The catastrophic floods of autumn 2000, which saw river levels reach 400-year highs and left 10,000 homes underwater across England and Wales, were most likely the result of global warming.
British skiing has been in the deep freeze for some years now. Not that it was ever really hot stuff, most of the nation's wintry successes coming via the ice age of daredevil bobbers, sequinned skaters or the inimitable dancing feet of T and D. So it is heartening to learn that there is a teenage skier whose burgeoning talent is warming the cockles for the future.
Son of St Andrews who trains for 150 miles a week is a marathon virgin this time but confident his day will come.
Brynteg were the winners of the 2008 Colts’ tournament at Rosslyn Park.