2) Cash to help counteract some beeching rail cuts: MPs to restore train lines and stations. Richard Beeching plans to reward up to টা 50,000 for some of the most controversial cuts of the 1960s.
3) Black Friday has been ‘Black November’ for battery retailers: Some brands start early discounts to start losing sales, although companies will usually make less profit. Others are rejecting bonuses.
4) Taxpayers have a 132 billion bill to clean up unwanted nuclear sites: Spending surveillance attacks on nuclear sites has led to a ‘poor record of decades’ and a ‘lack of clean knowledge’ leading to clean-cut spending.
5) Board-hydrogen bus bandwagon jumping, jumping, jumping, jumping, jumping, jumping, jumping, jumping, jumping, jumping, jumping. The transport operator is preparing to buy 40 hydrogen-powered buses, each for £ 400,000, which is considered to be the largest order in the UK.
What happened overnight
ACyan stock markets declined on Friday on the question of the weight of a potential coronavirus vaccine in the hope of investors.
Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney retreated while Shanghai gained.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.1 pc to 26,506.97 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.2 pc to 26,761.22. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.4pc to 3,383.06.
In Seoul, the Kospi fell 0.1pc to 26,625.84 and the Sydney S&P ASX 200 fell 0.7pc to 6,592.50. Singapore has retreated to New Zealand and Jakarta.
U.S. markets were closed for the holiday on Thursday.
Corporate: Arrive, Harborvest Global (Trading Update)
Economy: Nationwide UK home price index