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  • Here are the headlines for Sunday February 21st

Tesla makes more of Bitcoin than of cars

Tesla’s investment in Bitcoin is said to have made the company more money in one month than it did from selling cars all of last year.

In January, the company bought $ 1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin as it wanted to diversify its investment portfolio and accept cryptocurrency as payment for its cars.

The company is believed to have now made roughly $ 930 million in paper profit – more than the $ 721 million it posted as profit for all of last year – as bitcoin prices hit 53,000. Crossed the dollar mark and rose 67 percent in one month.

All adults should be vaccinated by July 31st

Boris Johnson has pledged to offer a coronavirus vaccine to all adults in the UK by the end of July.

The prime minister said the accelerated introduction of bumps would allow some of the tough measures to be relaxed – but insisted that the unblocking would be “cautious and gradual”.

The new targets are seen as a sign of increasing confidence in a stable vaccine supply. Another 445 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, while there were another 10,406 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

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PM activation plan will be revealed tomorrow

Boris Johnson has spent the past week reviewing data on deaths, cases, hospital admissions and the impact of introducing vaccines and is due to present his blueprint to Parliament tomorrow.

The prime minister will chair a meeting of senior ministers known as the “Covid S” committee on Sunday to finalize his roadmap before it is signed by cabinet tomorrow.

He will then present the plans to MPs in the House of Commons that afternoon and is expected to chair a press conference on Downing Street on Monday evening.

Outdoor family gatherings can be allowed within weeks

Outdoor family gatherings could be allowed within weeks, while nursing home residents will be able to return to holding hands with a loved one under the government’s roadmap to ease coronavirus restrictions.

Downing Street said it wanted to facilitate social contact as soon as possible. Several newspapers reported that from April new rules will be introduced that will allow two households to meet outdoors – regardless of the total number of people. Six people from six different households could also gather.

Number 10 was dismissed as a speculative report that said pubs would be allowed to serve customers outdoors from April. The Daily Mail said people could be served indoors in May.

Heavy rain leads to flooding and travel disruptions

Flooded road and rail links have caused disruption and some houses have been evacuated after heavy rains soaked parts of Britain.

A series of weather warnings covering parts of Scotland, north-west England and Wales stayed in place last night after some areas were hit by 36 hours of wet conditions.

In Wales, footage shared on social media showed a swollen river in Pontypridd, while other videos revealed flooded parts of Carmarthen with the River Towy bursting its banks.

Teenagers arrested after a car with children was stolen

Police say two teenagers are in custody on suspicion of kidnapping after a car was stolen in Birmingham and the owner’s two children are still inside.

West Midlands Police were made aware of the so-called “shocking incident” yesterday when a man reported that his car was stolen from his driveway with his two and four year old boys who were still inside.

At one point, the stolen Seat Leon was seen driving a two-lane road in the wrong direction before armed officers pulled it to a halt. Two male suspects, both 15 years old, ran out of the car but were arrested and arrested by police. You are being questioned on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and kidnapping.

Charles visits the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital

The Prince of Wales visited his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the hospital.

99-year-old Philip was admitted to King Edward VII’s hospital in London on Tuesday as a precaution after feeling unwell and went to the medical center unaided.

Charles arrived at the hospital in a gray Tesla around 3:20 p.m. Saturday and got out of the vehicle wearing a face mask before departing about 30 minutes later. He is the first member of the royal family to visit Philip during the Duke’s four-day hospital stay.

Insurers expect a payment of up to £ 2.5 billion for claims related to Covid-19

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) estimates that payments of up to £ 2.5 billion could be made in 2020 for insurance claims related to coronavirus.

The ABI said its members could pay around £ 2 billion for Covid-19 business interruption requests.

An additional £ 204 million can be paid out of Covid-19 related protection insurance claims, including life, serious illness and income protection claims. Travel insurance claims are expected to be paid £ 152 million.

Leon boss warns of the economic impact of the lockdown, which will cost lives

Fast-food chain co-founder Leon warned of the “dire disadvantages” of extending the lockdown, arguing that its economic effects “cost lives”.

John Vincent said it was “fairly plausible” that if the weeks and months of restrictions drag on, his business would not exist.

Speaking to Radio 4’s Today program, Vincent said corporations are “at the heart of a healthy society” and alleged the government had failed to do a “holistic cost-benefit analysis” of bans.

Drier and milder

A narrow band of spotty rain will pour north in England and Wales today, the BBC says. In the north and also in the extreme southeast it is mostly dry with lots of sunshine.

The spotty rain will continue tonight in Wales and the west of England. Elsewhere, it will stay dry overnight with clear spells but the cloud will thicken towards dawn.

The rain in the south will last for a while tomorrow morning but should subside by noon. Elsewhere there will be another calm and dry day with spotty clouds and sunny phases.

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