Month: August 2020

Nicola Sturgeon: ‘This virus cannot define our futures’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Nicola Sturgeon has said the programme for government will not be a “normal one” Nicola Sturgeon has insisted Scotland “cannot let coronavirus define its future”. The first minister is due to set out her programme for government for the coming parliamentary year this week. She warned it would not be a “normal” programme and… Read more →

YouTube stars’ fury over algorithm tests

By Chris FoxTechnology reporter image copyrightGetty Images Some of YouTube’s most popular stars have criticised the website for “experimenting” with how their videos are delivered to their fans. Unannounced, YouTube started testing an algorithm that changed the order videos appeared in users’ subscription feeds. The experiment came to light when some users complained on social media. One YouTube star said… Read more →

Santander hit by online banking outage ahead of holiday weekend

Image copyright Getty Images Santander UK customers were unable to access their online accounts for several hours from Friday morning until mid-afternoon. “We are currently experiencing issues with customers logging in to Online Banking,” the lender told customers via Twitter. It comes ahead of a bank holiday weekend and monthly salary payments for millions of Britons. The bank said the… Read more →

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon warns against ‘intimidating’ people back to work

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStaff ‘shouldn’t be intimidated back to the office’ Scotland’s first minister has said she does not want to see people being “intimidated” into returning to workplaces before it is safe to do. Nicola Sturgeon said her government had been holding talks with business leaders about the possibility of a phased return to… Read more →

Coronavirus: Gatwick passenger numbers collapse by 14.7 million

Image copyright Reuters Gatwick airport says passenger numbers fell by 14.7 million, or two-thirds, in the first half of the year as air travel collapsed amid the pandemic. The airport, which announced job losses earlier this week, also posted a £344m loss as sales fell across its business. Despite signs of recovery, Gatwick said it expected air traffic and passenger… Read more →