Euromillions results November 20 live: What are tonight’s winning lottery numbers? | UK | News

The winning Thunderball numbers for November 17 included: 6, 15, 16, 33, 35 and the Thunderball was two. Of the three other Superdraws held this year, EuroMillions said two claimed their prize on the night. They revealed a Spanish winner landed their €130 million jackpot on February 7. Another – also from Spain – claimed theirs on September 25, while a July Superdraw rolled over on July and eventually maxed out at €144 million. Source link

Brexit news: Johnson said UK ‘could stay in customs union and single market for TWO years’ | UK | News

Negotiations on a future trade deal will switch to a virtual format as a member of the EU negotiating team has become infected with coronavirus. After the announcement, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier pulled out of a planned debrief of national ambassadors scheduled for today, and will be replaced by one of his senior staff. UK negotiators had been holding talks with the EU team in Brussels since Sunday, with hopes rising that a trade deal could be reached in the coming days. Talks have been focused on…

BBC news chief warns agenda must not be set by ‘middle-class white men’ | UK | News

Head of newsgathering Jonathan Munro said too many senior editorial positions had been held by white males and insisted the drive to improve diversity at the corporations was essential. New director-general Tim Davie has made diversity one of his priorities since taking over from Lord Hall last summer. He has pledged to make the BBC a “50/20/12 organisation” — with a workforce that is 50 percent female, at least 20 percent black, Asian and minority ethnic, and 12 percent disabled. Bosses are being urged to hire fewer privately educated people…

UK coronavirus lockdown: Van Tam hits back at PHE scaremongering – ‘No magic number!’ | UK | News

Jonathan Van Tam was speaking at the Government’s coronavirus briefing when he made the comments on Friday night. Referring to advice issued by Public Health England (PHE) that for every day of easing of restrictions there would need to be a further five days of harsher measures on the other side, he said: “The Government clearly wants to give us a break at Christmas. But there is no magic number about one day at Christmas, ten days of payback in terms of lockdown. “It’s partly about the proportionate measures that…

Impact of COVID on British high streets is a catalyst for retail change, say experts | UK | News

The closure of more than 750,000 business when the first lockdown was imposed on March 23 drove the highest number of new e-commerce offerings over a eight-month period. The migration of independent businesses to online platforms has prompted huge growth in online retail over the period of the nationwide lockdown, according to a report published by online marketplace DownYourHighStreet. But with the new lockdown restrictions forcing about to 363,000 specialist shops to temporarily close in the run-up to Christmas, retailers will miss out on one of the biggest sales weeks of…

Holidays: Book hotels, cruises and city breaks now to make most of great sales and deals | Travel News | Travel

Of course, many Britons do worry about booking a holiday at this time – is it safe amid coronavirus? How much financial protection is there? Salcedo, speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, explained there are ways of covering your back. He clarified: “Although there’s increasingly good news on vaccine developments, life is not going to be back to normal for some time, and so it’s worth looking out for deals which either offer very low deposits – some of our most recent deals are asking for deposits of just £25 for a…

Retirement age: Employers urged to support Brits working beyond state pension age | Personal Finance | Finance

“But on the other hand, it does little to encourage older workers to seek out new opportunities, apply for new roles and build on their experience. “And with one in five feeling discriminated against because of their age, employers need to do more to create an environment which caters to workers of all ages.” Mr Avid added: “Commercially, it’s easy to understand why employers tend to focus on the recruitment and training of young workers, but we have a duty to our older employees too. “A diverse workforce is a…

Coronavirus vaccine plan OUTLINED: NHS paper shows jab roll-out date for EACH age range

Coronavirus vaccine hopes have ignite over the last two weeks, as US developers came forwards with two provisionally effective jabs. While they have not yet recieved full approval for use by the general public, governments across the world have hailed them as a potential way out from the pandemic. The UK’s Government is among them, and recently announced its plans for rolling out the vaccine when one becomes available. The Health Service Journal published details NHS plans today, stating it had seen leaked documents. According to the HSJ, all adults…

Coronavirus vaccine BEGINS: Council building to open as ‘jab centre’ by mid-December | UK | News

Charnwood Borough Council will hand over part of its offices in Loughborough, Leicestershire, to the Ministry of Defence from mid-December for at least nine months. The council’s leader Jonathan Morgan said the building will be used as a vaccination site for “around 185,000 people in the area”. He told Sky News: “We feel very excited to be at the forefront of this, and as soon as a vaccine is ready, this site will be ready to go.” It follows reports that more than 40 mass vaccination centres will be set…