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  • Coffin makers could have a very quiet summer due to stockpiling

    Coffin manufacturers may "have a very quiet summer" after meeting demand at the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, a trade leader has said. Alun Tucker, the chief executive of the Funeral Furniture Makers Association (FFMA) which represents the majority of coffin manufacturers, said the industry was currently meeting higher demand from funeral directors..

  • NHS Staff to receive coronavirus tests

    Coronavirus tests for NHS frontline staff are to be trialled this weekend ahead of a wider roll-out to help those given the all-clear from the disease to return to work. Cabinet minister Michael Gove said the Government was working in a "new alliance" with universities, businesses and researchers to boost testing capacity..

  • Tributes to 19 men killed fighting whiskey warehouse blaze 60 years ago

    The Fire Service is paying tribute to 19 firefighters and crew who died tackling a warehouse blaze 60 years ago in what was the biggest loss of life to the organisation in peacetime. Fourteen firefighters and five members of the Salvage Corps died while tackling a blaze at the Arbuckle, Smith and Company whisky bond in Cheapside Street, Glasgow, on the evening of March 28, 1960..

  • National Hero teachers urged to remain at work during holidays

    Teachers have been urged to do what they can to keep schools open for NHS staff and carers during the two-week Easter holidays in Wales. Education minister Kirsty Williams praised all school staff - describing them as national heroes - for meeting the challenge of keeping more than 700 schools open during the coronavirus epidemic..