Archaeology breakthrough: Treasure-laden WW2 ship uncovered in £164m ’salvage of century’ | UK | News

Cooper’s Treasure: Marine archaeologist discovers shipwreck HMS Edinburgh was sunk by a German U-boat in 1942. The town-class light cruiser was travelling with 58 of her crew and 465 gold bars intended as payment from the USSR to America for war equipment when disaster struck. The vessel laid undetected 200 miles off Murmansk, 800 feet below the surface of the Barents Sea for almost four decades. Historian Dr Michelle Blagg detailed in her book ‘HMS Edinburgh and her cargo of gold’ how the tragic event unfolded. She wrote: “On April…

Lockdown until SEPTEMBER: Boris faces major rebellion as he pleads for six month extension | UK | News

The Prime Minister will be asking MPs to agree to the six month renewal of the Government’s so-called Henry VIII emergency powers to be able to impose restrictions at will to tackle the pandemic. But already senior MPs in his own party have warned that significant numbers could vote against unless there are moves to end lockdown and revitalise the economy. Former cabinet minister Esther McVey, the founder of the powerful Blue Collar Conservatism Movement, said: “It is absolutely essential that once the most vulnerable groups have been vaccinated the government…

Holidays: Experts predict holidays to resume by spring – but warn cheap deals may run out | Travel News | Travel

Many Britons may be desperate to know when their next opportunity to jet off on holiday will be, but with an ongoing national lockdown in the UK and ever-tightening travel rules, it may feel as though plans are slipping further from view. Despite this, travel insiders remain positive holidaymakers will be taking off in the months to come. “If holidaymakers are looking to go on holiday this year, we encourage them to check with their local travel agent, as availability and capacities may be low, given that many 2020 holidays…

National Insurance number scam emerges – Britons warned remain vigilant | Personal Finance | Finance

Action Fraud has published a number of tips which could help Britons to protect themselves. The reporting centre says if a person receives an unexpected phone call, text message or email that asks for their personal or financial details, they should remember to stop, challenge and protect. These mean: STOP “Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe,” said Action Fraud. CHALLENGE “Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to…

Ventilators UK: Could the NHS run out of ventilators as more deadly variant spreads?

Ventilators are devices used by critically ill patients suffering from coronavirus, mechanical ventilation might be the difference between life and death. These devices essentially work by assisting or replacing all respiratory functions, pumping oxygen into the blood for vital organs. As more patients have been admitted to hospital, coronavirus patients have been forced to “compete for ventilators” according to insiders. But could the NHS really run out of its supply? The number of patients on ventilation in the UK has surpassed 4,076 for the first time since the pandemic began.…

Vauxhall emissions claim: Second-hand owners may be affected by new legal action

Millberg London, who are responsible for the new Vauxhall Pay Up campaign, claimed second-hand owners “may be eligible for compensation” if the claim is successful. The lawyers claimed losses “may be lower” than new car owners but this does not mean something could be offered. They said: “Drivers who bought a second-hand car from a registered Vauxhall dealership may be eligible for compensation too.” If in doubt, check it out on our website. Their losses may be lower than motorists who paid more for a new car. The legal action…

Saturn and Jupiter in conjunction – NASA satellite images show where gas giants are now | Science | News

On December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn delighted stargazers by coming together in the night’s sky for the Great Conjunction. The pair were so close together from Earth’s perspective that they formed what appeared to be one bright object in the sky. Astronomers stated it was the closest the two had been together in their relative orbits for 400 years. Jupiter and Saturn were just 0.1 degrees apart in the sky, as their orbit aligned almost perfectly with Earth’s. As our planet continued its much quicker orbit around the Sun,…

Sony PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers now work with Nvidia Android TV

Nvidia’s popular Shield TV set-top box, which offers some of the best AI-powered UHD upscaling to make the most of your 4K TV – even if you don’t have access to native 4K content, has added another string to its bow. If you own a Shield TV or Shield TV Pro, you can now pair a DualSense controller from your Sony PS5 or Xbox Series X controller to play games on the set-top box. The ability to pair these next-generation controllers comes as part of the latest software update, dubbed…

Elvis often interrupted Tom Jones’ Las Vegas shows ‘We had to hide the microphones’ | Music | Entertainment

Tom Jones reminded everyone of his incredible friendship with Elvis Presley during a moving moment on ITV’s The Voice, describing the first moment they met. Later on, when they both headlined their own shows at Las Vegas at the same time, the two stars spent many nights partying together. Elvis would also come and see Sir Tom’s late night show when his own had finished but had a habit of upstaging his friend. Sir Tom described what would happen to Graham Norton: “When we played Vegas together, when he’d finish his…

Lottery results January 23: What are the winning numbers for Saturday? Live results | UK | News

Tonight’s Lotto draw could see someone have their luck changed forever and take home more than £7 million in prize money. If you want to get involved, the Lotto draw takes place twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Read on to find out the Lotto winning numbers tonight. Tonight’s National Lottery draw is a life-changing amount of money, a huge £7.3m, which is a double rollover. To win tonight’s jackpot a lucky winner will need to match six numbers. Base jackpots on Lotto are £2m on a Wednesday and…