Thousands are still without power and cars marooned by thick snow in Cumbria, with more warnings ahead.
New health secretary Victoria Atkins says strikes by medics have delayed 1.1 million appointments.
Baroness Kinnock, a lifelong socialist campaigner, served as a minister under Gordon Brown.
Fairytale of New York has surged since the death of Pogues' frontman Shane MacGowan.
The suspect tells police he was upset by "so many Muslims dying in Afghanistan and in Palestine".