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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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Family trapped in snow burned furniture to keep warm

A man has told how he was forced to burn old furniture to keep his family warm when they became trapped in the snow at an isolated farmhouse in Wales.

Ben Massam, told BBC Wales his family - including his 16-month-old son - were stranded without power at a farm in Bryneglwys, near Wrexham.

You can walk over the washing line there's that much snow.

You can't see any of the cars, the cars are all buried, and I mean literally buried - they're gone.

It got to the point where I just thought we needed to try to get the baby out to reasonable safety.

– Ben Massam

The Massams were airlifted to safety yesterday by a helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey and flown to hospital, where they did not require treatment.

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