UK holidays: Travel insurance warning for staycations hit by lockdown measures | Travel News | Travel

Luckily, for the most part, staycations can still go ahead. “You can travel into an area with local restrictions on holiday,” states the Government website. “Whilst inside the area, you should follow the guidance set out above – in particular, you must not stay in a private home there – which includes self-catered accommodation such as holiday cottages, apartments or boats – with people you do not normally live with. “At the time that local restrictions are brought in, if you are currently on holiday with another household in an…

Tax credits: How many hours do you have to work to get Working Tax Credit? | Personal Finance | Finance

If you are in a couple with at least one child, between you you both need to work at least 24 hours. One of you in the couple must work at least 16 hours a week to be eligible for the benefit. If your working hours change regularly, Citizens Advice explain: “If your working hours are unreliable and irregular, you might not be able to say what hours are normal for you. “If this is your situation, contact HMRC to get advice on how to describe your weekly hours. Or…

Dementia symptoms: Signs of Lewy body include problems detecting smells

Other risk factors According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are a few studies that suggest birth relatives of a family member with DLB may be at slightly higher risk, but this is not conclusive. “There are only a few known families in which DLB seems to follow a strong inheritance pattern and no mutations have so far been identified,” says the health body. As it explains, several gene variants have recently been linked to a higher risk of DLB. “The APOE e4 variant is thought to be the strongest genetic…

Driverless cars come with legal risks for drivers as it ‘remains to be seen’ who to blame

Experts have warned that it “remains to be seen” who will be liable for the blame in the event of a serious accident with legal specialists calling for “new legislation”. Experts have warned there could be cases where who is at fault is in doubt if the driver could have intervened to stop a collision. Steven Baylis, Partner at Lime Solicitors Personal Injury Team said accidents are sometimes caused by “split-second decision making” which could change who is actually at fault for an incident. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Baylis said: “One…

Antarctica bombshell: Dive below ice exposed bizarre creatures ‘never seen before’ | Science | News

The icy continent is usually home to around 1,000 scientists who study the isolated region in a bid to learn more about the history of the Earth and the effects of climate change, but the pandemic has put that on hold for now. Some projects have also focused on marine life in the waters around Antarctica, probing an ecosystem which, in some cases, has been left unexplored for millions of years. A team of experts from New Zealand and Finland decided to embark on a project known as “Science Under…

New Chromecast and redesigned Google Home smart speaker revealed

Google has sent out invites to its next product showcase, dubbed “Google Launch Night In”, where the Californian company has promised to reveal a “new Chromecast, our latest smart speaker, and our new Pixel phones.” Sounds like a pretty packed night. Unfortunately for Google, some of the biggest surprises of the event, which will be streamed online, have surfaced online ahead of the curtain call. Google cannot be too miffed about the design of its next-generation smart speaker appearing online ahead of the event because Google itself published an image…

Elvis ‘alive’: Fans believed lookalike singing preacher was The King | Music | Entertainment

Elvis Presley lived and died at Graceland, dying of a heart attack on August 16, 1977. Two days later The King’s funeral took place, but some fans are convinced Elvis is alive today. And one of the most popular theories concerns a man named Bob Joyce. Joyce is a singing preacher from Benton, Arkansas, who not only has a stark resembled to Elvis, but also sounds just like him. The conspiracy theory suggests that The King faked his own death to live a quiet and humble life as a Christian…