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Hot Off The Wires - 21st May 2021

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  • Factory output grew this month at the fastest rate since December 2018 to record the first large increase in UK manufacturing production in almost two years.

  • Trainline has been hammered by an investor panic over the launch of a rival state-owned ticketing website as ministers embark on the biggest railway reforms in a generation.

  • More homebuyers face having their mortgage applications rejected as lending limits in place since 2014 bite harder after the housing boom of the past 12 months, the Bank of England’s deputy governor has warned.

  • Australia’s biggest beef exporter has predicted tenfold increase in UK sales if Boris Johnson backs a zero-tariff-zero-quota trade deal.

  • Bitcoin was back above the $40,000 mark last night after some of the cryptocurrency’s most prominent supporters backed it following its fall earlier in the week.

  • A countrywide shortage of cardboard is driving up costs, hampering productivity and leading to lengthy delays, businesses say.


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Which Wiltshire town is the oldest continually inhabited settlement in the UK?


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