Flights: New duty-free shopping rules announced – extended to the EU from 2021 | Travel News | Travel

British passengers travelling to EU countries will be able to take advantage of duty-free shopping from January 2021, bringing the UK’s approach to the EU in line with the rest of the world. Passengers will be able to buy duty-free alcohol and tobacco products, where available, in British ports, airports, and international train stations, and aboard ships, trains and planes. “This follows a consultation with industry on our approach to taxing goods carried across borders for personal use from January 2021, as the end of the transition period brings with…

Inflation drops to 0.2 percent but warnings that “more stimulus is needed’ emerge | Personal Finance | Finance

Inflation has been driven down to 0.2 percent, a five-year low. The eat out to help out scheme has largely been behind this drop, with more than 100 million meals being claimed through the scheme, which pushed down prices in restaurants and cafes by 2.6 percent when compared to August 2019. This, according to the ONS, was the first time they had been negative since records began in 1989. Lower prices are generally welcomed by consumers but Melissa Davies, the Chief Economist at Redburn, expressed worry and caution at the…

Arthritis pain: Hydrotherapy has been proven to ease sore joints

Specifically tailored towards osteoarthritis, one free treatment option provided by the NHS has been proven to ease sore and painful joints. What is it? First, what is osteoarthritis? The charity Versus Arthritis explained this type of arthritis can affect any joint in the body. However, it’s more commonly found in the joints that bear most of our weight, such as the knees and feet. Osteoarthritis is when the cartilage (smooth and slippery tissue), located at the end of bones, begins to thin and roughen. This means the joint is unable…

Car tyre safety: 23 million road users risk ‘deadly’ blowouts on underinflated rubber

He said: “Defective tyres are costly and deadly, and our research shows that many motorists aren’t aware of the dangers of driving around with underinflated tyres. “They affect your car’s handling and steering, give you reduced grip, wear quicker and are more prone to a blowout – yet this can be fixed in a matter of minutes.” Halfords has revealed that on average drivers check their tyres for any pressure or tread issues once every 14 weeks. This could become another major concern with experts recommending drivers should do this…

California fires satellite images show smoke reaching Europe from west coast US | Science | News

Fires across California continue to rage on, having scorched more than 3.2 million acres of the Golden State. The fires have spread as far as Washington State, which is separated from California by Oregon – which is also experiencing the full force of the blaze. Now European researchers have discovered that such is the density of the smoke being produced by the fires that it has reached as far as Europe. Observations from the EU’s Copernicus climate monitoring satellite has found the smoke is affecting the air quality up to…

3 things you must do to your iPhone before downloading iOS 14 today

iOS 14 brings a slew of dramatic changes to your iPhone, including changes to how you store your apps, stunning new interactive widgets to place between your apps, new features in iMessage that’ll be immediately familiar to anyone who uses WhatsApp and much, much more. If your iPhone is compatible with iOS 14 (you can check that here), you’ll want to run through a number of pre-flight checks to ensure that your smartphone is ready to download and install the iOS upgrade when it becomes available later today (September 16,…

John Lennon Beatles break up: Why did John Lennon leave The Beatles? | Music | Entertainment

In his legendary interview with Rolling Stone in 1970, John spoke of this time, saying how he told the band’s then-manager Allen Klein, along with a group of others including Sir Paul, that he was leaving the band. According to John, he told Sir Paul, Eric Clapton, Allen and Klaus Voorman of his intentions to leave around the time the band went to Toronto in 1969. Following this, the September 20 meeting happened, in which John reiterated his feelings. He said: “Allen was there, and he will remember exactly and…