The Environment Agency has amended its advice on the best way to deal with the looming thaw after conceding that urging everyone to build a snowman would probably do little to lessen the risk of flooding.
Once more a focus of attention, on the day the Leveson Inquiry report is due to be published, Rebekah Brooks arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London where she is facing charges linked to alleged bribery of public officials.
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A supporter of Babar Ahmad, a british computer expert accused by the United States of raising funds for terrorism. The group are calling for the extradition of Babar Ahmad to be halted and for his trial to be held in the UK. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images