BBC ‘wants to create Britain’s answer to The Simpsons’ in bid to end dominance of US cartoons

BBC ‘wants to create Britain’s answer to The Simpsons’ in bid to end dominance of US cartoons and win back viewers from Disney and Netflix American cartoons ‘prevent British children from absorbing their own culture’ Claims were made by BBC children’s and education executive Patricia Hidalgo She is leading investment drive developing animations for children aged  7 … Read more

Digital ‘Covid certificates’ being considered by Boris Johnson in bid to open up bars and theatres

A mobile phone app could serve as a Covid ‘passport’ to enter pubs and theatres under plans being considered by Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister is examining proposals that would allow business, hospitals or schools to demand proof that someone has been vaccinated – or has tested negative for the virus. One idea would see the … Read more

Euro 2020: British bid to stage all of Euro 2020 boosted by return of 10,000 fans to Wembley

British efforts to stage the entirety of this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament have been boosted by news that large venues such as Wembley will be permitted to host 10,000 fans from May 17. As announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Commons on Monday afternoon, spectators will be allowed back into sporting events from … Read more

Ministers bid to save 800 Vauxhall jobs at Ellesmere Port

Ministers enter intensive meetings in bid to save 800 jobs at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 21 February 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 21 February 2021 Ministers have entered intensive meetings in a bid to save 800 jobs at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant in … Read more

Zebra rears helplessly in doomed bid to escape pride of lions feasting on it as it still lives 

Dragged to its doom: Zebra rears helplessly in doomed bid to escape pride of lions feasting on it as it still lives Dramatic pictures capture the moment a 880-pound zebra was eaten alive by eight lions at a Zambian park The poor creature can be seen rearing and kicking helplessly in a desperate attempt to … Read more

Rolls-Royce’s air-speed record bid to pave way for flying taxis

Rolls-Royce planning to use attempt on world all-electric air-speed record as launchpad to develop flying taxis By Alex Lawson, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 13 February 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 13 February 2021 Rolls-Royce is planning to use its attempt on the world all-electric air-speed record this year as a launchpad to … Read more

PM pal’s bid to save the Debenhams pension

PM pal’s bid to save Debenhams pension: City dealmaker in talks to snap up stricken fund – and safeguard payouts for its 15,000 members Edi Truell’s Pension Superfund has held detailed discussions with the Debenhams administrator and The Pensions Regulator  Truell once worked for Boris Johnson A deal would mean many of the Debenhams scheme’s 15,000 … Read more

Uber’s bid to take over Autocab will be investigated by competition watchdog

Uber’s bid to take over British private hire tech firm Autocab will be investigated by competition watchdog CMA will examine if deal could result in a ‘substantial lessening of competition’ Manchester-based Autocab provides private hire taxi operators across world Uber pledged to keep Autocab independent with its own staff and management  By Joe Davies For Mailonline … Read more

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan WIN bid to build dream home (complete with a bar, gym and pool!)

Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have won another planning battle to build their dream family home, following opposition from local councils. The couple had already been granted permission to demolish a £1.3 million farmhouse and construct a five-bedroom house in Ongar, Essex, complete with bar, gym and outdoor swimming pool. Last month, they submitted a … Read more

Sick scammers pretend to be offering NHS Covid vaccinations in bid to steal bank details

Sophisticated scammers are exploiting Britain’s mass vaccination programme by sending out bogus emails and text messages purporting to be from the NHS offering a Covid jab. Those targeted are told that they have been chosen, ‘on the basis of family genetics and medical history’ and are given the option to accept or decline the invitation. … Read more