Transport minister Stephen Hammond has defended the Government's decision to privatise search and rescue operations currently carried out by the RAF.
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Remaining cold with sunny spells and further scattered rain and sleet showers. Any early snow will become restricted to hills.
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Any remaining wintry showers will ease tonight but it will stay cold and there's a risk of frost and icy patches developing.