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Wedding venue boss facing financial ruin blasts Boris’ ‘devastating’ 3-tier rules and says: ‘We’re on our knees’

A STRUGGLING wedding venue boss whose case was discussed in the Commons has blasted the new three tier Covid rules as “a disaster”.

Mandy Baker-Bird’s fears for her business were raised at Prime Minister’s Questions by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

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Mandy Baker-Bird was left devastated by the government's new three tier lockdown rules

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Mandy Baker-Bird was left devastated by the government’s new three tier lockdown rulesCredit: Richard Rayner
Mandy owns Yorkshire Wedding Barns and fears for her business

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Mandy owns Yorkshire Wedding Barns and fears for her businessCredit: Richard Rayner
The wedding venue boss said there is 'nothing in the new rules' which helps her

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The wedding venue boss said there is ‘nothing in the new rules’ which helps herCredit: Richard Rayner

She was furious when Boris Johnson expressed sympathy but failed to announce any help for the wedding industry.

And she has hit out again now that the new Covid rules have left the sector – worth £14billion to the UK economy – hanging by a thread.

Mandy,

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Women’s Continental League Cup: ‘Stream games live as standard’, says Arsenal boss

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Broadcast rights for Women’s Super League coverage from 2021-22 were recently put out to tender

Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro has called for more broadcast coverage of women’s football, after their League Cup game against Chelsea was not streamed live.

Covid-19 rules mean fans cannot attend elite football matches in England.

But many supporters were frustrated they could not watch from home on Wednesday, with most of the 11 group stage games not available online.

“The more we have women’s football on television the more we expose the great sport that it is,” Montemurro said.

“All games should be streamed. [Our game] was a great footballing match. It should be as standard, that these games are shown on television.”

The Gunners were beaten 4-1 by holders Chelsea at Kingsmeadow in a repeat of last season’s final, which was attended by a competition-record crowd of 6,743 in Nottingham in February.

While they

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