Flights: Cabin crew reveals ‘dramatic’ air travel changes after 9/11 terror attacks | Travel News | Travel

Flights and air travel last suffered a major crisis 19 years ago. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the tragic September 11 attacks in New York, USA. A flight attendant revealed the impact the shocking terror attacks had on the aviation industry. Virgin Atlantic flight attendant Mandy Smith shared her insight into life post 9/11 in her book Cabin Fever. “Air travel changed dramatically following 9/11 and our cabin crew training manual was practically rewritten,” wrote Smith. “We had to undergo an updated rigorous course of SAS-style security training and Virgin’s entire…

Mental health support: How to spot mental illness – how to get help

Today is National Suicide Prevention Day. The conversation surrounding mental health has grown exponentially in recent years – but as a society, we still don’t treat mental health issues with the same respect as we do physical illnesses. The NHS defines ‘good mental health’ as ‘a positive state of mind and body, feeling safe and able to cope, with a sense of connection with people, communities and the wider environment. Mental health is really no different to physical health – everyone has it, and you need it to be good…

Road safety: Automated lane-keeping software turned off by drivers for being ‘dangerous’

Automated lane-keeping software could be installed more widely across UK vehicles from 2021 after EU approval last year. However, Mr Freeman says the technology is “totally aggravating” for road users who want to be able to control their cars at all times. He warns the new software is an “attempted move towards autonomy’ which he says will “never” happen across UK roads. He said technology such as this is “too dangerous” and will “never work” as drivers will not be in charge. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Freeman said: “The technology already…

Equinox 2020: When is meteorological autumn – When is the astronomical start of autumn? | Science | News

In between these two solstices, when the North and South Pole are perpendicular to the Sun, we experience an equinox. According to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the Northern and Southern Hemisphere are equally illuminated on these days. And as a result, we experience roughly the same amount of daytime and nighttime. The Observatory said: “It’s the moment at which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the centre of the Sun’s disk, or the moment that the Sun passes the celestial equator. “On these dates, there are approximately equal hours…

Spotify working on new karaoke mode to challenge Apple Music and TiDAL

Spotify subscribers who love to sing along to their favourite tracks and playlists could soon show-off their talents thanks to a new mode coming to the music streaming app. According to the latest whispers, Spotify is working on a new karaoke mode. With its recent focus on exclusive podcasts, you could be forgiven for thinking that Spotify was pivoting away from the music streaming portion of its music streaming app. With almost identical on-demand music libraries now available from Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Prime Music, TiDAL and more for a…

Johnny Cash children: How many children did Johnny Cash have? Were they with June Carter? | Music | Entertainment

Johnny Cash was one of the biggest stars of the American folk scene in the 1950s and 1960s. He met his wife, June Carter, while they were touring together with her family band. They were married for some time after and went through a lot together – but how many children did they have? For both Johnny and June, there were plenty of children waiting at home, but only one of them was from their marriage. Before meeting June, Johnny was married to Vivian Liberto, a young woman he met…