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Covid case figures fall five days in row for first time since February

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The number of new Covid-19 cases in the UK has fallen for five days in a row for the first time since February, but this figure does not include the impact of 19 July restriction easing. On Sunday the UK recorded 29,1...

UK companies claiming furlough dropped by 12,000 in February

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The number of companies claiming furlough dropped between January and February but more than 840,000 still depend on state support to pay staff. Revised figures published by HM Revenue & Customs showed that nearly...

Covid pushes UK government borrowing to record February high

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UK government spending to combat the coronavirus pandemic pushed the public finances further into the red in February, although by less than City economists expected after robust consumer spending prevented a steep fa...

February sucks. This local reporter keeps going viral for breaking that news

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April may be the cruelest month, but February straight up sucks. This is the “news” that was broken by local reporter Kevin Killeen of St Louis’s KMOX, in a 2016 video segment declaring February “an honest month” beca...

New Zealand reports first Covid-19 case in community since February

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New Zealand has a new case of Covid-19 transmission in the community, Ministry of Health officials have confirmed. The news will be greeted with dismay in the country, which has not had a case of transmission in the c...

Alarm as US Covid cases above 100,000 a day for first time since February

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Daily Covid-19 cases in the US moved above 100,000 a day for the first time since February, higher than the levels of last summer when vaccines were not available, and came as health officials sounded alarm over laggi...

DUP gives Liz Truss February deadline to fix Brexit protocol row

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The Democratic Unionist party has set 21 February as a fresh deadline for the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, to find a solution to the dispute over the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol. In her first visit to Northern I...

China’s first local Covid case since February had been vaccinated – state media

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The hospital worker had received two doses of an unspecified vaccine, the Health Times says, as Europe resumes AstraZeneca jabsChina’s first local coronavirus case since February was a staff worker at a hospital who h...

UK public finances worsen to highest February deficit on record – business live

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UK debt reaches highest levels since 1960s; government stake in NatWest reduced to just under 60%, as Bank of Japan edges away from monetary stimulus

Car industry in UK suffers worst February sales since 1959

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The car industry endured its worst February for sales since 1959 as dealerships across the UK remained closed through national lockdowns. British consumers bought only 51,300 cars in the month, a 35.5% year-on-year de...

Liz Truss aims to agree NI protocol deal with EU by end of February

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Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, will travel to Brussels on Monday with a target of agreeing a deal with the EU on the post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland by the end of February. The two sides have agreed t...

Bitcoin lowest since February as Musk tweets trigger whipsaw trading – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Iran nuclear program: UN watchdog unable to access data since February

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The United Nations’ atomic watchdog hasn’t been able to access data important to monitoring Iran’s nuclear program since late February when the Islamic Republic started restricting international inspections of its fac...

Coronavirus live: UK reports 8,125 new cases, highest increase since February; Germany to lift travel warnings

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UK also reports 17 deaths as infection rate rises; Germany to update travel guidance for tourists heading to most countries