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Covid-19 outbreak at Royal Mail sorting office

A coronavirus outbreak at a Greater Manchester Royal Mail sorting office has left posties at recovering at home. In the last week alone, ‘a number of employees’ at the Bury Delivery Office in Wellington Street tested positive for the virus and were sent home to recuperate, Royal Mail has revealed. …

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Huge increase in UK Personal Protective Equipment production

Large stockpiles in place for items such as face masks, visors and gowns Almost three quarters of expected demand for PPE to be met by UK manufacturers from December Health and social care workers treating COVID-19 patients have access to an uninterrupted supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Government …

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Retail rebound lost pace in August – live updates

Good morning. The latest official data on UK retail sales, set for release at 7am, is expected to show a slowdown during August amid the impact of the Treasury’s hugely-popular Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Elsewhere, it’s a typically quiet Friday, with European stocks expected to drift slightly lower …

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Lockdown boom for UK’s biggest dedicated cargo airport

The UK’s biggest dedicated air cargo operation has outperformed all expectations during lockdown. Management at East Midlands Airport said more people ordering goods online had led to a big rise in freight shipments to the UK. At the same time the nationwide cut in passenger flights – which usually carry …

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