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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A SPORTS Illustrated Swimsuit model who spent more than £8,000 trying to cure her blistering acne has finally solved the problem - through her diet. Georgia Gibbs, 24, found herself covered in "red freckles" in the space of a month. The Australian model shared a transformation snap of her face from September 2018 to January 2019 to show how far her skin has healed. "I'm nervous sharing this with you, a couple of months ago I refused to FaceTime my mum and wouldn't leave the house because I worried about another person being like 'oh what's happened to your face?'," she said. "But I know there are so many of you scrolling your perfect Instagram feeds... so MODELS AREN'T PERFECT, just your filtered Photoshopped Instagram is. "This experience truly taught me to practice what I preach."When you have acne it's so hard to see past it but I'm so grateful for this experience because I was forced to value myself for so much more than my skin and for that I'm forever grateful." In a … [Read more...] about Model plagued by acne so severe it looked like ‘red freckles cures’ it with special diet
If a political party were to stand today on a platform of cutting financial support for low- and middle-income parents in order to pay for tax cuts for the more affluent, it wouldn’t get elected. It’s this reality that explains the paradox at the heart of modern British conservatism. Tory prime ministers and chancellors since 2010 have insisted they understand the struggle many families face in a time of anaemic wage growth and rising prices, and have promised that these families will be relatively protected from the deep spending cuts they have wielded. But their deeds betray their words: every independent analysis of budgets since 2010 shows such promises to be lies. By 2021, Conservative chancellors will have delivered more than £80bn of tax cuts a year, including £22bn a year in income tax cuts. The bulk of the proceeds have found their way into the pockets of the most affluent half of families. Meanwhile, billions of planned cuts to tax credits and benefits … [Read more...] about The Observer view on universal credit inflicting needless hardship
The wife of the gambling grandad who made £2million in a Las Vegas poker game says his win was ace – but a quiet life’s the best bet. And, revealing her hand to the Mirror, Mandy says she would never be seen in public with amateur John Hesp, 64, in the outlandish gear he wore at the World Series of Poker Main Event. Mandy, 56, said: “Now the drama is all over we will soon get back to normal. “As nice as Las Vegas is, peace and quiet in our caravan is much nicer. There’s no phone signal. It’s nice to shut the door and block out the world. “I prefer just being with him.” Speaking of John’s “lucky outfit” – said to have boosted TV ratings in the US – she added: “He can give it back now. There’s no way I’d let him go out with me in that jacket or those shirts.” John wore the brightly coloured multi-patterned jacket after pal David Rands loaned him it as a good luck charm. But he … [Read more...] about Wife of £2million poker winner reveals she prefers their caravan in Yorkshire to Las Vegas
The Chinese proverb is “be careful what you wish for”. My own adapted version is “be careful what you vote for”. I make no apology for having devoted so many columns to what on Thursday became the lost cause of Remain. The pro-European cause in this country has, alas, suffered from a colossal failure of leadership. The failure to make the case for our EU membership goes back a long way, as does the drip-drip of the vile anti-European campaign in the Murdoch press, and the obvious suspects in other sections of the media. The sequence of events was well brought out in Denis MacShane’s prophetic book Brexit – How Britain Will Leave Europe in 2015. (What lies in store is outlined both in MacShane’s latest volume, Brexiternity, and Sir Ivan Rogers’s recent magisterial lecture at Glasgow University.) As MacShane wrote in 2015: “The referendum on Europe is not on the benefits or cost of EU membership, but a wider protest about economic and … [Read more...] about A victory won by Brexit lies does not make those lies true