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A man walks his dog through the snow under the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, as the UK braced for a new wave of bad weather after forecasters issued warnings of heavy snow in parts of England and Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 14, 2016. The cold snap is in sharp contrast to last month, which was both the wettest and warmest December on record, when temperatures averaged 7.9C (46.2F).

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A man walks his dog through the snow under the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, as the UK braced for a new wave of bad weather after forecasters issued warnings of heavy snow in parts of England and Scotland on Thursday

A women lays flowers at a mural of British singer David Bowie in Brixton, birth place of the late David Bowie in London, Britain, 11 January 2016. Well-wishers have flocked to the Bowie mural to pay their respects following the announcement of his death. According to reports quoting David Bowie's son and his official Facebook page, Bowie, 69, has died on 10 January 2016 after a battle with cancer.

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A women lays flowers at a mural of British singer David Bowie in Brixton, birth place of the late David Bowie in London, Britain, on Monday. Well-wishers have flocked to the Bowie mural to pay their respects following the announcement of his death

The Flying Scotsman steam train prepares to leave Bury Bolton Street rail station in Bury, north west England, on the East Lancashire Railway. Britain's Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, was making its first run for more than a decade on Friday after a  4 million upgrade programme to bring it into line with modern regulations. Built in Doncaster in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway, the A1 class locomotive became famous when displayed at the British Empire Exhibition is London the following year.

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The Flying Scotsman steam train prepares to leave Bury Bolton Street rail station in Bury, north west England, on the East Lancashire Railway. Britain’s Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, was making its first run for more than a decade on Friday

Members of the Leominster Morris lead the crowd from the Boot Inn in Orleton near Leominster to the local apple orchard to take part in a their Twelfth Night wassailing ceremony

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Members of the Leominster Morris lead the crowd from the Boot Inn in Orleton near Leominster to the local apple orchard to take part in a their Twelfth Night wassailing ceremony

People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the Winter Solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 22, 2015

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People gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire on the Winter Solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year on Tuesday

Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Monday in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258. It is thought that the foundation of the choir stretches back even further, with evidence of a song school in Salisbury as early as the 11th century.

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Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Monday in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258

A colourful sky before sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, as December could be the mildest across a large part of England since records began more than 350 years ago

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A colourful sky before sunrise on Whitley Bay beach, as December could be the mildest across a large part of England since records began more than 350 years ago

Glenridding after the river in the town in Cumbria burst its banks again following continued rainfall last night

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Glenridding after the river in the town in Cumbria burst its banks again following continued rainfall overnight on Thursday

The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral's ice rink which will be open until the 3rd of January

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The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral’s ice rink on Tuesday

Westonbirt Arboretum illuminations...People admire the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, which opens on Friday 27th November, as the Forestry Commissionís National Arboretum embraces the festive spirit with its magical Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees and woodland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November, 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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People admire the illuminations at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, which opens on Friday, The Arboretum embraces the festive spirit with its magical Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees and woodland 

Clouds are lit by the first light of dawn during a winter sunrise on November 25, 2015 in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England. After a mild week the wintery weather is due to return over the weekend.

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Clouds are lit by the first light of dawn during a winter sunrise on Wednesday in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England. After a mild week the wintery weather is due to return over the weekend.

A surfer rides the waves at Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, North Tyneside, as the worst of Storm Barney has past in most areas, temperatures are set to drop to as low as 0C (33.8F) on Saturday, with high winds making it feel as low as -4C (24.8) in some parts.

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A surfer rides the waves at Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, North Tyneside, as the worst of Storm Barney has passed in most areas

Wembley Welcomes Prime Minister Modi...LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13:  A man wearing a mask depicting Narendra Modi waves at Wembley Stadium prior to the Indian Prime Minister speaking, during the second day of an official three day visit on November 13, 2015 in London, England. Around 60,000 people including British Indians from 450 different community groups from around the country are expected to fill the stadium. A concert by an arts programme featuring 800 performers, including the Indian singing star Kanika Kapoor and the London Philharmonic Orchestra will entertain the crowd. Following Modi's address will be what is billed as one of the UKs largest ever firework displays.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A man wearing a mask depicting Narendra Modi waves at Wembley Stadium ahead of the Indian Prime Minister’s speech 

 Hundreds of people stand on nearby cliffs as fireworks expode in the night sky

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Hundreds of people stand on nearby cliffs as fireworks expode in the night sky as they attend the annual bonfire and fireworks display on Wednesday evening in Skinningrove, England 

A veteran walks the grounds at the 'Field of Remembrance' at Westminster Abbey, in London, Britain, on Thursday. Britain's Prince Philip and Prince Harry are to attend a service with war veterans to honour Britain's war dead later the same day

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A veteran walks the grounds at the ‘Field of Remembrance’ at Westminster Abbey, in London, Britain, on Thursday

Whitby Abbey Seen In A New Light As Its Bathed In Dramatic Illuminations...WHITBY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: A spectacular light display illuminates the historic Whitby Abbey on October 27, 2015 in Whitby, England. The famous Benedictine abbey will be illuminated over four nights to coincide with Halloween and the popular Whitby Goth Weekend. The Abbey was part of the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, and sits on East Cliff in the town in a commanding position overlooking the North Sea. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

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A spectacular light display illuminates the historic Whitby Abbey on in Whitby, England. The famous Benedictine abbey will be illuminated over four nights to coincide with Halloween and the popular Whitby Goth Weekend 

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson competes in a tug of war during the launch of London Poppy Day on Tuesday in London, England. Poppies have been used to commemorate soldiers who have died in conflict since 1914 and are distributed by the British Royal Legion in the UK in return for donactions to the "Poppy Appeal"

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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson competes in a tug of war during the launch of London Poppy Day on Tuesday in London, England

Supporters of China's President Xi Jinping wait on the Mall for him to pass during his ceremonial welcome, in London, Britain, October 20, 2015. Xi is on a State visit to Britain

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Supporters of China’s President Xi Jinping wait on the Mall for him to pass during his ceremonial welcome, in London, Britain on tuesday. Xi is on a State visit to Britain

People walk past a model of a Mosasaurus on the South Bank on October 19, 2015 in London, England. The model dinosaur formed part of the launch of Jurassic World which was released on Blu Ray and DVD today.

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People walk past a model of a Mosasaurus on the South Bank on Monday in London, England. The model dinosaur formed part of the launch of Jurassic World which was released on Blu Ray and DVD

A Red deer stag barks, with females seen behind, in the morning sun in Richmond Park in west London, Britain, October 2, 2015. The Royal Park has had Red and Fallow deer present since 1529, and early autumn sees the rutting or breeding season begin amongst the herd of over six hundred animals.

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A Red deer stag barks, with females seen behind, in the morning sun in Richmond Park in west London, Britain on Friday. The Royal Park has had Red and Fallow deer present since 1529