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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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What a difference a year makes: Brighton in sunny 2012

Comparing photographs of Brighton last March and now highlights just how unseasonably cold the weather is.

In this picture, the seaside city is seen basking in sunshine on this day last year:

Brighton Beach in East Sussex on this day last year Credit: PA Wire

And this is what it looked like earlier today:

Brighton Beach in East Sussex today Credit: PA Wire

Again, last year:

Brighton beach on 24 March 2012 Credit: PA Wire

And today:

Brighton beach today

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