Archaeology find ‘rewriting’ English history proved 1,000-year-old legend ‘was reality’ | UK | News

The Dig: Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes star in Netflix trailer Netflix will release its new film ‘The Dig’ later this month depicting the events of the incredible excavation in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The area was at the centre of a huge discovery in 1939 when an Anglo-Saxon burial was uncovered. Archaeologists found two early medieval cemeteries that dated from the sixth to seventh centuries and they have continued to probe the area ever since. Dr Sue Brunning is the curator of Early Medieval Europe Collections at the British Museum – where most of…

Covid vaccine: Britons skipping Covid jab appointments must be punished – poll | UK | News

Around 2.6 million people in the UK have been vaccinated with their first dose, according to the Government’s latest figures. There have also been calls for around-the-clock vaccination centres, with jabs seen as vital to easing national lockdowns. But the latest Express.co.uk poll came after a council leader in Nottinghamshire lashed out at those skipping appointments for their jab and risking the shot being wasted. Now voters have overwhelmingly backed those missing their coronavirus vaccine appointments to be fined and some readers even claimed they should be sent to the…

Vallance issues terrifying update as quarter of Covid patients in hospital are under 55 | UK | News

The country is “in for a pretty grim period” of coronavirus deaths, the Government’s top scientist has warned, as the daily reported death toll reached a new high. He said “we’re in a period of high death numbers” which will not “reduce quickly”. According to Government data, there were 1,564 deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test on Wednesday, the highest figure reported in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. Speaking to ITV’s Peston programme, Sir Patrick said: “There are more young people being hospitalised…

Travel expert slams coronavirus passport as ‘discriminatory’ ahead of trial | Travel News | Travel

Ms Guevara also highlighted how testing can help travel resume, even while the vaccination effort is ongoing. “Only a tiny percentage of people around the world have so far received the vaccine, whereas there are vast numbers who have not, but who could be tested, show a negative result, and travel safely,” she said. “The common-sense approach is to allow the free movement of people who can prove a negative test result, rather than reserve travelling or jobs for a small minority who have been vaccinated.” Her comments come as…

Bitcoin price today: How much is one bitcoin worth after crash? | City & Business | Finance

The flagship cryptocurrency is currently trading at $35,526 (£26,041), as of 6.30pm GMT, CoinDesk.com data indicates. Trade in the cryptosphere had hit record levels in the past five months. Bitcoin blazed a trail, rapidly-rising by 230 percent in that period alone. This witnessed BTC reaching a record value of more than $41,000 (£30,050) on Saturday, January 8. And co-called altcoins, such as ethereum, gained 217 percent, prompting a number of prominent investors to warn about the dangers of speculative bubbles. Source link

Driving test: Learners have paid £2.2million to DVSA through cancelled theory tests

Analysis from insurance experts at Marmalade has warned 49,543 theory test certificates expired throughout 2020. Learner drivers would then need to pay £23 to retake their tests and would effectively lose the £23 they initially paid to pass. This would mean each driver would have paid £46 to pass their test through circumstances out of their control, equating at revenue of £2.2million. However, more drivers are set to be affected by the issue in 2021 as theory tests are again cancelled during the lockdown. Marmalade has revealed if the lockdown…

Black hole ‘Old Faithful’ caught ripping up a star – ‘Never seen something like this’ | Science | News

Data derived from space agency NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory and Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has allowed black hole researchers to examine the reliably repeated outbursts of an event dubbed ASASSN-14ko. This involves the violent eruption of light predictably flashing roughly every 114 days. This phenomenon is most likely a tidal disruption event, known to occur when a star settles slightly too close to a black hole. As a result, the black hole “rips” away pieces of the star, resulting in these flares. The team made the discovery using…

NHS Covid app loading notification: Why does my Covid app say loading?

Mobile phone users, mainly those with the Android operating system, are reporting issues with the NHS coronavirus app. Overnight, many have received a notification to their phone, which says the app is “loading”. This has understandably made users worried, who have questioned whether the app works usually as it is meant to do. One person wrote on Twitter: “NHS Covid-19 app #loading notification appearing on android mobiles. Some concern that contact tracing may not be operational.” Another said: “Has anyone else’s NHS Covid app got stuck such that it’s showing…

Wandavision timeline – Where will Disney Plus series WandaVision fit in the MCU? | Films | Entertainment

WandaVision is soon to hit small screens, and is the first of the new spate of Marvel series to do so. The trailers are intriguing, and give an insight into the slightly odd world this show will occupy. It looks as though there will be time travel and multiverses galore – but where will it fit in the MCU? Where will WandaVision fit in the MCU timeline? At present, it is not clear exactly where the series will fit with regards the other movies. In the trailer, Scarlet Witch (played…

World War 2 news: Dunkirk FURY over insensitive and ‘disrespectful’ tweet – ‘Shameful!’ | UK | News

Rebecca Vilkomerson took to Twitter and wrote: “My 14-year-old daughter’s description of the movie Dunkirk: ‘isn’t it just a bunch of white boys waiting for boats?’” But Twitter users have attacked her with many posting pictures of their relatives who fought in the war. Former Labour MP George Galloway tweeted: “Hope you told her that’s a pretty disrespectful take…” Another Twitter user said: “My great-grandad fought the rearguard at Dunkirk with the Cameron Highlanders… only 60 out of 600 made it back to the UK. “You and your daughter ought…