DVLA grants a seven-month extension for driving licence applications

Motorists granted a seven-month extension for driving licence renewals as the DVLA struggles to process applications during pandemic Drivers with photocard licences due to expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020 will be granted an extension to have them renewed  Licences will be automatically extended by seven months from date of expiry  Impacted motorists … Read more DVLA grants a seven-month extension for driving licence applications

Historic England grants £25,000 to save King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose

King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose gets a £25,000 cash injection from Historic England to stop the iconic warship from falling into disrepair as income from visitors dries up during lockdown Money will allow employees to continue maintaining systems protecting ship CEO of Mary Rose Trust warned it may not survive ‘this financial year’ It has … Read more Historic England grants £25,000 to save King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose

More than 2m self-employed have claimed £6bn in coronavirus grants

More than two-million self-employed have claimed £6billion in coronavirus grants in just FIVE DAYS, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak Government’s self-employed bailout opened to applications just five days ago  More than two million have claimed total of £6billion in grants, Rishi Sunak says  Huge sums will raise fresh concerns about government’s coronavirus liabilities   Here’s how to … Read more More than 2m self-employed have claimed £6bn in coronavirus grants

Man, 44, is charged with murder of singer Eddy Grant’s niece, 36

Denise Keane-Barnett-Simmons, who is Eddy Grant’s niece, was pulled from the burning house in Brent, north-west London, by the Fire Brigade on Thursday A 44-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a primary school classroom assistant after she burnt to death in a house fire. Denise Keane-Barnett-Simmons, who is Eddy Grant’s niece, was … Read more Man, 44, is charged with murder of singer Eddy Grant’s niece, 36

Virus grants are postcode lottery for small firms

Virus grants are postcode lottery for small firms with some councils paying just one in ten eligible companies By James Salmon for the Daily Mail Published: 21:51 BST, 22 April 2020 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 22 April 2020 Desperate firms scrambling for emergency grants to survive the pandemic face a ‘postcode lottery’, with some councils … Read more Virus grants are postcode lottery for small firms