Daily Archives: September 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Tests ‘could be picking up dead virus’

Image copyright Getty Images The main test used to diagnose coronavirus is so sensitive it could be picking up fragments of dead virus from old infections, scientists say. Most people are infectious only for about a week, but could test positive weeks afterwards. Researchers say this could be leading to …

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Coronavirus: Portugal quarantine rules come into force

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Portugal had previously been removed from the UK’s quarantine list on 20 August Travellers arriving in Scotland from Portugal will have to self-isolate for 14 days under new rules coming into force on Saturday. Scotland and Wales have added the country to their “quarantine list” …

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Andy Capp – 5th 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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Is it worth keeping BT shares now dividend has been scrapped?

Struggle: BT shares have fared far less well in the 21st century Back in the early autumn of 1984, British Telecom was seldom out of the headlines. The state-owned business was about to make its stock market debut in the first privatisation, fulfilling one of Margaret Thatcher’s key policies.  The …

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US tech giant shares hammered in as sell-off continues

Technology stocks suffered fresh losses last night in a further sign that their extraordinary rally has run out of steam.  The tech-dominated Nasdaq, which has soared this year amid companies from Amazon to Zoom cashing in on the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, fell another 2.5 per cent in New York.  …

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Private equity tycoon to scoop £50m in Hut float

One of Britain’s best-known private equity barons will make £50m when The Hut Group floats this month.  Dominic Murphy, who led the £12billion takeover of Boots in 2007 when he was a partner at KKR, is one of a string of City big-hitters set for a significant windfall from the …

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London Capital & Finance scandal: 13 sued, including ex-minister

Thirteen businessmen including a former energy minister are being sued for £178m to recover cash lost by victims in a major savings scandal.  Almost 12,000 investors lost £237m when London Capital & Finance (LCF) went bust in January 2019.  LCF sold savers mini-bonds and promised their money would be invested …

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