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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Hundreds face sixth day without power

Hundreds of people in the West of Scotland are facing a sixth day without power.

In Kintyre, 925 homes remained cut off overnight, and 725 in Argyll, Scottish and Southern Energy said.

Workers fixing a power line in Kintyre, West Scotland Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

On Friday 18,000 properties were plunged into darkness, when areas were badly affected by severe weather.

Heavy sheets of ice and snow toppled two transmission pylons, causing mass power cuts.

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