BT, Sky and TalkTalk customers will finally get the broadband boost they deserve

Broadband customers across the UK could see a huge boost in speeds later this year. Openreach, which supplies the internet infrastructure for firms such BT, Sky and TalkTalk, has announced a vast investment plan that will see ultra-reliable, full-fibre gigabit-capable cables connected to more than three million homes and businesses in some of the UK’s hardest to serve communities. This upgraded service could see speeds boosted by over 10 times what’s currently available. Full-fibre connections can offer users downloads at well over 500Mbps – that’s quick enough to download a…

SpaceX live stream: How to watch NASA astronauts splashdown in Crew Dragon | Science | News

The re-entry will create a communications blackout between the spacecraft and Earth that is expected to last approximately six minutes, according to NASA. Two SpaceX recovery ships, the Go Searcher and the Go Navigator, made up of spacecraft engineers, recovery experts and medical professionals, will be waiting to pull the Dragon on board and assist the astronauts as they begin readjusting to gravity. The re-entry will mark the end of SpaceX’s human spaceflight demonstration mission. The aerospace company’s first operational flight is expected to take place in September, where a…

London congestion charge: Sadiq Khan may face legal challenge from campaigners

Sadiq Khan may face a challenge from campaigners at Fair Fuel UK and the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) who have confirmed they are seeking to legally challenge the Mayor. The campaigners say they have delivered a pre-action protocol to the Greater London authority and Mayor of London.  “He encourages us to drive during the Covid crisis, then with no supportive evidence to do so, he plucks a number, out of nowhere, to massively hike the C-Charge.  “And without any proof, he also increases the charging period to cover weekends,…

State pension warning: Boris Johnson under pressure to change policy, says campaigner | Personal Finance | Finance

The state pension age for women rose to 65 to bring it into line with men and will go up to 66 by 2020, and 67 by 2028. Campaigner and investigate journalist, David Hencke, believes the DWP will be found to be acting unfairly against 1950s women. He added that Boris Johnson‘s government will face “considerable pressure” to change the age or become unpopular with half of the population. Speaking on Backto69’s YouTube page, Mr Hencke said: “They will show that these women are determined to fight and I think…

High blood pressure symptoms: Seven signs you may be having a deadly hypertensive crisis

Such a dramatic hike in blood pressure can lead to a deadly stroke. Make sure you’re aware of all seven warning signs – listed here. The Mayo Clinic stated that a life-threatening episode could cause the blood vessels within the body to become inflamed and leak fluid or blood. 1. Chest pain If you’re suffering from extremely high blood pressure, you may experience severe chest pain. 2. Headache, confusion and blurred vision A deadly hypertensive crisis could reveal itself in a severe headache, accompanied by confusion and blurred vision. 7.…

Malta holidays: Is Malta on the quarantine list? | Travel News | Travel

Since the start of the UK lockdown, British citizens have been advised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to avoid all non-essential travel. Many wondered if a summer holiday abroad would be off the table, but earlier in July, the FCO announced a number of countries would be exempt from this advice. Anyone travelling back to the UK from a country not included on the FCO exemption list will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Self-isolation upon return to the UK is not necessary if the…

PS Now August 2020 WARNING with PS Plus free games release | Gaming | Entertainment

Sony will reveal its plans for new PS Now games in August later this week, with around three new additions expected. The good news is that even if we don’t know what new PS4 games will be added to mix, we do know when exactly this will be happening.. The only downside is that a few titles will also be disappearing from the PlayStation Now platform later this month. This means there is only a short period left to play those games which will be disappearing from the lineup later…