New Year"s Day 2013 weather: Sunny start to the year as Britain finally sees break in the clouds

Sunny start to the year! Britain finally sees break in the clouds as clear skies replace ice and floodsTemperatures will be three or four degrees warmer for the next two weeksRevellers and early morning walkers welcomed January's first rays today The dry weather follows the wettest year on record in England , it's finally drying up for the start of the New Year. Many families spent the end of December cleaning up after flooding and struggling to travel because of impassable roads and cancelled transport services. But after the wettest year on record, the outlook is far brighter for 2013, with temperatures leaping by four degrees and the rain staying mostly away for the start of January

Xenon: "Miracle" gas gives hope to babies brain-damaged at birth

'Miracle' gas gives hope to babies brain-damaged at birthBirth asphyxia occurs in one or two out of 1,000 deliveries in developed countries | UPDATED: 05:19 GMT, 2 December 2012 A ‘miracle’ gas that occurs naturally in the air could help reduce incidence of brain damage in newborns.