Today there is a Met Office amber 'extreme heat' warning in place that will last until Sunday (Image: Getty) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info As expectations grew that an official drought will be declared tomorrow, Met Office boss Paul Davies said he feared 95F (35C) heatwaves - like the one baking Britain this week - could start to happen once every five years. He said they could even become an annual event by the end of the century. And temperatures of 104.5F (40.3C), like those recorded in Britain last month, could also start to be seen every seven years. Related articles Sleeping in hot weather - 8 tricks to fall asleep faster ‘move bed' UK wildfires MAPPED: These areas are most prone to blazes Talking about … [Read more...] about Alarm over 95F heatwaves every five years
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 HAVANA (AP) — Officials said Thursday that a second firefighter has died in Cuba, where crews have controlled a massive blaze that began last week at a key oil storage facility amid a deepening energy crisis. The 24-year-old firefighter identified as Elier Correa had been hospitalized in extremely critical condition, according to government news site Cubadebate. Another 14 firefighters are missing after lightning on Friday sparked the fire, which has injured 130 people and destroyed four of the facility’s eight tanks. The blaze also forced officials to evacuate more than 4,900 people and temporarily shut down a thermoelectric plant after it ran out of water as countries including Mexico, Venezuela and Bolivia sent help. Clusters of fire and smoke remain at the Matanzas Supertanker Base in the island’s western region, but authorities don’t … [Read more...] about 2nd firefighter dies as Cuba controls big oil facility fire
NEW YORK (AP) — Gas prices have fallen from the record highs they reached earlier this summer, but they're still much higher than a year ago. And with inflation driving up the cost of pretty much everything else, finding the funds to cover your commute may be increasingly tricky. “Being able to get to work is so essential to people’s basic survival that other things have to go first,” said Abbie Langston, director of equitable economy at PolicyLink, a national research institute. “When we see these massive increases in gas prices, it’s really hurting people.” Whether you drive, take the bus or ride the subway, here's what you need to know about how commuters are affected by the cost of living in the United States. HOW ARE GAS PRICES AFFECTING COMMUTERS? More than 76% of Americans commute by car. In June, they saw gas prices spike beyond $5 per gallon. While prices have dropped significantly since, the national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.99 on … [Read more...] about EXPLAINER: How is inflation affecting commuting costs?
Gardening: Monty Don's washing up water tip in dry weather SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info After weeks of unusually warm and dry weather, hosepipe and sprinkler bans have been announced in areas of the UK including Kent, Sussex and Hampshire. With the hot weather set to continue, gardeners may be worrying about their plants and flowers . Experts at Toolstation have shared alternative methods of watering the garden during a ban. Related articles The quiet town where Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes call home Three ways to deter wasps from your home using common items Watering can They explained: “Using a watering can to water your garden is much slower but there are some benefits too. … [Read more...] about Three ways to efficiently water your garden during a hosepipe ban – ‘boost of nutrients’
Royal Navy chief calls state of the UK army 'extremely worrying' SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The news comes as the MoD stated the Uncrewed Air Systems Heavy Lift Capability (UASHLC) programme had been created to be deployed across maritime services. Such technology will allow a practical and autonomous method to supply front-line operations in a timely manner without the need for vessels to return to port. Related articles Terrifying missile used to kill Al-Qaeda boss al-Zawahiri used BLADES Taiwan fires flares towards suspected Chinese drones as war fears sky The initiative to build such a drone was launched by Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose Heavy Lift Challenge, which called on … [Read more...] about Royal Navy to receive new ‘cutting edge’ drone to beef up Britain’s military defence
LFB Assistant Commissioner on climate change and heatwave SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The South West currently has, Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire under an amber extreme heat weather warning. It began today and is set to last until Sunday as temperatures begin climbing to the mid-30s. According to Sky News, a drought will be declared tomorrow - which means the area has experienced lower than normal rainfall over a prolonged period of time. Low river levels, depleted reservoirs and scorched landscapes have been caused by a long, hot summer so far. … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: DROUGHT to be declared in Britain as scorching heatwave wreaks havoc
If you click on a link in this article, we may earn affiliate revenue AN INTERIOR pro has revealed which items to bag at H&M Home and the ones to best not waste your money on. With its relatively affordable prices, H&M has become a go-to for many bargain-hunting fashionistas, beauty lovers and home decor fans. But if you're planning to visit the store in the upcoming days to browse through their latest interior lines, keep on reading, as some of them might not be worth your money. One home styling whizz, Kate Kerdi, took it to TikTok to share some of her favourites - and the ones to give a miss. The expert, whose tips and tricks have amassed a notable fanbase on her social media page , took a stroll down H&M Home section, and it's safe to say, she wasn't impressed with everything. ''What I would and wouldn't buy in H&M home as a designer,'' read the text alongside the viral video . read more home stories ALL … [Read more...] about I’m an interior whizz – what to to bag at H&M Home and the products to not spend your money on
IT'S not often that the sun comes out for a long time in the UK. But during this week's sizzling temperatures , it's a great time to top up the tan. British dermatologists say people in the UK have an unhealthy relationship with tanning. Even though they are aware of the risks of sun exposure, they don't particularly care to change their behaviour. Getting the perfect tan takes a while for most people (while some are lucky to go golden in just a day). But before you assume that wearing suncream will slow down your glow, read more on how SPF impacts your tan - and health. Read more Heatwave stories SPLASHING IDEA Dad shares genius hack to fill up huge paddling pool without turning on hose CHEAT THE HEAT Keep cool without air conditioning as heatwave set to last 8 more days How long does it take to tan in the sun? Everyone has different skin which means everyone’s tanning time will be different. … [Read more...] about How long does it take to tan in the sun and can I still tan with SPF 50?
IT can be unsettling to see your child experiencing a night terror, but it might be reassuring to know they're pretty common. Here, a child sleep expert reveals everything you need to know about the traumatic late-night episodes, and what parents can do to help. " Night terrors can be incredibly distressing and scary to watch as a parent, some children may even talk and shout 'get away' or call out 'mummy' and parents are right there in front of them," Sue Welby, from LittleLifeSteps tells Fabulous. "When children are talking and shouting out like this it makes parents believe their child is awake, but they are not. They are in a deep sleep." What are night terrors? Sleep terrors are episodes of high-pitched screaming, night sweating, arched backs and crying, with eyes wide open and a face filled with panic. More on kids and sleep SWEET DREAMS I’m a child sleep expert - my easy way to help with bedtime separation anxiety … [Read more...] about I’m a child sleep expert – why kids get night terrors, how to deal with them & why hugging them is a no-no
WASHINGTON — Once again, carried interest carried the day. The last-minute removal by Senate Democrats of a provision in the climate and tax legislation that would narrow what is often referred to as the “carried interest loophole” represents the latest win for the private equity and hedge fund industries. For years, those businesses have successfully lobbied to kill bills that aimed to end or limit a quirk in the tax code that allows executives to pay lower tax rates than many of their salaried employees. In recent weeks, it appeared that the benefit could be scaled back, but a last-minute intervention by Senator Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat, eliminated what would have been a $14 billion tax increase targeting private equity. Lawmakers’ inability to address a tax break that Democrats and some Republicans have called unfair underscores the influence of lobbyists for the finance industry and how difficult it can be to change the tax code. In addition to doing away … [Read more...] about The Carried Interest Loophole Survives Another Political Battle