UK weather:Snow warning as winter bites again: Temperatures will plummet to -4C tonight

Snow warning as winter bites again: Temperatures will plummet to -4C tonight Snow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today Temperatures plunge as low as -4C as freezing weather returns By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:07 GMT, 2 February 2013 If thought winter was petering out this week, you may be in for a chilly shock. Parts of Britain enjoyed temperatures of up to 14C (57F) this week – a welcome reprieve after January’s heavy snowfall brought the country to a halt. But last night snow returned to northern England and Scotland – and forecasters say more is on the way

UK weather: Snow to return across Britain this weekend as cold winds are set to leave us feeling chilly

Snow to return across Britain this weekend with temperatures falling as low as -6CSnow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today and tomorrowTemperatures plunge as low as -6C (21F) as freezing weather returns By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 1 February 2013 Britain may have only just recovered from last month's Big Freeze, but more cold weather and snow are on the way today.

Sophie and Jack Fletcher: Urgent police appeal launched for missing brother and sister, aged 10 and 12

BREAKING NEWS: Brother and sister, aged 10 and 12, who 'left home together in the night after packing bag of clothes' found at local bus station Sophie and Jack Fletcher had never run away from home beforePair were spotted at a bus station by family friend who alerted police Police said they could have been heading from West Midlands home to destination in Wales where they once went on holiday By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 16:48 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:47 GMT, 23 January 2013 Two children who went missing after apparently running away from home have been found at their local bus station. Sophie Fletcher, 12, and her 10-year-old brother Jack disappeared from their home in Darlaston, West Midlands overnight or early this morning.

Presenter Sian Welby left stunned after measuring up cyclist Robert Frstemann"s freaky 28 inch thighs

'One was bigger than my waist!': Presenter Sian Welby left stunned after measuring German cyclist's freaky 28 INCH thighs Cyclist Robert Frstemann met ITV4 presenter Sian Welby in ManchesterAt National Cycling Centre for Round 3 of Revolution Series cycling event Frstemann made headlines at London 2012 following photo of his thighs Olympics – and they’re back again. German cyclist Robert Frstemann left ITV presenter Sian Welby speechless in Manchester when she used a tape measure to find the circumference of one of his thighs was a whopping 28 inches.

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

Instagram 2012 photo documentary captures the year in pictures

The year in Instagram: Photo-sharing website collects Top 10 images that capture the events of 2012 from freak weather to momentous politics | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 27 December 2012 From Great Britain to the United States, to Argentina to the Middle East, 2012 was undeniably a big year. And as one photo-sharing website will show, so was it for the people's ability to instantly share their experiences. Celebrating the year's highlights, website Instagram has released this photo compilation of some of the world's top 10 biggest events captured by none other than their now more than 100 million users.

Woman dies after paddling in the sea on Christmas Day at Hastings beach

Woman dies after paddling in the sea on Christmas Day A woman has died in hospital after she was dragged out to sea at HastingsThe woman was paddling in the sea when she was hit by a waveThree people attempted to rescue the woman who suffered head injuries | UPDATED: 17:10 GMT, 26 December 2012 A woman has died after she got hit by a wave and swept out to sea while paddling on Christmas Day, police have said. The woman, who is believed to have suffered head injuries after colliding with a groyne, was recovered from the sea and taken to hospital, where she has today died

Boxing Day swimmers swept into rocks in choppy waters are rescued dripping with blood

Swimming into terror: Bloodied on Boxing Day, lifeboat fundraisers swept on to the rocks RNLI crews rushed to help injured participants, some in fancy dress | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 Jumping into the sea on a chilly Boxing Day was always going to hurt. But these unlucky swimmers found the experience extra painful after they were swept on to rocks. The choppy waters braved in yesterday’s annual dip meant many emerged from the sea dripping with blood

UK weather: More floods expected as forecasters warn of six weeks worth of rain to fall before New Year

Landslide alert for walkers as deluge mayhem mounts and six weeks of rain is expected to fall before the New Year Flooding expected across Britain, with 394 warnings and alerts out Boxing Day walkers warned of landslides on coastlines and rail tracks The South West, Midlands and Anglia at biggest risk from floods Seven inches to fall by Saturday on already saturated ground | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 27 December 2012 Walkers and holidaymakers were warned of a risk of landslides yesterday as the wet weather was forecast to continue into the new year. With many areas already saturated, the prospect of more heavy showers means there may be further flooding in the next week

A heatwave in March, a twister in Bicester and the wettest summer on record: Britains topsy turvy weather which kept Britain talking

A heatwave in March, a twister in Bicester and the wettest summer on record: Britain’s topsy turvy weather which kept Britain talking | UPDATED: 00:09 GMT, 25 December 2012 From sunbathers on the beach during the third warmest March in history, to mass flooding around the country during the wettest April in 100 years, this year's weather has certainly been one of extremes. In many cases, it has been impossible to predict whether it was going to snow, pour down with rain or be gloriously sunny as the traditional seasons appear to have become a thing of the past. Here we look back on the weather events that hit the headlines in 2012…