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Manchester United star Chris Smalling invests ‘six figure sum’ in plant-based meat brand

The Manchester United footballer Chris Smalling is among a number of investors putting £3.5m into the plant-based meat company THIS. Publicists revealed to i that Smalling, 30, who spent last season on loan at the Italian side Roma, injected a…

Gavin Williamson says there’s ‘little evidence’ coronavirus spreads in schools

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has insisted it’s safe for pupils to head back into classrooms because there is “little evidence” that the virus is transmitted in schools. This might come as surprise to some people given it is not clear…

Why the rate is still so low even in the middle of a devastating recession

Unemployment remains near a record low – despite a plunge in the number of Britons on company payrolls since the start of lockdown. There are now 730,000 fewer people with jobs in the UK than there were in March when…

Cruise: Seabourn axes global cruises with some on hold until 2022 – how to get refund | Cruise | Travel

Amid the coronavirus crisis, the cruise industry has been sent into a state of disarray, with cancellations continuing to be announced. Though some areas of the holiday industry are slowly opening up, for those at sea another blow was served…

Freelance director told she was ‘overpaid’ her grant

A woman has been left with just £67 to cover her time out of work after she was “overpaid” by the coronavirus government support scheme by more than £1,000. Freelance award-wining director Lucy Atkinson, 31, thought she had been scammed…

Corporate scandals and coronavirus are hastening the death of the office romance

When Steve Easterbrook was ousted as chief executive of McDonald’s last year, I felt sorry for him. His apparent misdemeanour at the time was a consensual relationship with a colleague. Although I thought it was fair enough for the company to…

Swarm of earthquakes detected eight miles from San Andreas Fault raises risk of ‘big one’ hitting

Swarm of earthquakes detected eight miles from the San Andreas Fault raises risk of ‘big one’ hitting in the next week San Andreas Fault in California was hit by an earthquake swarm MondayThe quakes began in the early hours with…

Number of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth by 2170

The number of digital bits will overtake the number of atoms on Earth within 150 years, according to a new study that warns of an ‘information catastrophe’.   By 2170, the world will be ‘mostly computer simulated and dominated by digital…

Nicola Sturgeon’s dramatic U-turn on SQA grades may prove to be one of her most important ahead of election

The dramatic volte-face by the Scottish Government on exam results is by no means its first U-turn on education policy, but it may prove to be one of the most important. For days, Nicola Sturgeon and her under-fire Education Secretary,…

‘Smart’ bricks costing as little as 50p each can store electricity

‘Smart’ bricks costing as little as 50p each can store electricity just like batteries and could be used to power lighting in buildings Researchers found a way to use the material inside red bricks to store energyRed bricks are one…

When is Krishna Janmashtami 2020? Date and meaning of the Hindu festival

Hindu festival Janmashtami is celebrated in various parts of the world to mark the birth of the god Lord Krishna. This year’s edition takes place across two days, on 11 and 12 August. Hindus usually sing a series of songs and…

Beat the summer heat: Best fans under £100 to stay cool during a heatwave

Summer is well underway and the whole country seems to be sweltering in a heatwave. With further chances of hot spells, we could be facing restless muggy nights and hot sticky days over the next few weeks. If you haven’t…