The Shipping News

The Shipping News

By BBC Radio

Newscast

Thursday, 17 March

P&O Ferries has caused outrage after sacking 800 workers via a recorded video message. The company plans to replace them with cheaper agency workers. Chris gets the latest from the BBC’s Danny Savage in Hull, where a P&O crew had been refusing to leave their ship. Covid infection rates have been increasing rapidly across the UK – one of the people to catch the virus is Adam. GP Ellie Cannon worries about the long-term mental health fallout of the pandemic. And Chris asks Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator, Lord Frost, if Boris Johnson is governing as a Conservative. His answer: “Up to a point.” This edition of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and John Murphy. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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