Covid poll: Britons back calls for 24/7 coronavirus vaccination service ‘I’d go anytime!’ | UK | News

Ministers said there were no plans to open vaccine centres around the clock but an exclusive Express.co.uk survey found such a move would have the support of the public. The online poll found 87 percent (3,026 people) would support the introduction of a service which was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just 12 per cent (440 people) said they would not back such a scheme and 1 percent (32 people) said they didn’t know. A total of 3,498 readers took part in the online survey which…

Holidays: GHIC launches after Brexit – how to get card as travel insurance warning issued | Travel News | Travel

Holidays, one hopes, will return this year when the vaccine is further rolled out and the UK staggers out of national lockdown. Travel will be slightly different after Brexit though, with one major change coming into force last night. The Global Health Insurance Card or GHIC was launched on Monday. Under the new, post-Brexit agreement, the GHIC ensures the rights of UK residents to access emergency and medically necessary care when travelling in the EU will continue. The card will gradually replace existing European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC). The latter is…

Pension UK: Changes to kick in next month as inflation bites – impact on retirement | Personal Finance | Finance

This is to ensure, as much as possible, people are making the right decisions and also will not ‘outlive’ their pension. Mr Cameron continued: “What’s right for one person may be much less so for another depending on how much income an individual plans to take when, or if they are planning to buy an annuity at a later date.  “The idea behind investment pathways linked to retirement scenarios, supported by guidance offered by pension providers, is to help reduce the number of individuals who make particularly inappropriate investment choices.…

Car breakdown: Scottish road is the worst to suffer vehicle failures in the UK

The B725 near Dumfries in Scotland was found to be the worst road to suffer a break down due to its inconvenient mix of poor weather and its remote location. The road is around 30 miles from the nearest taxi company and 10 miles from a petrol station which could leave road users stranded for hours. He has urged drivers to stick to routes which are “a bit kinder” to vehicles to avoid any unnecessary break downs this winter. Mr Gick said: “Breaking down is the worst thing about owning…

Space race 2.0: 10 ways Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ space colonies are completely different | Science | News

“Space race is always good but it must be appropriately regulated in such a way that it does not lead to space war. “This is similar to trade competition, which should not be allowed to become a trade war. The US, being the parent country of both SpaceX and Blue Origin must make sure these two companies behave in a responsible manner, particularly in accordance with applicable rules of international law. Dr Jakhu explained: “Other countries ought to be vigilant to protect their respective rights and interests as competition between…

How to stop junk email

Recent analysis suggests approximately 320 billion spam emails are sent every day, meaning roughly half of all global email traffic is junk. Fortunately, email platforms provided by Google Gmail and Mozilla Firefox offer sophisticated solutions. Specialised junk mail filtering programs have now existed for decades. These incorporated a combination of sender reputation scoring and keywords, rendering them an effective tool. Fortunately, all email applications now arrive with at least one form of extremely efficient anti-spam measures. The industry leader by most metrics remains Google Gmail, which incorporates cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI)…

Gorgeous looking Mario Nintendo Switch revealed, hitting shelves next month | Gaming | Entertainment

Nintendo has today revealed another special edition version of the Switch, with a gorgeous-looking Mario Red and Blue Nintendo Switch hitting stores next month. Out on February 12, the Mario themed Switch comes with a red pair of Joy Cons with the Switch console itself also in a red casing. The Switch dock also comes in a Mario Red colour, with the Joy Con grip and Joy Con straps in blue. The Joy Con wrist straps also have Mario detailing, with the toggle appearing like a Gold Coin. And the…

Spain Brexit holidays: ‘Let down’ British ex-pats leave Costa del Sol as new EU rules hit | UK | News

Britons living in Spain now have to prove they have an income of at least £2,000 per month and even more for families. Households will need to show they have an extra £500 a month for each member of the family so a family of four will need to prove they bring in at least £42,000 a year. Changes to freedom of movement rules are also likely to have a huge impact on tourists, particularly people who have second homes in Spain but have not taken up residency. They can…

Covid excess death hotspots: 2020 confirms most excess deaths since WWII – full list | UK | News

Excess deaths reference the number of deaths which are above the average for a corresponding period in the previous five years. In total, the ONS report found there were 40,114 excess deaths in homes in England and Wales between March 7 and January 1, of which 3,881, involved Covid-19. Richard Murray, chief executive of The King’s Fund, told the BBC: “The UK has one of the highest rates of excess deaths in the world, with more excess deaths per million people than most other European countries or the US. “It…

Wales news: Furious protests erupt in Cardiff as angry crowds hurl smoke bombs at police | UK | News

Wales protests erupt – anger at police over death of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan (Image: TWITTER@GillibrandPeter) More than 200 people marched from the city centre to the police station around a mile away to demand “justice” following the death of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan, 24, as well as the release of CCTV from his time in custody. The angry crowd chanted “no justice, no peace” as they made their way to the police station, and held up signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “stop police brutality”. The police have murdered a…