Whatever you do, if you are remotely interested in music – don’t miss ’The Beatles: Get Back’

’The Beatles: Get Back’ is a 2021 documentary series directed and produced by master director Peter Jackson.

It covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, which had the working title of Get Back, and draws from material originally captured for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary of the album.

I love it. It is great. Music history. .

Talks on the Notyhern Ireland Protocol (NIP) will continue next week after an inconclusive meeting between the chief negotiators.

The Brexit Minister Lord Frost said the gap between UK and EU positions is “still significant”.

The European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said that a “decisive push is needed to ensure predictability”.

The two men will meet again in Brussels next Friday.

Lord Frost reiterated that the UK remains ready to use the Article 16 mechanism of the Protocol if other solutions cannot be found.

The UK and EU agreed the protocol, a special Brexit deal for Northern Ireland, in 2019.

It leaves Northern Ireland in the EU’s single market for goods, meaning that trade can flow freely with the Republic of Ireland, removing the threat of a “hard border”.

However, goods arriving into Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK are now subject to checks and controls – amounting to what is being referred to as an “Irish Sea border”.

Article 16 of the protocol sets out the process for taking unilateral “safeguard” measures if either the EU or UK concludes that the deal is leading to serious practical problems or causing diversion of trade.

Those safeguards would amount to suspending parts of the deal.

The UK says the threshold for using Article 16 has been met, but the EU says that using it would not be justified.

Earlier this week a UK minister said Article 16 would not br used nä efore Christmas and Mr Sefcovic suggested the talks would stretch into next year.

Source: BBCNews

The hassle of removing laptops and liquids from bags at Heathrow security is set become a thing of the past after the London airport signed a £50million deal for cutting-edge bag-screening technology. Also T2 has the new smart Border scanners.

The equipment from FTSE100 engineering giant Smiths Group uses 3D images and advanced explosives detection that means electronics and liquids can remain inside carry-on luggage speeding up the passenger screening process.

Chris Garton, Heathrow’s chief operations officer, said: “Heathrow has a proud history of investing in making every journey better and that’s why we’re delighted to be rolling out our new CT equipment. 

“This cutting-edge kit will not only keep the airport safe with the latest technology, but will mean that our future passengers can keep their focus on getting on with their journeys and less time preparing for security screening.”