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Hot Off The Wires - 6th April 2021


  • Everyone in England should be tested twice a week for coronavirus so that “we can get back to seeing the people we love”, Boris Johnson will say today.

  • The UK is in a global race to secure the rare-earth elements that are crucial for fighter jets, wind turbines and electric cars amid fears that China could weaponise its monopoly of them.

  • Private companies will be invited this summer to fund, finance and build a new £1.6bn railway between London’s Heathrow airport and the south of the capital.

  • Retailers and restaurants were left with the hope of resurrection over the Easter weekend as high street footfall more than doubled compared to last year’s lockdown days before a broader unlocking of the economy.

  • A surge in internet betting during the coronavirus pandemic was followed by a rise in the number of gamblers trying to block themselves from using online casinos and bookmakers, it has emerged.

  • Supper, the high-end food delivery business, is seeking to raise £5m in a private equity-backed funding round, just days after delivery app Deliveroo lost billions in market value.



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