2nd January 2010 - Today's News: Britain facing coldest winter in decades

Bliadhna mhath ur! Happy New Year!

Well, it's the 2nd of January and still not a single flake of snow has settled on the ground in Evesham this winter ...... Once again there looks to be chance to catch a few showers - but after the disappointment of the past 2 weeks I ain't holding my breathe! Anyway, after a brief milder interlude in the far south, the cold spell continues across Britain and looks set to persist a good while yet.

Three climbers die in avalanches

Six killed as big New Year Freeze takes deadly grip of Britain

New Year snow sees North-east grind to a halt

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

Whilst in Ireland, cold weather continues to cause major disruption

Elsewhere in the world:

Brazil mudslides, floods kill 44 after heavy rain

In Australia, crews rescue stranded flood residents

60 years after winter of terror, Alpine resorts fear killer avalanche season

2010 brings record high temperatures in Bulgaria

Mayor's pledge to spare Moscow snow fails

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