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MAKING HAY
Lord Heseltine's family-controlled Haymarket Media Group taps into hundreds of thousands in government furlough money, despite sitting on a huge cash pile.

THE RENT IN KENT
Thanks to border and customs delays, HMRC must pay more than £700,000 a month to a Kent property magnate who's no stranger to the taxman.

CARELESS MINISTER
Care minister Helen Whately offers to step in personally on behalf of care home residents who haven't been offered a Covid jab – but gets her email in a twist.

PARTY LINE
When it comes to justifying the cost of HS2, even the transport minister seems to accept it's now essentially a big bailout for the construction sector.

TUTOR TANGO
Against advice, the £350m National Tutoring Programme, set up to give schools subsidised catch-up help, is now offering online learning at home.

PARTY SPREAD
Did suits at accountancy giant EY, which is earning big bucks in the pandemic, think they were above the regulations when they held a pre-Christmas party?

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PM Winston Johnson hails VVE Day – Victory of the Vaccine in Europe… Climate scientists say January 2021 ‘the longest month since records began’… Billionaire hedgies facing bankruptcy accuse poor people of gambling on stocks to make themselves rich… Book Now! Luxury cruiser Marie Celeste still has vacant cabins for 2021… Tony Blair returns from the grave and looks really terrible, writes a worried Count Dracula… Those Tokyo 2021 Olympic Events in full… Parents in shock as public school headmaster comes out as straight… Gregg Wallace watches paint dry, as told to Craig Brown

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The bank that can’t say no to China

Biomass BS
A polluting scam that costs billions

Bingo for Bingham!
Lessons from the UK’s vaccine success story

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