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Rival powers jockey for the lead in hypersonic aircraft

Image copyright Reaction Image caption Hypersonic aircraft will need new engine technology “I’ve spent my career on things flying fast,” says Adam Dissel, who heads up the US operations of Reaction Engines. This British company is building engines that can operate at dizzying speeds, under conditions that would melt existing jet engines. The firm wants to reach hypersonic velocity, beyond… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Scottish finance secretary makes fresh call for new powers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Forbes has previously called for a “robust” review of the devolved funding arrangements Scotland’s finance secretary has repeated her call to be allowed to switch capital funding to day-to-day revenue. Speaking ahead of the UK Chancellor’s summer statement, Kate Forbes also called for an end to “arbitrary” limits on borrowing. Ms Forbes said… Read more →

Coronavirus: Watchdog seeks new powers to fight inflated prices

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reports of price-gouging have involved hundreds of businesses, the CMA says The UK’s consumer watchdog has asked the government to bring in emergency laws to stop retailers profiteering during the coronavirus pandemic. The Competition and Markets Authority said it had written to “hundreds of businesses” charging inflated prices for products such as hand sanitisers.… Read more →