The UK has seen soaring temperatures this summer and after more hot weather earlier this month droughts were declared in eight areas in England . Much of the UK has seen the driest July since 1935 and many reservoirs have been badly affected. The hot weather is now coming to an end as the Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms and heavy rain across the UK this week. But despite the end to the dry weather, this isn't expected to be enough to replenish the country's low water supplies. Hosepipe bans have already come into effect in some areas of the country, and more will be imposed in the coming days and weeks. Here's everything you need to know about where the hosepipe bans will be, what the rules are, and how long they'll be in place for. Which parts of the UK have hosepipe bans? Several million people in the UK are currently being restricted in their water use Four areas of the UK are currently under hosepipe bans, but in the … [Read more...] about UK hosepipe bans mapped: Where are they, what are the rules and how long will they last?
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close Video Rowe slams leftist push to eradicate fossil fuels: 'Will hurt on every imaginable level' FOX Business host Mike Rowe joined 'The Brian Kilmeade Show' to discuss challenges associated with the push for renewable energy sources. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! We heard a lot from Democrats, President Joe Biden, the media, and environmentalists about how great the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will be for climate change. Curiously, it was crickets over the new law’s central claim — that it will reduce inflation. It won’t. But one thing this massive tax-and-spend behemoth will do — aside from unleashing 87,000 new IRS agents on middle-class taxpayers and small business owners — is extend direct subsidies for electric vehicles (EVs). CALIFORNIANS ARE BEING ASKED TO CONSERVE ELECTRICITY AHEAD OF HEAT WAVE Direct federal subsidies for EVs under a law passed in 2010 amounted to $7,500 per vehicle. But … [Read more...] about Electric vehicle subsidies take cash from ordinary Americans to benefit the rich
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for August 18 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The federal investigation into once powerful and now disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh’s alleged financial schemes is ramping up with a new fraud charge for South Carolina bank scion Russell Laffitte. According to a new superseding indictment made public Wednesday, a federal grand jury charged Laffitte, the former CEO of Palmetto State Bank, with an additional count of fraud for allegedly extending a $500,000 line of credit in 2015 to a "bank customer." Though federal prosecutors haven't named the bank customer, victims’ lawyers identified him as Murdaugh. Laffitte’s relatives reportedly founded the bank in Hampton, S.C., nearly a century ago around the same time Murdaugh’s great-grandfather founded a prominent personal injury law firm in the same small town … [Read more...] about Alex Murdaugh federal probe ramps up with new fraud charge for South Carolina bank scion Russell Laffitte
The Manhattan District Attorney’s attempts to flip former President Donald Trump’s loyal money man have officially failed, as the tax-dodging ex-chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg took a plea deal Thursday morning and won’t testify against his lifelong boss. Instead, he’ll get what some might consider a sweetheart deal for a 75-year-old man who kept his lips shut and wouldn’t implicate his old boss: six months or less behind bars. His legal team expects him to realistically spend three months in prison, and he will face five years of probation after serving his sentence. He will also have to pay back $1,994,321 in taxes he owed, prosecutors said in court. In return, Weisselberg has also agreed to openly testify about the way the Trump Organization rewarded him with untaxed corporate perks for years in the form of expensive tuition payments for his grandkids at a top-tier Manhattan private school, a luxury car to use anytime he wished, and a fully-paid swanky apartment … [Read more...] about Trump’s Money Man Allen Weisselberg Pleads Guilty
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 NEW YORK (AP) — Take my chard, please! The season has come when many home gardeners, their numbers booming since the pandemic began, are being rewarded with fully matured, ready-to-pick vegetables and flowers. It’s also vacation season, and this summer travel is back. How do you maintain your garden and take advantage of all that homegrown goodness during extended trips away? Even experienced gardeners can end up with more tomatoes, beans and zucchini than they’d expected come late summer. Garden sitters are one answer. Some home gardeners hire professionals, while many just rely on neighbors and hope for the best. “It’s really hard to leave the garden,” said Theresa Fiumano-Rhatigan, a longtime home gardener in Brooklyn. She relies on her parents and other nearby relatives as garden sitters during her five weeks each summer in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. … [Read more...] about For hire or food, garden sitters save the day during summer
Wednesday, FNC host Tucker Carlson opened his broadcast with a scathing critique of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. According to Carlson, the moniker “inflation reduction” was misinformation, which has been something the Biden administration has proclaimed to be a priority in combatting. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: People say the federal government seems big, maybe bigger than ever. Well, it actually is the largest employer in the world — the Federal government. Nothing else comes close — not Google, not Amazon, not the Communist Party of China — nothing. How many people work for the United States government? Let’s put it this way. There are more than a hundred countries around the world whose total populations (that is, every man, woman and child) are smaller than our Federal workforce — entire countries, many of them. The US government, in other words, is astoundingly large, world historically big, scale without precedent, truly gargantuan. So, what do all … [Read more...] about FNC’s Carlson: ‘Inflation Reduction Act May Be a Classic Example of Misinformation’
As reports of a suspicious boat with guns, bullets, and explosives being found off the Raigad coast in Maharashtra emerged on Thursday, a familiar fear coursed through the district and neighbouring areas, including Mumbai. On March 12, 1993, a series of bomb blasts brought India’s financial capital, then known as Bombay, to a wailing stop. Twelve bombs went off within a span of two hours and ten minutes that rocked several parts of the city, killing over 250 people. The explosions were the first large-scale coordinated terror attack to be carried out in the world and were the first terror attack where RDX was used as an explosive. Between 1:29 pm and 3:40 pm, a series of well-planned blasts ripped through the commercial and most crowded spots across the city. An over 150-member team of the Mumbai police force cracked the case within 48 hours. Set up under the order of Rakesh Maria, the then deputy commissioner of police, they discovered an abandoned scooter in Mahim. It … [Read more...] about Raigad Redux? Boat with Weapons Surfaces in Maharashtra, along with Memories of 1993 Blasts