All 50 US states are below freezing as the polar vortex sworls around North America, shattering temperature records and causing a collective shudder across the continent.
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Friday 25 May 2012
Why is the automatic assumption in Britain that hot, sunny weather is a good thing? The newspapers are filled with pictures of people (perhaps, more correctly, I should say young women) frolicking in the sea at Brighton, with triumphal headlines saying it's hotter here than Marbella. Or was it Mars? Glorious day, strangers say, by way of a greeting. And there is a common belief that sunshine puts everyone in a good mood.
Monday 21 May 2012
Sadie Frost's one-woman show mixes Madonna and motherhood. By Charlotte Cripps
Sunday 13 May 2012
Your weekly guide to what's really going on inside the world of books
Saturday 21 April 2012
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Thursday 12 April 2012
The founder of a TV camera company whose specialist equipment is used at everything from top sporting events to the reality show Big Brother is celebrating its £8m sale.
Saturday 03 March 2012
If you're in possession of a greenhouse, now is the time to sow tomato seeds. And if it's a bumper crop of juicy fruit you're after, there's only one variety to go for
Monday 20 February 2012
Astonishing tale of survival from Sweden as 44-year-old endures temperature of -30C with only ice to sustain him
Saturday 18 February 2012
Tackling The Issues
Monday 13 February 2012
Calls for energy bills to be cut intensified last night after it emerged that the number of people dying of hypothermia has almost doubled in the past five years.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Today is likely to see the end of the cold snap, with the mercury finally rising slightly after several days of record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, according to forecasters.
Friday 10 February 2012
BG Group is dramatically scaling back plans to employ the controversial practice of "fracking" for shale gas in the US.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
There was a significant increase in UK greenhouse gases in 2010 for the first time in several years, Government figures confirmed yesterday.
Sunday 05 February 2012
Heavy overnight snow brought severe disruption to road, rail and air travel today with motorists being urged to take extra care in treacherous conditions.
Friday 03 February 2012
Britain is lying in wait for widespread snow this weekend after another bitterly cold day in which temperatures in some places struggled to get above freezing.
Friday 03 February 2012
The Met Office issued an England-wide serious weather alert yesterday as the nation continued to shiver in freezing conditions.
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