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Heavy snow forecast for Friday

A weather front moving across the UK from Thursday night is set to bring the biggest snowfall of the winter so far. The heaviest snowfall is expected on Friday.

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AA issues advice on flat batteries caused by cold

The AA has issued advice to motorists on how to stop their cars from getting flat batteries in the cold weather.

AA spokesman Darron Burness said:

The main problem is flat or failed batteries, as the car's electrical system has to work much harder in the cold.

When you get in your car, switch off all the electrics before starting it - for example, blowers, lights and heated windscreen - and dip the clutch while starting to take some of the load off the starter motor and, in turn, the battery.

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