The clocks have gone back, the days have got much shorter and the evenings are suddenly much darker. How do you cope with winter setting in?
A hosepipe ban has been in effect in Northern Ireland since Friday and, with the hot weather set to continue, are we about to see further bans across the UK?
The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert for England this week. How do you and your pets beat the heat when temperatures rise?
We’re used to roads and railways grinding to a halt at the faintest whiff of snow – but empty supermarket shelves are a rare sight. Our guest, Hannah Jolliffe, asks: did you run out of supplies during the snowy spell, or are you a savvy stockpiler?
In December 2016, there were countless reports of daffodils appearing days before Christmas. Have you noticed the seasons changing when it comes to gardening?
Snow has fallen across large parts of the country over the past couple of days, leaving roads closed, trains delayed, flights cancelled and all-round chaos in the run up to Christmas. Have your plans been affected?
(more on travel plans…)
Does the North-South divide go further than just our economics and accents? Are we growing completely different varieties? And do we have completely different gardening calendars?
Are you tempted to join the 1.7 million passengers expected to head overseas in search of sunshine this weekend, or are you toughing it out and planning to enjoy a holiday at home, whatever the weather?
Umbrellas are synonymous with Britishness, but they can be unwieldy for users and annoying for people around you. Is there a better way to keep the rain off?
There’s nothing like a bit of gold and a spot of sunshine to bring out the best in Brits. We have that warm fuzzy feeling and we’re buzzing with pride. As a nation our outlook on life’s on the up – thanks to the Olympics.
As predictions of a summer wash-out continue to perforate our ear drums, many Brits are seizing the opportunity to head for warmer climes. But would you pay a premium for guaranteed sunshine?
At last it seems there’s a sensible alternative to winter tyres for helping motorists get home in an emergency – snow socks. Have you ever slipped them on or are you yet to be convinced about their effectiveness?
Most of us are suffering from sub-zero temperatures, but we’re not going to stop going about our business just because of a bit of snow and ice. But what about your phone – will it keep running as temperatures drop?
Having spent 24 hours at a snowed-in Luton airport some years ago, I’m all too familiar with the chaos when snow hits the runways. So, as Heathrow cancels flights due to snow, how’s its customer service holding up?