Lonely this Christmas: Three million elderly dreading festive period cold and alone

Three million elderly Britons are dreading a lonely Christmas: Festive period brings back sad memories of lost loved ones Many fear leaving the house because of poor weather, says charity Age UK Research reveals 840,000 over 65s find Christmas brings back sad memories By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 00:17 GMT, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 20 December 2012 Around three million elderly people are dreading the thought of a cold, lonely Christmas, says Age UK. The charity, which surveyed 1,000 over-65s, said many will be spending it on their own.

Student, 21, killed by WARM AIR in a pub after stepping in from the cold night air triggers asthma attack

Student, 21, killed by WARM AIR in a pub after stepping in from the cold night air triggers asthma attackFashion student Sarah Carter-Edwards died of asthma during night outCollapsed after stepping into pub to meet friends in Market DraytonShocked father says 21-year-old was 'wise beyond her years' | UPDATED: 00:51 GMT, 15 December 2012 Death: Sarah Carter-Edwards was killed by an asthma attack she suffered in the pub A ‘lively and vibrant’ student died from an asthma attack triggered by the warm air in a pub. Sarah Carter-Edwards, 21, had walked through near-freezing temperatures to meet friends for a night out when she entered the premises.