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Department store Debenhams is on the brink of administration for the second time in a year, the company has confirmed. With 142 stores closed and the majority of the 22,000 staff on furlough, the current owners want to push the business into administration then buy it back debt-free. Debenhams explained: “This move will protect Debenhams […]

Ukrainian firefighters worked overnight trying to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station. The area was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant. Ukraine’s emergencies service said one of the fires, covering about five hectares, had been localised. It said the other fire […]

The founder of easyJet has warned that the budget airline will “run out of money by around August”, as he renewed calls to cancel a £4.5 billion order with Airbus. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou also called on the company to remove chief finance officer Andrew Findlay. It comes days after the businessman, who holds the biggest […]

Boris Johnson remains “very much in charge” of the Government despite spending the night in hospital with persistent coronavirus symptoms, a Cabinet minister has said. The Prime Minister was admitted to a NHS hospital in London on Sunday for tests on the advice of his doctor after continuing to run a high temperature. Downing Street […]

Tyson Fury has vowed to emerge as a “different person” from the coronavirus crisis and admitted the ongoing pandemic has put his future in boxing into perspective. Fury, who has fought a well-documented battle with mental health issues, says talk of a third meeting with Deontay Wilder must be put on hold as priority is […]

Union leaders are calling for an emergency boost to Universal Credit to help people get through the coronavirus crisis. The TUC said that without an urgent increase, unemployment support will be lower in real terms during the current outbreak than during the mass unemployment peaks of the 1980s and 1990s. A new report published by […]

Oxfam have expressed fears over the spread of coronavirus in refugee camps, with up to 250 people sharing one tap in some places that are already struggling for food. The charity says the virus could also be catastrophic for people in places hit by conflicts, such as Yemen, Syria and South Sudan. Marta Valdes Garcia, […]

Gamers will be targeted with adverts reminding them to stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak. The “Stay Home, Save Lives” message will be woven into Candy Crush Saga, DiRT Rally and Farm Heroes Saga to remind players of the importance of staying in to halt the spread of Covid-19. It is part of a joint […]

Three football fans have raised more than £12,000 for food banks by playing a management simulator game for 24 hours. Dan Moylan, Daniel Chapman and Michael Normanton, who run the Leeds United fanzine and podcast The Square Ball, streamed their efforts live online as they played Football Manager from 10am on Saturday until 10am on […]

Coronavirus deaths in New York state climbed to nearly 4,200 as US President Donald Trump said his country was “starting to see light at the end of the tunnel”. Authorities said, however, there was a slight glimmer of hope that the spread of the outbreak was slowing. New York state recorded a slight dip in […]