Excited Brits braved snow and ice for the aisles of JD Sports, Primark and TK Maxx on Monday, as months of shopping restrictions came to an end in England. In towns and cities, eager spenders queued from midnight for pints while others waited in line for a haircut at dawn, as barbers and salons pulled up their shutters. It sent footfall figures rocketing, with the number of people on the high street up 218% by 9am. Springboard, which records spending data, said shopping centre visitors had risen by 340%. Across the high street, consumers are tipped to blow £1billion in the next 24 hours as England’s economy reopens. An estimated 12million people are set to go shopping as many take advantage of 10pm closing times. On twitter, people shared queues outside Primark, TK Maxx and JD Sports as crowds gathered in the thousands. Desperate sportswear fans were seen fighting to join queues for limited edition Air Jordan and Nike Dunks trainers as JD Sports opened its Oxford Street … [Read more...] about Thousands rush to JD Sports and TK Maxx despite snow as £1bn splurge commences
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PHUKET: A cremation service will be held tomorrow for Australian Rex Allen, who died Tuesday in a motorcycle accident in Kalim. He was just 37 years old. A former professional golfer, Mr Allen leaves behind a wife and four children, including two young boys by his Thai wife Root. Rex was on his way home from celebrating Australia Day in Patong on Monday when the tragedy occurred on the Patong-Kamala Rd in Kalim. Mr Allen was well-known to the island’s expat community as the former manager of Didi’s Swiss Resort in Patong. His good friend Rob Gregory described him “as the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back”. The service will be held at the crematorium next to the public library on Haad Patong Rd in Patong at 1 pm. A foundation will be set up to help provide for his wife Root and their children, one of whom suffers from a congenital heart problem. For more information contact Rob Gregory by email at: [email protected] Mr … [Read more...] about Phuket remembers Rex Allen
What is the perfect TV viewing distance? If you're sizing up a new television, it's well worth measuring how far you should be sitting for the optimum viewing experience – especially since you may not realize what TV size is best suited for your current furniture setup. So if you’re planning on squeezing in as many inches as you can afford rather than the number of inches your room can handle, you may want to rethink. As TV sizes continue to get bigger, the real key to a good viewing experience is all down to how far away from the screen you sit. So having a good idea of how big your space is and where you’re likely to arrange your furniture is the first step in buying a new TV. And don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because your old screen fitted perfectly in a certain spot, your new one will also blend in the same way. Check out our best TV guide TV placement is about way more than just making sure that you keep your space insta-worthy. Sitting too close … [Read more...] about TV viewing distance: how far away should you sit?
Britain's daily Covid deaths have halved in a week — while infections have risen slightly, official figures revealed today. Department of Health chiefs posted 13 more lab-confirmed victims after recording just seven yesterday — which was the first time the daily fatality count was in single figures since September. For comparison, 26 deaths were registered on Easter Monday. Government statisticians today also added another 3,568 positive tests to the official tally, up 29 per cent on last week's figure of 2,762. The rise may be explained by the fact last week was Easter Sunday. Experts have previously noted testing numbers dip on public holidays due to the way swabs are recorded and because fewer people come forward for them. There is also a chance the uptick has been caused by No10's easing of restrictions on March 29. Academics have warned cases will inevitably rise when restrictions are eased but because millions of people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the … [Read more...] about Britain’s daily Covid deaths HALVE in a week with 13 more victims – while cases go up by 29% to 3,568
Residents of England are expected to flock pubs and cafes next week following four months of lockdown, with businesses reporting record bookings. The development seems to be good news for the economy, which have suffered enormous losses due to the coronavirus pandemic . However, business owners are unhappy about the upcoming flood of customers. "We think roughly one third of pubs will open on Monday, and perhaps only a third of those will be profitable. The idea that 'the pubs are opening, therefore everything is now OK' couldn't be further from the truth", said James Calder, chief executive of the Society of Independent Brewers, which represents 830 independent craft breweries across Britain. © AP Photo / Frank Augstein The window of The Rutland Arms pub shows their opening date in Hammersmith, London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. After the Coronavirus related lockdown, restaurants and pubs will be allowed to serve customers outdoors from upcoming Monday April 12 but … [Read more...] about Happy Customers & Sad Business Owners: Why Are English Pubs Unhappy About Easing of Lockdown?