UK snow forecast: Snow chart turns BLUE as Britain braces for Polar blast to smash country | Weather | News

Britons have enjoyed a barmy end to 2019 with above-average temperatures across the country, but mercury is set to plummet bringing heavy show showers across Britain by mid-January. Weather forecast model, WXCHARTS, has predicted the UK could see up to 14cm of snow in the next fortnight. The long-range forecast shows Scotland will be blasted by freezing arctic air from January 10.The cold snap...

London New Year’s Eve celebrations: Police warn revellers not to attend River Thames fireworks without a ticket

Police are warning revellers not to attend new year celebrations on the River Thames in London without a ticket, as the UK prepares to see in the start of a new decade. More than 100,000 people have booked to be at Tuesday night’s sold-out firework extravaganza in the capital. But the Metropolitan Police told anyone who had not got a ticket to stay away. Download the new Indpendent Premium app...

State Department faults Iraq for failing to protect U.S. troops

“In the past two months alone there have been 11 attacks on Iraqi bases that host coalition forces,” said a second senior State Department official who, like the first, spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity. “We’ve voiced our concerns with senior Iraqi officials repeatedly. We’ve asked them to arrest and bring to justice the perpetrators. … There’s just been too many attacks...

U.K. Labour’s Long Bailey Mulls Bid for Party Leadership

(Bloomberg) -- Rebecca Long Bailey, the front-runner to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, said the U.K.’s main opposition party should be a champion for “progressive patriotism” as it seeks to recover from its worst electoral performance in more than 80 years.Laying out her vision for the party -- but stating only that she’s considering a run for leader -- Long Bailey wrote in the...

Putting ‘traffic light’ labels on the front of food packages could save lives: study

TORONTO -- A new study suggests that attaching specific warning labels to the front of food packaging could not only help cut down unhealthy eating habits, but could cut down on the risk of Canadians dying of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. The study specifically looked at traffic light labelling (TLL), in which a red traffic light symbol on the front of food...

Don’t let big spread scare you off the Patriots

PATRIOTS (-15½) over Dolphins: With the Patriots compelled to fight rear-guard action to maintain first-round-bye, don’t expect Bill Belichick to settle for anything less than a comfortable, safe margin, though Dolphins got lucky with temperate weather forecast. Eagles (-4½) over GIANTS: Be real — Philly beating Dallas wasn’t that awe-inspiring, when the Cowboys again underperformed this...

Burnley vs Man Utd LIVE stream commentary and Premier League score

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s live coverage of Burnley vs Man Utd in the Premier League. Manchester United will be desperate to finish 2019 on a high and makes amends for the 2-0 defeat they suffered on the road last time out at Watford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side did return to winning ways on Boxing Day, however, with a comfortable 4-1 win at home to Newcastle United. Burnley,...

Excused Absences for Protests? Virginia School District Says It’s Worth A Try : NPR

In this March 2018 photo, protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue during the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control. The student-led demonstration was one of the motivations for a new Fairfax Schools policy giving students one day off per year for protests. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption toggle caption Jose Luis Magana/AP In this March 2018 photo, protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue...

The 10 Biggest Math Breakthroughs of 2019

In 2019, math seemed to have many mainstream moments—and that’s not including the viral problems that made us want to rip our hair out. This year saw a steady stream of answers (or at least partial answers) to tough questions that had puzzled mathematicians for decades, as well as new techniques that captured our attention in a big way. Here are the numbers—and the minds behind them—that...

South Korea receives first RQ-4B spy unmanned aircraft – Defence Blog

South Korea military received its first advanced high-altitude unmanned aircraft, RQ-4B Global Hawk, according to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).The first RQ-4B Block 30 landed at a military airbase in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province on Monday.The aircraft is the first to arrive in the country of the four RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft South Korea has purchased from the U.S. The...