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Labour demands Sunak extend energy price freeze after April

The Labour Party has urged the Government to stop the energy price cap from rising in April after experts predict that Britons could pay £3,200 by then. Over the past year, households have been reeling from the worst effects of a fossil fuel energy crisis, as the price on average energy bills is currently at […]

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UK

Met Office snow and ice weather warnings as maps show -6C freeze

Brits are bracing for snow and hail showers in the northwest through Wednesday which are expected to last until Thursday. The Met Office has issued a fresh warning, telling Brits their journeys may be affected by snow and ice until Thursday. Snow is likely to make a come back, with 5-10 cm possible for higher ground above […]

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UK

Bone-chilling freeze hits UK with first snowfall now hammering

The Met Office has issued several snow warnings in for the coming days – with the earliest wintry shower now hammering an isolated part of Scotland. Much of the country is set for a cold snap this week, which, despite it not being prolonged, will see icy and snowy conditions remain until at least Friday. […]

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Finance

Britons can fight back against Hunt’s tax threshold freeze

However, the implementation of fiscal drag is likely to impact people in a double hit. Fiscal drag occurs when tax thresholds and allowances do not keep up with inflation or wage growth. With the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt taking the decision to freeze income tax thresholds until 2028 amid a high inflationary environment, the tax burden […]

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Celebrities

Holly Willoughby’s Freeze The Fear ‘faces uncertain future with

Holly Willoughby’s BBC show Freeze The Fear reportedly faces an uncertain future with it claimed that “no decision has been made” on a potential series two Source link

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World

Russian troops fighting in Ukraine are able to freeze sperm for

Russian lawyer Igor Trunov has claimed that Russian soldiers have been offered the chance to freeze their sperm in cryobanks for free. In September, Vladimir Putin called up 300,000 draftees to fight his war in Ukraine.  According to the Mirror, prior to being deployed in Ukraine, many soldiers have turned to clinics to put freeze […]

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Finance

Britons to pay more tax due to Hunt’s allowance freeze

Last month, Jeremy Hunt outlined the Government’s fiscal agenda going forward as part of his Autumn Statement. One of the major announcements from this speech was the confirmation that the income tax allowance threshold freeze will be extended. A consequence of this will be that taxpayers may have to pay more as they will find […]

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Travel

U.S. deep freeze forecast to break Christmas Eve records

By Rich McKay Dec 24 (Reuters) – An arctic blast that has gripped much of the United States this week, disrupting daily life and holiday travel for millions of Americans, was expected to produce the coldest Christmas Eve on record in several cities from Pennsylvania to Florida. Temperatures are forecast to top out on Friday […]

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Finance

Weather warnings in US as Arctic freeze grips northern hemisphere

A bitterly cold Arctic air mass has caused temperatures to plummet across much of the northern hemisphere, where parts of the US, Canada and Siberia have recorded temperatures below minus 40C. In the US, the powerful Arctic storm has placed more than 200mn people, about 60 per cent of the population, under weekend weather alerts […]

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UK

UK’s ‘Big Freeze’ of 1962 and how another might be around the

In the run-up to the Christmas of 1962, a harsh winter descended on the UK. While the sight of snow may have pleased some initially, gradually, as the sub-zero temperatures set-in and stayed, enthusiasm waned. The nation was soon in the grips of one of its coldest ever winters, quickly dubbed the Big Freeze. While […]