Over 18 million rental units at risk from environmental hazards: Study

D3sign | Stone | Getty Images Extreme weather and climate hazards are becoming more frequent, posing a threat not only for homeowners but for renters. More than 18 million rental units across the U.S. are exposed to climate- and weather-related hazards, according to the latest American Rental Housing Report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for … Read more

Is it too cold to walk your dog? Some tips on how to keep your pets warm – National

In the icy grip of a cold snap, Canadian pet owners are navigating the fine line between ensuring their furry companions get enough exercise and protecting them from the bone-chilling temperatures. Cold weather has swept across various regions in Canada this week, bringing snow to many parts of British Columbia, a deep freeze to the Prairies, … Read more

£16 M&S buy that’s ‘essential’ for ‘keeping warm’ and ‘helps keep heating costs down’

Temperatures have dipped in the UK, and the cold spell means finding ways to stay warm in and outside of the house. The thermals range may not be a brand new addition to Marks and Spencer’s, but this could be the perfect time to stock up. While the cold snap won’t last forever, simple but … Read more

John Lewis’ throw-on fleece is ‘perfect for cold winter evenings’ and ‘like wearing a hug’

While dressing gowns are already a staple in many wardrobes, John Lewis’ unique alternative is proving popular with shoppers. The retail giant’s sale has seen huge discounts on the brand’s own clothing and premium brands too. The selection of loungewear pieces are some of the highlights of the sale, and include the High Pile Longline … Read more

Fears cold weather could spread new Covid variant sparking UK’s biggest ever wave

Cold weather has sparked fears a new Covid variant could result in the UK’s largest-ever wave of infections. Experts raised concerns after one in 16 people were infected in London in mid-December, which was the hardest hit area of the UK. UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data revealed that Covid rates doubled in less than … Read more

‘Extremely warm’ M&S jacket is perfect for ‘icy cold weather’ and can be worn in two ways

Icy temperatures call for cosy outerwear to stay warm and layer up outfits. Investing in effective outerwear can come at a price, but while those on a budget may have to bypass expensive brands, there are plenty of options to be found on the high street. M&S’ clothing range has been a bit hit with … Read more