Holiday plans and annual getaways to favourite boltholes in Europe and across the world have been thrown into a tailspin amid the coronavirus pandemic. Airbridges have become drawbridges and can be removed without warning. Bolaji Babafemi’s reportage and travelogue, explores a decades-long relationship with Italy and a friendship that has survived and thrived during the […]

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We feel a strange mix of anxiety and excitement. Anxiety of the unknown. Excitement of being back where we belong with the children Teachers and staff at Old Oak primary school in west London are on tenterhooks, a week after reception year one and six pupils returned to classes across England in a controversial phased reopening […]

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More people than ever are working from home following the government’s coronavirus advice.  Last year, over 1.54 million people in the UK worked from home for their primary job and that figure is now set to skyrocket. For those feeling out of sorts with a kitchen table desk or for seasoned home workers looking for […]

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Elderly and vulnerable residents self-isolating during the Covid-19 crisis are at risk of being exploited by strangers and cold callers posing as helpful neighbours in order to scam them, the Local Government Association has warned. The LGA, which represents councils across England and Wales, is concerned that fraudsters are playing on the fear created by […]

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Britain’s leading supermarkets have overhauled their operations and moved to restrict the quantity of household essentials customers can buy at any one visit after widespread panic buying across the country in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19. It follows an open letter pleading with customers to refrain from stockpiling during the crisis failed to […]

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