Post Tagged with: “coronavirus”

Reaction: Leeds bartenders dismayed over Stonegate furlough revelations

Image taken from Pixabay, this is not a Stonegate pub

All employees interviewed for this article wished to remain anonymous. By The Yorkshire Voice Bar staff from across Leeds have voiced their disappointment to Yorkshire Voice after revelations published by the Sun last week about one of the UK’s leading pub chains – based abroad in a tax haven – using taxpayers’ money for the furlough scheme. They showed that […]

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“We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are adapting to the lockdown

“We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are adapting to the lockdown

Adapting to the coronavirus lockdown has been a challenge for us all, with social distancing creating a new norm of working from home wherever possible. For key workers though, it’s often not that simple, and they’ve had to drastically change the way they work. Richard Liddle reports: Leedstrinitycfj · “We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are […]

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Dry Lockdown: How are people who don’t drink alcohol coping with quarantine?

Dry Lockdown: How are people who don’t drink alcohol coping with quarantine?

Social distancing measures affect everyone. But for people who choose to stay sober, lockdown offers unique challenges. Zoe Peck reports:

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Covid and anxiety: Why our key workers deserve more respect

Covid and anxiety: Why our key workers deserve more respect

By Joe Greenough – We all know key workers risk their physical health every day in Covid-19 Britain, but the stress, fear and anxiety is more difficult for us to imagine. While some workplaces have found ways to work comfortably through the virus, those in healthcare, face to face with it everyday, face a much harder emotional struggle. Joe Greenough […]

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Small business owners are suffering to survive with limited government financial support

By Joe Greenough – While large scale industries like airlines and hotel chains put special measures in place to secure their funds, small business owners have little to fall back on amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The government has announced financial aid in the form of tax refunds and cash loans. But some say it just isn’t enough to stay afloat. […]

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Saluting our supermarket heroes: an ode to the underappreciated workforce

Saluting our supermarket heroes: an ode to the underappreciated workforce

By Jack Walker The names of people mentioned in this article have been changed for confidentiality purposes. Queuing two meters apart. Only one member of a family allowed in a shop at a time. Frequent shortages of essential items. No, this is not the plot of some new futuristic dystopian novel or movie. This is the very real lifestyle we […]

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The care sector continues to struggle: how many of us will step up to help?

Carers personal protective equipment

By Grace Pritchard As we continue to live on in lockdown, pressures on the care sector are increasing daily. Rolling news shows the media focus has turned to how those working in Britain’s care sector are coping amid the coronavirus outbreak. With the number of lives lost to covid-19 now at well over 18,000, eyes and ears have turned to […]

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Yorkshire’s answer to Banksy joins forces with Essex gallery owner for limited edition art project

Horse Vaults, Pontefract

By Grace Pritchard “Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. It’s the voice of people who aren’t listened to,” said street artist Banksy in 2001. In his book Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall  Banksy encapsulates what it means to empower people through street art. Now, almost two decades on from the […]

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Pandemic Play: 6 videogames to help get you through the COVID lockdown

Pandemic Play: 6 videogames to help get you through the COVID lockdown

By Richard Liddle We’re now into the fifth week of the coronavirus lockdown, and doubtless for many the boredom is beginning to set in. But with the entire nation being asked to stay inside all day every day, what better time to be a gamer? Whether you’re missing socialising with your friends, longing to explore the great outdoors, or just […]

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The medieval city in lockdown: there is hope beyond the walls

York City Centre, By George Hodan

By Grace Pritchard There are eerily quiet streets, the usual rumble of traffic has subsided and the hordes of tourists snapping pictures of the Minster have dispersed. The landscape of York city centre looks very different today compared to how it usually would at this time of the year. As the temperature slowly begins to creep up, so too normally […]

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