Coronavirus: worst case scenario revealed in UK 'battle plan'; why Apple’s paying out $500m (in total) to some iPhone users; and is ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ any good?

One in five employees may be too ill to work during a coronavirus outbreak this year, according to the Government’s battle plan which is putting Britain on an unprecedented war footing against the growing threat. The strategy’s been revealed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and could see police told to focus on responding to serious crimes if the disease cuts through their ranks. The Evening Standard’s political editor Joe Murphy’s seen the document and tells the Leader podcast what it says. 

Apple pay-out

Apple’s to pay out up to $500m dollars (in total) to some iPhone users in the US. It comes three years after Apple admitted it had been pushing out software updates which slowed down older phones. It’s settled a court case in the States, although without admitting any wrong-doing. The Evening Standard’s technology journalist Amelia Heatham explains to the Leader podcast what’s happening, and who can claim. 

Pretty Woman the Musical

It’s the movie about a prostitute that became 1990’s surprise rom-com hit, and launched the career of Julia Roberts. But does Pretty Woman work as a West End musical in a post #MeToo world? The show stars Aimie Atkinson as Vivian Ward and Danny Mac as Edward Lewis. Evening Standard critic Nick Curtis has seen it at the Piccaddilly Theatre…. and gave it 4 stars. He tells the Leader podcast why. 


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