Coronavirus: Letter warns of threat to future of Belfast festivals

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The Belfast Mela is among the festivals represented in the letter A group representing many Belfast festival organisers has warned some face closure over lack of funding during the coronavirus outbreak. The Festival Forum steering group has written to all representatives on Belfast City Council. The Festival of Fools, Belfast

Coronavirus: Risk in UK lockdown easing too soon, warn scientists

Image copyright Getty Images Scientific advisers to the government have warned of the risk of lifting lockdown in England, as the UK heads into the weekend before rules change. Professor John Edmunds said it was a “political decision” to ease measures; Sir Jeremy Farrar said the NHS test and trace system should be “fully working”.

Coronavirus: How drive-in raves and cinemas will work in the UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drive-in cinema events could be the solution to finding entertainment this summer What comes to mind when you think of drive-in cinemas? It might be memories of watching Danny and Sandy’s date night in Grease or something more modern, like scenes from Netflix series Riverdale. But the chances are

Coronavirus: What are the rules on weddings?

Image copyright Getty Images About 250,000 weddings take place in the UK each year – adding an estimated £10bn to the economy. But ceremonies this year have been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak. If yours was cancelled, or you are thinking about postponing, what are your rights – and are you entitled to a refund?

Coronavirus: Debenhams makes some restaurant employees redundant

Image copyright Getty Images Some restaurant employees at crisis-hit Debenhams say they will be made redundant at the end of the month. Staff say they will not receive redundancy pay from the company and will not have paid notice periods. They heard during a conference call on 28 May that administrators had decided to close

New Forest: Lockdown easing prompts verge parking fears

Image copyright Forestry England Image caption Cars parked on grass verges when the car forest were closed when lockdown restrictions were introduced Cars parked on grass verges in the New Forest have been causing “significant” damage to the environment, conservationists have warned. Visitors have flocked to the national park in Hampshire since coronavirus lockdown restrictions

Coronavirus: Centenarians recovering from the virus

Image copyright Sarah Balmforth Image caption Jane Collins is one of the patients aged over 100 who have recovered from the virus Scientists have said coronavirus affects the elderly population more than any other age group. But amid the stories of suffering, there have also been rays of hope. BBC News hears from three centenarians

Coronavirus: Are children able to adhere to social distancing?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmily King will not be taking her children to see their grandparents when the rules change on Monday How difficult will it be for children to social distance when they see loved ones for the first time in months? The Welsh Government has eased lockdown restrictions so,

Coronavirus: Renters struggle most with pandemic costs, report says

Image copyright PA Media Private renters are more likely to be struggling with payments than those who own their homes, new research by the Resolution Foundation suggests. The think tank concludes one in eight private renters have fallen behind with housing costs since the coronavirus crisis began, compared to one in 12 mortgaged home owners.

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