5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 26th February 2021

Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
06:29, 26th February 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 26th February 2021

 

5. A gender-neutral makeover will see Mr Potato Head become the toy formerly known as Mr Potato Head.

The classic toy's branding is being "reimagined for the modern consumer", its US maker Hasbro announced on Thursday.

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4. Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports" which could help revive Europe's stricken tourist industry.

The idea of such a document, likely to be a certificate, would be to permit those who have been vaccinated to travel freely within the EU.

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3. Online booking platform Airbnb has said it is preparing for a "significant" travel rebound as the world emerges from coronavirus lockdowns.

The company's revenue dropped 30% last year to $3.4bn (£2.4bn), as Covid-19 restrictions kept many from travelling.

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2. A group of Conservative MPs is calling for a reduction in the tax paid on beer in next week's Budget.

They have written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak arguing a cut in beer duty would support pubs which are struggling to survive the "devastating" impact of the pandemic.

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1. The number of cars built in the UK fell by 27% last month, the worst January figure for over a decade, as coronavirus shutdowns and post-Brexit border friction hampered production.

The research also found that UK production of battery electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV) continued to grow from last year, with combined output of these vehicles rising 18.9% in January to 21,792 units.

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