Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a secondnational lockdown, according to reports. The Prime Minister is consideringasking the elderly to shield once again and is mulling lockdown-likeconditions for London should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections,The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said. The claims come after MrJohnson was forced to announce a slow down of the lockdown easing on Friday,with planned relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed after arise in Covid-19 cases was recorded, with prevalence in the community thoughtto be rising for the first time since May.
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Credit: British Water Ski and Wakeboard Irving Stone, aka ‘Irv the Swerve’ hasmarked his 80th birthday by going water skiing. There was nothing thesolicitor from Hampstead in north London wanted to do more for his milestonebirthday. He is believed to be the oldest water skier in the country, havingstarted skiing in 1962, and is a former British over-55 slalom record holder.Irving travelled up to South Lake near St Neots in Cambridgeshire for theoccasion with family and friends.
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HSBC has suffered a 65% drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the yearas Europe’s largest bank was struck by a dive in interest rates andcoronavirus disruption. The bank reported profits of 4.3 billion US dollars(£3.2 billion) in the half year to June 30, down from 12.4 billion dollars(£9.5 billion) in the same period in 2019. HSBC has endured a torrid year onthe markets with the London listed shares falling more than 40% from 595p to342p as of June 30. Chief executive Noel Quinn also warned internationaltensions could compound the damaging effects of Covid-19.
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Uber has joined up with Thames Clippers for the launch of its new service UberBoat. The service, which commences in London on Monday, will allow users topurchase tickets for Thames Clippers boats in advance through the Uber app andthen use QR technology to board. The payment will be processed using Uberaccount details. Passengers will be able to use the service across a fleet of20 boats on the River Thames, with departures from 23 piers across London.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held a meeting of his Shadow Cabinet as Parliament was reopened after the Supreme Court's ruling that its suspension was unlawful.
Mr Corbyn said that it was an "exciting"..