With the first race being delayed by only 5 minutes, horses at Cheltenham have started warming up despite the snow.
Thousands of spectators are expected for the Gold Cup week.
The Cheltenham Festival will open later amid warnings for race goers to leave extra time due to the poor weather.
More top news
The UK's French ambassador, Sylvie Bermann said the destruction of the Calais 'Jungle' will encourage refugees to seek asylum in France.
Beatty is the first American to win the prestigious literary prize for his satirical novel, The Sellout.
Engineers are exploring greener technologies to help reduce the carbon emissions as aviation continues to expand.