AS parts of the UK continue to be hit by snow, we round up 10 products that will help keep you warm. Storm Darcy - dubbed the “Beast from the East II” - has brought freezing blizzards to the UK from Russia. Latest forecasts predict some parts of the country will get another 10 inches of snow today, while temperatures are due to drop to -18C. There are fears towns could become “cut off” due to Storm Darcy with travel chaos also expected. A yellow weather warning for snow remains in place across Britain until midnight on Wednesday, with the Met Office warning “frequent snow showers may lead to travel disruption in places”. As the cold weather is set to continue, here are 10 products to help keep you warm:Hot water bottles 1. Pukkr extra long dark blue hot water bottle (£6.99) - buy now The cheapest body hot water bottle we could find costs £6.99 from online retailer Roov.co.uk, plus £2.95 on top for delivery. This one measures 72cm … [Read more...] about 10 must-have products to keep warm including body-length hot water bottles and bargain electric blankets
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TENS of thousands of troops live in “substandard accommodation” after the MoD refused to pay for £1.5 billion worth of repairs. A scathing report by the National Audit Office found half the rooms in MoD barracks would fail to meet current building regs. And it warned a third of service personnel cited shoddy housing as a reason for leaving the Armed Forces. Meg Hillier, the Labour chair of the Public Accounts Committee, said: “These are the people we ask to go out and fight for our country. “The least they should be able to expect is a hot shower and a decent roof over their heads.” It found barracks were “decaying” after decades of under investment. Around 80,000 people – almost half the armed forces – live in Single Living Accommodation (SLA). Of those, 30,000 are in rooms classified as "poorer grade" including 2,400 which are so run down that the MoD waives the rent. A soldier posted to Baker Barracks in Portsmouth said his room felt like a "drug den" this … [Read more...] about Thirty thousand troops live in ‘substandard accommodation’ after MoD refused to pay for £1.5bn worth of repairs
DEFROST your car quickly with this amazing new trick that only needs hot water and a zip lock bag. All you need to do is fill a bag with hot water when the weather's caused your car to ice over and then rub it over your windscreen and in seconds you'll be ready to go. Even better, you'll keep your hands nice and toasty while you're doing it. The trick will come in handy over the next few days, as the infamous Beast from the East and Storm Darcy continue to batter Britain. An amber warning is in place until later today in the south east of England, while new warnings for snow and ice across eastern areas the length of Britain are in place until Wednesday. The clever hack was initially spotted in the Get Surrey Facebook Group, and then shared when a driver found it worked perfectly on her car.How to prevent your windscreen frosting overnightSTOP the winter pre-drive stress with this simple tip.Soak an old towel in a solution made up of water and table salt and then place it … [Read more...] about How to defrost a car windscreen with warm water and a zip lock bag
I suffer from burning-hot, tingly red toes which have got worse over this past year. It's particularly bad at night. The only thing that helps is keeping the house very cold, which upsets everyone else I live with. These are typical signs of what we call Grierson-Gopalan syndrome: a sensation of tingling and burning that might affect the soles of the feet, or the whole foot, ankles and even lower legs. A feeling of heaviness in the lower legs is also common, and it's usually worse at night. For many people the cause of Grierson-Gopalan syndrome is not known, but it may be linked to nerve damage, in particular something called peripheral neuropathy. People who've had diabetes for a long time are at risk of developing peripheral neuropathy as raised blood sugar, over time, damages the tiny blood vessels that supply the nerves. I suffer from burning-hot, tingly red toes which have got worse over this past year. It's particularly bad at night, one person asks DR ELLIE … [Read more...] about DR ELLIE CANNON: What IS making my toes red, hot and tingly at night?
A FAMILY of five have described their horror after being crammed into a mouldy one-bed council flat that’s “falling apart”. Mum-of-three Courtney Coffman lives with her boyfriend and children in the tiny maisonette with holes in the ceiling and leaking toilet water. Courtney and her partner, 20, have three children under the age of four, with the youngest being just eight months old. The 20-year-old claims she has desperately tried to move her family out of the “nightmare” Birmingham home over the last two years. She said she came home to find the flat ruined after staying at her disabled mother-in-law's house overnight in November last year. Courtney told BirminghamLive : "The whole home was drenched from the hallway, to the front door, to the kitchen, to the bathroom. It was drenched. "There's water in the light, black mould and the wallpaper and the plaster is coming off." Courtney, who has daughters aged one and eight months old and a son, 3, has been told … [Read more...] about Family-of-five crammed into mouldy one-bed council flat with ‘holes in ceiling’ and ‘leaking brown toilet water’