Issue 1336

04 May 2020
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Director’s thumbs up There was a fib about her editing skills and and a short she made starring her own thumbs but, however unlikely a career route, it led Yorkshire’s Rachel Tunnard to making prize-winning films – and a new work starring Kristin Scott Thomas. By Simon Bland.

Furlough the money Confusion reigned in March as the UK headed towards lockdown, with
businesses unsure of how they were supposed to respond. Has the  furloughing scheme done what it promised to? 
Neil Tague reports.

Conflict in a time of coronavirus A ceasefire in conflict zones could be an unexpected benefit of the pandemic but, with conflict still escalating, the reality on the ground is different, reports Jamie Kenny.


Arts, entertainment and online activities, columnist Roger Ratcliffe, musician Max Richter’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.

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