First the big freeze, now the big thaw


The cold snap that has hit parts of the country is expected to give way to milder weather soon. Daytime temperatures should rise to 10C by the end of the week with showers over the weekend.

The cold claimed a man's life in North Wales. A climber in Snowdonia was killed after he mistook a cornice of hanging snow for a solid ledge. One of two women with him, just below the summit of Y Garn, was rescued by a guide, but by the time the guide returned to help the man, believed to be in his 30s, it was too late.