Levelling-up ambitions make way for a levelling down as London takes a hit

This comes despite it having the biggest proportion on furlough at more than 17pc of eligible workers, compared to the national average of just over 15pc, according to HMRC.

A report commissioned by London Councils predicts unemployment in the capital could hit 9.4pc by the year’s end, after furlough ends. “This crisis is particularly affecting job-rich, youth-friendly industries like hospitality, retail and tourism,” says Tony Wilson at the Institute of

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West Essex cleans up at break, takes down Bloomfield

The West Essex wrestling team had a firm grip on the match with a 25-6 lead, but coach Mike Markey saw some unwelcome signs that his team was underperforming. The pause halfway through the match in order to clean the mats came as a welcome stoppage and an opportunity for West Essex to refocus.

West Essex (7-1) came out of the cleaning break with four straight victories, including three pins,

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Group reservation system takes effect at Whiteoak Sink

A trial reservation system for group access to the Whiteoak Sink area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will go into effect for the 2021 wildflower season, April 12-30. 

Group leaders can make reservations at www.recreation.gov for a special park use permit to access the area with groups of eight to 12 people. Leaders can reserve a morning permit for access from 7 to 10 a.m. or an afternoon

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Billboard Campaign to Protect Geese Culling Takes Off in Denver


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Activists want Denver to straighten up and fly right, and two billboards erected on January 18 by In Defense of Animals and Canada Geese Protection Colorado are designed to remind residents to protect the city’s geese.

The billboard campaign, which runs through January 21, is the latest action that animal-rights

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Charles Scott Salons & Spas relocating to Avon: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

AVON, Ohio — Charles Scott Salons & Spas is relocating from Crocker Park in Westlake to Avon, 34970 Detroit Road (across from Martin’s Deli).

“Charles Scott Salons & Spas are super excited to be joining the Avon community hopefully in mid January,” said Kelli Hosso, general manager in an email. “We will be relocating our team from our Crocker Park location to Avon. We will be providing all our current

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It Takes a Village | Local News | Bend | The Source Weekly

As families adjust to a school year centered largely around online education, Central Oregon community members are working to fill gaps in education and childcare. Tutoring businesses, pod networks and childcare programs are mobilizing to help families in need. 

At Central Oregon Tutoring, co-founder Chris Lawler and his network of tutors have been inundated with requests since March, taking on over 50 new students. During the pandemic, Lawler has

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City takes first action in building $20 million recreation facility

Karl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune
Published 1:14 a.m. MT Oct. 7, 2020


The city of Great Falls is planning a $20 million aquatics-recreation center on these 10 acres between 52nd and 57th streets north, south of the Seibel Soccer Complex. (Photo: Karl Puckett)

The Great Falls City Commission took its first official action Tuesday in building a $20 million aquatics and recreation facility in OKing a resolution that will

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It takes 10 minutes for you to help shape Midland’s future

Asks residents to fill out 10-minute survey


The Midland Parks and Recreation and Planning commissions are asking residents to get involved in the future of the city’s parks and recreation.

Specifically, the city is asking for feedback via a survey that was launched on the city’s online public

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‘The world exploded’: Beirut blast takes a husband, father


BEIRUT (AP) — Soha Saade had not seen her husband since Christmas. The coronavirus pandemic had kept 44-year-old Jihad in Nigeria, where he worked far from his family in Beirut. Once travel restrictions eased, he flew home with a new sense of urgency: His 6-year old had been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Together, Jihad and Soha spent

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Ritz Paris Tableware Gets Ready for Auction, #ShareTheMicNow Initiative Takes Off, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.


Looking for the Perfect Finishing Touch for Your Next Client Project? Try Some Tableware From the Ritz Paris

This weekend is set to include a very special—and limited—opportunity for fans of the iconic Ritz Paris hotel. Thanks to Artcurial,

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B.C. warns ‘it only takes one person’ to spread COVID-19, U.S.-Canada border to remain closed

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health officer, commented on the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Beijing, connected to a wholesale … Read More

Booking Holdings Takes Solitary Path in Online Travel Debate Over Offering Financial Relief to Partners

While Airbnb is issuing $17 million in grants to some super hosts, and Google, Expedia Group, Trip.com Group and Tripadvisor are offering various forms of advertising or marketing credits, loans or financial relief to partners, Booking Holdings is a holdout and isn’t mounting a financial recovery effort.

Booking Holdings, which includes brands such as Booking.com, Priceline and Agoda, has chosen to forego taking the financial relief route and instead is

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