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Coronavirus: Chancellor set to outline furlough scheme changes

The government is currently paying part of the wages of more than 8 million furloughed workers.

Renault cuts 15,000 jobs in major restructuring

The French carmaker announces a €2bn cost-cutting plan after seeing a collapse in sales.

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak urged by MPs to extend self-employed help

A group of 113 MPs warns Rishi Sunak it is too soon to end a coronavirus support scheme for freelancers.

Coronavirus: New mortgage holiday should affect credit record, says Nationwide boss

The UK's biggest building society says struggling applicants should be flagged to lenders.

Coronavirus: UK sees almost no car manufacturing in April

Output fell by 99.7% from the same month last year as virus closes car plants.

Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

For the first time, Twitter has hidden a tweet on the president's profile behind a warning.

Nissan backs UK plant but protests erupt in Spain

Almost 3,000 jobs will be lost in Spain but the carmaker says its Sunderland factory will stay open.

What if the US removes Hong Kong's special status?

Until now, the US has given Hong Kong favourable trading terms

Biggest UK solar plant approved

Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest

Will coronavirus change America's jobless stigma?

In a country where state aid is frowned upon, the number of Americans receiving benefits has skyrocketed.

MPs call for urgent action to save aviation jobs

A cross-party group adds its voice to concerns about the government's plan to quarantine all arrivals.

Coronavirus: Hardship risk 'could undermine test and trace system'

The rules and rates of sick pay could leave people feeling compelled to work, unions say.

Coronavirus: EasyJet plans up to 4,500 job cuts

The airline says up to 30% of its workforce will go as it struggles with the slump in demand for air travel.

Coronavirus: Harrods hits the shopping mall to stop congestion

The department store will open at a nearby Westfield centre to ensure social distancing.

Uber destroys thousands of bikes and scooters

Videos of the red bikes being crushed were shared online after Uber sold its Jump business to Lime.

Trump signs executive order targeting Twitter after fact-checking row

The US president's move follows a decision by Twitter to add a "fact-check" notice to his tweets.

Charity shops fear deluge of donations when they reopen in June

Lockdown has inspired mass clear outs but charities ask customers to be selective with donation.

Coronavirus: Vending machine mum's perfect money lesson

Nurse Sarah Balsdon bought a vending machine, filled it with snacks, then paid her children for chores.

Boeing job cuts start to hit nearly 13,000 workers

A drop in travel due to the pandemic worsened the situation for the company, which was already in crisis.

Meng Wanzhou: Huawei executive suffers US extradition blow

A Canadian court has ruled that the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou can continue.

UK furlough scheme now covers 8.4 million workers

The scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus has now cost £15bn.

Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'

A giant fund is proposed, some of it raised on capital markets, but several countries express doubts.

Coronavirus: When will shops open and what will the rules be?

Non-essential shops can reopen in England next month, but will I be able to buy a book or have a haircut?

Coronavirus: 'Short-lived' rebound in house hunter demand

Buyer demand leapt when curbs on the sector were lifted in England, but may not last long-term, analysis says.

Coronavirus: Young could be scarred throughout working life

UN agency the International Labour Organisation warns of potential "lockdown generation".

Sky Q kicks off HDR support starting with on-demand nature shows

The broadcaster’s new HDR experience will be available to Sky Q customers with certain set-top boxes.

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

It is the first time the social media giant has said one of Donald Trump's tweets could be misleading.

Coronavirus: How the advertising industry is changing

A large decline in advertising expenditure is hurting the sector, plus TV channels and newspapers.

'Investors are holding on to their cash'

How a fast-growing baby food firm saw investors pull out because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: What are my rights as a non-essential shop worker?

Some shops will reopen from June, but what needs to be in place to keep staff safe?

Denmark embraces live music drive-ins

Mads Langer performs a drive-in concert for music fans in Copenhagen while social distancing.

Find out which masks offer the most protection and why

You may have heard the term N95 but what does it mean and why are some masks rated higher than others?

Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?

Officials are taking another look into Huawei, but the Chinese firm warns against a 5G ban.

