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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Welsh community raises money for ponies hit by snow

A Welsh community has been raising money to buy hay for hillside ponies struggling in the bitterly cold weather.

People in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales, have raised more than £1,500 so far to help the animals.

The hillside ponies in the Welsh Valleys have been struggling in the cold weather. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The ponies have been unable to feed sufficiently as the snow and icy conditions have stopped the spring grass from growing.

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