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Hot Off The Wires - 22nd February 2021

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  • All schools in England will reopen on 8 March along with relaxed one-to-one outdoor socialising, as part of Boris Johnson’s long-awaited “cautious” road map for ending the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Britain should follow Australia in requiring Facebook to pay for news content it hosts, Matt Hancock signalled as the government confirmed it was considering legislation to crack down on the social media giant.

  • The launch of a new state guarantee scheme to boost business lending has been complicated by the prolonged national lockdown and tensions over issues such as pricing and the use of personal guarantees.

  • Electric buses built by Arrival, the UK-based manufacturer, will be tested on British roads for the first time later this year in a trial with the transport company First Group.

  • Gap is at war with its landlords after telling them it plans to hand back the keys to all its shops in Britain and Ireland in July in a move that will mean the loss of hundreds of retail jobs.


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