Pubs, cafes and hotels to get grants if they’re forced into lockdown

Pubs, restaurants, cafe’s, hotels and other hospitality businesses will be entitled to Government grants if they are forced to close under new lockdown rules in England.

The Government is reported to be preparing to announce new lockdown rules – based on a three-tier system.

The Government could be about to announce enhanced support for the hospitality sector.

That new lockdown system, which is likely to be announced by Monday, would

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Travel agents wait for the world to reopen from COVID shutdowns; here’s how they’re staying afloat with travelers wary of cruises and flights

NORTHAMPTON — The DRI-Voyage, as travel agent Martha S. Borawski describes it, is the travel option for people who normally like a cruise but are not getting on a plane — much less a cruise ship — anytime in the foreseeable future due to the risk of coronavirus.



a person standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: From left to right, Barbara Burati, Martha S. Borawski and Debbie Wilcox at Pioneer Valley Travel, Inc. in Northampton.


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From left to right, Barbara Burati, Martha S. Borawski and Debbie Wilcox at Pioneer Valley

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What guests are taking and how they’re getting away with it

Benjamin Netanyahu probably didn’t realise it when he allegedly stuffed a month’s worth of his smalls into a bag before jetting to the United States, but the Israeli prime minister had just passed the first of many tests that, should he feel the need to change careers, could make him a

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