Branching out: Garden centres turn to deliveries to survive

Garden centres faced with the prospect of losing millions of pounds’ worth of plants have started home delivery services to prevent stock going to waste. Companies delivering locally said they had experienced a boom in requests – with some forced to stop taking new orders, such is the demand. Others were handing plants and flowers out for free to community projects, schools and NHS workers rather than see them destroyed. Plants inside a garden centre on April 2. Goulding’s garden centre, near Rosebank, Lanarkshire, said it had been inundated with orders…

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Donald Trump’s net worth plummets by $1 billion in a single month

President Donald Trump‘s net worthy has dropped by $1 billion and a stunning one-third amid the coronavirus outbreak he is seeking to manage, according to a respected estimate. The latest estimate by Forbes has Trump’s worth plummeting to $2.1 billion in a single month, as the coronavirus has ravaged people around the world and hammered the global economy. Beyond the human toll, the disease has battered commercial real estate, a big component of Trumps empire, as well as the hospitality industry. Some states have even closed golf courses – although…

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So, David Walliams, is your granny REALLY a gangster? the author was asked by child fans

To grown-ups, he’s the Little Britain star who brings his humorous touch to the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel. But to children everywhere, he’s the reigning king of kids’ fiction, bringing his comedic flair to hilarious hits such as Gangsta Granny, Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy. Often declared the successor to Roald Dahl, last year David Walliams saw his sales pass the £100million mark, making him one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. Tomorrow, the Daily Mail has a treat for young readers with an exclusive extract…

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Navy captain who raised coronavirus alarm about aircraft carrier relieved of command

The Navy relieved from duty the veteran captain who issued an urgent request for help about a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, after losing confidence in his ability to command the aircraft carrier, according to reports Thursday. Capt. Brett Crozier, who commands the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier with a crew of about 5,000, will be relieved of his command but keep his rank and remain in the Navy, NBC News first reported. Crozier raised the red flag earlier this week that sailors on the ship needed…

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US Navy FIRES captain of coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt

Captain Brett Crozier was relieved of his command of the coronavirus-stricken nuclear aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt on Thursday, four days after his plea for help from Navy leaders went public The US Navy has relieved the captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Roosevelt days after his plea for help for his sailors went public.  Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced on Thursday afternoon that Captain Brett Crozier had been relieved of his command of the nuclear aircraft carrier, four days after he penned a scathing letter to Navy leaders calling for stronger…

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Another NYC hospital is moving bodies with a forklift

A second Brooklyn hospital has resorted to using a forklift to move its dead patients in broad daylight amid the surging coronavirus pandemic. Photos shot Thursday afternoon show a worker in protective gear operating the red Heli moving-and-lifting machine on the Kings Highway service road in front of New York Community Hospital in Midwood. A sticker on the side of the forklift says it’s owned by Pinnacle Lift of New York in Oceanside, Long Island. Two teams of hospital workers spent about 45 minutes wheeling gurneys carrying about a dozen…

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Americans step up to mitigate PPE shortage during coronavirus crisis

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. NEW ORLEANS, La. — The surge of COVID-19 cases across the country has led to an unprecedented shortage in personal protective equipment for medical professionals on the front lines. However, technology is helping people step up and fill the void for health-care providers. In Peter Seltzer’s “PetesPaperCrafts” art workshop in New Orleans, production is at an all-time high. Though the three-dimensional cardboard dioramas he’s known for making and selling are an afterthought these days. Instead,…

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Coronavirus: The most bizarre calls to police, 911 during outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of life as countries around the world try to fight the spread of the virus. As nations adjust to response measures, authorities have increasingly received unorthodox phone calls. Some agencies have even taken measures to discourage non-emergency coronavirus-related calls. Here are four of some of the most bizarre phone calls made to authorities during the coronavirus pandemic: Out of toilet paper Last month, a police department in Oregon received a barrage of phone calls from people complaining that they had run out of toilet…

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New plan for Australian renters amid coronavirus crisis

 Help for residential and business renters will be on the agenda when Scott Morrison meets with state and territory leaders on Friday. The national cabinet, chaired by the prime minister, will receive advice from the federal and state treasurers on how to protect commercial and residential tenants and owners from the coronavirus-driven economic shock-wave. Mr Morrison says the rent issue has been a focus of the national cabinet’s work for more than a week. He said retailer groups, landlords, banks and others had been constructive. While the federal government’s decision…

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Company falsely claims its CBD oil can help fight coronavirus, state AG says

New York Attorney General Letitia James has sent a letter to a CBD oil company demanding that it stop advertising that its products can help fight coronavirus. James’ office sent the cease-and-desist letter to Utah company Finest Herbalist for advertising in emails, text messages and on bogus news sites that its Pure Herbal Total Defense Immunity Blend offers protection from COVID-19. There is still no known vaccine for coronavirus. “By misrepresenting the effectiveness of products against COVID-19, companies like Finest Herbalist are giving consumers a false sense of security, putting…

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