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Big freeze 'for another month'

The Met Office has warned the freezing weather could last until the end of April, suggesting that temperatures are unlikely to recover to normal averages until the latter part of next month. Hundreds are facing a sixth day without power in Scotland.

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Sellafield nuclear plant shut due to 'adverse weather'

Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria has been closed due to "adverse weather conditions".

Sellafield Nuclear plant in Seascale, Cumbria Credit: Press Association

A statement on Sellafield Ltd's website reads: "The site emergency control centre has been established and is managing the incident in line with well rehearsed procedures. We have implemented a phased, early release of staff from the site; this is being carried out in a safe, controlled manner.

"There is no reason to believe that there will be any off-site nuclear, environmental or conventional safety issues associated with the incident. The priority for the team is to protect our workforce, the community and the environment."

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