London New Year’s Eve CHAOS: Drinkers queue for beer at London pub despite Tier 4 rules | UK | News

Boris Johnson tells public to stay home on New Year’s Eve People were earlier warned not to add “fuel to the fire” by mixing in groups, as almost half of all major hospital trusts in England deal with more Covid-19 patients than at the peak of the first wave of the virus. Figures published on New Year’s Eve – as health staff and the Government urge people to ring in 2021 within their own household at home – also show just under a third of acute trusts have more Covid-19…

Will Big Ben chime at New Year? | UK | News

Across the UK lockdown restrictions are in place in tiers depending on the level of coronavirus cases. This has meant New Year’s Eve celebrations have faced cancellation – with crowds unable to gather and households unable to mix. Instead, virtual celebrations over video call will be held by many.  Tier 4 restrictions are in place across 78 percent of England and are the strictest rules. They mean households cannot invite anyone over unless they are part of a support bubble. London’s yearly fireworks display on New Year’s Eve was cancelled…

Is London doing New Year fireworks? | UK | News

The New Year begins from midnight tonight, with many people glad to see the back of 2020 after the devastating impact of the pandemic. New Year celebrations will have to be pared back this year, with Britons urged to stay home and not mix households as a mutated strain of coronavirus spreads rapidly. Instead of the usual New Year’s Eve parties and visiting bars and restaurants, Britons will have to ring in 2021 at home with their own household. New Year’s video calls may be the way forward, as well…

UK Covid cases break record with 55,892 recorded in 24hours – another 964 people have died | UK | News

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,488,780. An additional 964 people have also died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-1. This increases the total number of people to have died from coronavirus in the UK to 73,512.  The data from Wednesday had shown 50,023 new coronavirus infections and 981 deaths. Separately, figuers published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where coronavirus has been mentioned on the death certificate, along with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have…

Royal travel: Kate Middleton similar to Queen Elizabeth with ‘excess’ baggage for trips | Travel News | Travel

She also takes with her an entourage packed with important assets to ensure every royal tour goes off without a hitch. For example, on their tour of Pakistan, Kate and William took a whopping 14 members of staff on the five-day trip. This included two private secretaries, a communications secretary and four additional members of the communications team, and even Kate’s personal hairdresser. Amanda Cook Tucker is the Duchess’ trusted hairstylist and has flown around the world with the couple on an array of trips from India to Scandinavia. Source…

Bitcoin price: ‘Next target $35,000’ after 170% rise in 2020 | City & Business | Finance

Bitcoin pioneer Mr Keiser recently tweeted: “$28,000 bitcoin confirmed. Next short term target $35,000.” This was followed by a suggestion that money printing by central banks, particularly the US Federal Reserve, was driving the price of bitcoin higher. Mr Keiser tweeted: “The price of bitcoin has no ceiling because the amount of US dollars that will be printed has no limit”. The and purchasing power of fiat currencies decreasing over time. This value depreciation is accelerating and causing wary investors to exchange cash for stores of value such as gold…

Stroke warning: Sudden vertigo could be a sign of a transient ischaemic attack

It’s vital to be aware of the warning signs of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) to receive immediate medical care and reduce the chances of a deadly stroke. What does vertigo have to do with it? According to the NHS, signs of a TIA usually begin unexpectedly – akin to a full-blown stroke. One sign of a TIA is vertigo that appears suddenly for a few seconds and disappears. What’s vertigo? “Vertigo feels like you or everything around you is spinning – enough to affect your balance,” explained the national…

Driving after Brexit: AA President Edmund King warns driving rules will change tonight

Boris Johnson’s new EU Future Relationship trade deal received Royal Assent last night with new regulations coming into effect for drivers from midnight. AA President Edmund King says although drivers do not need to secure an International Driving Permit under the new deal, new paperwork will be needed to travel abroad. Motorists must download a green card once it is issued and print this out before using. Drivers can ask insurance firms to post a green card. But these can take up to six weeks to arrive meaning preparation and…

Earthquake which ‘will kill hundreds of people’ will ‘hit Israel in coming decades’ | Science | News

Israeli scientists drilling deep into the Dead Sea have discovered a warning sign. They found tensions along the fault line are beginning to show signs of rupturing, and it could create an earthquake in the coming years. Although the team from Tel Aviv University was unable to predict when it will happen, they determined it will have the potential to kill hundreds of people. The team stated the earthquake could measure up to 6.5 on the Richter scale, which is strong enough to cause poorly built buildings to crumble and…

WhatsApp New Year 2021 wishes: Stickers, messages and greetings to send today

Social media messaging firm WhatsApp is one of many virtual platforms where you can still virtually be with our loved ones at the end of what has been a disastrous year. While we may not be with our loved ones, it is still easy to connect. Here are some helpful tips for you and WhatsApp before the clock strikes midnight. WhatsApp wishes and greetings to send on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. As midnight approaches, and the drinks flow, it is sometimes not as easy to think of…