Can we travel to France for Christmas? | Travel News | Travel

On October 30, 545 cases were reported and the rate started to get higher and higher. On November 20, there were a staggering 1,220 cases reported. Putting the nation into lockdown seems to have improved the situation, and French President Emmanuel Macron announced a three-step plan to end the lockdown. The lockdown rules in France will be lifted slightly on November 28, so if you did travel to France you may feel a little freer after this. On this date, non-essential shops can reopen until 9pm, and people will be…

ISA savers losing over £100bn in cash accounts as MPs call for a break up of UK banks | Personal Finance | Finance

These results come at an unfortunate time for banks and other lenders as both public and political sentiment have turned against some of the biggest high-street names. Today, news emerged of a cross party group of MPs forming to call for a break up of Britain’s main banks, on the grounds they’re exploiting vulnerable customers. Some of the accusations levelled at the big banks by the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) include widespread practices of predatory pricing models and “loyalty penalties”, whereby customers are lured in with an attractive deal, only…

How to live longer: Lifting weights could reduce heart attack risk and boost longevity

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week could reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, a study by Iowa State University found. The results, some of the first to look at resistance exercise and cardiovascular disease, showed benefits of strength training are independent of aerobic activity. The Aerobics Centre Longitudinal Study, published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, analysed nearly 13,000 adults. Three health outcomes were measures – cardiovascular events such as heart and stroke that didn’t result in…

Driving after Brexit: Car insurance green cards will be required by commuters

In a statement online, the ABI said: “The Green Card is an international certificate of insurance proving visiting motorists have the minimum compulsory motor insurance cover required by the law of the country visited. “All European Economic Area (EEA) countries (EU countries, and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) are part of a Green Card free circulation area, meaning that motorists based there do not have to carry Green Cards when visiting other countries in the area. “However, when the transition period ends then UK motorists will be required to carry Green Cards…

Brain scientists confirm your ‘personal identity’ survives throughout lifetime | Science | News

A second trial asked them to identify the life stage of the person: childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. Meanwhile, dozens of electrodes were examining the mix of brainwaves generated from their grey matter, painting a map of neural activity. The result strongly suggest our impression of our ‘I’ is updated throughout our lives, giving stability to or identity. And they also discovered intriguing similarities in how we process impressions of our past self and that of our close friend. This suggests a complexity in how time may play a key role…

Cyber Monday Phone deals – huge discounts on iPhone, Samsung and more

If you thought the end of Black Friday meant the end of the sales, you’ll be glad to hear how wrong you were. Cyber Monday is a whole other sales extravaganza that takes off the Monday following Black Friday and is an online-only sales event that, in some cases, puts Black Friday to shame. Amazon, Currys, and Carphone warehouse are three of the top retailers getting involved, so we rounded up the best sales from each store so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal. Storage: 32 GB…

PS Plus vs Games with Gold December 2020 – Clean sweep for PlayStation Plus in 2020 | Gaming | Entertainment

PS Plus vs Games with Gold for December 2020 (Image: SONY) So here it is, the first battle between PS Plus and Games with Gold of the next generation. The December 2020 free PlayStation Plus and Games with Gold releases will make their debut on the first of the month. PS Plus subscribers can download Bugsnax, Worms Rumble, Just Cause 4 and Rocket Arena. It’s worth pointing out that all games are playable on PS4 and PS5, except for Bugsnax, which is PS5 only (although you can buy it separately…