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.

"Mosque buster" claims he can stop "tide of Islam" by giving free advice on how to block building plans for new places of worship

'Mosque buster' claims he can stop 'tide of Islam' by giving free advice on how to block building plans for new places of worship Gavin Boby, once linked to EDL, calls for people to come to him for helpLawyer boasts he has already blocked plans for 16 mosques being built He claims Islam encourages paedophilia, sexual abuse and pimping By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 12:49 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 13 January 2013 A planning lawyer and self-styled 'mosque buster' claims he is fighting to stop the 'tide of Islam' by successfully blocking plans for the building of mosques across the UK.

BREAKING NEWS: Police officer dies after his patrol car crashes with a tree while answering 999 call

BREAKING NEWS: Police officer dies after his patrol car crashes with a tree while answering 999 call By Richard Hartley-parkinson PUBLISHED: 07:51 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 6 January 2013 A police officer has died in a road accident while answering an emergency call. The officer was killed when his patrol vehicle collided with a tree in the village of West Tanfield, near Ripon, at 7pm yesterday, North Yorkshire Police said.

Woman PC handed 1,000 compensation after being spat at by unemployed father-of-two

1,000 fine for spitting at a police officer: Unemployed thug ordered to pay compensation to woman PC… and even Police Federation 'astonished' by size of awardLee Birtles spat at Sarah Botham in police station1,000 fine described as 'astonishing' by police union By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:35 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:47 GMT, 4 January 2013 A female police officer has been awarded 1,000 compensation from a criminal who spat at her when she was trying to restrain him. PC Sarah Botham feared she could have caught hepatits from the spittle of unemployed father of two Lee Birtles, but tests later proved negative

Caught in a catnapper"s tuna trap: Family lost four pets to gardener

Family thought their cats had run away… but neighbour had caught them in tuna-baited traps to stop them fouling his gardenGordon Wilson, 74, baited a home-made trap with tuna to capture petsThe pensioner hated the cats for fouling his immaculate garden One pet returned home only to be run over because it was so disorientatedAnother was found trapped in a cage in a bush by its owner at 1am | UPDATED: 23:36 GMT, 27 December 2012 When three of their cats vanished without trace, the Wilcocksons thought they had simply run away

Gracie McNulty, 10, opens family cafe to serve dinner for 50 homeless to keep her dead father"s promise

Girl of ten opens family cafe to serve dinner for 50 homeless to keep her dead father's promise Gracie McNulty served 50 homeless diners at cafe in Dewsbury, YorkshireHer father Craig had planned the event but died earlier this yearThe 10-year-old said she wanted to carry out plan to 'make him proud' | UPDATED: 09:31 GMT, 26 December 2012 After ten-year-old Gracie McNulty’s father died in an accident, she wasn’t sure how to cope with her first Christmas without him. So she decided to abandon the usual family festivities – and make her father’s last Christmas wish come true instead. With the help of her mother and three siblings, Gracie served turkey with all the trimmings to 50 homeless people yesterday.

Ten-year-old girl opens family cafe to serve Christmas dinner to 50 homeless people in memory of her father

Girl of ten opens family cafe to serve dinner for 50 homeless to keep her dead father's promise Gracie McNulty served 50 homeless diners at cafe in Dewsbury, YorkshireHer father Craig had planned the event but died earlier this yearThe 10-year-old said she wanted to carry out plan to 'make him proud' | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 25 December 2012 After ten-year-old Gracie McNulty’s father died in an accident, she wasn’t sure how to cope with her first Christmas without him. So she decided to abandon the usual family festivities – and make her father’s last Christmas wish come true instead

One for you, one for me: Online shoppers treat themselves to a Christmas gift every time they shop

One for you, one for me! Online shoppers treat themselves to a Christmas gift every time they shop (and sometimes more than one…) | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 24 December 2012 There is just one more night to go until stockings are opened and gifts are unwrapped, and some of us are waiting with eager anticpiation to see what fortune will bring us. But according to a new study, a great many of us aren't satisfied with relying on Santa or loved ones to bring us the perfect gift. A survey has revealed that nearly half of us have been treating ourselves to at least one Christmas present with every purchase we made online this festive season

Neil Bryson: Wife pleads with missing husband to come home for Christmas

Please come home for Christmas: Wife's desperate plea after mystery disappearance of husband, 50, leaves family devastated Janice Bryson, 49, pleads for missing husband Neil to return to family home in Scholes, West YorksNHS manager Neil vanished without trace four weeks agoCar found abandoned at Yateholme Resevoir Sons Harry, 24, and Jack, 20, devastated by his disappearance | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 24 December 2012 Plea: Mr Bryson's wife Janice, 49, and sons Jack, 20, and Harry, 24, are desperate for him to come home for Christmas He kissed his wife goodbye with the words ‘see you tonight’ before leaving for work at the usual time. But health manager Neil Bryson, 50, never made it to the office and vanished without trace. Almost four weeks later Mr Bryson’s disappearance remains a complete mystery

Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain? 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artifical spruce every December for 80 years

Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artificial spruce every December for 80 yearsGreat-grandmother Eliza Woolhouse bought the two-foot tree in 1932 | UPDATED: 17:17 GMT, 23 December 2012 A 102-year-old pensioner has revealed she has had the same Christmas tree for more than 80 years.