THE Beast from the East looks set to hit Britain within days, bringing further freezing temperatures, high winds and MORE snow. Let’s take a look at the extraordinary cold weather coming our way this winter. What is the Beast from the East, and when could it snow? Forecaster Mark Wilson said the Contingency Planning Forecast - which is used by the government to prep for extreme weather - was predicting the first three months of 2019 were likely to be much frostier than normal. And Met Office spokesman Simon Partridge said when a similar three-month forecast was issued at the start of last year, those predictions came starkly true. Last winter, winds from Siberia pushed in from the east, causing the mercury to plummet - with even daytime temperatures struggling to rise above zero. Partridge said: "Last year there was widespread snow across many parts of the UK and temperatures were well below average. "There's a higher chance of seeing colder spells, and given that, as a … [Read more...] about What is the 2019 Beast from the East, when’s it going to snow and how will it affect weather in the UK?
SURVIVING R Kelly reveals the abuse allegations against the singer - who has had a number of best-selling records. The documentary has made headlines around the world, with the 52-year-old facing fresh allegations of psychological and physical abuse. Where can you watch Surviving R Kelly? Is it on Netflix? Unfortunately, the docuseries is not yet available in the UK. However, it will soon premiere in the UK on Crime + Investigation on February 5, 2019. Those interested can catch the episodes on Tuesdays at 10pm from then on. Until then, you can find out more about the sexual misconduct allegations against R Kelly via the BBC Three documentary R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes available on BBC iPlayer. As for Netflix, the documentary is not available on the streaming platform. What is Surviving R Kelly about? Surviving R Kelly has been airing on US network Lifetime and sparking deep debates about assault in Hollywood. The documentary shines a spotlight on allegations of sexual and … [Read more...] about How can I watch Surviving R Kelly, what’s it about and is it on Netflix?
PRINCE Philip has been the Queen's beloved companion for over 70 years, a constant presence throughout her long reign. Fiercely independent Prince Philip somehow survived a nasty car crash in January 2019. Here we look at the Duke of Edinburgh himself. Who is Prince Philip? What's his background? Now 97, Prince Philip, otherwise known as the Duke of Edinburgh, is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, but his family was exiled when he was just a child. Raised in the UK, he was also educated in France and Germany, later joining the Navy and serving in World War II. A keen sports fan, he has been involved in a number of events including developing the equestrian event of carriage driving. He has also been the patron of hundreds of organisations, often attending events with the Queen as part of their royal duties. But it … [Read more...] about Was Prince Philip injured in the car crash, how old is the Duke of Edinburgh and when did he marry the Queen?
LABOUR MP Tulip Siddiq has welcomed her second child in North London. Here's what we know about Tulip Siddiq, whose distinguished family include the founder of Bangladesh and its current Prime Minister. Who is Tulip Siddiq? Tulip Siddiq, 36, was born in London but from the age of five spent her child in a mix of Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Singapore and Spain. She moved to North London aged 15 and gained four A-levels at The Royal School in Hampstead before completing an undergraduate degree in English Literature at University College London. Tulip later completed a master's degree in Politics, Policy and Government. Her father Shafiq Siddiq was an academic and university economics professor before a stroke left him disabled. Her mother Sheikh Rehana had gained political asylum in the UK as a teenager. Tulip Siddiq's maternal grandfather is Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - the founding father and Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Her aunt, Sheikh Hasina, has been Bangladesh's PM since 2009. Siddiq … [Read more...] about When did Tulip Siddiq become an MP, when did she give birth to her baby and how did she vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal?
SIR Francis Drake was an English naval officer and explorer who set sail across the world. But what else is he known for and what was the Golden Hind? Here's the lowdown... Who was Sir Francis Drake? Sir Francis Drake was born in Tavistock, Devon and was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader and explorer in the Elizabethan era. In 1567, Drake made one of the first English slaving voyages as part of a fleet led by his cousin John Hawkins, bringing African slaves to work in the 'New World'. They both sold the slaves at a Spanish port, but were betrayed by the Spanish. Drake was able to escape but he never forgave the Spanish and considered them a lifelong enemy of his. Did he sail around the world in The Golden Hind? Drake was the captain of the largest ship named The Pelican, but then later renamed it The Golden Hind. The ship sailed across the Atlantic and down to the coast of South America. CommentKARREN BRADY Oxbridge success of London's most deprived pupils comes down to … [Read more...] about Who was Sir Francis Drake and did he sail around the world in The Golden Hind?