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Heavy snow is causing travel problems for a second day, with schools shut, roads closed, and trains - including Eurostar services - cancelled.
The cross-Channel train operator said it had cancelled all services due to bad weather in France and Belgium.
Air travel is also being disrupted due to snow in parts of Europe, and Jersey and Guernsey airports remain closed.
Meanwhile, hundreds of schools across East and West Sussex, Kent and the Channel Islands are closed.
Eurostar, which runs trains between London, Paris and Brussels, has advised passengers not to go to their departure station for the remainder … Read the rest
A man has died as severe wintry weather disrupted transport and power supplies across much of the UK.
The body of the 27-year-old man was found in deep snow in farmland near Burnley in Lancashire, police said.
A number of roads and airports were shut and many sport fixtures cancelled, after Friday's snow left some motorists trapped in their vehicles overnight.
A Met Office warning of snow covers Northern Ireland, much of England, northern Wales and south-west Scotland.
The body of the man, who has not been named, was found by a farmer in Brierfield, near Burnley, Lancashire, at … Read the rest
The current ski season is in full swing, and still looking good for snow cover almost everywhere, but already news for 2013-14 is starting to appear.
The big announcement, so far, is that a new gondola link from the Arlberg region of Lech and St Anton will connect to the ski slopes of Warth, creating one of the world's five biggest ski areas with 340km of piste.
The large tour operators already have their 2013-14 programmes on sale, and are announcing their new destination choices. There's a common theme: Scandinavia.
Before charter air travel and fast French motorways arrived … Read the rest
Britain faces a day of severe disruption as heavy snow, flooding and blizzard conditions blight the country.
Emergency services are already responding to a surge in weather-related call-outs, with government agencies issuing a string of warnings urging the public to take care on the roads.
More flooding is expected in the south-west as Thursday's heavy rain continues to pour throughout the day and overnight.
Snow is expected to blanket everywhere north of the M4 corridor, with up to 20cm (8in) hitting the worst-affected areas of north-west England, north Wales and south-west Scotland.
Higher areas could even see up to … Read the rest
I must disclaim I am a skier but that doesn't mean I have any more "right" to be on the mountain than a snowboarder.
Snowboarders started life as chairlift crashers sneaking into ski resorts after last lifts to try their hand on the snow from which they were originally banned. When resorts finally understood they, like skiers, were just looking to enjoy the freedom of sliding down snow and let them in, along came Ross Rebagliati at the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Rebagliati won the first snowboarding Olympic gold medal in history, only to have it taken away when marijuana … Read the rest