Landlords fall behind on gas safety checks in nearly half of rented homes

A significant number of UK landlords are putting themselves and their tenants at risk by not complying with required safety regulations, a new survey has suggested.  Almost half of tenants living in privately rented accommodation with gas mains say they have not had their gas appliances checked in the last 12 months, according to research … Read more

Spoiler alert! Jamie Durie checks into rehearsals at Dancing with the Stars studio

Spoiler alert! Jamie Durie checks into rehearsals at Dancing with the Stars studio – hours after announcing engagement to model Ameka Jane By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia Published: 07:03 GMT, 13 March 2021 | Updated: 07:03 GMT, 13 March 2021 Jamie Durie appears to be joining the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  … Read more

Boris Johnson visits Northern Ireland amid furious row over post-Brexit checks on goods

Unionists tell Boris Johnson to ditch ‘intolerable’ post-Brexit checks on goods as he visits Norther Ireland amid a furious row with Brussels over border rules The Prime Minister flew straight into a political row over checks on goods  Arlene Foster urged him to ‘stand up’ for NI and ditch the ‘intolerable’ protocol  Extra checks on … Read more

Michael Gove: Post-Brexit border checks on imports to be delayed due to Covid disruption

Michael Gove announces Britain will delay the introduction of post-Brexit checks on some goods from the EU for six months due to Covid chaos Michael Gove said introduction of controls on some EU imports will be delayed Minister for the Cabinet Office said delay has been caused by Covid disruption The border controls were due … Read more

NASA Perseverance rover checks its robotic arm on Mars in new photos

NASA has shared new images of its Perseverance rover as it was performing checks on its robotic arm – with the barren orange-hued landscape of Mars in the background. The pictures were shared through the ‘RAW images’ feed on the NASA Perseverance website, which showcases every grab from every camera on the SUV-sized rover. First … Read more

Time is running out for landlords to run safety checks or face a £30k fine

Landlords face hefty fines of up to £30,000 if they have not had electrical safety inspections carried out on their properties by 1 April this year. All new tenancies have required a valid Electrical Installation Condition Report since July 2020, but from the start of April this will apply to all existing tenancies, too. If … Read more

Brexit border checks on goods arriving from the EU could be eased

The government is looking to soften plans for checks on EU food and imports crossing the border into Britain, reports say. Lord Frost is said to be debating whether to bring in ‘lighter touch’ controls from April 1 and relax full customs checks scheduled for July 1. Insiders claim the move has come amid fears tough … Read more

HEALTH NOTES: Britons have an average of seven fillings and DIY eye checks… on a phone app

HEALTH NOTES: Britons have an average of seven fillings and DIY eye checks… on a phone app By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 22:00 GMT, 27 February 2021 | Updated: 22:00 GMT, 27 February 2021 The average UK adult has had no fewer than seven fillings, according to new research.  It’s more than twice the number … Read more

Virgin Galactic postpones its first space tourism until 2022 to allow additional ‘technical checks’

Unlike other commercial spaceflight companies, such as Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic initiates its flights without using a traditional rocket launch. Instead, the firm launches its passenger-laden SpaceShipTwo and other craft from a carrier plane, dubbed WhiteKnightTwo. WhiteKnightTwo is a custom-built, four-engine, dual-fuselage jet aircraft, designed to carry SpaceShipTwo up to an altitude of around 50,000 … Read more