UK snow horror: Major incident declared in Yorkshire as heavy snow overwhelms ambulances | UK | News

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service made the call because of the extreme weather conditions and a high volume of 999 calls. The county ambulance service is asking the public to only call if there is a serious or life-threatening emergency. Such is the severe impact of the snow in the region, vaccinations have also been affected.  A centre in Barnsley was forced to close with patients being asked to wait for new appointments.  Testing centres in Kirklees and Bradford have also suspended operations today due to the conditions. While the country…

Tier 6: Will London go into Tier 6, how strict could Tier 6 be? | UK | News

Britain is under stay at home orders, with rising coronavirus cases putting pressure on NHS services as highly-transmissible mutations of the virus spread across the globe. Current lockdown rules have seen non-essential shops close, children homeschooled and Britons told to only leave home for essential reasons. The Government is ramping up its vaccination efforts, with figures showing three million have received doses since the scheme launched. Despite the positive vaccine news, the number of cases is continuing to grow – with some calling for stricter lockdown rules. Scotland will see…

Spain: FCDO update for travellers transiting through Spain – latest entry rules | Travel News | Travel

Spain has further extended its ban on travellers arriving into Spain from the UK amid mounting concerns over the new strain of COVID-19 detected in England. However, it has since said passengers who are “transiting” through Spain to another destination will still be allowed to enter the country. “On 22 December 2020, Spain introduced travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK by air and sea,” explains the FCDO website. “These measures have been extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 February 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with…

Martin Lewis: Money Saving Expert offers HMRC update ahead of Self Assessment deadline | Personal Finance | Finance

Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, is well-known for providing money saving tips and tricks to Britons looking to slash their costs. Tonight was no different, and Martin focused on the upcoming Self Assessment tax deadline which occurs at the end of the month. Many Britons, predominantly the self-employed, will be working towards the January 31 deadline, which can prove a stressful time. However, it is likely this stress has only been exacerbated by the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding this issue, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) which…

Covid variant symptoms: What are the different symptoms of each coronavirus variant?

South Africa variant A new variant of coronavirus is circulating rapidly around South Africa. All viruses mutate and the strain in South Africa is called 501.V2. The South African variant carries a mutation called E484K, among others, and is different from another recently discovered variant that scientists have been studying in the UK. The South African variant appears to be more contagious than the original strain of the virus, but it does not appear to have any other differing symptoms. There is no evidence to suggest the South Africa variant…

Volkswagen Golf drivers to benefit from new ‘software update’ to fix technology glitches

However, Volkswagen has reiterated to Express.co.uk the issue is not a recall as vehicles do not need to be brought to garages for safety concerns. Instead, the updates are simply a service campaign with vehicles benefiting from a new software update. The new model is more reliant on new technology and software than previous models which have generated some teething problems. VW boasts the new Golf 8 car comes fitted with a “wide selection of pioneering technology” to create the “most responsive” Golf model yet. The new Innovation Cockpit allows drivers to easily…

Jurassic shark: Researchers discover evidence of 8FT ancient apex predator | Science | News

The closest relatives of modern-day sharks, hybodontiform sharks, first appeared during the latest Devonian, approximately 361 million years ago. These went extinct together with dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, an era estimated to have ended approximately 66 million years ago. They had two dorsal fins, each supported by a prominent fin spine and the sharks’ size ranged from mere centimetres to roughly 10ft (3m) in length. This consequently makes Asteracanthus one of the largest representatives of both its species and era. For perspective, modern sharks, which were…

Samsung’s new Windows 10-powered PC will help end your broadband woes

Other features worth a mention include a fast fingerprint scanner for easy access to your files, all-day battery life and speakers which are powered by AKG. “Our worlds have rapidly changed over the last year, and it’s vital our devices move with us,” said James Kitto, Vice-President of Sales at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “We’ve had a strong response from our customers after bringing our computing category back to the UK last year, and we are delighted that our Galaxy Book range now offers the very latest in 5G…

Call of Duty Warzone update: Playlist patch notes reveal mid-season COD updates | Gaming | Entertainment

Ever wondered what it would be like to take on Call of Duty’s Rebirth Island in Solos? Were you missing playing Plunder with two other friends? Then the good news this week is that Raven Software has you covered. A new Warzone playlist update is now available and has been launched without the need for a big download. Gamers should be able to perform the server patch in a short time, providing full access to the game across all platforms. Having completed this task, gamers will notice a few notable…