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The UK’s frosty start to December continues with weather warnings being issued across the weekend.

Much of the UK is feeling the big chill, with a widespread risk of freezing fog, icy stretches and further wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow.

Weather latest: Thousands without electricity in Cumbria

Several areas were issued with new yellow weather warnings of ice until midday on Monday.

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On the bright side – it’s making for some wonderfully festive photographs.

Here’s a few of our favourites.

A goat in the snow in the North York Moors National Park
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North York Moors National Park

The snow-covered peak of Beinn Eighe and the mountains of Torridon are reflected in Loch Droma near Ullapool, Wester Ross. Picture date: Sunday December 3, 2023.
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Loch Droma, Scotland

A man walks in the snow, Keele, Staffordshire, Britain, December 3, 2023. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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Keele, Staffordshire

A snowplough clears a road in the village of Keele, Staffordshire, Britain, December 3, 2023. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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A snowplough clears a road in the village of Keele, Staffordshire

Cumbria this morning. Pic: @JamesTitcombe
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Cumbria. Pic: @JamesTitcombe

People walk through the snow beside the beach huts at Blyth in Northumberland, as temperatures are tipped to plunge to as low as minus 11C in parts of the UK over the weekend. Picture date: Sunday December 3, 2023.
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Blyth, Northumberland

A farmer with her cattle in the snow in the North York Moors National Park, as scattered weather warnings for snow and ice are in place across the UK as temperatures plunged below freezing overnight. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings through Saturday morning for the northern coast and southwest of Scotland, as well as southwest and the eastern coast of England. Picture date: Saturday December 2, 2023.
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North York Moors National Park

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The Angel of the North, Gateshead

The Angel of the North on Friday
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The Angel of the North, Gateshead

Snow in Glasgow, as scattered weather warnings for snow and ice are in place across the UK as temperatures plunged below freezing overnight. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings through Saturday morning for the northern coast and southwest of Scotland, as well as southwest and the eastern coast of England. Picture date: Saturday December 2, 2023.
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People in the snow in Gateshead
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Gateshead

York City v Wigan Athletic - Emirates FA Cup - Second Round - LNER Community Stadium
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York City and Wigan Athletic battled it out in tough conditions on Friday

And a few from around the world:

03 December 2023, Baden-W'rttemberg, Bad Saulgau: A man dressed as St. Nicholas is on his way to a St. Nicholas party on the first Advent in a carriage pulled by a pony, passing sheep in a snow-covered meadow. Photo by: Thomas Warnack/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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North Germany. Pic: AP

dpatop - 03 December 2023, Bavaria, Munich: A regional train covered in snow stands at the main station. Following the severe onset of winter in Bavaria, train services at the main station were still disrupted on Sunday morning. Photo by: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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03 December 2023, Bavaria, Munich: Regional trains covered in snow at the main station. After the severe onset of winter in Bavaria, there were still massive restrictions on the railroads on Sunday morning. Photo by: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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Munich

A man surfs the waves on the Eisbach river, one day after heavy snowfall hit Bavaria and its capital Munich, Germany, December 3, 2023. REUTERS/Louisa Off
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02 December 2023, Bavaria, Munich: A dog romps in the deep snow in a park. Photo by: Peter Kneffel/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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Munich. Pic: AP

02 December 2023, Bavaria, Munich: Passengers walk through the snow with their suitcases on the airport grounds. The closure of flight operations at Munich Airport has been extended until 6 a.m. on December 3, 2023 due to heavy snowfall. Photo by: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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Munich Airport. Pic: AP

02 December 2023, Bavaria, Munich: A snow plow drives in front of a plane in the snowstorm at the airport. The closure of flight operations at Munich Airport has been extended until 6 a.m. on December 3, 2023 due to heavy snowfall. Photo by: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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Munich Airport. Pic: AP

Munich. Pic: AP
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Munich. Pic: AP

02 December 2023, Bavaria, Munich: A thick layer of snow lies on parked cars. Snow and ice have caused chaos on the roads and on the railroads in southern Bavaria. Photo by: Katrin Requadt/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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Southern Bavaria. Pic: AP

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Lee Anderson suspended from Conservative Party after ‘Islamophobic’ comments

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Lee Anderson has been suspended from the Conservative party after ‘Islamophobic’ comments.

A spokesperson for Chief Whip Simon Hart said: “Following his refusal to apologise for comments made yesterday, the Chief Whip has suspended the Conservative whip from Lee Anderson MP.”

