In the headlines
The new year brings fresh “Covid chaos”, says the Daily Mail, with a million Britons currently stuck in self-isolation. Bin collections in many parts of the country have already been cancelled due to staff absences, and headteachers fear that up to a quarter of their staff could be “struck down” in the coming weeks. Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the “sham” blood-testing firm Theranos, has been convicted of fraud and faces decades in prison, says The Daily Telegraph. The “fallen tech star”, 37, lost a $4.5bn fortune after it emerged that her company’s much-hyped technology didn’t work. Apple has become the world’s first $3trn company, says Forbes. It’s now worth more than the entire UK economy.