Daily Archives: September 2, 2020

Coronavirus testing rationed amid outbreaks

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus testing system is struggling to keep up with demand as a growing number of people apply for swabs. People with symptoms applying for drive-through tests have been directed more than 100 miles (161km) away. The government says areas with fewer coronavirus cases have had …

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Andy Capp – 3rd September 2020

Andy Capp has been a favourite part of the Daily Mirror since 1957. Enjoy the adventures of Andy Capp and wife Flo every day. See previous Andy Capp’s or visit his Facebook page.

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 ALEX BRUMMER: Tourism’s darkest hour

The pandemic has made the world a much smaller place. Few sectors have been as badly hurt as tourism and international travel. The impact on London, one of the world’s great entrepot cities, is underlined by the sobering letter from UK Hospitality to the Prime Minister and the almost invisible …

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Barratt boss David Thomas hails surging house sales

The boss of one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders has insisted the rally in the property market has further to run after reporting a surge in demand for new homes. David Thomas, chief executive of Barratt Developments, said house sales are bouncing back faster than expected after the lockdown was lifted. …

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Ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos now world’s richest woman

The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become the richest woman in the world after the astonishing rise in the company’s share price. Mackenzie Scott, who divorced Bezos last year, is now worth £50.4billion. That makes her worth more than L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, whose fortune totals £49.6billion, …

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Top fund cashes in £13bn of Tesla shares

Savers in a number of Baillie Gifford funds are set to reap a stellar return from its investment in Tesla. The Edinburgh-based investment management firm has cashed in a chunk of its shares in the electric car maker, generating estimated profits of around £13billion in just eight months. Baillie Gifford …

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