? And what happens to a forest, planted amid a fanfare, over the following decades?How many will the UK plant?Last year's...