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High Street hopefuls: The people opening new shops

Image caption Jessica Stewart, Anna Strzelecki and Sophia Sutton-Jones are hoping to make it on the High Street It’s just before nine in the morning in the well-heeled north London suburb of Highgate. The area boasts A-list movie stars, Nobel laureates, some of the nicest views in London and in a few minutes’ time Jessica Stewart will officially open the… Read more →

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William Hill to close 119 betting shops

Image copyright William Hill William Hill says 119 of its High Street betting shops will not re-open after the shutdown forced by the coronavirus outbreak. The company, which has 1,500 UK outlets, said it did not expect customers to return in the numbers seen before the Covid-19 pandemic. It said around 300 staff were affected, and all but 20 had… Read more →

Coronavirus: Face coverings in shops, UK economy shrinks and winter wave

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday morning. We’ll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Masks move Face coverings will be mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, bringing the country into line with Scotland. Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.… Read more →

Coronavirus: Shops reopen in Wales with social distancing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Retailers have been given time to prepare to reopen After months of being closed many shops are set to raise their shutters for the first time and welcome customers back. From Monday, non-essential stores are able to open for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were brought in. But with strict social-distancing and hygiene… Read more →

Coronavirus: Restrictions ‘bringing shops to the brink’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Non-essential shops have remained closed in Scotland since late March Scottish retail sales improved last month but still slumped by more than a quarter, according to a regular survey. Total sales in May were down year-on-year by 27.6%, although this was an improvement on the record low recorded in April (32.2%). Overall food sales… Read more →

Coronavirus: Greggs to reopen 800 shops for takeaway on Thursday

Image copyright Getty Images Greggs is to open about 800 shops for takeaways on Thursday after temporary closures during the coronavirus crisis. The bakery chain, which has more than 2,050 outlets, said it planned to reopen all its remaining shops from early July. Shops and businesses are beginning to to restart as coronavirus restrictions ease. Also on Tuesday, Cineworld said… Read more →