Weather blog: Is the cold here to stay?

It's been bitterly cold but will winter continue this way? Laura tells us more in her weather blog.

"It’s been the coldest week of winter so far. Widespread frosts, temperatures down to -13.7C in Highland Scotland, the coldest we’ve had for nearly 2 years. Snowfall across northern areas of the UK causing travel chaos but also scenes of winter wonderlands. Another positive has been fantastic conditions for Scottish ski slopes with thousands flocking to take advantage of the conditions. However it’ll slowly turn milder and more settled over the weekend and into next week.

Another night in freezing temperatures

The big freeze continues with the whole country set to spend another night below freezing and snow spreading across the UK.

Age UK claim that despite rising demand from growing numbers of people in need of support, the amount spent on social care services for older people has fallen nationally by £1.1 billion since 2010/11.

What's in store this week? Take a look at Laura's week ahead

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UK suffers the coldest night in TWO years

The Met office says last night was the coldest night in two years - with some parts of the UK reaching MINUS 13 degrees. Many other parts of the country experienced sub-zero temperatures too.

The icy roads are causing problems with the AA reporting they have been called out to more than 10,000 ice related incidents in the last 24 hours.

There is more snow on the way, particularly in the north of the country and Northern Ireland.

What's in store this week? Take a look at Laura's week ahead

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