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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary calls UK travel quarantine ‘a shambles’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael O’Leary wants to see coronavirus testing at UK airports The UK’s travel quarantine policy is a “shambles of mismanagement”, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said. In an interview with the BBC, Mr O’Leary said the UK and Irish Governments “stand indicted”. He said the UK quarantine was “lumpy and defective” and that the UK… Read more →

Douglas Ross calls for ‘massive’ investment in transport links

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Douglas Ross is proposing a new “fully integrated” transport system with smart travel cards The Scottish Conservative leader has called for “massive” investment in transport infrastructure to rebuild Scotland’s economy “from the brink”. Douglas Ross said the country had been economically divided for too long and that big projects would bring people “closer together”.… Read more →

TikTok calls Trump ban ‘political’ in lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has gone to court to challenge a ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. President Trump’s executive order prohibits transactions with TikTok’s owner ByteDance from mid-September. Officials in Washington are concerned that the firm could pass American users’ data to the Chinese government, something ByteDance has denied doing. Tiktok said the Trump… Read more →

Cardiff’s Wellfield Rd: ‘Dangerous’ dining prompts parking calls

Image copyright Cardiff Council Image caption Some traders said the current scheme is ‘dangerous’ but without it, many businesses ‘would not have survived Covid’ Traders on a busy shopping street in Cardiff say social distancing measures are “dangerous” for pedestrians. Parking spaces on Wellfield Road were cordoned off in July to make the pavements wider. While shoppers can queue safely,… Read more →

Coronavirus: Calls for artists to get a ‘guaranteed state income’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Organisations including the Wales Millennium Centre have made redundancies Welsh artists should get a guaranteed income from the state to rescue them from the impact of the pandemic, the future generations commissioner has said. Sophie Howe said a “safety net” system would tie payments to a commitment to provide work for the public good.… Read more →

Sir Keir Starmer calls for action on jobs in Wales visit

Image caption Sir Keir Starmer: “Devastating job losses announced at Airbus show how high the stakes are” Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is to make his first visit to Wales since winning the party leadership. He will visit an aerospace research and manufacturing facility in Flintshire, following July’s announcement of major job losses at Airbus in Broughton. Before Thursday’s visit,… Read more →

Redundancy advice calls triple as furlough scheme winds down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Citizens Advice had the highest daily number of visitors to its website topped four times in one week Thousands of firms and employees are seeking redundancy advice as the coronavirus crisis continues to bite into the UK economy. Conciliation service Acas said calls to its redundancy advice line almost tripled in June and July,… Read more →

Coronavirus: Conor Murphy calls for more financial flexibility for NI

Image caption Mr Murphy, along with Kate Forbes and Rebecca Evans, made the call ahead of the Chancellor’s summer statement NI Finance Minister Conor Murphy has joined with his Scottish and Welsh counterparts to urge the UK government to ease “rigid fiscal rules”. Mr Murphy, along with Kate Forbes and Rebecca Evans, made the call ahead of the chancellor’s summer… Read more →