beauty

Could beauty salons close again under new lockdown restrictions?

Could your manicure be off the cards again? (Picture: Getty Images)

Large parts of England are set to face new lockdown restrictions in the coming days as coronavirus cases continue to surge.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a new three-tier lockdown system in Parliament on Monday, with different areas set to adopt different rules based on the case numbers in their area.

It’s thought several towns in the north of England may go straight into the top tier, which could potentially see a ban on households mixing and the closure of some non-essential businesses.

With that in mind, could beauty salons be forced to close their doors once again, just a couple of months after they were allowed to reopen?

Could beauty salons close again under new lockdown restrictions?

So far there has been no confirmation on which non-essential businesses, or those in hospitality and leisure, might

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wedding

Brides and prejudice: How the wedding industry is struggling under strict coronavirus restrictions

By now, wedding season should be reaching a triumphant end, thousands of bouquets thrown and garters tossed, with vendors retreating with fatigue. This year, of course, it never really got started.

Like most in the industry, Marianna Vaki, founder of London-based cake makers Whisk and Drizzle, began 2020 with a diary full of bookings but due to ongoing restrictions, she has been able to fulfil just 10 per cent of those orders, many of which had to be downsized. The rest of her brides have moved their weddings to next year, with some considering postponing again to 2022. If they do, she faces a second year with little-to-no income and the prospect that her business might not survive. “If weddings don’t resume next year, a lot of us won’t be here in 2022,” she says, adding that she is having to look for another job to make up for the

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As pandemic restrictions on indoor shopping ease, mall owners sue to stop another shutdown

ARCADIA, CA - OCTOBER 07, 2020 - Shoppers walk past a "Sanitize on the Go," station to keep shoppers safe from coronavirus at the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia on October 7, 2020. This is the first day customers return to indoor shopping after Los Angeles County eases restrictions and have reopened the malls and the individual stores. Such stores have been closed for weeks, but reopened Wednesday at 25% capacity. Westfield Santa Anita has placed Covid-related signage with one-way traffic, 6 feet distancing when waiting to get into individual stores, hand sanitizing stations and mask are required before entering the mall. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Shoppers walk past a “Sanitize on the Go,” station at the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Indoor shopping centers opened Wednesday as Los Angeles County officials eased pandemic-related restrictions on businesses, but one of the biggest mall operators in the region is suing to stop the county from shutting down centers again.

The owners of Westfield-branded malls, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the county in late September that called for the county to lift prohibitions it called “unlawful and unjustifiable” in part because they are targeted at indoor centers, which were then mostly closed.

Although the county gave the green light to indoor mall stores operating with limits on the number of customers who can be inside, Westfield is suing in federal court to stop officials from repeatedly opening and closing stores to blunt the impact of the pandemic.

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White House chief of staff hosted 70-person wedding in Georgia despite COVID-19 restrictions: report

Mark Meadows
Mark Meadows

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to the press in Statuary Hall at the Capitol on August 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have publicly downplayed the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and failed to acknowledge the value of social distancing measures. One such Republican is White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who — according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution — hosted a “lavish wedding” in Atlanta in May that violated the city and state’s social distancing guidelines.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, has been an aggressive supporter of social distancing in her city and has had some major disagreements with Georgia’s far-right Republican governor, Brian Kemp, over the coronavirus pandemic — which, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has killed more than 1 million people worldwide and over

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White House chief of staff hosted lavish wedding despite COVID-19 restrictions

ATLANTA — White House chief of staff Mark Meadows hosted a lavish wedding for his daughter in Atlanta this May, despite a statewide order and city of Atlanta guidelines that banned gatherings of more than 10 people to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The wedding took place May 31 at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Midtown Atlanta. The 70 or so guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, donned tuxedos and ball gowns for the indoor affair, but no masks, as Meadows walked his daughter, Haley, down the aisle through a path of soft white flower petals.

With crystal chandeliers, marble floors and a frame of soaring Roman arches, the lush scene could have come from any wedding magazine — were it not taking place at the height of a global pandemic.

Although the state of Georgia had loosened some restrictions by the end of May, Gov. Brian

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Mark Meadows threw a 70-person indoor wedding for his daughter, flouting coronavirus restrictions.

Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, hosted his daughter’s Atlanta wedding indoors in defiance of state and municipal guidelines that at the time limited gatherings to 10 people or less.

The wedding, held at Atlanta’s Biltmore Ballrooms in May, was first reported Thursday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It took place early in the coronavirus pandemic, as Americans were canceling or postponing their own weddings and other long-planned gatherings to comply with public health restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.

Photographs from the May 31 event, posted online, show no masks or distancing among the crowd of several dozen tuxedo-clad attendees.

In one image, Mr. Meadows can be seen delivering a father-of-the-bride speech before a band with at least eight members. Another shows a 21-member wedding party posing with the newly married couple. Mr. Meadows and his wife, Debbie, are shown during the recessional walking together

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Covid-19: Trump aide threw big wedding amid restrictions

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Mark Meadows is yet to comment on the reports

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows threw a large wedding for his daughter in May, amid a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, US media report.

The wedding took place in Atlanta, Georgia, on 31 May and some 70 guests attended, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported.

Photos of the event show a large number of people socialising in close proximity, with nobody wearing masks.

The president of the event manager said it had complied with guidelines.

Myrna Antar, of Novare Events, said the company had met Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s order that allowed 10 people per 300 sq ft (28 sq m).

“And while we do not comment on client’s events, we can confirm that the entire 16,000 sq ft of the space was reserved for this small wedding – greatly exceeding the per person square

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Top Trump Aide Mark Meadows Held Mask-Less Wedding for His Daughter amid COVID Restrictions: Report

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a wedding for his daughter in Atlanta in late May, with about 70 mask-less guests in attendance, despite local officials urging against such gatherings to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a new report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The previously undisclosed event underlines the extent to which the Trump administration has resisted following the basic public health tips intended to avoid infection.

The Meadows family wedding, as reported, also fueled criticism that the president’s team has ignored the guidelines numerous others had to follow.

The contagious and deadly virus, which Donald Trump has downplayed to the public, reached the Oval Office in recent days — infecting both the president and First Lady Melania Trump as well as various senior advisers, campaign staff and others.

Many of those who were sickened around

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Trump’s Chief of Staff Violated Georgia State COVID Restrictions With Daughter’s Wedding

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reportedly violated the state of Georgia’s COVID-19 restrictions in May when he attended his daughter’s wedding, photographs from the event show.



a man wearing a suit and tie: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows waves as he walks back to the West Wing wearing a facemask following an interview with FOX News outside the White House on October 7, 2020 in Washington, DC.


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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows waves as he walks back to the West Wing wearing a facemask following an interview with FOX News outside the White House on October 7, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Meadows walked his daughter, Haley, down the aisle on May 31 at the event hosted at the Biltmore Ballrooms in Midtown Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The lavish, black-tie wedding featured crystal chandeliers, marble floors and a frame of soaring Roman arches, but no face coverings to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

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Top White House aide hosted lavish Atlanta wedding in May despite virus restrictions

Pictures of the wedding reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening. Under that emergency order, law enforcement could have potentially written citations to the venue for exceeding the gathering size, state officials said.

The next statewide order, which took effect the day after the wedding on June 1, specified for the first time that event venues and banquet facilities must follow the same safety guidelines as restaurants.

It also raised the number of people allowed at gatherings from 10 to 25 — still a fraction of the number of guests at the Meadows wedding.

The limits now in place, which ban gatherings of more than 50 people, have largely been ignored by state government officials.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence recently addressed large indoor crowds of closely packed supporters — many who were not wearing

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