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13-year-old boy dies after a school playground incident

A 13-year-old school boy has died after he was grievously injured during a school playground incident. Oisin McGrath, 13 was a pupil at St Michael's College in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, and was hurt while playing football during his lunch break on Monday afternoon.

13-year-old boy dies after a school playground incident. Credit: Google Maps

First Minister Peter Robinson tweeted: "Young Oisin McGrath's death is heartbreaking.

"I'll be praying for his family and all those devastated by this sad news tonight."

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and later bailed pending further police inquiries into what happened. Fr Seamus Quinn had been at the victim's bedside.

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Army bomb squad probes Belfast car blast

A device is believed to have exploded under a car in west Belfast, police say.

The blast, which took place just after midnight, left the parked car extensively damaged and prompted an evacuation of the area.

Army bomb squads are investigating the site and two others in the city where a suspicious object was reported.

Police are also searching at a street in Lurgan, County Armagh after a report from a member of the public, though no suspicious objects have yet been found.

"We believe at this stage that a device may have exploded or partially exploded under a parked car causing extensive damage to the car," Inspector James Murphy said.

UTV reporter Paul Reilly reports from the scene of the blast:

No further details are currently available, police said.

Yorkshire police issue warning over driving in heavy snow

Yorkshire police officers have issued warning over driving in heavy snow, posting images on Twitter.

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Snow falls across the south

The Met Office has issued a warning for the south and south east of England to prepare for ice with further wintry showers.

Outbreaks of rain and sleet are expected today with possible snow on hills where a slight covering is possible.

More wintry showers will affect Kent overnight where some snow may settle on the North Downs.

The snow settles in Havant in Hampshire this morning Credit: Annette White
Snow settles in Botley in Oxfordshire Credit: Rachel Trafford
The outlook in Basingstoke in Hampshire this morning Credit: Vanessa West
A light dusting of snow in Tunbridge Wells in Kent Credit: Fiona Rich
Snow falls in Haslemere in Surrey Credit: Gaynor Ann Williams

Britain braces for blizzards, snow and strong winds

The Met Office said sleet and snow showers would affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland today, with snow falling to lower levels and extending further south through the day.

Britain braces for blizzards, snow and strong winds. Credit: PA

A very cold airmass will spread southwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland accompanied by strong winds, spreading southwards into northern England and north Wales later in the day.

Frequent showers are likely to form in this airmass, and with the cold air snow is likely to accumulate, even to low levels in places.

Periods of enhanced snowfall are possible within this general flow, perhaps more especially across the high ground of Scotland and north-east England, but these details are more uncertain.

– Met Office's chief forecaster Eddie Carroll

Drivers warned of icy roads as big freeze grips UK

Forecasters warn cold conditions across the UK will lead to ice on the roads. Credit: Drivers face difficult conditions

Motorists have been warned to expect difficult driving conditions as icy weather continues to grip the UK.

The Met Office has issued yellow 'be aware' warnings for ice across the entire country and snow across the Midlands, northern England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

With temperatures remaining low overnight, forecasters have warned that ice is likely to form on untreated road surfaces and more snow is expected on high ground, especially across Scotland.

Strong winds of up to 60mph are predicted in north-west Scotland, meaning blizzard conditions are likely, experts say.

There is the potential for disruption throughout this period due to the accumulating snow and ice but also with temporary blizzard conditions leading to very difficult driving conditions."

– Eddie Carroll, Met Office's chief forecaster

The Met Office said sleet and snow showers would affect parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland today, with snow falling to lower levels and extending further south through the day.

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