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East Midlands businesses worst hit by snow

Snow drifts blocked many roads in the region Credit: Steve Swain

Businesses in the East Midlands have been worst affected in the UK by the poor spring weather, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Local firms attracted 8.9 per cent fewer customers compared to March 2012. More than half of small businesses in the UK say last month's bad weather has lost them money.

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Snow-stranded school trip students return home

A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in Scotland for more than three days because of the extreme snow have described how they had to huddle together to keep warm.

The sixth formers from St Edmunds Catholic School and St Peter's Collegiate School were due back from their Geography field trip to the Isle of Arran on Friday. But then ferries to the mainland were cancelled, and they were stuck without heat and power. Chris Halpin reports.

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Stranded school trip children return home safely

Rescue helicopter leaves Isle of Arran

A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in Scotland for more than three days because of the extreme snow say it is the worst weather they have ever seen.

Specially adapted coach picking up the students from school trip in Lochranza, Isle of Arran

The sixth formers from St Edmunds Catholic School and St Peter's Collegiate School were due back from their Geography field trip to the Isle of Arran on Friday. But then ferries to the mainland were cancelled when the snow set in.

The school children were on a trip to the Isle of Arran, just off the coast of Scotland.

Snow stranded students return to Wolverhampton

Thirty-four students from Wolverhampton who were stranded on a Scottish island for more than three days because of the extreme weather returned home last night.

Sixth formers at the St Edmund's Catholic School and St Peter's Collegiate Schools were on a Geography trip on the Isle of Arran when the snow struck on Friday (March 22).

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