Yes it’s going to snow in the UK this week – just not in London

Snow and sleet are set to hit Britain as temperatures plummet towards the end of this week – but it looks like the capital will miss out on snow.Londoners should expect “nothing significant” from the weather, the Met Office said today – with temperatures in the capital remaining around the four or five degrees mark, although chilly winds and wintry showers will make it feel a lot colder. whatsapp whatsapp Share Yes it’s going to snow in the UK this week – just not in London Nina Edy Monday 9 January 2017 12:54 pm Although the capital’s commuters are experiencing relatively mild conditions for the Tube strike, it’ll become much colder from Wednesday, with the North West and coastal areas being the worst hit as they experience the Arctic blast.It may become difficult to travel, so motorists and commuters have been warned to be “aware of the potential for disruption to transport due to lying and blowing snow”.Towards the end of the week, any likelihood of snow will be set aside as clear skies allow the sunshine to peek through, although snow showers will still be frequent across Britain.This comes as the parts of Europe experience freezing temperatures. Snow has swept through parts of Greece and Turkey and temperatures have fallen to – 20C in parts of Poland.looking ahead to the rest of the month, bookmaker Betway is “very confident” that london will see snow this January saying “We’ve seen a good sprinkling of bets on London seeing snow this month, with the traders now very confident of the white stuff at 1/2”.  Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourMore People Now Use YouTube Than Facebook or Instagram – What Happened?The WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?Vegamour’Infinite’ Film Review: Mark Wahlberg Action-Thriller Overspends andThe WrapThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamourHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap read more

Paris march: Huge crowds rally in honour of terror victims

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Huge crowds marched through the streets of Paris yesterday to honour the victims of three days of brutal terror attacks in the French capital.Hundreds of thousands of French people descended as the country began to come to terms with its biggest terror attack since the Second World War. The march was led by the friends and family of the 17 people killed in the three-day terror spree and world leaders, including David Cameron, Angela Merkel and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.France had ramped up security measures as thousands of police officers and soldiers patrolled and snipers lined the city’s rooftops. Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said “exceptional measures will be taken to ensure the safety of the march” earlier that day.Tributes were left outside the offices of Charlie Hebdo following the rally (Source: Getty)Across Europe tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Madrid, Berlin and Brussels in a show of solidarity with France and in condemnation of the violence of the past few days.This week France’s capital Paris was ripped apart by a spate of terror attacks against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a kosher supermarket and police.French-born Brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi massacred 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. A day later, Amedy Coulibaly killed a french policewoman before killing four hostages at a Kosher supermarket.The Kouachi brothers and Coulibaly were killed by police in a shoot-out at two locations on Friday. A fourth suspect, Hayat Boumeddiene, the widow of supermarket terrorist Kouabri, is still being hunted by police.International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde attended a similar rally held in Washington DC (Source: Getty)Yesterday’s rally showed “the power, the dignity of the French people who will be shouting out of love of freedom and tolerance,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said yesterday.”Journalists were killed because they defended freedom. Policemen were killed because they were protecting you. Jews were killed because they were Jewish,” he said. “I have no doubt that millions of citizens will come to express their love of liberty, their love of fraternity.” Jessica Morris Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndo Monday 12 January 2015 3:13 am Paris march: Huge crowds rally in honour of terror victims last_img read more

Five key takes from the European Central Bank’s June press conference

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp Five key takes from the European Central Bank’s June press conference Jessica Morris Show Comments ▼center_img The European Central Bank (ECB) left its economic forecasts largely unchanged today –  with the growth outlook for 2015 staying at 1.5 per cent, rising to 1.9 per cent in 2016. Growth forecasts for 2017 were cut slightly, from 2.1 per cent down to two per cent.The ECB left inflation projections for 2016 and 2017 unchanged at 1.5 per cent and 1.7 per cent respectively. Nonetheless, it revised this year’s inflation forecast up to 0.3 per cent from zero due to “temporary factors”. And president Mario Draghi said that while risks surrounding the economic outlook remained to the downside, this was less so that than when its quantitative easing programme was first launched in March.Slight loss of momentumDraghi said the central bank been expecting stronger signs of economic growth – however the recovery is still proceeding as expected.”[The] recovery is on track exactly according to our projections… however, we had expected stronger figures,” he said.He flagged a modest loss of economic momentum, primarily due to the weakening of the economies outside the euro area – particularly in the emerging markets.”[We] just wanted to point out this slight loss of momentum coming from the trade sector.”The Greek debt crisisDraghi was at pains to avoid speculating on the likelihood of Greece defaulting on its debt pile.However, he did say additional aid to Greece would give the ECB reason to consider lifting a cap on the issuance of T-bills by the Greek government.”A disbursement… would be the condition for the governing council to consider… a lifting of the T-bills thresholds… and we are not there.”Cœuré controversy Last month ECB economist Benoît Cœuré contravened the central bank’s rules, delivering market-sensitive information to an audience of investors before the ECB had made this public on its website.The euro fell 1.5 per cent after the ECB official said that the central bank would buy extra bonds during May and June to make up for the amount it believes it will be unable to purchase in July and August.”What happened on that occasion was basically a mistake… the text of the speech was meant to go live… before the speech took place… and instead went live the morning after,” Draghi said.”[We are reviewing] our rules… and we’ll shortly come out with a new set of rules as far as speaking engagements are concerned.”Volatility here to stayInvestors should buckle up because volatile markets are here to stay, according to the ECB president. However, this will not impact the future trajectory of the central bank’s monetary policy.”We should get uses to periods of higher volatility … at very low interest rates asset prices tend to show higher volatility,” he said.”[The] governing council is unanimous in its assessment we should look through these developments and maintain a steady monetary policy stance.”No QE exit strategyDraghi said that he was confused as to why he’s even being asked about the central bank pulling the bond-buying programme ahead of schedule.He also stressed that the governing council wasn’t yet considering potential exit strategies saying they’re a “high class problem”. Wednesday 3 June 2015 9:30 am Tags: NULL last_img read more