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A nearly 200-year-old sweet shop stood the test of time. How is it weathering the pandemic?

Jul 5, 2021
The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World has witnessed wars and other strife from its location in northern England.
“We stock many traditional sweets,” says Ben Howie, owner of the Oldest Sweet Shop in the World, located in Pateley Bridge, England.
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England’s school kids about to exit lockdown and enter classroom

Mar 4, 2021
As millions of young Brits return to school, parents voice relief and concern after months of enforced home learning.
Most English children will return to their classrooms Monday. Many are eager to leave the house and see their friends again.
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Toilet paper companies work to keep shelves stocked as shortage risk returns

Nov 5, 2020
The real challenge is making sure toilet paper hits shelves at the same pace consumers are buying it.
Like in the spring, the problem this winter isn’t necessarily running out of product, but making sure it reaches shelves at the same pace consumers are buying it up.
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Fury over COVID-19 changes to university admittance in England

Aug 18, 2020
At first, a new COVID-19 system caused hundreds of thousands of entrance exam grades to be deflated.
Students hold signs as they take part in a protest march from Codsall Community High School to the office of Gavin Williamson, Britain's current education secretary, to demonstrate against the downgrading of university entrance exam results.
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EU offers to extend Brexit deadline to Halloween

Apr 10, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May still has to agree to the offer.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a press conference following a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement on Nov. 25, 2018, in Brussels.
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Beatlemania is alive and well in the band's hometown of Liverpool

Jan 8, 2019
Growing Beatles tourism has helped other businesses in Liverpool — many hotels, restaurants and shopping centers have opened up in recent years.
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Brexit in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote on it

Dec 10, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would seek “assurances” from the EU and bring the Brexit deal back to Parliament, but did not set a new date for the vote.
A man waves both a Union flag and a European flag together on College Green outside The Houses of Parliament at an anti-Brexit protest in central London on June 28, 2016. 
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Many in the U.K. are rethinking Brexit as deal moves forward

Nov 26, 2018
Some businesses are among those wanting a second referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the EU.
A pedestrian shelters beneath a Union flag-themed umbrella near Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the U.K.'s EU referendum vote.
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