Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow

Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow

www.birminghammail.co.uk
24 Jan 2013

It’s not just people who are hit by the big freeze.

The severe weather has brought a wild winter for everyone.

Animals have to cope with it too and – just like us – some of them love romping around in the white stuff while others find it more of a challenge.

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Britain: Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver

Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver

http://news.sky.com/home
May 02, 2012

After a mini heatwave and the wettest April on record, now parts of Britain are braced for a taste of some wintry weather.

Forecasters say it will be turning much colder as we head towards the weekend, with some areas seeing unseasonable frost and sub-zero temperatures.

Sky weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: “It’s all thanks to a cold front slowly moving southwards across the UK on Friday. This will bring with it colder air into northern areas.

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Parts of Britain suffer coldest summer for nearly two decades

Parts of Britain suffer coldest summer for nearly two decades

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
01 September 2011

Much of Britain suffered the coldest summer for almost two decades, Met Office statistics show.

As Britons return to work today after a soggy Bank Holiday weekend, official weather data reveals that average temperatures were significantly down on recent years.

The UK’s average temperature from June 1 to August 15 was only 57F (13.9C) – the lowest for 13 years.

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Britain’s big freeze death toll hits 300 every day

Britain’s big freeze death toll hits 300 every day

http://www.metro.co.uk
22nd December, 2010

Nearly 300 more people a day died when freezing temperatures hit at the start of this month, new figures show.

A total of 11,193 deaths were registered in England and Wales bet­ween December 3 and 10, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

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BRITAIN IS FREEZING TO DEATH

BRITAIN IS FREEZING TO DEATH

http://www.express.co.uk
December 5,2010

…The winter death toll is set to rise steeply as official figures show that nine elderly people died every hour because of cold-related illnesses last year. The number of deaths linked to cold over the four months of last ­winter reached nearly 28,000…

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Britain: Earliest white winter for two decades could go on for 10 days

Earliest white winter for two decades could go on for 10 days

http://www.independent.co.uk
27 November 2010

With snow drifts, black ice and biting winds, Britain woke up to the earliest white winter in almost two decades yesterday, with forecasters predicting that the cold snap could last ten days.

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Scotland: coldest winter for 30 years

Scotland braced for more snow

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com
22 February 2010

MORE snow is forecast this week as Scotland shivers in what is shaping up to be the coldest winter for 30 years.

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Snow covers Britain from head to toe after heaviest snowfall in 50 years

Snow covers Britain from head to toe

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
07 Jan 2010

As if dusted with icing sugar, this satellite image of Britain shows the full extent of the snow coverage affecting the country.

From head to toe there is barely a patch of land not blanketed by the heaviest snowfall in 50 years.

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Army rescues 1,000 drivers stranded in cars for 12 HOURS as UK is paralysed by heaviest snowfalls in 30 years (with more on its way)

Ice-bound Britain is paralysed by the biggest snowfall for years . . . and grit and gas supplies are already running low

http://www.dailymail.co.uk
6th January 2010

● Army drafted in to rescue 1,000 stranded motorists

● Boy, 6, fighting for his life after falling into icy garden pond

● Councils warn they have little more than a day’s grit supply

● Panic buying of salt, shovels, thermal underwear – and sledges

● Driver was treated for shock after his car skidded on to a level crossing

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Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict

Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
02 Jan 2010

They predicted no let up in the freezing snap until at least mid-January, with snow, ice and severe frosts dominating.

And the likelihood is that the second half of the month will be even colder.

Weather patterns were more like those in the late 1970s, experts said, while Met Office figures released on Monday are expected to show that the country is experiencing the coldest winter for up to 25 years.

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