Bill Gates made a pros and cons list about marriage before wedding to Melinda Gates – The Independent

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Bill and Melinda Gates announced they were divorcing on 3 May after almost three decades together – but prior to getting married Bill made a “pros and cons list” about the decision. In a joint statement issued on Monday, the couple said “after a great deal of thought” and “a lot of work” they had…

Darktrace shares surge 43% in London IPO as investors shrug off Deliveroo flop – CNBC

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The Darktrace logo displayed on a smartphone with stock market percentages in the background. Omar Marques | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images LONDON — British cybersecurity start-up Darktrace saw its shares surge as much as 43% in its London debut Friday, as investors looked past Deliveroo’s lackluster listing. Darktrace priced its shares at…

Singapore and Hong Kong to open travel bubble – BBC News

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“I am happy that Hong Kong got the Covid-19 situation under control. It has been a long few months, but the conditions are now ripe again to re-launch the ATB (Air Travel Bubble)” , Mr Ong Ye Kung, Singapore’s Minister for Transport said in an emailed statement. Source

House sales and prices see early spring surge – BBC News

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said average house prices increased over the year to the end of February in England to £268,000 (up 8.7%), in Wales to £180,000 (up 8.4%), in Scotland to £162,000 (up 8%) and in Northern Ireland to £148,000 (up 5.3%). Source

Pfizer boss says third dose of Covid-19 vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 12 months – Independent.ie

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People who have received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will “likely” need a third dose of the drug within 12 months, the pharma giant’s CEO Albert Bourla has said. eople may also need annual shots as a booster to the vaccine, according to Mr Bourla. This could mean hundreds of thousands of Irish people will need…

Grab set for $40bn valuation in US share listing – BBC News

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“We’ve already seen this movie – how profit and growth has unfolded in the US, China, Europe and Latin America and we’re now seeing that and better in South East Asian markets.” he said in a presentation for investors, in which he compared Grab to “Uber, Doordash plus Ant Financial all in a single app”….

EU regulator reviewing possible links between Johnson & Johnson jab and blood clots – Sky News

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Europe’s drugs regulator is reviewing possible links between blood clots and Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. It comes after four serious cases of rare clots with low platelets were reported after the COVID-19 jab, one of which was fatal, according to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The Johnson & Johnson (also known as Janssen) vaccine,…

Cheap mortgages make buying cost less than renting – The Times

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The cost difference between first-time buyers and tenants has widened, with buyers saving more than £800 a year. The monthly cost of renting has risen by 10 per cent to £821 in the past year, according to analysis by Halifax. The average monthly cost of repaying a mortgage for a first-time buyer has risen by…

Millions of Brits are getting £345 pay rise from Thursday April 1 – Birmingham Live

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Millions of Brits have been told to expect an extra £345 a year pay rise from tomorrow. From April 1, Brits will be in line for hundreds of pounds extra, as part of a National Living Wage increase. The National Living Wage is currently £8.72 an hour and will rise by 19p to £8.91 –…

Asda’s equal pay row risks opening the aisles to more claims – Telegraph.co.uk

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Wendy Arundale worked for Asda for 32 years, two weeks and one day. The 63-year-old, now retired, is one of 44,000 former and current employees, who have taken the supermarket to court over equal pay. The legal battle, a landmark case without precedent in the private sector, goes back 13 years. “It’s been going on,…