Airport testing at Heathrow to be launched next month putting end to 14-day quarantine | Travel News | Travel

How is Boris Johnson handling the coronavirus crisis? Vote in our poll  “We’ve put some of the most cutting-edge rapid testing technologies into action at Heathrow to see which offers the best solution. “If we can find a test that is accurate, gets a result within a matter of minutes, is cost-effective and gets the government green light, we could have the potential to introduce wide-scale testing at the airport. “Without this, our first-class aviation sector risks becoming second class, giving Britain’s competitive advantage to others.” Currently, the UK has…

More treats in store for pet owners and wildlife lovers as Pets Choice plans new factory | City & Business | Finance

Best known for its natural ingredients-based Webbox brand providing creature comforts for dogs and cats and the Bob Martin healthcare label, the independent manufacturer’s catering ranges from dogs to ducks, plus many happy hedgehogs along the way too. With a 40 percent year-on-year growth, and boosted by the Bob Martin’s purchase last year, the business expects a £70 million turnover for 2020 and to expand exports that currently go to 40 countries. Pets have long played a precious role in human lives, but lockdown has brought this to the fore…

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Leaning forward, with small, quick steps could be a sign

Nerve cells within the substantial nigra – an area of the brain that controls movement – become impaired and die if a person has Parkinson’s disease. How do you put one foot in front of the other? As the nerve cells – responsible for creating the hormone dopamine – decrease as Parkinson’s disease progresses, a person’s walk is affected. Specifically, a person with the disease tends to develop a parkinsonian gait (i.e walk), attested the National Institute of Ageing. This parkinsonian type of walk consists of a person leaning forward,…

MOT test horror: Six month extension scheme led to ‘catastrophic consequences’ for many

MOT test extensions may have been a great experience for many road users who have avoided the complexities of testing over lockdown. However, many road users have had bad experiences with “catastrophic consequences” taking shape over the past few months. It ensured road users could continue driving their vehicles as usual with the knowledge they had a valid certificate in place even if they were due a test. However, the government had repeatedly warned drivers must keep their cars in a roadworthy condition at all times to avoid charges. But…

Volcano news: Volcanic eruptions could help in the fight against climate change | Science | News

Earth’s temperatures continue to rise thanks to man-made global warming which sees greenhouse gasses being pumped into the atmosphere. However, scientists now believe volcanic eruptions have helped stabilise the climate throughout Earth’s history – and humans can take lessons from volcanoes in the battle against global warming. Scientists from the University of Southampton have been investigating ways of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Most volcanoes lie near to the ocean, so when they erupt they dump tons of ash into the sea which eventually sinks to the bottom.…

Huge broadband boost offers thousands an alternative to Virgin and BT

CommunityFibre has confirmed that its completed roll-out of gigabit-capable fibre broadband across the London Borough of Sutton. The infrastructure upgrade, which brings gigabit speeds – some of the fastest home broadband speeds available anywhere in the country – to all council-owned properties, was originally scheduled to take between 18-24 months. However, CommunityFibre this month confirmed that it had finished the work in eight months – well ahead of schedule. As such, roughly 12,000 new households can now connect with these eye-wateringly fast speeds. For comparison, the average home broadband speed…

No Time To Die producer teases James Bond books link PLUS how movie ‘ties up loose ends’ | Films | Entertainment

In just a few weeks No Time To Die is finally set to hit cinemas and the marketing campaign is going full steam ahead despite the on-going pandemic. And today the first episode of The Official James Bond Podcast called Bond in Context launched. While, in one of the interviews, producer Barbara Broccoli shared some exciting teases for No Time To Die. Asked if we’re going to see echos of previous Bond films and stories, Broccoli said: “Definitely. “There’s a few lines that are in the script that Bond fans…

Flight: Passenger shares he was once upgraded to a better seat for being tall | Travel News | Travel

Air travel can mean hours crammed into an economy seat for holidaymakers who simply can’t afford to shell out the amounts necessary for a business or first-class ticket. However, in some cases, airlines decide to upgrade regular ticket holders free of charge. From schmoozing the cabin crew to being a frequent flier, passengers have presented an array of reasons why an upgrade might come their way. Despite these suggestions, one traveller revealed a rather “odd” reason an airline chose to give him a better seat. Though he was taken by…

Martin Lewis: Universal Credit claimants could boost savings via Help to Save account | Personal Finance | Finance

If a saver continues paying money into the account after the two years, then four years after the account was opened, a second bonus will be paid. This will be 50 percent of the difference between the highest balance saved in the first two years and the highest balance saved in the last two years. With the payment limit per calendar month being £50, a total of £2,400 can be paid in over four years. As such, the most a person can earn from their savings via this account in…

Best hair loss treatment: Egcg may improve alopecia

Hair loss treatments are usually met with scepticism and for good reason. The online marketplace is awash with scams and unsubstantiated claims. One of the reasons it can be hard to find credible products is the variability of results that any given product may yield. After four days, the participants experienced significant increases in hair growth activity. EGCG appears to increase hair growth by stimulating hair follicles and preventing damage to skin and hair cells. What’s more, in a hair loss study in mice, researchers found that 33 percent of…