Holidays: Quarantine-free Cuba reopens whole island in boost for Britons eyeing winter sun | Travel News | Travel

The PCR test is free of charge with the results delivered in 48 hours. If you’re entering Cuba as a tourist, you’ll also need to get a tourist card before you travel. Before flying, tourists must also have Covid travel insurance which can be purchased on arrival in Cuba for £25. Cuba has only recorded just over 6,300 cases of coronavirus and 127 deaths. Source link

State Pension boost: How much will your State Pension increase by? | Personal Finance | Finance

So how much will your State Pension increase by? Wednesday’s inflation announcement has shown how much State Pensions will increase by next year. It was announced today inflation rate rose to 0.5 percent in September from 0.2 percent in August. So far, earnings have been low and since inflation figures follow suit and are low, State Pensions could increase by 2.5 percent. And so for those receiving the full State Pension the weekly rate may increase to £179 a week, which is an increase of £228.80 a year. While those…

Coronavirus UK update: Symptoms of lung cancer overlap

Coronavirus appears to be intensifying across the UK, with the hospital death toll rising to 241 yesterday. The figure marks the highest reported rise since the first wave of the pandemic. As many parts of the country are forced to shut up shop, with more regions expected to follow in coming days, you’d be forgiven for letting other priorities slip. In light of the findings, the UK Lung Cancer Coalition warned that “the catastrophe that is the COVID-19 pandemic” is likely to reverse improvements in survival rates made over the…

UK’s most dangerous to drive in named as road users urged to be ‘vigilant’

Road casualty statistics have revealed that London was the most dangerous area in the UK with over 30,000 incidents over the past 12 months. This equated to a massive 50 casualties per square mile as the capital soared clear at the top of the standings. Bournemouth was found to be the second most dangerous area to drive with 45 casualties per square mile. However, the smaller city centre meant that this only equated to 804 casualties over the past 12 months. Nottingham recorded over 1,000 casualties but an incident rate…

Asteroid news: NASA confirms space rock as big as St Paul’s will pass Earth tomorrow | Science | News

And it is a good thing the rock will safely miss our planet as it is potentially big enough to whack a considerable punch upon impact. According to NASA, TG1 measures somewhere in the range 154ft to 360ft (47m to 110m) across. At the upper end of the estimate, TG1 is comparable in height to St Paul’s Cathedral in London and the Statue of Liberty in New York. And at the lower end of NASA’s estimate, TG1 is comparable in height to Nelson’s Column or The Arc de Triomphe in…

iPad Air review: no competition, this is the best iPad on-sale right now

Apple iPad Air 2020 review (Image: APPLE) When the latest iPad Air was announced it looked like one of the most exciting upgrades in years. Having had one in hands for the past week, we can safely say that it’s as good as we were hoping for. The current iPad Air, last refreshed back in March 2019, is starting to look more than a little tired and this upgrade has breathed some much-needed life back into this hugely popular tablet. From the moment you remove it from the box, you’ll…

Back to the Future theory: Marty McFly created OUR 2015 – Can you guess the moment when? | Films | Entertainment

Five years ago today, movie fans celebrated Back to the Future Day. October 21, 2015 was the date that Doc Brown, Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker arrived in future Hill Valley at the start of Back to the Future Part II. The much-loved 1989 sequel imagined a 2015 with flying cars and hoverboards – sadly a future that never came to be. Nevertheless, an intriguing fan theory argues that Marty McFly changed the past, thus creating the 2015 without those inventions in our timeline. Reddit user kravatz argued: “In the second Back…