COVID-19: Original Tier 3 restrictions not tough enough, Hancock admits

The toughest COVID-19 restrictions imposed before England’s second lockdown were not strong enough, the health secretary has told MPs. Matt Hancock said the beefed-up coronavirus tiers unveiled by Boris Johnson are “better-calibrated” than what was in place before the shutdown.

COVID-19: ‘Killing Christmas’ – Horror for hospitality after England’s lockdown ends

The government has been accused of “killing Christmas” for hospitality businesses and their staff through tough new restrictions after England’s second coronavirus lockdown ends next week. The sector argues it will be among the hardest hit through Boris Johnson’s revised

COVID-19: Halfords profits double as cycling demand surges

A boom in cycling during the pandemic has helped Halfords double half-year profits – but it warned that the latest lockdown is taking its toll as demand for car parts sinks. The group reported a pre-tax profit of £55.4m for