M5 traffic latest: M5 closed both ways for 24 hours after serious crash near Cheltenham | UK | News

The northbound carriageway has been shut between junctions 9 and 11 following the collision involving three vehicles at around 5.20am. The stretch of motorway will remain closed until tomorrow due to major damage to the road. The southbound carriageway has been shut between junctions 9 and 10. At least one lane is expected to reopen shortly. Motorists are being advised to find alternative routes. Highways England network operations manager, Beverley Mears, said: “We are working at the scene with emergency service partners. “Due to extensive road surface damage which will…

Sky News host in stitches as MP’s kids crash live interview- ‘They’re jumping on the bed!’ | UK | News

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat fell victim to the perils of home-working that many parents have suffered during lockdown. The politician had joined Sky News to speak about the new COVID-19 restrictions that will limit the number of people able to meet in a group. However, Mr Tugendhat found himself quickly interrupted by his own family. As the MP was warning against creating a new ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ with the latest rules, his young son, Adam, opened the door behind him and walked in. Sky host Kimberley Leonard said: “Your son is…

Tory MP steps up calls to scrap BBC licence fee ‘politically correct nanny state!’ | UK | News

Andrea Jenkyns said viewers were fed up paying the annual £157.50 fee to a broadcaster, which was starting to behave like a “politically correct nanny state”. BBC bosses are coming under growing pressure to justify the fee amid rows over scrapping free licences for over-75s, presenter salaries, political bias and accusations of “woke culture”. Tim Davie, the BBC’s new director-general, has been brought in and has vowed to make immediate changes. But Ms Jenkyns said the time had now arrived for wholesale reform at the corporation. She said: “I think…

Coronaphobia concern: Second wave will make people nervous about going to work, says John | UK | News

And the polling guru warns such attitudes will only be reinforced by a second wave this winter. Sir John, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, was speaking prior to confirmation the R number has now risen above one, meaning COVID-19 is being transmitted in the community. Yesterday a total of 3,497 people tested positive, marginally below the figure of the day before, 3,539, but indicative of an increasingly worrying trend. Sir John said there were currently significantly more people back at their places of work than there were…

Vet issues warning to dog owners of mystery illness after pet becomes unwell | UK | News

Vet Raoul Dowding issued an alert to dog owners after the pet was admitted with seasonal canine illness. The animal had been walked in woods in Lincolnshire before becoming unwell. Little is known about the seasonal canine illness which is only thought to affect dogs in the autumn. The clinical director at Dowding Vets told Lincolnshire Live: “The dogs get very sick very quickly, so they might perhaps have had a small bout of vomiting or diarrhoea but in themselves are much sicker than they should be for that. “They…

BBC News: Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia belted out on Last Night of the Proms | UK | News

The BBC finally reversed a decision to not sing the lyrics to each anthem. It had been decided by the BBC that Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia would be featured as orchestral versions only. The controversy over “offensive” lyrical in each song that held connotations about the British Empire caused even Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intervene. Mr Johnson was opposed to the BBC’s decision to cut the lyrics of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia! Speaking to reporters in August he said: “I think…

Queen Elizabeth: Royal never travels without Earl Grey tea in her luggage | Travel News | Travel

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth’s son, Prince Charles, 71, likes to take a supply of alcohol with him when he travels. Telegraph reporter Gordon Rayner, who has attended 20 royal tours, shared the insight, explaining that Charles and his wife Camilla, 73, did so to prevent their drinks being tampered with. “Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall sometimes take their own alcohol so there’s no danger of their drinks being spiked,” Rayner told Conde Nast Traveler. The heir to the throne and his wife don’t carry the booze themselves, however. Source…

High cholesterol symptoms: Pain in your calves when you exercise could be a sign

High cholesterol is when a person has too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in their blood. It’s usually caused by eating fatty food, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol. But spotting the condition can be difficult as it doesn’t cause any symptoms by itself. The main symptoms of angina are noted by the NHS as chest pain that: Feels tight, dull or heavy – it may spread to your left arm, neck, jaw or back Is triggered by physical exertion or stress Stops within a…

Car insurance UK: Save £67 on your policy today by updating estimated mileage details

If you made a note of your mileage last time you applied for cover this could be used to calculate the difference used this year. Alternatively, drivers can work out how far they have travelled each day on average to get a rough estimation. Salmon Haqqi, personal finance expert at Money.co.uk said: “September is historically a peak time for car insurance renewals, coinciding with the launch of the new licence plates. “Though your mileage may vary with how much you can save with these industry hacks, they really show how getting engaged…