Russia closes non-essential services and sends workers home amid record Covid deaths. from: BBC News
from: BBC News The chancellor says shoppers “should be reassured” the government is working to fix port delays.
The Taliban seized troves of American weapons and vehicles from surrendering Afghan soldiers. Now, gun dealers are doing a brisk business. From: New York Times
from: BBC News However, ministers have not halted the 1m social distancing rule for hospitality venues.
Britain’s High Streets lost more than 8,700 stores in the first six months of 2021, research suggests.
The supermarket plans to widely expand its Asda on the Move convenience stores by the end of 2022.
from: BBC News Four London retail survivors explain how they are faring after 18 months of unprecedented turmoil.
Areas with the highest number of betting shops per capita include Glasgow, Liverpool and Middlesbrough.
Environmentally conscious entrepreneurs explain the movement towards zero-waste lifestyles.
Turning more commercial property into homes raises fears of sub-standard conditions, says a report.
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening.
from: BBC News The government must “act fast” to avoid disruption to food supply, the British Retail Consortium says.