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Two days of ‘persistent snow’ forecast for Leicestershire with Met Office warning of potential power cuts and travel chaos

The Met Office have taken the rare step of issuing a snow warning for Leicestershire for two days in a row.

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‘Risk of significant snowfall’ for eastern England predicted by Met Office as UK set to freeze

‘Risk of significant snowfall’ for eastern England predicted by Met Office as UK set to freeze

A cold snap which could see a “risk of significant snow across some southern, eastern and central parts of the country” is set to sweep across the UK from continental Europe according to Met Office forecasters.

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There have been reports Facebook is down. Picture: John Devlin

Is Facebook down in your area?

Across the UK there have been multiple reports of Facebook outages. Last night, the social media giant - which boasts over 2 billion active users - announced services were down around the globe.

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AUDIO: Warning as woman calls 999 to ask for advice about broken egg

Broken eggs, a dead fox and someone who wanted us to make them breakfast are some of the inappropriate 999 calls our emergency call handlers have taken in the last six months.

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Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Very strong winds will affect most of England this week with a new yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office today.

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The flu heatmap from flusurvey.org.uk - The map shows a gradient from no reported ILI (blue) to very high ILI (red).

How do you know if you have Australian flu as case numbers rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

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The preferred badge of the 'inconsiderate driver?'

BMW drivers voted rudest on the road

BMW drivers are Britain’s rudest road users, a survey has found.

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VIDEO: Plea for motorists to have vigilance after ambulance drivers involved in 90 crashes that were not their fault

EMAS is asking motorists to be vigilant in looking out for blue lights after ambulance crews were involved in 90 road traffic collisions in eight months which were not their fault.

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Vaccine warning from Public Health England as Australian ‘flu threatens Britain

The elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the UK are being urged to get vaccinated as the threat of the Australian ‘flu reaching our shores heightens.

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High winds set to batter region as Met Office issues warning for ‘severe gales’

High winds set to batter region as Met Office issues warning for ‘severe gales’

The fifth storm of the season – Storm Eleanor – is set to batter our region tonight and tomorrow with winds of up to 80mph in parts of the UK.

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Met Office forecasters are warning drivers to expect difficult road conditions

Travel disruption expected as Met Office issues fog warning

The Met Office is warning commuters to expect delays and disruption after a yellow weather warning for fog was issued.

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REVEALED: What inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

REVEALED: What inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

Prison bosses have revealed the menu inmates in English prisons can expect this Christmas.

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Peter Kay cancels UK tour - how to get your refund

Peter Kay cancels UK tour - how to get your refund

Peter Kay’s first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled because of “unforeseen family circumstances”, the comedian said in a statement.

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The Met Office is warning of some travel disruption due to icy roads

WEATHER: New ice warning from Met Office as temperatures set to plummet again

The Met Office has issued a fresh yellow weather warning for ice in our region this evening through to tomorrow morning.
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Snow fell across the region yesterday and more is possible today. Photo: Stephen Pollard

Ice and snow warning further extended across eastern counties by Met Office today

The Met Office is warning there may be more snow on the way in eastern and south Midland areas today and have extended the area and timeframe where it may fall.
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Snow on Peterborough's Parkways today.  Photo: Shujah Saklain

10 key DOs and DONTs of snow driving this weekend

Much of England has been with heavy snow today - so what do you need to prepare for winter driving?
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The NatWest is to close its branches in Oundle and Stamford next year.

REVEALED: The full list of Natwest and RBS branches set to close

Royal Bank of Scotland is to close 259 Natwest and RBS branches resulting in 680 job losses after the state-backed lender said more people are choosing to bank online or on mobile.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

LIVE: The Budget as it happens

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is this afternoon giving his Budget speech.

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