Millions in North and Midlands face travel bans and pub closures



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Boris Johnson’s plans to introduce tough new lockdown measures in England were going down to the wire on Saturday as discussions between No 10 and local leaders continued late into the evening.

Millions of people in the Midlands and the North are facing travel bans and the shutting of pubs, with local communities tasked with enforcing the Test and Trace programme.

People could

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Lock Down or Face State of Emergency, Spanish Government Tells Madrid | World News

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid must enforce travel restrictions ordered by the health ministry to limit novel coronavirus outbreaks or the national government will impose a state of emergency that would force it to comply, the government said late on Thursday.

In the latest escalation of tensions between the two administrations, the government said it would hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Friday morning to decree the state of emergency if

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Does travel mean going into the closet? LGBTQ+ tourists face tough choices

For three decades, people in the United States and abroad have celebrated October 11 as Coming Out Day, a moment for LGBTQ+ people to embrace their identities publicly.



a man standing in front of a body of water: Travel is universal—but for LGBTQ+ people, it can be a little more complicated. Photographer Michael George has documented what it’s like to travel as a gay man. “This was our last trip together before he joined the Navy and moved away,” George says of his former roommate, Jackson, shown here on a summer evening lakeside in Meredith, New Hampshire.


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Travel is universal—but for LGBTQ+ people, it can be a little more complicated. Photographer Michael George has documented what it’s like to travel as a gay man. “This was our last trip together before he joined the

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Lowry on Road trip as Meadow and Maguire face Major test

Shane Lowry is looking to make a massive leap up the Race to Dubai rankings in the $7million BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Open champion had planned five weeks off following his missed cut at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, but with huge Race to Dubai points up for grabs, he couldn’t resist the call of the old Burma Road where he’s had seven top-15 finishes in just

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Fury as London Overground worker is caught travelling on tube while wearing face mask under her chin

A London Overground worker has been caught travelling on a Victoria Line Tube train while wearing a face mask under her chin.

Julia Wakefield shared a photo to Twitter this morning showing the employee with the face covering pulled down beneath her mouth and nose.

She said the image was taken by her sister, and criticised the mass transportation operator for failing to ‘set an example’ to passengers.

In response,

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Lock down or face state of emergency, Spanish government tells Madrid

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid must enforce travel restrictions ordered by the health ministry to limit novel coronavirus outbreaks or the national government will impose a state of emergency that would force it to comply, the government said late on Thursday.

In the latest escalation of tensions between the two administrations, the government said it would hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Friday morning to decree the state of emergency if

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Leinster star James Ryan has ‘no reservations’ about travelling with Ireland lock heading to Italy to face Treviso

JAMES RYAN has no qualms about travelling abroad again — despite fears Ireland was about to return to lockdown.

But Johnny Sexton will not be travelling to Italy as the out-half is nursing a hamstring strain which has been described as minor.

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Leinster face Benetton Treviso on Saturday, Ryan’s first overseas trip with Leo Cullen’s side since the teams met each other in

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Coronavirus: Airline workers face mass layoffs as aid talks stall

The jobs could be restored if Congress and the White House can come together on an aid package to help the struggling industry.

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a broad pandemic relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that if Washington comes up with

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Southwest Airlines wants workers to take 10% pay cuts or face furloughs in 2021

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said all employees will need to take 10% pay cuts in 2021 to avoid furloughs amid a financial crisis that is expected to drag into next year.



a person standing in front of a laptop: A Southwest Airlines agent works at a checkin counter at Love Field on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Dallas.


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A Southwest Airlines agent works at a checkin counter at Love Field on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Dallas.

