Snow falls on turf racing
Frost and snow stopped all turf racing in the countryside although some riders still braved the freezing conditions in Leyburn, North Yorkshire. Revellers preparing for New Year celebrations across the UK have been urged to be careful and wrap up warmly as snow is expected. *... to fall over the next few days and the bitterly cold weather looks set to continue. weathergal
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Bad weather Gales Blackpool
Rough seas batter the coast line in Blackpool. Scotland and the west took the brunt of the gale force winds with gusts of 82mph recorded on the Hebridean island of South Uist, and 72mph in Mumbles in south Wales, a PA WeatherCentre spokesman said. * The storms are less severe than Monday's violent gales, which killed eight people and caused damage costing millions of pounds. But police warned motorists to take extra care on the roads and to travel only on essential journeys when the winds are at their peak.
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Soccer - FA Cup - Third Round - Leyton Orient v Hull City - Lea Bridge Road
Leyton Orient manager Johnny Carey (r) looks on as a member of the Brisbane Road ground staff try to break the ice covering the pitch with a rotavator in a vain bid to get the pitch playable for the Third Round match against Hull City.
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