Vauxhall: Future of Ellesmere Port hangs in the balance – BBC News

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WhatsApp delays launch of business feature after privacy backlash – Sky News

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WhatsApp is delaying the rollout of new business features following a user backlash over the company’s data sharing practices. The delay is a setback for its plan to generate revenue by facilitating commercial exchanges on the messaging app, which Facebook acquired for $19bn in 2014 but has been slow to monetise. WhatsApp has said users…

Rishi Sunak wants post-Brexit City of London financial services boom – Daily Mail

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Rishi Sunak today hailed the potential for a ‘Big Bang 2.0’ in the City of London after Brexit as he hinted that the government is ready to slash red tape.  The Chancellor raised the prospect of a Thatcher-style surge for the City as he said there were ‘many good things’ in the deal with the…

Ryanair scraps most UK and Irish lockdown flights – BBC News

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Tier 5 lockdown: When will Tier 5 be announced? – Express

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He said: “All hospitals that haven’t had the big pressures that they’ve had in the South East, London and south Wales should expect that it’s going to come their way.” One in four coronavirus tests conducted in some London boroughs came back positive in the week before Christmas, with the virus spreading fastest in these…

Brit grandma, 90, who was first to have coronavirus vaccine returns for second dose – Mirror Online

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The first person in the western world to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has had their second dose. Brit grandmother Margaret Keenan received her first injection on December 8, just days before her 91st birthday. NHS England said at the time that she would have a “booster jab” 21 days later “to ensure she has…

Covid cases in London treble in just two weeks – Metro.co.uk

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London is already in tier four due to the surge in cases (Picture: Metro.co.uk/ Public Health England) London’s rate of new Covid cases has trebled in just two weeks, Public Health England has said today. The capital had 602.2 cases of Covid per 100,000 people in the seven days to December 20, up from 200.3…

Sainsbury’s warns stocks of salad leaves and citrus fruits could run low unless border chaos resolved – The Independent

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Supermarkets may soon run low on salad leaves and citrus fruits thanks to a 48-hour ban on lorries crossing the Channel to France, Sainsbury’s has said. The UK’s second-largest supermarket said that cauliflower and broccoli could also be out of stock in some stores but sought to reassure shoppers that supplies of most Christmas goods…

Coronavirus UK: Revolution bar chain boss slams Government’s treatment of bars and nightclubs – Daily Mail

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The boss of Revolution Bars today blasted the Government’s ‘scandalous’ treatment of bars and nightclubs during the pandemic, accusing it of ‘deliberately sacrificing businesses and people’s livelihoods’.  Chief executive Rob Pitcher said state support for bars which have seen their trade decimated during the crisis is ‘totally inadequate’ and called grants of £1,000 per wet-led…

Facebook removes post suggesting first Covid vaccine patient may be an ‘actress’ – Mirror.co.uk

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Facebook has removed a former NHS worker’s post suggesting the first Covid vaccine patient was an actress. Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old British grandmother, became the first patient in the world to receive the Covid-19 vaccine on December 8. In a Facebook Live video which has since been removed, Louise Hampton had said “I do wonder,…