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Can I travel to Greece? The UK’s travel advice and quarantine rules explained after ‘air bridges’ removed for Greek islands

Greece is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases, leading to fears it could be the next country to be re-added to England’s quarantine list The Scottish government announced on Tuesday evening that travellers returning from the country would have to…

Should I consolidate all my pension pots in one place?

The minimum age for drawing a personal pension in the UK is to rise to 57 in 2028, the Government has confirmed – meaning workers aged 47 or under will have to wait another two years to access their pension…

How to keep personal and financial data safe while dining out

Like many other people, I have been enjoying visiting my local pubs and restaurants more often recently – whether it was taking advantage of Eat Out to Help Out or just visiting places I had never tried before. The only…

‘Learn to understand statistics and you can better understand the world’

If you know Tim Harford as the man on the radio who debunks numbers on the BBC’s popular show More or Less, well, it turns out he’d rather you didn’t. He would rather not need to debunk any numbers, full…

English vineyards expect vintage year thanks to the ‘right weather in the right order’

An early spring heatwave, refreshing August rain and a mini heat wave this month had led to a vintage year for England’s wine producers who believe they will produce bottles to rival anywhere in the world. Vineyard across the south…

the world’s prehistoric sites could offer comfort during times of uncertainty

Could Neil Oliver add soothsayer to his accomplished list of qualifications? The archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and journalist admits that it wasn’t until he was sent hard copies of his new book, Wisdom of the Ancients, that he realised he could…

Can I travel to South Africa from the UK? How Covid restrictions on arrivals work as borders open after quarantine

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the country will reopen its borders to international travellers from next month as it eases its coronavirus restrictions. The move comes as the country lowers its national alert from Level 2 to Level…

Poldark-inspired manor house with sea views

Why? The Pig opened its seventh restaurant with rooms – and first in Cornwall – in July. There are now Pigs in nearly every southern county, from Kent to Cornwall via the New Forest original in Hampshire. An eighth establishment…

Can I travel to Thailand from the UK? Covid restrictions in place for holiday destination after it was taken off quarantine list

Thailand has been removed from the UK’s quarantine list, and granted an air bridge. This means from 4am on Saturday 19 September, anyone entering the UK from Thailand will not have to self-isolate for 14 days. The move comes after…

What they are, how to find them and how to spend them

The heady days of January 2005 seem a long time ago now. The very first winner of The X Factor had just topped the charts, Tony Blair was Prime Minister and a new scheme was being launched that would put…

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