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UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021

Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphere The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on course to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February. A third and final major trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM) was completed on 10 November. An additional minor TCM in December …

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UK pubs announce heavy losses and job cuts as Covid curbs bite

Mitchells and Butlers and Fuller, Smith & Turner hit hard by restrictions on hospitality Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The pub companies Mitchells & Butlers and Fuller, Smith & Turner have reported heavy losses and said they had axed about 1,700 jobs, highlighting the impact of …

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Private schools record biggest rise in top A-level grades in England

Data reveals state schools and colleges come off worse despite U-turn to make results fairer Private schools in England recorded the biggest increase in top A-level grades this summer, despite a government U-turn intended to make results fairer, official statistics have shown. Following the cancellation of exams due to the …

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