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Winter UK snow: The shape of things to come?

Experts are asking whether the prolonged period of cold weather in the UK is a sign of things to come in the years ahead, or just an exceptional patch.

Ministers have already asked the government's chief scientist to offer his advice.

The review will shape future plans for coping with freezing conditions.

The BBC's David Shukman reports.

  • 20 Dec 2010
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