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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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Local communities 'highly commended' during freeze

Scottish transport minister Keith Brown has praised the work of engineers and people in local communities working to restore services affected by the snow in Scotland.

Speaking yesterday, he said:

The level of multi-agency co-operation and the support received from local communities and voluntary groups is to be highly commended.

The Scottish Government will continue to do everything we can to support local responders and help co-ordinate the support and help they need until all services are restored.

– Keith Brown, transport minister

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