Hot Off The Wires - 9th December 2020
Britain will get one million more doses of Covid vaccines by next week as GPs are set to start within days to book appointments for the Pfizer jab.
The UK government has broken ranks with the EU by disclosing plans to suspend punitive tariffs against the US over aircraft subsidies for a post-Brexit trade deal with Washington.
The public may have to wear masks for another year, despite a “watershed moment” beginning Britain’s national vaccination programme, chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has said.
Investment banks are set for a bumper year after global revenues from capital raising and listings have almost doubled from last year's levels.
The Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has efficacy of 90% in a small group who got a half-dose first, but only 62% in the majority, full trial data newly published in the Lancet has confirmed.
Musicians are scrambling to sell the rights to their songs following a brutal year for the industry and the looming threat of higher taxes from US president-elect Joe Biden.
What is the well known French term for 'fat Tuesday'?