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Fancy lunch with Joan Collins? Take part in COVID-19 auction for NHS

Fancy lunch with Joan Collins? Take part in COVID-19 auction for NHS

Entertainment
Ever wondered how fabulous it would be to dine with Dame Joan Collins?Well, now you can be in with a chance, as lunch with the star at swanky Mayfair hotel Claridge's is among the lots going under the hammer to raise funds for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only that, but the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - to be taken once social distancing is over - also includes guests Percy Gibson, Dame Joan's husband, and actor Christopher Biggins, plus an overnight stay in a suite (stars not included for that part). Image: Test your knowledge with a families University Challenge round on Zoom The not-for-profit digital auction is being conducted by Bonhams, with pledges from some of the country's leading actors, musicians and arti...

Sports news LIVE: Norwich pledge £200k to charities, pressure mounts on Premier League players to take wage cuts, Tottenham stars slammed

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar.. Headlines: Norwich City players, manager and owners donate percentage of salaries to help those impacted by coronavirus – raising over £200,000 UEFA SUSPEND Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs indefinitely […] talkSPORT
Employees unable to take annual leave can carry it over for two years – government

Employees unable to take annual leave can carry it over for two years – government

Business
Employees who cannot take all their annual leave due to the coronavirus pandemic will be able to carry it over for two years, the business secretary has said.Alok Sharma spoke about the move at the government's daily briefing about the COVID-19 crisis on Saturday. He said: "We've introduced measures to ensure that workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry that entitlement over into the next two years."This will protect staff from losing out, while providing businesses with flexibility when they need it most."NHS England director Stephen Powis said at the briefing it would be a "good result" if there were under 20,000 coronavirus deaths in the UK once the pandemic is over. ...

Coronavirus in sport live updates: Olympics set to take place in 2021, Hearn expects boxers to leave the sport, Champions League and Europa League finals postponed

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest updates on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting sport and how clubs and sports people across the world are reacting… Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be postponed until next year, says IOC member Dick Pound Champions League and Europa League finals officially postponed by Uefa with no new date […] talkSPORT
COVID-19 may take toll on mental health, experts say

COVID-19 may take toll on mental health, experts say

Health
March 20 (UPI) -- The new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the United States, as does the anxiety among Americans, because people aren't sure what's happening or what to do, experts say. With confirmed cases of COVID-19 now topping 16,600, according to Johns Hopkins University, many communities across the country have issued "social distancing" guidelines and some states -- California, Florida and New York among them -- have instituted enforced shutdowns of non-essential businesses or "shelter-in-place" orders to stem the spread. With each new restriction and announcement, concern among the public grows. This was noted earlier this month in guidance issued by the World Health Organization, which said the COVID-19 outbreak -- ahead of calling it a pandemic -- was "generatin...