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Hot Off The Wires - 4th February 2021


  • Britain is past the peak of the coronavirus, the chief medical officer for England has declared as cases, hospital admissions and deaths were falling in all four nations of the UK.

  • Boris Johnson has warned Brussels that he could invoke emergency measures to ensure there was no “barrier of any kind in the Irish Sea”.

  • Amazon's British revenues soared 51% to $26.4bn in 2020 amid a historic Covid online spending spree.

  • UK’s GlaxoSmithKline and Germany’s CureVac will work together on a new generation of Covid-19 vaccines to tackle emerging variants of the virus.

  • UK’s business confidence has surged to a six-year high on vaccine success, despite January’s lockdown hammering the services sector.

  • Spotify recorded a doubling in podcast listening hours in the fourth quarter of 2020, with a Wall Street-beating 24% year-on-year increase in paying subscribers.



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