The Armed Forces have been forced to step in as police and hospitals struggle to cope with freezing weather sweeping across Britain.
Nearly every part of the country was hit by snowfall and gales as the Met Office said Thursday was the UK’s coldest spring day on record.
Forecasters are warning of life-threatening conditions and said winter “is still in control” as Storm Emma arrived with the country already in the grip of Siberian cold air nicknamed the Beast from the East.
Detailed Events Of The Beast From The East Friday 1st March 2018.
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2 MARCH 2018 • 4:22AM
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The Armed Forces have been forced to step in as police and hospitals struggle to cope
with freezing weather sweeping across Britain..