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Coronavirus jobs catastrophe laid bare

The impacts of the government’s lockdown measures are becoming more and more apparent by the day, as food retailer Upper Crust plans to lay off 5,000 – half its workforce; Airbus sheds 1,700 people in UK, EasyJet announces 4,500 roles are at risk and Bensons for Beds, Harveys and TM Lewin all threaten layoffs – Mail

Clothes factory bosses in Leicester vow to defy city lockdown because they cannot afford to lose any more money – Mail

St Albans Cathedral altar to display painting depicting a black Jesus – Telegraph

Students unhappy with their GCSE and A-Level grades will be allowed to sit tests in the autumn – Mail

40% of Covid-19 patients ‘never show any symptoms’, study finds – Mail

Denmark’s plan to keep ‘historical access’ to UK waters exposed – Express


Poor Leicester is being treated as a cautionary tale while we enjoy our Independence Day – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

The easing up of planning on our high streets may be the only way to prevent dereliction – Alex Brummer, Mail

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