Speaking on GB News this week, Mr Anderson, MP for Ashfield, said: “I don’t actually believe that the Islamists have got control of our country, but what I do believe is they’ve got control of Khan and they’ve got control of London… He’s actually given our capital city away to his mates.”

Earlier today Sadiq Khan accused the prime minister of being “complicit” in racism for failing to condemn Mr Anderson‘s comments that “pour fuel on the fire of anti-Muslim hatred”.

Mr Khan said the claim by the former deputy chairman of Tory party were Islamophobic and sent the message that Muslims were “fair game” when it came to racism.

The remarks prompted criticism from Labour and some Tories, including former cabinet minister Sajid Javid who branded them “ridiculous”.

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King Charles shown chuckling at get well card featuring dog in a head cone

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King Charles shown chuckling at get well card featuring dog in a head cone

The King has been shown having a chuckle at cards sent by well-wishers, including one of a dog with the caption “at least you don’t have to wear a cone!”.

The 75-year-old monarch has been sent around 7,000 messages of support from around the world since his cancer diagnosis.

Newly released images and footage show King Charles looking through some of them at his desk in Buckingham Palace’s Belgian Suite.

King Charles III reads cards and messages, sent by wellwishers following his cancer diagnosis.
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The photos show the King in Buckingham Palace’s Belgian Suite. Pic: PA

He seemed particularly tickled by a card featuring an illustration of a terrier-like dog in a head cone, recovering from medical treatment.

Pets often wear plastic collars after an operation, to stop them aggravating a wound or stitches.

Other cards spread out in front of the King include one that reads “Your Majesty Get Well Soon”, while a number appear to be hand-drawn by children.

Many have related their own experience of cancer, with messages such as: “Chin up, chest out, remain positive and don’t let it get you down.”

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“Never give up. Be brave. Don’t push your limits. Get Well Soon,” says one note from a child.

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Messages ‘reduced me to tears’

The King was pictured reading the cards on Wednesday – the same day he met the prime minister for their weekly audience.

He told Rishi Sunak that he’d been “reduced to tears” by the public’s support.

The monarch was speaking to Mr Sunak in their first face-to-face meeting since it was announced he had a “form of cancer”.

“I’ve had so many wonderful messages and cards, it has reduced me to tears most of the time,” King Charles told the prime minister.

He added: “I hear there has been a lot more potential attention on those main, wonderful cancer charities, many of which I have been a patron of for years.”

The King had been mostly staying at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk following his first round of treatment in London.

Buckingham Palace announced on 5 February that cancer had been discovered while undergoing a procedure for an enlarged prostate.

The Palace has not released details about the type of cancer or the treatment.

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Professional golfer Georgia Ball can ‘see the funny side’ after ‘mansplaining’ TikTok video goes viral

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Professional golfer Georgia Ball can 'see the funny side' after 'mansplaining' TikTok video goes viral

Professional female golfer Georgia Ball has said she can “see the funny side” after a video of an amateur player “mansplaining” to her about her swing went viral.

Ball, a certified PGA pro and instructor, also told Sky Sports she did not put the man in his place during the “awkward” conversation because she is a “humble person”.

The TikTok video of the incident she shared earlier this week has had more than 10 million views and over 26,000 comments, with many social media users mocking the man for “mansplaining”.

In the clip, Ball, who regularly shares instructional videos on her account, is seen practising her swing at a driving range near Liverpool.

A man off camera then says: “Excuse me, what you’re doing there, you shouldn’t be doing that… swing and follow through.”

He goes on to tell her that she is “too slow on the way up”.

Ball explains she is going through a “swing change” – something golfers regularly do to improve their technique.

However, the man continues: “I know, but what you’re doing there is you’re coming back too slow.

“I’ve been playing golf for 20 years, what you need to do is follow through a lot quicker than what you’re doing there right now.”

She explains again that she is going through a swing change, but the man continues to advise that she needs to move her club quicker.

Ball then cleanly strikes the ball into the distance before the man says: “See how much better that was?”

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The professional golfer explains once again that she is practising a swing change, before the man repeats that he “has been playing for 20 years” and that she should carry on playing the way he has advised her to.

Ball then laughs, before sarcastically adding: “Thanks for your advice.”

Asked by Sky Sports how she felt during the interaction, Ball said: “It was an awkward conversation at the time but I was just concentrating on what I was doing… I am glad I can look back on it now and see the funny side to it.”

When asked if she was ever tempted to put the man in his place, she said: “To be honest, I am a humble person, it is not in me to call him out or say I am a PGA pro, it is just not in me to do that.”

Ball added that she never got the chance to see the man hit a ball, so was unable to pass comment on his swing.

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