Wintry showers expected in the north and Scotland
The comedian insists he is doing it for the thrill of 'sliding fast down things'
The rose gardens and parks of the US capital are under attack and only lethal force can save them from the doe-eyed assailants
'The Cipriani in Venice was immaculate'
Record-breaking temperatures froze the water in its tracks
We might not be ready to 3D print a roast, but the complicated and edible structures produced by 3D printers could be the start of something new
All 50 US states are below freezing as the polar vortex sworls around North America, shattering temperature records and causing a collective shudder across the continent.
'It's as dangerous as it gets' explains big wave rider
Much of the United States is currently in the grip of a polar vortex, a system of dense air producing plummeting temperatures and swathes of freezing weather, bringing some parts of the country to a halt and causing chaos in others.
With Arctic winds plummeting temperatures to -50C, much of North America has shut down as authorities warn of the life-threatening freeze
Workers fixing potholes on the the highway stopped traffic to clear space for the plane to land after noticing it heading towards them
At least 16 deaths were blamed on a snow storm that swept across the eastern half of the US as North Dakota experiences -35C
The open air Michigan Stadium was packed for the New Year's Day game, despite the conditions
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Passengers on a climate change research ship stranded in Antarctica are likely to ring in the New Year on the ice-trapped vessel – as a rescue helicopter on a nearby Chinese ship waits for the weather to clear.
Heavy rain and gales to sweep across country today as temperatures drop below freezing