Classic car UK: Vehicle owners risk £1,000 fine for missing MOT exemption rule

Classic cars which were built or first registered over 40 years ago do not need an MOT test as long as they meet certain criteria. As part of this exemption, vehicles must have had “no substantial changes” over the last 30- years to qualify. The guidance says: “You need to check whether the vehicle has been substantially altered in the last 30 years, checking against the criteria. “If it has been altered substantially a valid MOT certificate will continue to be required. If you are unsure check, for example from…

Moon landing: Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 vault opening exposed ‘ancient lunar mystery’ | Science | News

The Apollo programme was the US human space project founded by NASA to fulfil US President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing man on the Moon. Armstrong and his fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin did just that, after touching down the lunar lander Eagle on the dusty surface on July 20, 1969. The pair spent two-and-a-quarter hours exploring and collecting more than 20kg of rock samples, before burying the US flag into the Moon’s surface and blasting back to Earth. Overall the Apollo programme returned 382kg of lunar rocks and soil,…

Microsoft Teams will stop working for millions tomorrow, Internet Explorer 11 block

Microsoft Teams is undergoing a big change, with the popular web conferencing service set to stop working on Internet Explorer 11. On Monday November 30 the web-based version of Microsoft Teams will stop working with IE11, so if you’re an Internet Explorer fan you’ll have to switch to Microsoft Edge to use Teams in a browser. The Windows 10 makers announced this big Microsoft Teams change earlier this year, and it appears to all be part of a push to move Internet Explorer 11 users onto Edge. Besides IE11 losing…

Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther star ‘learned tricks of trade from Harrison Ford’ | Films | Entertainment

The legendary US actor, who famously brought Black Panther to life, will be remembered today on what would have been his 44th birthday. Boseman died in August after a secret four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman carved his name in cinematic history with his iconic portrayal of Marvel’s King T’Challa. Among the scores of fans and celebrities who remembered the star in touching tributes, was Harrison Ford, who branded him “as much a hero as any he played”. Unearthed accounts from Boseman reveal that the Star Wars actor served as…

Google Maps: Street View car catches US boy falling off bench in embarrassing photo | Travel News | Travel

Google Maps Street View photos often go viral when they capture the weird and the wonderful. Some scenes snapped by Street View are rather amusing – although perhaps only for the viewer. One boy in the USA was pictured suffering a rather embarrassing fall. However, if the Google user travels further down the street – things don’t turn out so well for the child. A second shot of the road shows the youngster taking a nasty tumble. He can be seen captured mid-fall from the bench. His left leg is thrown…

Pension: Secure your savings ahead of the ‘cleverest stealth tax of all time’ – RPI change | Personal Finance | Finance

Pension assets, particularly those in defined benefit schemes, can be invested in index-linked gilts which are still measured by RPI. From 2030, this is set to change new CPI themed measures will be used instead, which are typically lower in nature. Ian Mills, a Partner at Barnett Waddingham, explained how this will affect pensioners in practice: “Pensioners will be the big losers, but most won’t feel it for many years. “Starting from 2030 this will result in a slow, steady erosion of their incomes, compared to what they might have…

Back pain treatment: Trigger point myotherapy – a form of massage – can relax tight muscle

A deep tissue massage, on the other hand, can involve enough pressure so that it’s felt “as far down as the bone”. This technique is administered by a massage therapist, who will know the correct amount of pressure to apply. Another name for this type of massage is known as a “sports massage”, which can release “tightly knotted muscles”. Moreover, it can release “scar tissue that could be the root cause of chronic back pain”. Source link

Car parking: Drivers could enjoy free car parks over Christmas to boost ‘high streets’

Many councils and private car parks may see fees ditched in the days and weeks ahead of Christmas to encourage motorists to shop. The AA claims free parking from 14 December onwards would “revive” the fortunes of “beleaguered shops and street traders”. Edmund King, AA President, said free parking had been used in the past and a similar scheme was needed “now more than ever”. He said: “Various parts of the country have #ShopLocal campaigns as they are petrified that niche local stores will be put out of business by…

Yellowstone tsunami: Earthquake ‘sent 30ft waves’ over park ‘sounded like end of world’ | Science | News

The park is home to the daunting Yellowstone caldera – a supervolcano that gets its name due to its capability to inflict global devastation in the event of an eruption. Located below the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, the area is constantly monitored by the USGS (United States Geological Survey) for signs that such an eruption is on its way. But, geologists were caught off guard on the evening of August 17, 1959, during the Hebgen Lake earthquake which would inevitably create a new lake on the Madison River…

Dyson vacuum deals: Best offers and lowest prices as Black Friday discounts continue

Dyson is embracing the Black Friday sales event, with money off top Dyson products such as their iconic vacuum cleaners as well as the supersonic hairdryer. As anyone who has looked to bag one of these bagless vacuums, or hair dryers before – they’re not always the most affordable option on the market. But thankfully, their price tag has been slashed in a number of Black Friday deals – from Dyson itself, as well as a host of other retails, including Argos, John Lewis, and others. First up is Dyson…