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Blueberry farmers warn of ‘disaster’ crop

Image copyright Joline Blais Image caption Wild blueberries are picked in August in the US state of Maine The blueberry is a fruit synonymous with the US, but farmers of the wild crop are struggling. David Yarborough is unequivocal about this summer’s wild blueberry harvest in Maine. “It has been terrible,” he says. Prof Yarborough, an expert in the berries… Read more →

UK must agree “air bridges”, warn business groups

Image copyright Getty Images Industry leaders have warned the government that the UK risks being left behind, unless it quickly agrees “air bridge” deals with other nations. Business groups have written to Boris Johnson, saying a 14-day quarantine on all air passengers arriving in the UK will have “serious consequences” for the economy. On Friday, Home Secretary Priti Patel said… Read more →

Coronavirus: UK airlines warn quarantine will ‘kill air travel’

Image copyright Getty Images Airlines have reacted angrily to government suggestions that the UK could implement a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the country. Transport secretary Grant Shapps said he was “actively looking at these issues so that when we have infection rates within the country under control we’re not importing”. But Airlines UK said such a measure “would… Read more →