Spain holiday warning: Tourist towns disinfected following deadly Nile fever cases | Travel News | Travel

Vast areas of Puebla del Río and Coria del Río in Spain, both with extensive marsh and rivers, are having to be disinfected due to fears that more people could be affected. All the parks and gardens of the two towns are being treated, followed by the wetland areas and the countryside in general. Seventeen of the 19 meningitis victims are in hospital and seven are in intensive care. Doctors have tested all of them for Nile fever and so far, a dozen are confirmed to have the virus. The…

SEISS: Thousands of self-employed people overpaid by HMRC – are you affected? | Personal Finance | Finance

The grant can be claimed from August 17, mere days away, so Britons have been advised to prepare themselves.  The second grant will allow self-employed individuals to claim 70 percent of their average monthly trading profits. This grant will be capped at £6,570 in total, paid out in one instalment. This is a drop from the 80 percent up to £7,500 offered within the first grant.  Source link

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Signs of brain condition in way you speak include soft talk

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that causes the brain to become progressively more damaged over time, said the NHS. You could be at risk of the neurodegenerative condition if your voice sounds slightly different, without any obvious explanation, it’s been revealed. Parkinson’s is caused by a loss of nerve cells in a specific part of the brain. These nerve cells are used to help send messages between the brain and the nervous system. Parkinson’s disease symptoms tend to develop gradually, and only appear as mild at first. One of the…

Car insurance UK: Policies can be invalidated for driving in thunderstorms this weekend

Car insurance providers may refuse to pay for vehicle damage and could scrap an agreement if drives take risks in flood water. Experts at Admiral say driving into flood water could lead to “loss of control” or lead to cars stalling.  Motorists may also not be aware of what is hidden in deep flood water which may result in vehicles becoming damaged.  Clare Egan, Head of Motor at Admiral warned that just six inches of water would be enough to “reach the bottom of moist cars” which could lead to consequences.  She said:…

Perseid meteor shower tonight: Can I still see the Perseids? | Science | News

Officially, the Perseid meteor shower peaked over the nights of August 11 and 12, providing up to 50 shooting stars an hour. However, the debris field of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the space rock which supplies the Perseids, is massive, and it actually takes Earth over a month to make its way through. Can I still see the Perseid Meteor Shower? Earth began travelling through the specks of ice and dust, which are the shooting stars we see, on July 17, and will not be fully out until August 24. So you…

Galaxy Buds Live review – Samsung’s AirPods Pro rivals sound great but there’s one issue

Samsung already makes some of the longest-lasting wireless earbuds money can buy, but now the Korean firm is back with something very different. The new Galaxy Buds Live don’t only feature a radical design but they also come with noise cancelling technology – something that Samsung’s recently released Galaxy Buds+ were criticised for not including. Wireless earbuds are launching onto the market at a ferocious rate and it’s nice to see Samsung release a product that looks totally unique. There’s no stem dangling from your ear and they’ve even been…

BioShock The Collection Nintendo Switch review – Dive in to this perfect remaster | Gaming | Entertainment

BioShock: The Collection is what old-school BioShock fans have been waiting for on the Nintendo Switch. Players delved into the depths of Rapture back in 2007 with great pleasure, as they met Andrew Ryan, the Big Daddies, and were introduced to plasmids. Fans of the franchise were completely entranced by how well crafted and manufactured these fictional worlds were. Most of us were even more elated when BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite arrived on consoles just a few years later. BioShock 2 allowed players to step once again into the…