Battered UK travel industry calls for testing, more support

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters)Britain’s travel industry called on the government for an airport testing regime and more tailored support as it published figures showing how the pandemic has sapped demand for the overseas trips that are its lifeblood.

ABTA, the UK industry body representing 4,300 travel brands, said that between February and July 2020, which included the country’s three-month lockdown period, only 15% of 2,000 Britons surveyed took

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Locked down Welsh council calls on First Minister to lift travel restrictions

The leader of a Welsh council in lockdown has called on the First Minister to lift the travel restrictions because of the “catastrophic effect” it will have on the local economy.

Sam Rowlands is the Conservative council leader of Conwy Council, an area highly reliant on the tourist trade.

Conwy is one of the 15 counties and one town (Llanelli) which are currently in lockdown. This means no one is

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Trump calls off aid talks, Biden says president ‘turned his back’ on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, still being treated for COVID-19, abruptly ended talks with Democrats on an economic aid package on Tuesday, drawing criticism from presidential rival Joe Biden that he was abandoning Americans in the midst of a pandemic.

Trump’s tweet breaking off talks for a new round of stimulus spooked Wall Street, sending stocks down as much as 2% from their

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Heather Knight calls on ICC to get women’s cricket back on around the world

England captain Heather Knight has called on the International Cricket Council to “step up” and ensure the women’s game bounces back from the coronavirus pandemic in all parts of the world.

England will take the field for the first time since March’s T20 World Cup on Monday, the first of a five-match series against the West Indies at Derby’s Incora Ground hastily arranged after both of England’s previously scheduled opponents

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