US weekly jobless claims beneath 1m for first time since start of crisis

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Blog wrap

Well that’s all from us today, join us again in the morning.

Here’s a quick recap of today’s events:

  • It was a poor day for Britain’s top stock indices, with London’s blue-chips feeling the impact of a slew of stocks trading “ex-dividend”, meaning investors who bought their shares would not be entitled to the companies

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Job vacancies climb as companies begin re-hiring

Hiring is back as the economy reopens and bosses take on more staff, raising hopes that the newly unemployed will be able to get back to work.

More than 1.1m jobs are available according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), including an extra 125,000 new postings in the past week.

The Office for National Statistics found that online vacancy adverts are now up to 62pc of their 2019 level,

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What will going to university be like during a pandemic?

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With results for A-level students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland published today, thousands of teenagers will find out if they’ve received a spot at a university.

But with the continuing coronavirus pandemic, university is likely to be a bit different this year.

There are many challenges facing UK universities – student and staff health and welfare, living arrangements, and how to do a socially distanced Freshers week.

Here

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Hamptons crackdown continues with Marram hotel the latest target

After Page Six reported that there has been a crackdown on Hamptons hot spots in the coronavirus era this summer, Bridgeton Holdings’ Marram hotel is the latest target.

East Hampton’s Town Board has sought an injunction to prohibit “continued use of the premises,” explaining in a release on Friday that the swanky Montauk digs have been cited for ongoing violations including “the creation and use of multiple unapproved bar areas,”

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Fulwell 73 Teams With ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Scribe To Adapt Novel Behind BBC Time Travel Series ‘Moondial’

EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 has secured the rights to turn Helen Cresswell’s young adult novel Moondial into an ambitious time travel drama after the book inspired a popular BBC series of the same name in 1988.

The James Corden-backed company will team with Matt Lopez, who wrote Nicolas Cage starrer The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Dwayne Johnson’s Race To Witch Mountain, to reimagine the book, which follows a teenage girl

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