Parents struggle to talk to kids about money due to lack of confidence in their finances | Personal Finance | Finance

A study of 2,000 adults, with children aged up to 17, found 97 percent thought it was important to teach their kids about money, but are unsure how – and when – they should start to introduce it. The average age that parents feel able to introduce the subject of money with their children is five-years-old. However, the study by M&S Bank found 38 percent said they didn’t know what age their child should be when they approach the concept of money. And only a third (34 percent) had spoken…

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: The one thing to look out for inside your mouth – ulcers

Sourced from animal products, vegetarians and vegans could find themselves deficient in vitamin B12 if they don’t eat foods fortified with the nutrient. People with certain medical conditions, such as pernicious anaemia, may also struggle to absorb the vitamin from food. A lack of B12 could reveal itself with something in your mouth. According to the NHS, if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency you may suffer from mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers are described by the national health body as “painful sores” that are “usually round or oval” in shape.…

Hand luggage: Expert recommends packing cubes for cabin bags to speed up security | Travel News | Travel

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, airlines are enforcing strict new rules to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Among these is the recommendation that travellers should carry hand sanitiser on their person so that they can ensure adequate hand hygiene where soap and water are not available. However, hand sanitisers must be no more than 100ml as part of global liquid regulations. Furthermore, it must be removed from bags when passing through security and places in a clear, plastic pouch. With this in mind, an expert from AirHelp, which…

Brexit news: EU leave set to ‘rekindle’ Scotland’s key sectors despite SNP doom warnings | UK | News

Scotland will not suffer from Brexit because the country has a “huge amount of goodwill” to it globally, according to Tory MSP Miles Briggs. Mr Briggs spoke to Express.co.uk about why leaving the European Union was actually going to “rekindle” some of Scotland’s key sectors, despite the SNP‘s intense opposition. The nationalist party have claimed that the reality of Brexit is pushing Scottish people to support independence. Mr Briggs said: “There’s obviously key industries like fishing and farming that will benefit. “The oil and gas sector specifically could be looking…

Coronavirus UK: ‘Alarm bells’ rung MONTHS too late on border control as millions arrived | UK | News

MPs have accused the Government of accelerating both the pace and the scale of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK by making a series of critical errors. The Home Affairs select committee pointed particularly to lifting all virus-related border restrictions in mid-March, as they claim it resulted in many more people contracting COVID-19. Labour‘s Yvette Cooper, the Chair of the committee, told BBC News that the high numbers of people allowed to travel to the UK with the virus should have “rung alarm bells”. She said: “In the third week of…

Cystic fibrosis: Wonder pill for CF sufferers is released across UK | UK | News

The drug, called Kaftrio, has been dubbed “almost a cure” for the lifelimiting genetic condition which destroys lungs with sticky mucus. It is yet another victory for the Daily Express, which began calling for the drug to be made free on the NHS in February last year. Patients in England were the first to benefit after the first deal was agreed last month. Health officials in Wales and Northern Ireland followed suit in the last fortnight. The Scottish agreement means that the Isle of Man and Channel Islands are the…

Fortnite update 13.40 PATCH NOTES – Joy Ride cars release, server downtime news, bug fixes | Gaming | Entertainment

UPDATE: Fortnite update 13.40 has gone live alongside server downtime on PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. Epic Games confirmed the news on Twitter, telling fans that servers are down for update 13.40. “We’re beginning to disable services in preparation for v13.40,” reads an Epic post. “If you’re currently in a session, you can continue to play until downtime starts at approx. 4 AM ET (08:00 UTC).” ORIGINAL: Fortnite update 13.40 – the Joy Ride update – has been officially announced by Epic Games. Titled the Joy Ride update, version 13.40…

Schools reopening: Labour blasted as ‘pathetic’ Ashworth fails to commit to clear plan | UK | News

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said Labour would accept “tough decisions” to make sure children can get back to school in England in September should the number of coronavirus cases increase as a result. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Ashworth said: “I think what we really need to see now is the testing and tracing regime radically improved.  “We think that getting children back into school has to be an absolute national priority, they have to be back into school safely and we need to use these…

Brexit fishing bonanza: Why Britain should not fear WTO trade tariffs | UK | News

After the fifth round of trade talks last month, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said a deal with the UK by the end of the year appears “unlikely”. He complained Britain was demanding “near total exclusion” of European fishing boats from its waters. While there have been signs of compromise in some key issues, such as the need for a single deal rather than multiple sectoral agreements, Brussels still insists on maintaining its current fishing rights in British waters and wants London to agree to a number of…