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British ‘minications’ give £24bn boost to UK economy

Some 64% of Brits are helping the economy by vacationing in the UK this year instead of travelling, according to Travelodge Britons are opting for ‘minications’ in the UK, taking more frequent and shorter breaks this year, according to new research carried out by Travelodge. Some 64% of those surveyed are taking on average two ‘minications’ in 2020, with the average trip costing £281, giving the UK economy a £24bn boost. Travelodge’s survey of 2,000 people revealed that 42% of holidaymakers have swapped longer vacations for short getaways. Over a quarter…

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Everton FC reveals update on Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium

English Premier League soccer side Everton FC continues on its long journey to build a new home stadium at Bramley-Moore dock and has revealed further information, including updated plans and design amendments. The club has undertaken improvements to the design to meet the satisfaction of the local authority planning approval, with much consideration being given to keeping in with the heritage of the site. Should all go to plan and be given the green light, Everton has announced it ‘anticipates a planning determination by the end of the year and…

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Coronavirus: food chain to close more than a third of restaurants

The chain will “try and save jobs” wherever possible after deciding rental costs make some city centre sites “untenable”. Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca has become the latest food business to suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic, with more than a third of its outlets in the UK closing. In an email to staff, the chain’s founders said they will “try and save jobs” wherever possible as 10 of the firm’s 28 sites will shut. The group, which was founded by former Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby, said on Wednesday…

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