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    Video caption: Towns fund: Robert Jenrick denies involvement in constituency cash allocation

    The communities secretary says he was not involved in a decision to secure funding for his Newark constituency.

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    Video caption: Local lockdowns: 'Our business has fallen off a cliff'

    Liverpool entrepreneurs on their local lockdown: "Our business has fallen off a cliff".

  3. Home working effects on town centres 'will be serious'

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The knock-on effects on town centres of more businesses using more home working will be very serious, a Cornwall business group leader has said.

    A survey of just under 1,000 firms by the Institute of Directors (IoD) shows that 74% plan on maintaining the increase in home working.

    Almost half of bosses questioned by the institute said they thought that remote working was more effective.

    Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Kim Conchie said: "Most businesses are going to reduce their office requirements, and quite a lot of those offices are in town centres.

    "Landlords and those businesses models that operate those office premises are going to see a reduction; and those attendant retail services - banking and so on, and all those people who look after people going into towns - are going to be reduced.

    "How they're going to survive with only half the people turning up at work is really hard to envisage."

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    Video caption: Next boss says thousands of retail jobs may not survive the coronavirus crisis.

    Next boss, Lord Wolfson, says hundreds of thousands of retail jobs may not survive in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.