To celebrate the launch of our new range of Magnum Sprayers, DMMP Limited are offering one lucky person the chance to win a Magnum 2000 Professional Knapsack Sprayer worth £138!!
In order to enter all individuals need to do is like the DMMP Limited Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/dmmplimited) and share the competition post.
Terms & Conditions:
- The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of DMMP Limited and their close relatives.
- There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
- By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
- Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via http://www.facebook.com/DmmpLimited
- Closing date for entry will be when the DMMP Limited Facebook Page has reached 250 Page Likes, after this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
- No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
- There is no cash alternative for the prize and the prize is non transferable.
How likely is a White Christmas?
We can accurately forecast if snow is likely on any given Christmas Day up to five days beforehand. In terms of the statistical likelihood of snow based on climatology, we know that a snowflake has fallen somewhere in the UK on Christmas Day 38 times in the last 54 years, so we can probably expect more than half of all Christmas Days to be a ‘White Christmas’.
However the more Dickensian scenes of a widespread snow lying on the ground on Christmas Day is much rarer. There has only been a widespread covering of snow on the ground (where more than 40% of stations in the UK reported snow on the ground at 9am) four times in the last 51 years.
When was the last White Christmas?
The last widespread White Christmas in the UK was in 2010. It was extremely unusual, as not only was there snow on the ground at 83% of stations – the highest amount ever recorded – but snow or sleet also fell at 19% of stations.
We also had a White Christmas in 2009 when 13% of stations recorded snow or sleet falling, and 57% reported snow lying on the ground.
Graham Stuart, who chairs Commons education committee, says closures damage children’s education and the economy.
Schools must do more to anticipate the effects of bad weather and endeavour to stay open, a senior Tory MP has said a day after snow and ice caused the closure of more than 20% of schools across England.
Such efforts were vital to avoid damaging children’s education and the economy through the knock-on effect of parents having to take time off work, which disproportionately affects small businesses, said Graham Stuart, who chairs the cross-party Commons education committee.
He said: “Headteachers really do need to ensure an ethos, a culture in which when people know the weather is coming they anticipate it and they ensure they get to work.”
Stuart was speaking a day after Michael Gove, the education secretary, told the Commons he hoped that more schools would recognise that “everything can and should be done in order to ensure that all children get access to a good education”, even during snow.
Heavy snowfall overnight caused widespread disruption across parts of the country and forced a major airport to close temporarily.
Yorkshire appeared to have been worst hit, with morning commuters facing difficult driving conditions.
Leeds Bradford Airport closed on Wednesday morning due to the snowfall, but bosses told passengers to arrive as normal.
A spokesman for the airport said it would be shut until at least 9am after around 5cm of snow came down during the night.
However, passengers reported departure boards saying no flights would depart until 10am.