Winter weather Jan10th
The Men's Fen Speed Skate race gets underway during the Fen Speed Skating championships at Whittlesey Fen, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, as forecasters warned up to 20cm of snow could settle in many parts of the UK tonight and tomorrow.
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Customs and Traditions - Up Helly Aa Festival - Lerwick, Shetland Isles
A Viking takes part in the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick on the Shetland Isles. The "Jarl Squad" dressed in viking costume formed a procession with The Galley, a 30-foot wooden longship in the Shetland Isles town. The Galley was burnt in the climax of the Up Helly Aa festival. Up Helly Aa originated as a Norse pagan festival and was then adopted by Christians to celebrate the end of the Christian Holy period with feasting and bonfires