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Branson’s Virgin Orbit completes first successful satellite launch | Science & Tech News

January 19, 2021

Sir Richard Branson’s satellite launching company Virgin Orbit has successfully completed its first mission delivering NASA satellites into space.The payload of 10 CubeSats was brought to low Earth orbit on […]

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Ineos donates £100m to launch Oxford university antibiotics institute | Business News

January 19, 2021

The University of Oxford has been given £100m – one of the largest donations in its history – for a new institute focusing on resistance to antibiotics. The gift from chemicals […]

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WhatsApp delays launch of business feature after privacy backlash | Science & Tech News

January 15, 2021

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 […]

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COVID-19: Every UK adult could be vaccinated by mid-July – if these figures are anything to go by | UK News

January 15, 2021

For a few hours this week, we were given an insight into the closely-guarded secret at the centre of the UK’s vaccination programme. It came courtesy of the Scottish government, […]

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Home secretary ‘must take responsibility’ for accidental wiping of 150,000 arrest records | UK News

January 15, 2021

Home Secretary Priti Patel must “take responsibility” for the wiping of 150,000 arrest records from police databases, the Labour Party says. The records were accidentally wiped last week and they […]

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COVID-19: How long are you protected for if you’ve already had coronavirus – and are you still a risk to others? | UK News

January 14, 2021

People who’ve had COVID are likely to be protected from reinfection for at least five months and have a similar defence to someone who’s been vaccinated, according to a UK […]

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COVID-19: AstraZeneca ‘on track’ to deliver two million vaccine doses a week by mid-February – as it calls for priority access | UK News

January 13, 2021

AstraZeneca says it expects to release two million doses of the Oxford vaccine every week by mid-February – and has asked for its workers to get priority access to avoid […]

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Donald Trump banned from YouTube over concerns of ‘ongoing potential for violence’ | US News

January 13, 2021

Donald Trump has been banned from uploading videos on YouTube “in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence”, the platform said. YouTube, which is owned by Google’s parent […]

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COVID-19: Should social distancing be increased from two to three metres? | UK News

January 12, 2021

How often have you stood in a queue and caught the whiff of someone smoking several metres away? Now imagine that’s a cloud of the COVID virus that you’re inhaling. […]

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Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to QAnon | US News

January 12, 2021

Twitter has suspended 70,000 accounts linked to the far-right conspiracy movement QAnon in light of the violence at the US Capitol last week. The social media platform said it began […]

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