The planetary scientist Colin Pillinger has paid tribute to his friend of 43 years, Sir Patrick Moore, who has passed away.
Dr Pillinger recalled one incident when Moore accidentally set alight to his trousers on television.
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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