Snow and ice is set to batter parts of Britain this morning as temperatures plunge to zero less than two weeks before Christmas. The bleak end to the week of the general election will see up to 5cm of snow fall in places with areas in Northern Ireland, England and Scotland all set to bear the brunt. The Met Office has issued weather warnings for both snow and ice with problems anticipated to last until the late morning. Meanwhile, the Environment Agency has issued widespread alerts for England with 10 flood warnings and 113 alerts across the country. Snow charts by weather forecaster Net Weather also show ferocious winds sweeping across northern areas of the UK and even as far down as the Midlands and Wales. The Met Office warning says: "A spell of rain and hill snow is likely to affect many areas, with skies clearing at times to allow icy surfaces, although these won't affect all places. "The snow is most likely above 200 metres elevation and probably focused in the north … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: Up to 5cm of snow to blast Britain – will it hit your area?
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Pippa and James Matthews' lavish wedding reception spared no expense, reportedly featuring a luxury whisky bar, caviar and magnums of expensive Champagne. Unlike most celebrations, however, photos of the party attended by high society weren't plastered all over social media, as guests were banned from using their mobile phones - with 'phone police' enforcing it. Tennis ace Roger Federer was among the guests who joined in a game of table tennis at the evening reception at the Middletons' £6m family estate in Bucklebury, Berkshire, not far from the church where the newlyweds tied the knot. But despite the phone ban and some very discreet guests, some tantalising nuggets of information have leaked out. Here's everything we know so far about what Kate, Wills and Harry (and Meghan too) enjoyed at the party. The food Luxury caterer Table Talk - Pippa's former employer - was in charge of feeding the newlyweds and their guests during a sit-down dinner. Around 150 people attended the … [Read more...] about Inside Pippa’s lavish wedding reception: From £40,000 of caviar and high-end champagne to table tennis with Roger Federer
Australian singer-songwriter Tones and I (aka Toni Watson) has become the third female artist to remain at the top of the UK charts for 10 consecutive weeks. And on Saturday, the 26-year-old songstress celebrated her milestone achievement with a low-key round of table tennis. Taking to her Instagram, Tones and I shared footage of a female friend gifting her a bouquet of roses, a balloon and bottle of alcohol before the pair entertained themselves with a round of ping-pong. Celebration: Australian singer-songwriter Tones and I (pictured) has become the third female artist to remain at the top of the UK charts for 10 consecutive weeks The success of the former busker's international hit Dance Monkey has seen her bypass Whitney Houston and Rihanna's chart-topping records in the UK. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Tones and I matches Whitney Houston and Rihanna for most... 'It takes a while to not care': Amy Shark rallies behind... Post Malone is revealed as … [Read more...] about The unusual way Tones and I celebrates Dance Monkey smashing Whitney Houston and Rihanna’s long-running UK chart record
Hundreds of free-to-use cash machines are at risk of being closed down on high streets across the UK as a result of proposals being published this week to overhaul the 70,000-strong Link network. The ideas are being put forward by the board of Link, 10 months after a row over the fees the members of the network charge each other for using cash machines sparked fears that customers could face fresh charges for taking out their cash. The proposals could raise alarm among consumer groups about the impact of fewer free-to-use ATMs - there are currently 55,000 - on vulnerable customers, particularly at a time when banks are closing branches. They could also provoke more controversy within the Link network. But John Howells, the chief executive of Link, said while the number of free-to-use machines could fall over time, there would be protections for customers on low incomes and areas of the UK would not be left without ATMs. The ATM network, which includes 70,000 machines when ones which … [Read more...] about Free-to-use Link ATMs across the UK at risk of being closed down
It's captured the attention and imaginations of millions over the last two weeks. And as the 2018 Winter Olympics begins to draw to an end in PyeongChang , it's safe to say we're all going to miss our daily fix of the action. From curling to figure skating, we've witnessed some inspiring scenes in South Korea. Which leads us to ask...how long do we have to wait for the next one? Here's all you need to know about the 2022 Winter Olympic Games... When is it? Well for starters, we've got a pretty long wait. Four years in fact. Like the summer athletics format, the Winter Olympics only comes round in four-year cycles. And the next time you'll be able to get involved on the action will be February 4, 2022, when the games will start up again. The 2022 Winter Olympics will once again last for two-and-a-half weeks, with its culmination due on February 20. Read More Winter Olympics 2018 Where is it? PyeongChang and South Korea have done a great job as hosts of the 2018 games. So it will … [Read more...] about When and where are the next Winter Olympics? Location and dates for 2022 Games