Coronavirus: What's the future for the office?

As companies hint at more home-working, how could our work culture be about to shift?

The man who sells 700 million sandwiches a year

Patrick Coveney, is the boss of the UK's largest sandwich maker of pre-packaged sandwiches.

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This London hairdresser has spent thousands on a refit to make sure it can reopen safely

This London hairdresser has spent thousands on a refit to make sure it can reopen safely

Coronavirus: What a post-lockdown pub could look like

Perspex table dividers, one-way systems and social distancing are likely to be part of pub life.

How to keep safe while shopping in a coronavirus pandemic

From one way systems to not touching everything on the shelves - shopping will look very different.

The S Korean Samsung protester living in the sky

Kim Yong-hee has spent nearly a year on a 20m traffic tower to protest against Samsung's zero-union policy.

Theo Paphitis: ‘Retail will never, ever be the same again’

Entrepreneur and ex-Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis talks to the BBC about how coronavirus has hit retail.

How are we going to pay for the coronavirus damage?

Coronavirus has cost the government hundreds of billions of pounds. How will we pay for it?

Zuckerberg: Facebook to 'take down' coronavirus misinformation

Mark Zuckerberg explains how the social network is responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Ryanair: Air passenger quarantine plans 'idiotic'

CEO Michael O'Leary tells BBC Radio 5 Live that measures to contain coronavirus have too many exemptions to be effective.

Coronavirus: 'Lockdown is opportunity of a lifetime for bike lanes'

Gil Penalosa of urban reform group 8 80 Cities says lockdown is the right time to make cities more bike-friendly.

Coronavirus: Robert Jenrick defends government decision to reopen housing market

Robert Jenrick said he understood why it may seem "confusing" to allow viewings but not see family.

Coronavirus: Surrogate babies stranded in Ukraine

Babies born to surrogate mothers are stuck in Ukraine due to coronavirus lockdown measures.

Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus fears for future of West End theatres

Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus, co-writer of musical Mamma Mia!, says he fears for the future of the West End.

Coronavirus: What does a 'Covid-secure' office look like?

One way corridors and Perspex screens, the future of the office will look very different.

Coronavirus: How the UK's most easterly port is powering on

The Port of Lowestoft in Suffolk says the majority of its business is related to offshore energy.

Coronavirus: Workers have right to report employers

Business Secretary Alok Sharma said employers have a duty of care for staff returning to work after lockdown.

Coronavirus: Bread and cake tips from a self-isolating baker

Ray normally runs his family bakery, Rinkoffs, but is currently staying at home with his wife.

Coronavirus: Aer Lingus flight had 'no social distancing' says passenger

Sean Mallon's photos of an Aer Lingus Belfast-Heathrow flight showed passengers sitting close together.

Coronavirus: 'My cafe's going bust before it's even opened'

A car factory worker turned cafe owner explains how coronavirus is affecting his business dream.

Chancellor: 'Tough times' as coronavirus affects UK economy

The chancellor says there have already been "tough times" as the coronavirus outbreak has an impact on the UK and warns "there will be more to come".

Coronavirus: Should maternity and paternity leave be extended?

A petition calling for maternity leave to be extended due to coronavirus has attracted many signatures.

Coronavirus: Pint delivery service to challenge Belfast ban

A pub delivering Guinness to people's homes during lockdown says it was operating within the law.

Coronavirus: UK chancellor on new microloan scheme for small businesses

Firms will be able to borrow up to £50,000, which will be interest free for the first year.

Coronavirus: How a plus-size fashion retailer is adapting

Ojoma Idegwu, founder of plus-size fashion label Dear Curves, explains how she is adapting to coronavirus.

Coronavirus: ‘Buying a round’ to thank NHS workers

Social enterprise Brewgooder is helping people buy beers for those on the coronavirus front line.

Coronavirus: The unexpected items deemed 'essential'

Cheese shops and gun stores are among the services still open in locked down places around the world.

Coronavirus will have "significant impact" on economy

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has told reporters that Covid-19 will cause "hardship ahead".

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