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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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Volunteers check on those still without power

Thousands of people in rural communities face a fourth day without power as engineers continue to battle against wintry conditions to reconnect homes.

A list of addresses in Campbeltown, Scotland is checked as communities face a fourth day without power Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The isle of Arran and parts of the south-west mainland of Scotland were particularly badly hit by power cuts on Friday. At the peak of the problems around 18,000 homes were cut off from the grid.

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