In response to Conservative MP Aidan Burley's tweets that this was "the most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen", a Downing Street source has told me: "We don't agree with his views."
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A widespread frost across the UK as temperatures fall below freezing under clear skies.
After a vote tainted by reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, Putin said Russia was ready to 'cooperate' with Britain.
Largely dry elsewhere tonight with a widespread frost and icy stretches