Earth is spinning faster than it has for 50 years (and we might have to ‘subtract’ a second)

Earth is spinning unusually quickly – and last year saw the shortest day since people started counting.

In fact, 2020 saw the 28 shortest days since 1960, beating the previous shortest day in 2005, according to

Coronavirus: Car rental firm Hertz files for bankruptcy

Car rental company Hertz has filed for bankruptcy despite being allowed to stay open during the pandemic.

The firm closed most of its branches in the UK and Ireland when COVID-19 hit despite being classed as an essential service. It cut 12,000 jobs worldwide and put 4,000 workers on furlough.