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UK snow: Motorists warned of ‘treacherous’ ice

UK snow: Motorists warned of ‘treacherous’ ice 11 December 2017 Motorists are being warned of “treacherous” road conditions as snow turned into ice across parts of the UK. Hundreds of schools across England and Wales will be closed on Monday as the wintry conditions persist. Efforts have continued overnight to reconnect power to thousands of homes cut off after snow and high winds affected supplies. Temperatures have been between -1C and 1C in built-up areas, but as low as -10C in more isolated areas. The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for Wales, the Midlands and the South East....

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Grenfell Tower fire: Public inquiry hearings to start

Grenfell Tower fire: Public inquiry hearings to start 11 December 2017 Related Topics Grenfell Tower fire Two days of hearings will begin later to establish the framework of the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry. Its chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will look into the best way for witnesses to give evidence. It comes as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of “failing” survivors of the 14 June blaze, with more than 100 still living in hotels. A residents’ group said only 42 families of the 208 needing re-housing had been moved to permanent homes. Visual guide to the Grenfell...

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