UK Winter

4 Winter Health Myths You Need To Know About

Buzz60 | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Winter can be treacherous, but there are a few cold weather misconceptions debunked to keep you healthy during the colder months....

Turn Your Trampoline Into An Ice Rink This Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In winter, there's nothing we want to do more than curl up under a duvet and eat chocolate. But one man is tempting even us hermits out of the house.....

Why Wearing A Scarf This Winter Could Stop You From Getting A Cold

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

'Tis the month of sniffles, sneezes and snot. If you're fed up of catching colds then you'll certainly want to take note of a new health study fro...

You Definitely Know It's January When THIS Happens...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Your friends have gone into hibernation (as has your social life), the weather is even colder and you're considering replacing meals with cornflakes b...

This Cat In A Scarf Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You know that expression "you look like the cat who got the cream"? Well, this guy got the cream, ahem, scarf. And he's absolutely loving it! Reddi...

Weather and Wildlife in Wales - 2014

Gwen Potter | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Gwen Potter

Pretty much every beach had some birds washed up. At Ashridge, one of the oldest beeches fell along with hundreds of other trees. Some of our ancient and veteran trees succumbed in quite spectacular ways, with their sheer size meaning their falls resulted in a domino effect, the aftermath of which we are still dealing with in some places.

O Christmas Tree...

Caragh Little | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So Christmas trees, it seems, have spindly tops and broad-based bottoms this year, because there have been a couple of mild winters.

Cold Spice: Using Seasoning to Stay Healthy This Winter

Ella Jameson | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Jameson

Few things convey the arrival of the festive season as well as the smell of spices; from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg, these scents are synonymous with Christmas. Unfortunately, cold and flu season goes hand in hand with the winter festivities, with December and January being the months when infections are most prevalent.

Festive Winter Breaks in Lausanne, Switzerland

Zahra Razavi | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

There's nothing like a short European break to get you in the mood for Christmas. As the nights draw in and the December days pass by, pop over to Lausanne, Switzerland on a special winter trip--you'll have ample opportunity to get your festive shopping done, and return refreshed and ready for the big day!

Fed Up Of Being Ill? Top 10 Foods To Boost Your Immune System

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In January, the coldest, baddest, longest month of them all, our immune systems could do with a boost to help us avoid joining the office cough chorus...

How to Winter-Proof Your Skin

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The combination of freezing temperatures and central heating can leave you with dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin if you let go. With that in mind, here are a couple of simple to follow tips to get your skin looking healthy this season.

How To Cope With Your Cold Student House During The Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a student house gets cold in the winter. Turning the heating on for only an hour in the morning and an hour...

There's No Such Thing As A 'Beer Blanket'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Next time someone tells you that they don't need a coat because they'll soon be wearing a beer or wine blanket, tell them to turn around, go back into...

Syria's Refugees Not Hoping for a White Christmas This Year

Matthew Frost | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
Matthew Frost

Only a week ago, I sat squashed into a tent filled with a family of fourteen Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon - surprised that even that much body heat could not thaw the freezing cold I felt...

Ten Things Everyone Should Have in Their Home This Winter

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

How can you hold on to that early snuggly happiness brought on by the thought of winter, and prevent your life descending into a mildly confusing mixture of mulled wine, Wham-on-a-loop and nightmares about layering?

Helping The Environment Will Make You Feel Warm (Quite Literally), Say Psychologists

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you need a cheap way of warming up during the colder months, then we might have a solution. According to psychologists, doing an environmentall...

Christmas Wonderland 'The Magical Journey' Shuts After Parents Accuse It Of 'Ruining Christmas'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

Better call in Changing Rooms. It looks like Christmas theme park.The Magical Journey in Warwickshire is in need of a makeover. Except it was actually...

Seven Ways to Beat Winter Fatigue

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

The nights are drawing in, temperatures are dropping and many of us are starting to feel less energetic - I know I am! Fatigue is something we all struggle with at some point in our lives, and dealing with it regularly can cause real distress - particularly when despite your best efforts, you just cannot seem to improve your tiredness levels.

For Syrian Children, the Harsh Winter Brings More Woes

Kumar Tiku | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Kumar Tiku

"We really need help to stay warm this winter," says Ibrahim* (10) who lives with his family in an Aleppo shelter after they were displaced from their home in Aleppo city by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

We Trial Christmas Hot Drinks, So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Flickering fairy lights surround us, turkey and cranberry sandwiches are plentiful and our favourite coffee shops are vying for our love with their fe...

The Warmest Day of Winter: Kindness Day!

Georgina Jones | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

This year, on the Kindness UK website, I have pledged one of the kind acts that I will do for Kindness Day. I'm going to visit a nursing home armed with goodies to give to the residents and I will spend time chatting to them.

Seven Reasons Why You Should Wear a Fluffy Coat This Winter

Vicki Lutas | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

I rock a pair of Nike Air Max, people tell me it's good I'm going to the gym. I wear a quilted skirt, people ask why I'm wearing half a sleeping bag. I buy a vintage jacket and people sing 'Climb Every Mountain' because apparently I look like I'm wearing the Sound of Music curtain outfit (the most offensive thing there being the weak song choice, of course).

Fire & Ice: The First Of The Winter Frost Will Collide With Bonfire Night

Press Association | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

After a balmy Halloween that shattered all temperature records, winter has arrived just in time for Bonfire Night. Frost is due to set in overnight...

Fire & Ice: The First Of The Winter Frost Will Collide With Bonfire Night

Press Association | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

After a balmy Halloween that shattered all temperature records, winter has arrived just in time for Bonfire Night. Frost is due to set in overnight...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 93 - Death Stalks the Hall

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

After this morning drama I headed off to the Olympia Winter Antique Fair where I am exhibiting for the first time. It is an odd thing to say - as I have been an exhibitor at Olympia countless times as a scion of Mallett, but this is the first one with my name over the door.