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Face masks to be made mandatory in shops in England from 24 July

Failure to follow the new rules will lead to a fine of up to £100, which will reduce to £50 if paid promptly

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Waitrose launches designer face masks from British Fashion Council

The masks feature designs by British fashion houses including Mulberry, Julien Macdonald, Halpern and Rixo

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Which UK supermarkets are selling coronavirus face masks?

We break down the types of mask available at major UK retailers and compare their prices

Nigel Broadhurst, Iceland Foods

Iceland joint MD Nigel Broadhurst resigns

It comes a month after Iceland founder and executive chairman Malcolm Walker and CEO Tarsem Dhaliwal took full ownership of the frozen food chain

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How Iceland has fought to reduce food waste in the coronavirus crisis

MD Richard Walker on cutting waste – and plastic – in the crisis

Iceland van

How Iceland got online delivery availability back to normal

It’s still a struggle to book a slot with most of its rivals. How is Iceland able to offer next-day deliveries?

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