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Demand for new cars fell by around 5% last month, preliminary figures show (Jacob King/PA)

Demand for new cars falls by around 5% in August

Coronavirus – Sun May 3, 2020

Oil industry bet on rising plastic demand will not pay off, report suggests

Coronavirus

Footfall ‘not returning’ to city centres as office workers stay at home

Eat Out to Help Out ends

Eat Out to Help Out: Britons eat 100 million meals through scheme in August

Co-op to open new stores

Co-op to open new stores and create jobs

Pret A Manger has launched a new £20 a month subscription (Ben Stevens / Parsons Media/ PA)

Pret A Manger launches monthly subscription service after Covid sales slump

Coronavirus

Heathrow-based companies launch group action against taxman on rates

Stock prices fall

London markets slip as downturn in US sentiment hits European stocks

Hand sanitisers

Competition watchdog drops final investigation into hand sanitiser prices

Prime Minister’s Questions

Johnson told to make another U-turn and extend furlough scheme to protect jobs

Burberry outlet

Burberry wins £573,000 PPE contract following gowns donation to Government

Quiet Bank junction

Economy faces permanent scarring from pandemic, says Bank of England chief

Social distancing

Retail footfall decline eases as Eat Out to Help Out ‘entices’ customers

A waiter carrying a tray of drinks

More than a quarter of hospitality companies could collapse, report warns

London skyline

FTSE leaps on falling pound and vaccine hopes

Heathrow has started consulting with unions over pay cuts in a process which could lead to job losses (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Jobs at risk as Heathrow begins consulting with unions over pay cuts

Summer weather Aug 25th 2020

Government accused of ‘overseeing the demise of UK aviation’

Fiddler's Ferry Power Station

SSE slapped with £2m fine for power plant mistake