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Covid-related deaths rise in England with infections at record high

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Covid-related deaths in England have jumped to their highest level since mid-February, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 780 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on ...

Persistent Covid-related absence leaves pupils lagging – Ofsted

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Persistent absence from school caused by Covid and mental illness is hampering efforts by pupils to catch up on lost learning, according to a report by Ofsted. The schools inspectorate said its visits to 98 primary an...

Nando’s forced to shut outlets through Covid-related shortages

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Peri-peri chicken wings have become the latest casualty of Covid-related upheaval in the food industry, with a shortage of chicken forcing Nando’s to temporarily close a 10th of its restaurants. The chain blamed the n...

Capita boss credits remote working for low Covid-related absences

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The boss of Capita, one of the UK’s largest employers, has credited its policy of allowing staff to continue to work from home for its low levels of absences because of Covid self-isolation alerts. Jon Lewis, the chie...

Covid-related pupil absences in England jump to 840,000

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The number of pupils absent from schools in England for Covid-related reasons is at its highest since schools fully reopened in March, with almost 840,000 children out of class last week, according to official governm...

Gemma Arterton play resumes in West End after Covid-related cancellation

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The West End play Walden, starring Gemma Arterton, is to resume performances after a possible Covid safety risk led to the last-minute cancellation of Tuesday night’s show. Just over 10 minutes before the curtain went...

UK Covid-related cybercrime fuels 15-fold rise in scam takedowns

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The UK’s cybersecurity agency has taken down more scams in the last year than in the previous three years combined, with coronavirus and NHS-themed cybercrime fuelling the increase. Experts oversaw a 15-fold rise in t...

Labour demands 100 Covid-related contracts be published

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Ministers accused of handing out taxpayers’ money to those with ‘close links’ to Tory partyLabour has demanded the government apologise and release 100 Covid-related contracts it says remain unpublished despite the pr...

Insurer Hiscox hit by loss after paying out for Covid-related claims

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The Lloyd’s of London insurer Hiscox has swung to a loss after paying out $475m for cancelled events, business interruption policies and other claims related to the coronavirus pandemic. Admitting it had suffered some...