Britain on brink of double-dip recession due to Covid

Britain is on the brink of a double-dip recession because Covid restrictions are ‘squeezing activity’, economists warn.  They predict a GDP crash this winter as the second wave bites and jobs are lost.  ‘Squeezing activity’: Economists predict a GDP crash this winter as the second wave bites and jobs are …

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RUTH SUNDERLAND: The human cost of national debt

Four years ago, while making a documentary in Italy about the country’s debt-ridden economy, I was struck by an unusual phenomenon: Most of the people I met were childless.  Given this was the land of big families, mother worship and adored bambini, I was curious to know why.  One middle-class …

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Jobs boom at Royal Mail for Christmas period

Royal Mail will hire 13,000 more temporary workers than normal for the Christmas shopping boom.  The FTSE250 business will take on two-thirds more posties and sorters in addition to the 20,000 employed in a normal year.  A good sign: Royal Mail is is preparing for a flood of parcels over the …

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Mike Ashley considering making bid for Jaeger

House of Fraser billionaire Mike Ashley is considering making a bid for Jaeger to bolster his growing stable of brands.  The fashion firm – whose classic style has attracted famous customers such as Marilyn Monroe and Twiggy – is part of rival Philip Day’s stricken Edinburgh Woollen Mill high street …

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Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma Celebrate Daughter Banks’ 2nd Birthday Following Pregnancy Announcement

Hilary Duff Is Pregnant! Expecting Baby No. 2 With Matthew Koma As Hilary Duff and husband Matthew Koma are getting ready to welcome another baby, they’re also celebrating the birthday of their first child together! On Sunday, Oct. 25, the pregnant Younger star posted a sweet slideshow on Instagram in honor of daughter Banks Bair‘s second birthday.  …

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How to beat the itch and scratch cycle of eczema

According to the NHS, the number of eczema cases being reported has risen 40 per cent in the past four years. Whether you are unfortunate enough to be born with the skin condition or you develop it in later life, eczema can be painful, embarrassing and debilitating. There are more …

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