Monday 8th March:
–Harry and Meghan vs The royal family – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were interviewed by Oprah for a two-hour televised special. The interview explored subjects of racism, suicidal-thoughts and the breaking of royal relationships.
–Roads busier than first lockdown – Statistics have been issued regarding travelling, with the traffic in Wales seeing a 60% increase compared to the original lockdown.
–Oprah has re-assured speculators that the Queen and Duke did not make race comment – It has been confirmed that the pair did not make any comment on ‘how dark’ Prince Harry and Meghan’s then-unborn baby would be.
–Kids return to school – Children around the country returned to school with a cross of emotions between excitement and fear.
Tuesday 9th March:
–Sales rebound for retail as kids head back to school – February figures showed a 9.5% rise in UK retail sales, in preparation for the easing of lockdown.
–Zoom founder transfers $6bn of his shares – Eric Yuan is said to have moved around 40% of his stakes last week, leading to speculation of his motives. Zoom’s shared have almost tripled over the past year and the company is expected to be worth around $100bn
–Scotland announce easing of restrictions for outdoor meetings – Groups of up to four adults from two households can meet outdoors from Friday onwards.
–£68,000 fraud on the NHS – Dr Aled Jones has been sentenced of committing fraud after it was revealed that he was struggling with debts and gambling issues. The doctor had been illegally claiming for shifts that he had not attended.
–Piers Morgan leaves Good Morning Britain – Following his shared opinion on the ‘Harry and Meghan’ interview, OFCOM received 41,000 complaints. He stormed out of the show, mid-air, after a row with Alex Beresford about their conflicting opinions.
Wednesday 10th March:
–Gale force winds expected – Hilly and coastal areas of Wales could be expected gusts of around 70mph.
–Aston Martin set to lose 200 jobs – The losses are ‘deeply concerning’ and question the commitment of the company, according to a union.
–Ban on Eviction’s in England extended – It has been said by campaigners that it is not a long-term answer but that it will settle ‘frightened’ renters in the mean-time.
–Re-evaluation of Cardiff Airport sees figures of around £15m – The effects of the pandemic have seen the valuation estimates drop to a figure of £15m, less than a third of what Welsh ministers bought it for at £52m.
–US Congress passes new Covid relief of $1.9tn – This new addition of funding from Biden brings the U.S total spent on recovery to more than $5tn.
Thursday 11th March:
–Milestone of one year since WHO declared Coronavirus a pandemic – The global pandemic has now seen over 2.5 million deaths, over 200 countries with several mutations of the virus taking centre stage.
–$100bn club welcomes new member ‘Warren Buffett’ – The established group of five individuals sees the 90-year-old investor join them, although he has donated billions to charity throughout his life.
–Prince William issues statement that the Royals are ‘not a racist family’ – Following the interview, he is yet to speak to his brother, Prince Harry.
–Shares in ‘Roblox’ soar making the founder’s worth a staggering $4.6bn – Trading figures now show that David Baszucki’s company is worth more than some of the most recognised names within the gaming industry.
–3.2bn pets bought in lockdown – Concerns are growing around the welfare of animals as the buying of pets surged in lockdown due to the number of people socially isolating.
Friday 12th March:
–Actress protest at socially-distanced ceremony in France – Corinne Masiero wore a blood stained dress to protest the handling of the arts sector during the pandemic. She then stripped naked to show a message on her back, translating to “no culture, no future”.
–Vote of no confidence for boss from University of Manchester students – Around 89% of students that took part in the voting, agreed that they held no confidence in their Vice-Chancellor
–Popular cartoon ‘SuperTed’ set for return – The creator has supported the plans for a revival of this well loved teddy bear with super powers.
–Pressure from the wedding industry calling for guest numbers to be increased to 50 – They urge that it will be safe to host these numbers by the end of March.