Top 2 Stories making the headlines in the UK

The news headlines from the UK

We bring you some of the stories hitting the UK headlines this week as Britain braces for one of the coldest weeks of winter as temperatures drop to -14 degrees Celsius and Russia claiming their piles of snow a “record white-out”.

2 New stories headlining in the UK

#1 UK Braces for what is going to be the coldest 10 days of winter

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The UK is wrapping up warmly as severe weather warnings hit the news headlines.With the influence of high pressure moving in from Scandinavia the weather is expected to drop below the -14 C mark this week.  With snowfall predicted across central Britain and possibly from Tuesday night into Wednesday in the South East.
As these freezing conditions arrive from Scandinavia predictions of heavy rains, sleet, hail, snow and possible blizzards have been broadcast from the weathers stations.Health warnings have bee issued from both local governments and charities of the risk of heart attacks in the elderly.  As the statistics show that there was an average of 34300 winter deaths during the winter of 2016 and 2017.

#2 7 Swans from the Queens flock at Windsor have died of suspected bird flu

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With the fear of the virus spreading scientist scramble to run tests on the dead birds that make up ten percent of the queen’s flock.

With the awaited results of the test expected this week as a saddened Official Swan Marker David Barber issued a statement to the press expressing their heartache at the loss of these beautiful birds.  David Barber is currently in charge of the age-old tradition of taking the yearly swan census. By tradition, all the mute swans, which are the most common ones found in Britain, found on open waters within the UK are owned by the Crown.

The H5N6 virus, its official name being Avian Influenza A, and have been known to infect humans as well as birds.The World Health Organization reported seeing at least 17 cases of this virus, ten of which were fatal.
Bird keepers have been warned to follow protocol and stick to the strict biosecurity measures called for in this situation.


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