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
Lithuanian gang which stole lead from church roofs and left a 1m repair bill are jailed for total of 20 years Lincoln-based gang hit 20 churches over three counties in nine monthsThey made almost 70,000 from selling stolen lead but six were arrestedLincolnshire was badly-hit last year but raids have fallen 90% since arrests | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 13 December 2012 Britain's most prolific church lead theft gang were today jailed for a total of more than two decades after they left the Church of England with a 1million repair bill at 20 churches across three counties. The gang from Lithuania, who were based in the cathedral city of Lincoln, struck across the East Midlands and were only caught when police stopped a vehicle laden with stolen lead on the A46. They made almost 70,000 from selling stolen lead over nine months in 2011, but six of the gang were arrested after being linked to the offences through sales of stolen metal to recycling yards
How one in every ten households is worth at least 1m: Property and pension pots push wealth higher Most millionaire households are in the Home CountiesRichest 10 per cent of homes each have assets ‘greater than 967,000But one in every two families have almost nothing, with few assets and little chance of a comfortable retirement as a result | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 3 December 2012 One in ten families are millionaires if they include assets such as their homes and their pension pots, official figures revealed yesterday. The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, show the huge wealth of the top 10 per cent in this country at a time when millions are struggling to get by. They also reveal the extent of the North-South divide, with the highest concentration of millionaire households in the Home Counties.