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Thorntons leaves 600 jobs at risk through town centre exit

Thorntons leaves 600 jobs at risk through town centre exit

Business
Thorntons, the chocolate retailer, has announced plans to permanently close its entire UK store estate of 61 sites.The company said its decision, which was now the subject of consultation with employees, would affect 603 workers but said it hoped to redeploy some of those affected. Thorntons said it was based not only on the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns over the past year but factors related to the pandemic across the retail sector. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 'We want to open at exactly the same time as non-essential retail' ...
Cheltenham Town 1-3 Man City: Six-time winners avoid FA Cup shock

Cheltenham Town 1-3 Man City: Six-time winners avoid FA Cup shock

Sports
Cheltenham Town came within nine minutes of one of the biggest shocks in recent FA Cup history before Manchester City staged a dramatic late rally to crush the dreams of the gallant League Two side.The Robins, 72 places below City who sit second in the Premier League, threatened huge embarrassment for Pep Guardiola's side after Alfie May put Cheltenham ahead on the hour after a trademark long throw from captain Ben Tozer caused chaos in the area.City, who made ten changes to the team that beat Aston Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday, spared their embarrassment when Phil Foden, the game's outstanding player, arrived at the far post to turn in substitute Joao Cancelo's long cross in the 81st minute.And the turnaround was complete three minutes later when a rare moment of slackness in ...
FA Cup: Crawley Town deliver ‘game of their lives’ to shock Leeds United

FA Cup: Crawley Town deliver ‘game of their lives’ to shock Leeds United

Sports
After masterminding one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup third-round history, Crawley Town manager John Yems could be forgiven for losing his bearings.Having watched his League Two side thrash Premier League Leeds United 3-0 - making light of a gap of 62 league places between the teams - he ordered his jubilant players to head out to celebrate."I've been telling the lads to go out and enjoy tonight, but you can't go out anywhere so that shows how up to date I am!" laughed Yems, whose side became only the second fourth-tier team to beat a top-flight club by three or more goals in 34 years.The coronavirus restrictions might have robbed his players of a celebratory night out but Sunday's FA Cup shock was special nonetheless for the Sussex side.Celebrations at the final whistle were fairly mute...
New Mexico extends lockdown for town that’s a US hot spot

New Mexico extends lockdown for town that’s a US hot spot

Health
A small New Mexico city where rural residents from the largest American Indian reservation come to stock up on supplies is one of the nation’s worst coronavirus hot spotsBy MORGAN LEE Associated PressMay 7, 2020, 10:06 PM4 min read4 min readGALLUP, N.M. -- Traffic was almost nonexistent in this small New Mexico city, and just a handful of people waited their turn to get into grocery stores and other essential businesses. This place where rural residents from the largest American Indian reservation come to stock up on supplies is one of the nation's worst coronavirus hot spots, and the governor extended a lockdown Thursday to try to stem the spread. The emergency declaration for Gallup, a gateway to the Navajo Nation, runs through noon Sunday. Patients have filled intensive care beds as CO...
Facebook riles tiny Oregon town with plan for undersea cable

Facebook riles tiny Oregon town with plan for undersea cable

Technology
TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. -- A battle playing out in a tiny Oregon town with no stoplights or cellphone service is pitting residents against one of the world's biggest tech companies. Locals in coastal Tierra del Mar are trying to stop Facebook from using property in their quiet community to build a landing spot for an ultra high-speed, undersea cable connecting America with Asia. Representatives of the social media giant say Tierra del Mar is one of the few places on the U.S. West Coast suitable for the cable, which will feature the latest fiber optic technologies. It will link multiple U.S. locations, including Facebook's huge data center in the central Oregon town of Prineville, with Japan and the Philippines, and will help meet an increasing demand for internet services worldwide, the comp...