Spain holidays: Balearic Islands’ bars & restaurants to enforce strict rules to stay open | Travel News | Travel

The Balearic Islands which include Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca and Menorca, are currently off limits to Britons. Anyone returning to the UK from the islands is required to quarantine for 14 days. From Monday, all passengers (including children) travelling to Spanish airports and ports from “risk” countries will be required to present a negative coronavirus PCR test taken within no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, in order to enter the country. Owners must install them indoors to gage whether the establishment has sufficient ventilation. If the establishment does not,…

State Pension: Can you claim State Pension if you don’t have enough qualifying NI years? | Personal Finance | Finance

The amount of State Pension you get depends on your record of paying National Insurance through the years. Your National Insurance record includes any contributions you pay when you’re working, and any that are credited to you when you’re unable to work. For example, claimants of certain benefits, including Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), will get National Insurance credits. There are a number of reasons why people could find themselves with gaps in their National Insurance record. It could be because you were: Employed but had low earnings Unemployed but not claiming…

How many people live in the UK? How many doses of the covid vaccine do we need?

Trials of the Oxford vaccine have shown a strong immune response in older people. research has revealed. Two weeks after a second dose, more than 99 percent of trial participants appeared to be protected. The UK has ordered 100 million doses – but as it is given in two doses, this is enough for 50 million people. However we’re still a long way off this vaccine being rolled out, scientists warn. In fact, Oxford University’s covid vaccine is unlikely to be used in the UK before Christmas, according to Professor…

Driving fine: Motorists can be fiend £1,000 and issued three points for beeping horn

Drivers could be hit with the massive charges for road rage such as swearing at motorists or even beeping their car horns. In some extreme cases, taking your hands off the wheel to gesture at another driver may see officers charge you for “not being in full control of a vehicle”. Keith Hawes, Director at Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has warned frustrations may boil over this winter as lockdown ends and roads begin to fill up. He suggested that bad weather conditions and Christmas shopping delays could leave drivers struggling to…

Human steak kits are ‘not technically’ cannibalism say ‘grow-your-own’ makers | Science | News

Scientists and designers have joined forces to develop a prototype grow-your-own steak kit in an attempt to highlight the cultured meat industry’s potentially questionable ethics. Ouroboros Steak could be grown by the diner at home using the omnivore’s own cells, which can theoretically be harvested from the inside of their cheek and fed serum obtained from donated blood. The resulting bite-sized pieces of meat are therefore created without harming any animals. The creators point-out the same cannot be said for increasingly-popular cultured meat derived from animal cells. The lab-grown meat…

Samsung Smart TVs just got a whole lot smarter

Samsung has rolled out an update to its latest batch of Smart TVs to seriously boost their IQs. That’s because the South Korean company has started to bring the Google Assistant to its complete 2020 range of TVs. The intimidatingly clever AI helper, which powers the hugely popular Google Nest series of smart speakers as well as a slew of other Google products, is now available in the UK, France, Germany, and Italy for Samsung Smart TV owners. Samsung has pledged to bring the AI assistant to Smart TV owners…

Led Zeppelin manager: Who was Led Zeppelin’s manager? ‘Ruthless operator’ | Music | Entertainment

Led Zeppelin did not last a long time, after the death of drummer John Bonham forced the band to break-up. The band did reunite over the years, but their manager, Peter Grant, gained almost as much of a reputation as the band over the years. But who was Peter Grant and why did he gain such notoriety? Peter Grant was the manager of Led Zeppelin from its creation in 1968 to the break up in 1980. He was born in south London and after conscription in the army began work…