5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 7th April 2021

Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Wednesday 7th April 2021


5. Drivers in crowded cities should think twice before buying a big SUV, says the head of a motoring organisation.

Steve Gooding, from the RAC Foundation, said: "We should all choose the right vehicle for the right trip to cut the size of our carbon footprint.

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4. Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has received a buyout offer from a British private equity fund in a deal that could be worth about $20bn (£14.5bn).

The scandal-hit firm's shares were temporarily halted on Tokyo's stock exchange after it confirmed the bid by CVC Capital Partners.

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3. Great Britain's electricity system was the greenest it had ever been at lunchtime on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, its operator has said.

National Grid Electricity System Operator said sunny and windy weather, coupled with low demand for power, led to a surge in renewable sources of energy, meaning zero-carbon power sources made up almost 80% of Britain's power.

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2. The International Monetary Fund is now forecasting a stronger economic recovery this year and next.

The IMF has upgraded its global forecasts compared with what it projected in January and predicts the British economy will return to its pre-pandemic level of activity in late 2022.

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1. A third Covid-19 vaccine will be rolled out across Wales from today with patients in Carmarthenshire becoming the first in the UK to receive it.

The Moderna vaccine was approved as safe and effective for use in the UK in January this year the government has ordered 17 million doses.

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