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Hot Off The Wires - 25th May 2021

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  • Fitness classes have recorded a sharp rise in sales as British consumers return to the gym after lockdown; ClassPass, a company that provides access to fitness classes across the UK, recorded a 600% week-on-week increase in the number of new members in the past week.

  • Royal Mail is poised for a red-letter day with a return to London’s blue-chip index this week.

  • The government has provided funding for Sizewell C, Britain’s planned new nuclear power station, to develop ‘direct air capture’ that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  • Britain is set to install more than 3,500 new car chargers in an effort to end the 'range anxiety' that puts people off switching to electric vehicles.

  • China has signalled a crackdown on ‘excessive speculation’ that is pushing up the price of raw materials including iron ore and copper, amid mounting concerns over rapid growth in inflation.


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When the first underground railway opened in London, which war was still being fought elsewhere?

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