Kelly, whose Dallas-based airline hasn’t furloughed any employees during

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Lobbying group: Two-thirds of Indiana’s hotels face closure

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About two-thirds of Indiana’s hotels could be forced to close permanently in the coming months if Congress doesn’t provide more financial relief to the beleaguered hospitality industry that’s been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, a national lobbying group says.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association, estimates that nearly 700 of Indiana’s 1,042 hotels will permanently close within the next

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Two-thirds of Indiana’s hotels face closure

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About two-thirds of Indiana’s hotels could be forced to close permanently in the coming months if Congress doesn’t provide more financial relief to the beleaguered hospitality industry that’s been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, a national lobbying group says.

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The American Hotel & Lodging Association, estimates that nearly 700 of Indiana’s 1,042 hotels will permanently close within the next six months if they don’t obtain

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renters face stress over tenancies in Covid crisis

When Risa Chauhan, 20, started looking for somewhere to live in her third year studying at LSE in London, the coronavirus crisis had already hit. She and her housemates were keen to make arrangements that meant they would not end up paying for a home they could not use.



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The group, who will be living in a private houseshare, was

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Actually helpful tips on how to avoid makeup transfer on your face masks

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If you are still wearing makeup while in quarantine like me, you’ve definitely had this experience before: You apply your makeup, put your face mask on, and by

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Face recognition and the future air travel experience

Face recognition and the future air travel experience

Airports uniquely demand both a very high passenger throughput and a very high degree of security underpinned by the positive identity confirmation of those passengers. At multiple points throughout the air travel experience, traveler identity must be confirmed to meet commercial policy, physical security, or national security requirements.

This uncommon set of demands has forced innovation in the form of automated identity confirmation, primarily using biometrics. For two decades, some

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Arsenal face Manchester City in quarter-finals as Tottenham travel to Stoke

Arsenal have been drawn against Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.





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The Gunners edged past Premier League champions Liverpool on penalties following a goalless draw at Anfield on Thursday night, and their reward is to host the team that have won this competition in each of the last three seasons.

City eased past top-flight rivals Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday thanks

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Fla. Hotels Must Face Victim’s Sex Trafficking Claims

Law360 (October 1, 2020, 10:13 PM EDT) — A number of South Florida hotels and motels must face claims from a sex trafficking victim who says they did nothing to help her despite various red flags indicating criminal activity, a Florida federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas said on Wednesday that the victim, who sued as Jane Doe, has alleged enough facts to support her negligence

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Around 40% of the world’s plant species face extinction

Some 40% of the world’s species of plants are threatened with extinction, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew says in a new report.



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Deforestation is a major threat to biodiversity.

Previous research in 2016 showed that 20% of plant species were under threat, but the “State of the World’s Plants and Fungi 2020” report, published Wednesday, draws on the work of 210 scientists from 42 countries to reveal

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Brooke Shields Is ‘Taking Travel Tips’ from Naomi Campbell as She Wears Face Shield for Flight



Naomi Campbell made headlines in March for traveling in a hazmat suit amid the pandemic


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Naomi Campbell made headlines in March for traveling in a hazmat suit amid the pandemic

Brooke Shields is taking a page out of fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell’s book.

Shields, 55, shared a photo of herself traveling by plane Wednesday, wearing a face mask, goggles and a face shield in order to protect against the novel coronavirus. In the caption, she referenced Campbell, who

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Boris Johnson’s father pictured shopping without face covering

Boris Johnson’s father said he was “extremely sorry” after he was pictured shopping without wearing a face covering.

Stanley Johnson was pictured in the Mirror newspaper perusing the shelves at a newsagents in west London on Tuesday, seemingly breaking the rules by not covering his mouth and nose.

The picture emerged after fines increased to £200 last week for first time offenders who fail to wear a face covering in

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Hotels continue to face fixed costs, low occupancy rates

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It depends on where you live. The national unemployment rate has fallen from nearly 15% in April down to 8.4% percent last month. That number, however, masks some big differences in how states are recovering from the huge job losses resulting from the pandemic. Nevada, Hawaii, California and New York have unemployment rates ranging from 11% to more than 13%. Unemployment rates in

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