How to buy a property in a pandemic: Our guide for first-time buyers

Even as lockdown continues and Britain adapts to the coronavirus outbreak, the property market has shown tentative signs of bouncing back. Mortgage approvals have risen, some indices show house prices are up, and the homeloan freeze for those with smaller deposits has thawed somewhat. Those elements and the evidence emerging that axing stamp duty on … Read more How to buy a property in a pandemic: Our guide for first-time buyers

Big Pharma spent nearly $250 million to lobby lawmakers amid coronavirus pandemic

Big Pharma spent nearly $250 MILLION to sway lawmakers amid the pandemic: Firms making coronavirus drugs and vaccines like Biogen and Novartis accounted for 25% of all lobbying spending in the first quarter of 2020 Researchers found the health sector spent $250million lobbying lawmakers from January 1 to March 31 of 2020 This accounts of … Read more Big Pharma spent nearly $250 million to lobby lawmakers amid coronavirus pandemic

VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Banks must stop using the pandemic as an excuse

At the beginning of this crisis I wrote, ‘If banks fail us now, they will never be forgiven.’ We bailed them out in 2008. It was their turn to save us. Yet nearly five months on, there are queues lining the streets because branch hours have been slashed, customers are being refused help at the … Read more VICTORIA BISCHOFF: Banks must stop using the pandemic as an excuse

Strictly bosses ‘enforce new rules to ensure show goes ahead amid COVID-19 pandemic’

Strictly bosses ‘enforce new rules including banning entourages and chemistry circles to ensure show goes ahead amid COVID-19 pandemic’ By Rianne Addo For Mailonline Published: 23:12 BST, 9 August 2020 | Updated: 23:44 BST, 9 August 2020 Strictly Come Dancing bosses have reportedly enforced new rules to ensure the upcoming series goes ahead amid the … Read more Strictly bosses ‘enforce new rules to ensure show goes ahead amid COVID-19 pandemic’

Kai Carlton’s tribute to Veronicas fiancée Jessica Origliasso as pair remain separated by pandemic

Kai Carlton shares emotional tribute to his fiancée Jessica Origliasso from The Veronicas as the pair remain separated amid COVID-19 By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia Published: 09:07 BST, 9 August 2020 | Updated: 09:37 BST, 9 August 2020 Kai Carlton and his fiancée Jessica Origliasso have been separated for close to six months … Read more Kai Carlton’s tribute to Veronicas fiancée Jessica Origliasso as pair remain separated by pandemic

The lions weep tonight: ‘Lonely’ zoo animals around the world are missing visitors during pandemic

Zoos across the world say their animals are becoming ‘lonely’ without visitors as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Zoo keepers have shared their wide-ranging methods to keep animals active and engaged as even those that have since reopened struggle to pull in the usual number of visitors to their sites.  Since the coronavirus pandemic … Read more The lions weep tonight: ‘Lonely’ zoo animals around the world are missing visitors during pandemic

The lions weep tonight: ‘Lonely’ zoo animals around the world are missing visitors during pandemic

Zoos across the world say their animals are becoming ‘lonely’ without visitors as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Zoo keepers have shared their wide-ranging methods to keep animals active and engaged as even those that have since reopened struggle to pull in the usual number of visitors to their sites.  Since the coronavirus pandemic … Read more The lions weep tonight: ‘Lonely’ zoo animals around the world are missing visitors during pandemic

ITV profits plummet 93% as pandemic triggers drop in advertising sales

Historic drama rocks ITV: Profits plummet 93% as pandemic triggers historic drop in advertising sales By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 BST, 6 August 2020 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 6 August 2020 ITV profits plummeted by 93 per cent in the first half of the year after the pandemic triggered a historic … Read more ITV profits plummet 93% as pandemic triggers drop in advertising sales

Banning all travel is better at controlling a pandemic than reopening with quarantine

International travel bans can be three times as effective at controlling the spread of coronavirus than quarantining incoming travellers, a study suggests.    US, UK and Canadian researchers found crude blanket bans were easier to enforce, despite being unpopular and economically damaging. Asking arrivals to self-isolate, however, is hard to police and would inevitably lead to … Read more Banning all travel is better at controlling a pandemic than reopening with quarantine

Banning all travel is better at controlling a pandemic than reopening with quarantine

International travel bans can be three times as effective at controlling the spread of coronavirus than quarantining incoming travellers, a study suggests.    US, UK and Canadian researchers found crude blanket bans were easier to enforce, despite being unpopular and economically damaging. Asking arrivals to self-isolate, however, is hard to police and would inevitably lead to … Read more Banning all travel is better at controlling a pandemic than reopening with quarantine