Villagers from Rutland have clubbed together to pay for a new high speed internet connection for their town.
The residents of Uppingham have taken matters into their own hands, replacing the existing broadband service with the latest fibre optic technology. They now have one of the fastest broadband speeds in the country.
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Further snow showers are expected to continue through the morning, easing somewhat during the afternoon.
Strong, bitterly cold winds, with sunny intervals and scattered snow showers.
Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.