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Emma Longden is uploading videos of her reading classic The Railway Children for those feeling isolated at home.

Local charity to read classic stories online to provide companionship

With the current restrictions in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, local charity Prama, who support older people and carers, have taken to the internet to offer alternatives to their PramaLife groups, usually held across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.

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REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd

Dorset structural steel firm calls for Government to get tougher after it suspends all operations

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has announced that it is temporarily suspending all operations with immediate effect. The company is closing its manufacturing facility in Christchurch, Dorset, and all of its construction sites until further notice.

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Local R3 trade body reaction to Chancellor's COVID-19 workers package announcement

Chancellor COVID-19 workers package announcement - R3 response Garry Lee, chair of R3's Southern and Thames Valley Committee, including Hampshire, responds to COVID-19 employee support measures announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP:

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Managing a remote team

As millions of UK workers set up office at home, a business leader has revealed her tips for managing staff working remotely. Anita Tweats, founder of The Finance People, believes clear guidance needs to be given to ensure homeworking benefits the employee and the business.

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Helen Holman Associate Director Inspire

Protecting your business through the Coronavirus pandemic

We are in unprecedented times. As the outbreak takes hold in the UK we, in the business world, are left wondering how best to insulate our businesses against the impacts of the virus.

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Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions

Computer viruses are also a risk

Covid-19 is not the only virus to be worried about if people are working from home, according to a leading cyber-security expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, has issued advice for home working to help reduce the risk of cyber-attacks.

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Could coronavirus revolutionise working from home in the UK?

Could coronavirus revolutionise working from home in the UK?

The increase in UK companies implementing work from home policies to try to stop the spread of coronavirus could lead to a revolution in the way that we see remote working, says workplace stress and mental health organisation, Mente. It is believed that approximately 1,722,000 people regularly work from home in the UK. But many organisations, both large and small, have recently been encouraging employees to work from home, in a response to coronavirus.

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Des Simmons, Bournecoast’s Managing Director

Coronavirus - a positive outlook

Amongst the worry and concern about the Coronavirus outbreak, there is one Bournemouth based small business that can see a positive outlook. Bournecoast Holiday Agents, a family run holiday letting agency based in Southbourne since 1960, are predicting an increase in holiday letting bookings once the Coronavirus outbreak settles down.

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Julian Smith, Tax Partner, PKF Francis Clark

Budget comment from Poole-based chartered accountants and business advisers

By Julian Smith, Tax Partner, PKF Francis Clark Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first Budget was dominated by Coronavirus with a £30bn package pledged to help ease the 'temporary disruption' to the economy and he virtually wrote a blank cheque to the NHS to cope with COVID-19. He also announced a raft of spending measures across all sectors - from business and education to green living and the regions - to try and stimulate growth and here we focus on a number of aspects in more detail.

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Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor

Tutoring company prepares for surge in online tutoring

One-to-one tutoring programme offers e-learning capabilities as families prepare for coronavirus. As the government continues preparations to delay the spread of Coronavirus, concerns have quickly been turning to the health and safety of students in classrooms across the nation. Medical experts have begun to coalesce around the importance of 'social distancing' but what does this mean for students?

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Ross McNally, Chief Executive and Executive Chairman of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Hampshire Chamber responds to Flybe collapse

Commenting on the collapse today of Flybe, Southampton Airport's largest airline operator, Ross McNally, Hampshire Chamber Chief Executive and Executive Chairman, said: "This is hugely concerning for Flybe staff and passengers, and the many businesses that rely on services to and from Southampton Airport. Through its domestic network and continental destinations.

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Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling

Dorset Chamber Coronavirus comment

Businesses urged to be proactive on Coronavirus Dorset Chamber has urged businesses to take action to prepare for the potential impact of the coronavirus. It called for firms to consider contingency plans so they are ready for a wider outbreak or if the disease develops into a pandemic.

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