Covid victim breaks down in tears recalling heartbreaking experience with disease | UK | News

LBC’s Ian Payne spoke to caller Karen who was overwhelmed with emotion as she detailed her experience with having coronavirus. The 76-year-old insisted the wider public needed to understand the truth of the disease. She also pleaded with the public to follow the current coronavirus rules to prevent others going through her ordeal. While Karen confirmed she has now recovered physically from the disease she insisted she had not yet mentally recovered. Caller Karen said: “I was the fittest 76-year-old and I thought I was going to die. “I was…

Flights: Expert slams ‘guilty’ airlines of their handling of refunds during coronavirus | Travel News | Travel

Though first and foremost the coronavirus pandemic has been a national health crisis, the reverberations of lockdowns were felt across countless areas. In particular, the ever-growing travel industry suddenly hit a roadblock as travel bans and “stay at home” orders saw flights suddenly grounded. While this caused devastation for airlines, with countless jobs lost, as a result, Craig Ashford, director of marketing and communication at TravelUp, believes many in the industry are “guilty” when it comes to their handling of customer refunds. Reflecting back on 2020, he says this could…

Universal Credit cuts: When will Universal Credit payments be cut? | Personal Finance | Finance

Universal Credit is a new benefit to support people who are out of work or are on a low income. Universal Credit replaces some of the benefits and tax credits you may be receiving now, including; housing benefit; child tax credit; income support; working tax credit; income-based jobseeker’s allowance; income-related employment and support allowance. The Department for Work and Pensions refers to these as legacy benefits. You may be able to claim universal credit if you’re aged 18 and over and out of work or on a low income. Last…

Arthritis symptoms: Pain in your feet at night could be a sign of osteoarthritis

There are 33 joints in the foot, which could be hurting due to osteoarthritis. What are the symptoms of the health condition? And how can pain be best managed? The charity Versus Arthritis noted that an achy feeling in your feet at night could be indicative of the condition. In particular, osteoarthritis has three common symptoms. These are: pain and swelling in the affected joints; stiffness, especially if you haven’t moved for a while; joints looking bigger than normal Some people with osteoarthritis can hear grating or crunching nosies when…

Car tax changes: Drivers should not become ‘cash cows’ as Government lose revenue streams

Car tax updates could soon be introduced with the Transport Committee currently investigating the possibility of a pay per mile road pricing scheme. The proposals are being considered after the Treasury has warned of a £40billion black hole in public finances caused by the transition to electric cars. As more drivers buy electric models there will be less money through traditional Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and fuel duty charges. However, motoring lawyer Nick Freeman has warned the government cannot look at the motorists to cover shortfalls in their revenue streams.…

End of the world: NASA scientist tipped ‘Miami Beach of space’ to save humanity | Science | News

Experts believe in roughly five billion years, the star at the centre of our Solar System will run out of energy and drastically alter the cosmos. The sphere of hot plasma has not changed dramatically in more than four billion years, but scientists believe the Sun is roughly halfway through its life cycle. It currently fuses about 600 million tonnes of hydrogen into helium every second, converting four million tonnes of matter into energy as a result. But that is set to change in the future. Researchers believe the Sun’s…

As WhatsApp users face being blocked from chat app there’s better news on the horizon

WhatsApp users may have been shocked to hear the news that unless they sign up to new terms and conditions they could find themselves left without access to the world’s most popular chat app. WhatsApp wants its billions of fans to agree to new rules for using its service which includes how it processes data and the way businesses can use Facebook hosted services. WhatsApp has now begun notifying users of the change with a message that explains, “by tapping agree, you accept the new terms and privacy policy, which…

Valorant Yoru release date and Episode 2 start time revealed | Gaming | Entertainment

Gamers won’t be waiting long for the Valorant Episode 2 release date, which has been officially scheduled for this week. Like with past updates, Valorant Episode 2 will bring an updated Battle Pass to the game, alongside a new Agent. Valorant players will soon have access to Yoru, a new playable character who specialises in infiltration. According to the new trailers released by Riot Games, Yoru will have abilities to create distractions and run interference against the opposing squad. After the Yoru release date later this week, Valorant players will…