July set a number of heat records in the US, as seven states report all-time high temperatures

July set a number of heat records in the US, as seven states report all-time high temperatures over 90F that lasted for weeks The US was plagued by intense heat in July, making it the 11th hottest on record Seven states set all-time records with temperatures over 90F and even 100F  Experts were more surprised that … Read more July set a number of heat records in the US, as seven states report all-time high temperatures

Spending data reveals pub and restaurant spending recovered in July

Spending in pubs and restaurants remains below pre-coronavirus levels but recovered throughout July, with the latest data suggesting consumers are willing to return to their pre-Covid spending ways. Figures from Barclaycard, which processes around £1 in every £3 spent in the UK, said spending in pubs in the last week of July was down 9.4 … Read more Spending data reveals pub and restaurant spending recovered in July

Furlough costs soar by £2billion with more than 100,000 new claims in the last week of July

The cost of furloughing millions of British workers rose by more than £2billion in the last week of July,  new figures show. Some 9.6 million jobs had been covered by the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) up to August 2, Government figures show. This was an increase of 100,000 on the previous week. The cumulative … Read more Furlough costs soar by £2billion with more than 100,000 new claims in the last week of July

Coronavirus US: Cases in Texas nursing homes DOUBLED in July

Nursing homes with higher rates of deficiencies and complaints were more likely to report cases of the novel coronavirus, a new study suggests. Researchers found nursing homes without cases had 20% fewer deficiencies – such as lack of infection control programs, improper medication handling and fire hazard risks – than facilities that did have cases. … Read more Coronavirus US: Cases in Texas nursing homes DOUBLED in July

CBI reports UK retail sales grow just 4% in July

High Street retailers staggered back into growth in July but face a long uphill battle to return to their pre-coronavirus normal, news figures revealed today. Sales for the year to July were up by just 4 per cent as shoppers returned, according to a closely watched survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).  The … Read more CBI reports UK retail sales grow just 4% in July

Google will keep its 200,000 employees working from home until at least July NEXT YEAR

Alphabet Inc’s Google will keep its employees home until at least next July due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai made the decision himself last week after debate among an internal group of top executives that he chairs, … Read more Google will keep its 200,000 employees working from home until at least July NEXT YEAR

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Montecito mansion was BURGLARIZED over the 4th of July holiday

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Montecito mansion was BURGLARIZED over the 4th of July holiday The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office believes DeGeneres, 62, and de Rossi, 47, were targeted due to their ‘celebrity status’ according to TMZ The value of the items stolen was not revealed, but it was believed that a number … Read more Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Montecito mansion was BURGLARIZED over the 4th of July holiday

Coronavirus England: 10% July hospital deaths at Kent NHS trust

One in every 10 Covid-19 deaths in English hospitals in July have been at a single NHS trust in Kent, data has revealed. Some 37 patients have died from coronavirus at the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust this month, accounting for 10.8 per cent of the 340 Covid-19 deaths across England in July … Read more Coronavirus England: 10% July hospital deaths at Kent NHS trust

Learners can take driving tests again from 22 July

Back on the road: Learners will be allowed to take driving tests again from Wednesday after FOUR-MONTH coronavirus suspension Driving tests will resume in England from 22 July for all learners, DVSA says Tests have been suspended since 20 March to prevent the spread of Covid-19 Only critical workers have been allowed to take their … Read more Learners can take driving tests again from 22 July

Vodafone brings its 100% renewable electricity target forward to July 2021

Mobile giant Vodafone has brought forward its target to have its entire European network to be powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity.  The telco will create a green network for customers across 11 European markets using only power from wind, solar or hydro sources by no later than July 2021. This is more than … Read more Vodafone brings its 100% renewable electricity target forward to July 2021