February 10, 2009
THE number of people dying from effects of the cold in Wales could double this year, campaigners have warned.
During an average winter in Wales, around 1,500 more people die than in other seasons.
Age Concern Cymru is worried many vulnerable people are frightened to turn their heating to proper levels because of high energy bills.
February 3, 2009
LONDON, England – UK businesses, already hurting from a recession, were counting the cost Monday of the country’s worst snowstorm in almost two decades, as a crippled transport system left commuters stranded, offices semi-deserted and airlines grounded.
February 2, 2009
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01 Feb 2009
Arctic blizzards are set to cause a national shutdown on Monday as forecasters warn of the most widespread snowfall for almost 20 years.
A COLD weather health warning has been issued for the north west with temperatures as low as -8C (18F) on Saturday.
Heavy fog could make driving difficult and sleet and snow will fall on the Pennines and moors over the weekend.
The Met Office and Department of Health have warned of the devastating effects of such a cold spell – even for those who stay indoors. Elderly and vulnerable people could suffer heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia as a result of freezing conditions, they warned.