Tag: years

Coronavirus: Sports and arts fans ‘could wait years’ for recovery

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It could be years before we see crowded stadiums again, says Lord Elis-Thomas Sports and arts fans are not likely to be filling venues again for years, according to Wales’ deputy culture and sport minister. Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas said “social responsibility” not to spread the virus would guide any relaxing of restrictions. The Welsh… Read more →

UK officially in recession for first time in 11 years

Image copyright TOLGA AKMEN The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession. The economy shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year. Household spending plunged as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction output also fell. This pushed the UK… Read more →

Argos axes ‘book of dreams’ catalogue after 48 years

Image copyright Getty Images “The laminated book of dreams,” was how comedian Bill Bailey jokingly described the plastic-coated Argos catalogue. But 48 years on from its launch, the catalogue is finally coming to an end. The encyclopedia-like catalogues, the basis of many a child’s Christmas wishlist, will no longer be regularly printed by the end of the January 2021. The… Read more →