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Britons and Europeans are being urged to eat more steak, chips and cheese because of a food surplus caused by the closure of restaurants and bars. Despite widespread panic-buying in supermarkets across the continent in March as people responded to the coronavirus crisis, food producers are now calling on customers to stock up again.

Brighton and Hove Albion have become the first Premier League club to publicly oppose plans to restart the season in neutral stadiums.   The club’s chief executive, Paul Barber, said the move at “this critical point in the season” would “have a material effect on the integrity of the competition”.

Some FTSE 100 companies are expecting their offices to operate at reduced capacity until the middle of next year, Sky News understands.   It comes as business groups, major employers and unions will today receive draft government guidelines setting out how companies can resume working safely when lockdown measures are eased.

An increasing number of major airlines are flying planes to a Gloucestershire airport to save on storage fees during the pandemic. Storage and parts company Skyline Aero Limited – based at Cotswold Airport – says it has seen enquiries from airlines wanting to park planes increase by “several hundred per cent”. The company’s chief executive, […]

Princess Charlotte’s fifth birthday has been marked with the release of four photos of her volunteering for those in need.

Boris Johnson says he will deliver a “comprehensive plan” next week on how the lockdown could be eased. Declaring the UK is past the peak of coronavirus infections, the prime minister said he would be setting out a “road map, a menu of options” which could see looser restrictions. However, he warned that any easing […]

Campaign launches safe space in Boots stores for victims of domestic abuse across the UK  From today, victims of domestic abuse will be able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacies consultation rooms where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. Launched by charity Hestia’s UK SAYS NO MORE campaign, the scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown. Hestia says it has already seen a […]

The head of the Royal Air Force dismissed two Russian patrol aircraft as “relics of the Cold War” in a rare public rebuke after British jets were forced to scramble to intercept them. The Typhoon fighters launched from an airbase in Lossiemouth, Moray, as the Russian planes flew close to Norway, the Ministry of Defence […]

A lost Oasis song has been released after an old CD was found in Noel Gallagher’s home. Called Don’t Stop, the song was never recorded in a studio and only exists as a demo the songwriter said he thought was “lost forever”.

Schoolchildren in England will not all return to lessons at the same time, the education secretary has confirmed, in a strong hint that many will not be back until the autumn. Gavin Williamson has told a committee of MPs that he could not give a date for schools in England to begin reopening, but that […]

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