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1. General practitioners receive record pay rises in the Covid pandemic
GPs have seen their earnings soar to £142,000 during the pandemic in a Covid wage boom, new data shows.
Official NHS figures reveal that as surgeries closed their doors to patients, systematically limiting face-to-face appointments, doctors’ incomes soared to unprecedented heights. Read the full story.
2. Tom Kerridge’s pub energy bill will rise from £60,000 to £420,000
Tom Kerridge, the celebrity chef, has revealed his pub’s annual energy bill has risen from £60,000 to £420,000 and warned that the ‘ridiculous’ price rises are leaving the hospitality sector facing a ‘landscape creepy”.
It comes as a quarter of pub and hotel owners are considering closing over the Christmas period because staying open will cost them money, according to research by industry body UK Hospitality. Read the full story.
3. Ben Wallace: Submarines rather than ships could be the future of the Royal Navy
Submarines could be the future of the navy rather than ships, the Defense Secretary has said as he launches a major review of his fleets.
Ben Wallace asked navy chiefs to assess the “balance” between the surface and submarine fleets. Read the full story.
4. Boris Johnson’s partygate legal advice is ‘absolutely devastating’ to the legitimacy of the inquiry
The Cabinet Office has commissioned legal advice into the House of Commons inquiry into Boris Johnson’s party claims, it has emerged.
On Thursday night, a high-level government source claimed the opinion’s findings called into question the legitimacy of the investigation. Read the full story.
5. The banker who objected to her boss’ child custody was ‘hypersensitive’
A banker was “hypersensitive” when she sued her business because her boss asked her to babysit her children, a labor judge has ruled.
Zhuofang Wei tried to sue the London branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for £800,000, claiming it was being discriminated against. Read the full story.
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