Kale sales soar as celebrities such as Gwyneth promote its health benefits Kale sales have risen by 40 per cent in the last yearThis is thought to be because of celebrity chefs and cookbook authors promoting the vegetable's benefitsCould also be because of shortages of other vegetables caused by last year's bad weather By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:49 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:26 GMT, 25 March 2013 Gwyneth Paltrow is known to be a kale fan Sales of kale have soared thanks to celebrity chefs and famous cookbook authors, a new report has shown.
Cold homes are triggering heart attacks and strokes in older people – and costing the NHS 1.36billion a year<br>Age UK report says living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deathsRates in Britain higher than Scandinavia, which has colder winters – but better insulation Around 8,000 extra deaths for every one degree drop in average temperature <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 00:27 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236440-00E31D83000004B0-433_233x423.jpg" width="233" height="423" alt="Living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deaths" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deaths</p> <p> Crippling energy prices and badly insulated homes will lead to the loss of thousands of lives and seriously damage older people’s health this winter, warns a new report.</p><p>It shows cold homes are costing the NHS 1.36 billion every year in hospital and primary care as older people struggle with respiratory problems, stroke and heart attacks triggered by the cold.</p><p>Around 27,000 excess winter deaths are expected this year, including avoidable fatalities among older people, says the charity Age UK.</p><p>In a new report The Cost of Cold, it says a ‘major factor’ in two out of five extra winter deaths is living in a cold home.</p><p>It says superior building standards in countries like Finland and Sweden which insist on insulation and double glazing mean they have warmer homes than in the UK, which has a milder climate.</p><p>There are higher rates of excess winter deaths – above what would normally be expected – in Britain compared with Scandinavian countries.</p><p>Older people living in cold homes are at higher risk of death and illnesses such as arthritis and rheumatism, with the risks going up as temperatures plummet.
Property developer spends 11,000 turning double-decker bus into his new home after being priced out of housing marketDaniel Bond spent four grueling months turning the neglected vehicle into a two bedroom homeThe couple were unable to afford a deposit and found it almost impossible to get a mortgage because he is a self employed electricianIt is kitted out with a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, kitchen, TV lounge, bar, toilet and bathroomThe kitchen even has a hob, cooker, fridge and sink with running waterDaniel hopes to have his bus driver’s licence so that he and Stacey can take a trip to Cornwall where he grew up | UPDATED: 07:05 GMT, 29 June 2012 A cash strapped property hunter has turned his back on the housing market by making his family home out of a double-decker BUS.
Tesco 'totally irresponsible' for slashing price of chocolate bars to 20p, say health experts Five-packs of Snickers, KitKat Chunky, Twix, Mars and Bounty to sold for 1 until end of January Tesco today found itself under siege from both sweet-toothed shoppers and horrified anti-obesity experts after slashing the price of chocolate bars to 20p. In a move to win back customers following a Christmas slump, the supermarket chain has slashed the price of five-packs of Snickers, KitKat Chunky, Twix, Mars and Bounty to just 1. The deal means each bar costs just 20p – while bars sold individually in the shop can cost up to 54p
In 2012, don’t sell unless you really must Neither Halifax nor Nationwide is expecting much to change with house prices this year, although Rightmove predicts a two per cent rise and top-end agent Knight Frank predicts a five per cent fall. For most homeowners, however, the rule is: If you don’t have to sell, then don’t.