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Paul Sandle

Britain and EU to try to rescue post-Brexit trade talks

19 Oct 2020

* Negotiators to speak by phone after in-person meeting scrapped

'Door is ajar' on Brexit trade talks if EU is serious: Gove

18 Oct 2020

LONDON The door is still ajar for Britain and the European Union to strike a post-Brexit trade deal but the bloc needs to change its approach and show it is serious before talks can resume this week, senior British minister Michael Gove said. | Video

COVID curbs threaten UK economy, Wetherspoons says, as plunges to loss

16 Oct 2020

LONDON J D Wetherspoon accused the British government of panicking and "shooting from the hip" with new coronavirus restrictions it said could damage the entire economy, after the pubs group reported its first annual loss since 1984.

UK's Johnson shuts pubs in parts of England with new COVID-19 curbs

13 Oct 2020

LIVERPOOL/LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a tiered system of further restrictions on parts of England on Monday, including shutting pubs, to curb an acceleration in COVID-19 cases, though anger was rising at the cost of the curtailment of freedoms.

We won't survive: Liverpool pubs say new UK lockdown will wipe them out

12 Oct 2020

LIVERPOOL, England The last pints could be pulled in some pubs across northern England this week as furious bosses warn new coronavirus restrictions will wipe out their businesses, which are already reeling from a national lockdown earlier this year.

We won't survive: Liverpool pubs say new UK lockdown will wipe them out

12 Oct 2020

LIVERPOOL, England, Oct 12 The last pints could be pulled in pubs across northern England this week as furious bosses warn new coronavirus restrictions will wipe out their businesses which are already reeling from a national lockdown earlier this year.

London Film Festival offers beacon of hope to COVID-hit industry

08 Oct 2020

LONDON The pizzazz of the red carpet will be lacking and fewer films will be on offer at this year's London Film Festival, but fans can still enjoy a broad programme, either on the big screen while socially distanced or streamed into their own homes.

All pubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh to close under new Scottish virus curbs

07 Oct 2020

LONDON All pubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh will have to close for 16 days from Friday under the latest wave of COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland, a move one trade body called a "total catastrophe."

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