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Bitesized Blighty: February 10, 2017

Immy Ransom

  • Tonight we will be experiencing the coldest night of the year! The freezing cold and icy conditions which have dominated the week will continue over the weekend. Scandinavian winds will bring up to four inches of snow and temperatures down to -12C in Scotland. Forecasters have also issued severe warnings for ice for eastern regions of Britain as daytime temperatures struggle to pass 0C. Team be sure to stay warm over the weekend!
  • According to John Bercow the Speaker of the House of Commons, Donald Trump is unfit to address MPs. John Bercow said that he would refuse to invite the US president to speak at Westminster because of parliament’s long held opposition “to racism and to sexism”. John Bercow warned that the opportunity to speak in the prestigious Westminster Hall during a state visit “is not an automatic right, it is an earned honour” in an extraordinary intervention that divided MPs and annoyed No 10.
  • Around 360kg of drugs, worth up to £50 million came ashore, in Norfolk. Police, Border Force officials and coastguards crews are searching the coastline. The cocaine is thought to have been lost while being transported by criminals through the North Sea. Who said the countryside was uneventful?

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