News Buried treasure: Miners who worked in Smallcleugh, one of the long disused mines nearby

A Canadian company has discovered that Nenthead may be sitting on one of Europe's biggest deposits

Chaos already – and now the cold will really bite

Hundreds of schools shut across the country yesterday, as thick snow continued to fall and temperatures plummeted to well below freezing. Thousands of homes were without power and roads and airports were closed, causing travel chaos. Forecasters were warning that temperatures could plunge even lower last night, to -20C, as snow was expected to hit London and the Home Counties .

Record temperatures as big freeze tightens grip

Britain shivered in some record low temperatures overnight - including a "ridiculously low" minus 17C in Wales - as the big freeze maintained its grip on the country, forecasters said today.

Heurelho Gomes looks towards Champions League final

Heurelho Gomes is already dreaming of Wembley after helping Tottenham seal their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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Man to face court over helping Raoul Moat

A man will appear before a crown court charged with helping the fugitive gunman Raoul Moat.

Carroll set for England call up

Andy Carroll is still in contention for England selection despite more allegations about the Newcastle striker's private life.

Blackpool hold on after Albion lose their heads but not heart

Blackpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 1

Bothroyd leads way as Cardiff run riot

Leeds United 0 Cardiff City 4

Toxic shocker: The Northumberland garden with killers in its midst

Daffs? They'll make you vomit as soon as please your eye. As for autumn crocuses: they'll leave you for dead.

Welcome to the family! Nolan gets a new house guest

When Kevin Nolan was made Newcastle's club captain at the start of this season, it is unlikely he expected his duties to include housing his fellow players.

Pensioners' £100 art buy nets fortune

A pensioner couple who bought a Victorian oil painting for less than £100 were said to be "amazed and delighted" yesterday when it sold at auction for £185,000.

Hairdresser's warning after her nose collapsed

A hairdresser today issued a health warning to others in the industry as she described how her nose collapsed after years of inhaling human hairs.

Postman jailed for stealing mail mountain

A postman who stole so much mail he had to move out of his flat where he stashed it and live with his mother was jailed for 14 months today.

Spurs insist bid for Olympic site is 'just to keep options open'

Tottenham Hotspur yesterday denied the Olympic Stadium had become their preferred new home, insisting they remained fully committed to building a ground to replace White Hart Lane.

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