Coronavirus: Six things that are booming in sales

Image caption Will Butler-Adams is the chief executive of Brompton Bikes and has seen enquiries jump As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, many retailers are seeing trade collapse, but others are overwhelmed by demand. “We’re as busy as at Christmas time,” says the owner of an online coffee business, “we’re selling double.” An outdoor games supplier is in the same position: “We’ve sold out of table tennis tables – they’re the new loo roll.” While families are stuck at home, …

Every household in the UK to get the same letter – this is what it will say

Every single person living in Bristol and across the entire country will get the same letter next week. That’s because Prime Minister Boris Johnson is writing to every household across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales about the coronavirus outbreak. In the letter he will urge everyone to stay home to protect the NHS and to save lives. The letter from the Prime Minister will land on the doorsteps of 30 million households and will outline the guidance everyone should follow …

The 8 symptoms which mean you might have already had coronavirus

Coronavirus could have been in the UK in January, according to researchers. Researchers from Oxford University’s Evolutionary Ecolody of Infectious Disease group think coronavirus may have been in this country by the first of the month at the latest. While the research has not been peer reviewed, and it’s still extremely important to follow government guidelines on social distancing and isolation, it suggests the virus may have spread for a month before it was noticed at the end of February. …

Coronavirus: Social distancing gig on a houseboat

A community of houseboat owners in Bristol has found a unique way to come together during the coronavirus outbreak by putting on a social distancing pop-up concert. It was the idea of Sarah Larkham, one of the residents, and also a professional musician. As all her gigs have been cancelled until at least July, she wanted to bring joy to her community. Back to: Home – Bristol News

Boots is ‘reviewing’ the future of another Bristol store

Boots has confirmed it is “reviewing” the future of its Whitchurch pharmacy weeks after announcing a Clifton branch will close. Reports have circulated that Boots is planning to permanently shut its Ridgeway Lane store on May 1. When we asked the chain if the reports are correct, a spokeswoman said: “Closing a pharmacy is never an easy decision, nor one we take lightly. “We can confirm we’re currently reviewing this store, but no plans have been confirmed yet.” Earlier this …

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