Day: June 27, 2020

Pandemic pitches broadcast television into Groundhog Day

The weirdest show on TV came to an end this week after little more than three months on air. Despite huge ratings, no social media campaign has been started in a bid to get it back on BBC One every afternoon.

Yes, the 5pm Government coronavirus briefing, usually starring Matt Hancock (the health secretary made 24 appearances, eight more than Boris Johnson) is no more, meaning the game show Pointless is no longer banished to BBC Two.

In the wake of lockdown that kept the population at home, broadcast television has enjoyed a ratings surge as people tuned into the

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Five funds to get you through the coming recession

Economists are debating not whether Britain will have a recession but how long it will last and how deep it will be. Investors are therefore right to be nervous about where they put their money at the moment, but there is no straightforward answer.

Counter-intuitively, they should not immediately park their money in the most defensive fund they can find or retreat to a low-rate savings account. Markets look ahead, pricing in a recession before it begins and starting to recover long before the impact is truly felt, according to Darius McDermott of Chelsea Financial Services, a fund shop.


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Domino’s creates Rain Check Registry for couples whose weddings were cancelled

Dive Brief:

  • Domino’s Pizza has created a website where friends and family can honor couples whose wedding plans have been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic with themed digital gift cards, the brand said in a press release.
  • Friends and family can send couples pizza through Domino’s new Rain Check Registry at The site features themed gift packages, including the “Virtual Bachelorette Party” and “Vendor Call-A-Thon,” which consist of digital gift cards in varying amounts that can be spent on anything at Domino’s Pizza.
  • Couples can create their own Rain Check Registry by signing in with Google or
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