It's not like the old days, millions moan with a lack of manners topping list of complaints 1,000 people polled in survey by search website Ask Jeeves Second on list is weather followed by pubs and television programmes By Tara Brady PUBLISHED: 14:37 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:07 GMT, 6 March 2013 From TV programmes to pubs to the weather, things really aren't as good as they used to be, according to the British public. New research published today found that that the majority of Britons really do think modern life is rubbish.
Desperate hunt launched for British teenager who is missing in the searing heat of the Australian outbackSam Woodhead, 18, was staying on cattle ranch in QueenslandThe teenager, from London, hasn't been seen since TuesdayPolice say they have grave fears for his safety as daytime temperatures soared to almost 40C By Richard Shears PUBLISHED: 06:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 Missing: Sam Woodhead, 18, from Richmond, south-west London, went for a run on Tuesday and hasn't been seen since A desperate search has been launched for a British teenager who is missing in the searing heat of the Australian outback. Sam Woodhead, 18, from Richmond, south-west London, went for a run on Tuesday from the Queensland cattle ranch where he had been staying – and failed to return. Police said today they held grave fears for his safety as daytime temperatures soared to almost 40C.
Snow to return across Britain this weekend with temperatures falling as low as -6CSnow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today and tomorrowTemperatures plunge as low as -6C (21F) as freezing weather returns By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 1 February 2013 Britain may have only just recovered from last month's Big Freeze, but more cold weather and snow are on the way today.
Clinging on for dear life: Moment terrified family were forced to take refuge in the water as Australian wildfire tore through their townTammy and Tim Holmes led their five grandchildren to safety as blaze destroyed their home in Dunalley, TasmaniaThey clung to each other and the jetty for more than two hours until they eventually found dinghy to flee fire zoneChildren's mother, who had left them with her parents while she attended a funeral, feared they had been killedCooler weather has brought temporary respite today after days of record temperatures in the south of countryBut 35,000 firefighters are now on standby in Queensland as searing heat is predicted to move north later today /s3665494.htm” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> Australia's ABC network: 'We just waited by the phone and received a message at 3.30pm to say that mum and dad had evacuated, that they were surrounded by fire, and could we pray. 'So I braced myself to lose my children and my parents.' Bracing themselves: The children prepare to enter the water to take refuge under the jetty as the wildfire rips through their grandparents' home Thanked God: The children's mother, Bonnie Walker, was unaware of the impending danger when she drove off to attend a funeral and feared her family had been killed when she heard of the devastation Divine intervention: A building burns near the jetty
A bicycle made for 'I do': The British newlyweds on record-breaking two-year honeymoon tandem ride from New Zealand to LondonKat and Steve Turner plan to beat previous tandem journey record of 38,143kmsShe had to learn how to ride a bike before selling possessions and leaving homeThe couple have been attacked by dogs, cooked in rat-infested kitchens and fed giant lizards outside their tentThey have already battled through Arctic temperatures, searing heat, torrential rain – and have only completed a quarter of the trip | UPDATED: 19:43 GMT, 24 December 2012 A honeymoon is the perfect chance for the newlywed couple to spend time with each other, away from the stresses of everyday life. But Kat and Steve Turner, have taken that idea and run with it – or ridden with it. Rather than taking time out for some post-wedding luxuriating on a beach or at a spa hotel, the couple decided to spend two years in a record-breaking attempt to travel the world on a tandem bicycle, sleeping in a tiny two-man tent
Snow Sunday in Cumbria: It looks like fun. . . but temperatures are about to plunge as the Beast From The East sweeps the countryExtreme Russian cold front called 'Beast from the East' will hit todayTemperatures across UK expected to plunge to sub-zeroWarnings for motorists and the vulnerable Wednesday could be the coldest day of the year so far | UPDATED: 03:18 GMT, 10 December 2012 IT could be a remote Alpine landscape
Freezing Britain: Siberian front brings ice, snow and -16C temperatures (but at least these skiers are enjoying themselves) Temperatures expected to dip from Sunday with frozen conditions bringing chaos to the roads later in the week Commuters pictured battling through heavy snow in Leeds, Newcastle and LincolnshireAA warn drivers to be prepared for treacherous conditions and advise grit is ineffective below -9C Icy gusts from the east will bring a wind chill factor of -16C next week, according to Met Office forecasters Follows a week of transport chaos with airports closing and dramatic car crashes putting police officers and a boy of 11 into hospital | UPDATED: 17:07 GMT, 8 December 2012 With icy blasts sweeping in from Siberia expected to send the mercury plummeting from as early as tomorrow afternoon, skiers made a rare UK appearance this morning enjoying an unexpected spot of glorious sunshine. The intrepid winter sportsmen took to the gentle slopes of the South Tyne Valley, near Alston, in Cumbria, and if forecasters are correct there will be plenty more of the white stuff to come
Thermals at the ready. .
How the fab four can warm you up: Researchers find nostalgia, and even listening to the Beatles, can make you feel hotterResearchers found listening to old music or recalling past events could make people feel physically warmer | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 4 December 2012 If you've drawn the curtains and turned up the heating but still feel a bit chilly, cosy up with some old photos. Nostalgic thoughts literally give us a warm glow, a study has found.