Schools shut in parts of the UK as cold spell continues

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Hundreds of schools have been shut in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north-east of England and Cornwall, with ice and heavy snow causing travel chaos.

There are warnings of dangerously icy roads in Wales and parts of Scotland and England, with more snow forecast.

In West Yorkshire, Northumberland, central Scotland and Cornwall, children made the most of an unexpected day off while drivers faced long delays on the roads.

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