STORM Atiyah will continue to smash through the UK today with 80mph winds — before another storm barrels into Britain on Tuesday. The Met Office has warned that Christmas decorations could become dangerous projectiles in the stormy weather and homeowners should secure ornaments as wind speeds pick up. With its yellow warning for wind, which is in place for Monday morning, the Met Office said "any loose items" left outdoors should be secured as the storm slams into the UK. But after the winds die down this afternoon, another storm will menace the UK on Tuesday — when torrential downpours forecast and potentially even stronger gales. Sponsored Content: How to save £268 a year off your energy billsBEAT energy price rises year after year with Switchcraft. It's free and it could save you an average of £268 a year. Sign up, easily compare tariffs and switch Once you sign up, Switchcraft will automatically find you a cheaper deal when a better tariff comes up, saving … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: Storm Atiyah rages across Britain with 80mph gales – and ANOTHER storm is on the way
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If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up hereVolcano erupts in New ZealandDetails are still emerging but at least one person is dead and up to 20 have been injured - some critically - after the eruption of a volcano on an island in New Zealand. More than 20 people are unaccounted for, police say. White Island is a popular with day trippers and a live video feed of the crater showed tourists walking inside the volcano's rim before the eruption at about 2:11pm local time (01:11 GMT). Police say 23 people were evacuated from the volcano, off the coast of New Zealand's North Island.Michael Schade was leaving by tourist boat when he filmed the thick plume of ash and smoke from the mountain, also known as Whakaari. "Someone pointed it out. I was basically just shocked. The boat turned back and we grabbed some people that were waiting on the pier." The country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, says: "There will be a huge amount of concern and anxiety for those who have loved ones … [Read more...] about News Daily: New Zealand volcano erupts and UK enters election week
Ever since the news was announced that a new £3.5billion theme park was being built in the UK, thrill-seekers have eagerly awaited a glimpse of what will be on offer. Now The London Resort has revealed a first look at the themed lands which will make up the 535-acre site (the size of 136 Wembley Stadiums) by releasing some of the concept art - and it looks pretty impressive. The resort has been dubbed the UK's answer to Disneyland, although it has no affiliation with Disney. However, it has partnered with the BBC, ITV Studios and Paramount Pictures - and it will offer six different lands for visitors; The High Street, The Studios, The Woods, The Isles, The Jungle and The Starport. The High Street will offer shops, restaurants, hotels and even a waterpark, and will serve as a gateway to the park. Those after an adrenaline rush can head to The Studios which promises "exhilarating thrills of big, blockbuster features" including "explosive action, high-octane car chases and … [Read more...] about Take a sneak peek at the themed lands in UK’s new £3.5billion ‘Disneyland’
Britain is poised for its biggest ever day of shopping next week, with consumers set to mark the Black Friday sales spree by spending as much as £2bn in a single day. Retailers across the country will cut prices on 27 November, as a shopping tradition launched in the US becomes a fixture in the British high street calendar. Spending nearly £2bn in a single day is equivalent to £83m every hour, £1.4m every minute and more than £23,000 every second. It would mean that every person in UK spends an average of £31 on shopping on Black Friday. Last year British shoppers spent £1.75bn, according to Visa. The retailers involved in Black Friday stretch from Amazon, John Lewis and Currys PC World, who all offered deals last year, to Starbucks, Dyson and Johnsons Dry Cleaning. However, some companies are scaling back the promotions they offer on Black Friday after chaotic scenes at stores last year and concerns that the event is simply dragging Christmas sales … [Read more...] about Will Black Friday break all UK retail records?
Retailers’ websites, warehouses and delivery services are expected to face record demand today as UK shoppers hunt for Black Friday bargains online rather than on the high street. Some £1.9bn is expected to go through the tills as shoppers snap up special offers, according to Visa Europe, up from £1.75bn last year. But analysts who monitor footfall in high streets and shopping centres predict that 4% fewer shoppers will visit the high street on the US-inspired discount day to avoid long queues, the wet and windy weather being forecast and the scuffles that broke out at some stores last year. Steve Richardson, UK regional director of the shopper monitoring service FootFall, said: “While we’ve seen lots of consumer interest in the buildup to Black Friday, this year marks a shift in retailers’ adoption of the promotional event. Some retailers, such as Asda, are scaling back participation entirely, while others are moving away from a single-day flash … [Read more...] about UK retailers brace for online onslaught of Black Friday shoppers