March 1, 2021
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Pub and travel bosses demand plan for easing lockdown in England

theguardian– Pub and travel bosses have demanded that the prime minister produce a detailed roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England, amid mounting friction between the government and business leaders. Ahead of an update on the government’s plans, due on Monday, increasingly irate pub executives urged Boris Johnson to mend fences with the industry by

Value of silver surges as Reddit army behind GameStop switches focus to heavy metals

independent– Silver prices skyrocketed on Monday, touching a five-month high, after a Reddit army that drove up GameStop shares switched focus to metals. Silver prices rose by 15 per cent since closing on Wednesday after small-time traders bought en masse, following a message on Reddit calling users to buy heavy metals to challenge mighty Wall Street hedge funds in a
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Should everyone with a positive Covid test be given £500 to self-isolate?

independent– In response to the concerns that many people are failing to self-isolate for 10 days when they get Covid, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, has apparently been pushing for the government to give a one-off and automatic £500 payment to everyone who displays a positive test. The prime minister’s spokesperson says the government has “no plans” to adopt