In pictures: Snow turns parts of UK into winter wonderland

Heavy snowfall across parts of the UK is causing widespread disruption, closing roads and grounding flights at an airport.

Employees at work on a Eurofighter Typhoon at BAE Systems (Peter Byrne/PA)

Jobs boost with Qatar aircraft deal worth £5bn to BAE Systems

BAE Systems has announced a contract valued at £5 billion to supply aircraft to Qatar, helping to secure jobs in the UK.

Snow falling near Castleton in the Peak District (John Giles/PA)

Roads and runways disrupted across country due to heavy snow

Heavy snow has caused widespread disruption across many roads and runways, as one passenger said there was chaos at Luton Airport as flights were suspended temporarily.

Police released CCTV after a man was subjected to a 50-hour hostage ordeal (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Two more arrests made by police over man’s 50-hour hostage ordeal

Police have made two further arrests after a man was stripped naked, tied up and beaten during a 50-hour hostage ordeal.

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Drivers warned to beware of ‘treacherous’ conditions at start of working week

Treacherous driving conditions are expected to cause havoc for motorists as the country returns to work, after more than 12 inches of snow blanketed parts of the UK.

Max Clifford during his trial (Justin Tallis/PA)

Disgraced publicict Max Clifford dies in hospital after being taken ill in jail

Disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died, the Ministry of Justice said.

Members of the police, fire brigade and ambulance service during a joint training exercise (Yui Mok/PA)

Israeli embassy hosts training exercise for hazardous chemical incident

Emergency teams in bio suits descended on the Israeli embassy in a training exercise for a hazardous chemical incident.

Chancellor Philip Hammond (Matt Dunham/PA)

Theresa May reportedly broke up row between Chancellor and Defence Secretary

Prime Minister Theresa May had to intervene in a heated dispute between two senior Cabinet ministers, it has been reported.

Labour said it is committed to fighting corruption (Steve Parsons/PA)

Labour ‘committed to fighting corruption’ amid ‘bribery’ probe

Labour has said it is “committed to fighting corruption” after it emerged police have received allegations of bribery linked to a councillor in east London.

A seal swimming near the quayside in Lymington, Hampshire (Emma Duguid /PA)

Visiting seal provides Christmas cheer for town’s shoppers

A visiting seal provided an unexpected treat for Christmas shoppers in a coastal town which enjoyed some of the UK’s brightest weekend weather.

Richard Ratcliffe is optimistic his wife could be home before Christmas (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe optimistic she will be home by Christmas

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British women imprisoned in Tehran, said he is still optimistic his wife will be home for Christmas.

David Davis suggested Friday's agreement was not legally enforcable J(eff Overs/BBC/PA)

London and Dublin clash over significance of Brexit agreement

London and Dublin have clashed over whether the Brexit agreement intended to trigger trade talks is legally binding or not.

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (Victoria Jones/PA)

Nick Clegg tells of shock at son’s cancer diagnosis after ‘tiny bump’ found

Nick Clegg has revealed how the decision to take his teenage son to the doctor for a “tiny bump” led to the shock diagnosis of blood cancer.

The Bank of England will decide on interest rates next week amid speculation its November hike was a "one and done" move.

Bank of England interest rate meeting in focus for ‘one and done’ clues

Policymakers are expected to keep interest rates on hold next week after November’s milestone hike amid increasing speculation it was a “one and done” move.

A person shopping, as it is understood that seafood brand Young's has been put up for sale (PA).

Young’s Seafood owners eye potential sale

The private equity owners of Young’s, one of Britain’s biggest seafood brands, is understood to be exploring a multi-million pound sale.

Elizabeth Campbell leads the council which owns Grenfell Tower (Victoria Jones/PA)

Grenfell Tower council leader to miss memorial service at request of families

The council leader linked to the Grenfell Tower fire will not attend a memorial service marking the six-month anniversary, following a request from bereaved families.

Britain has boosted the number of flights from China in preparation for Brexit (Steve Parsons/PA)

Britain to woo Chinese tourists in preparation for ‘post-Brexit’ world

Thousands more Chinese tourists are set to visit the UK under Government plans to increase the number of flights from the country by 50%.

Sir Keir Starmer (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Britain must ‘stay aligned’ with EU post-Brexit, urges Sir Keir Starmer

Britain should “stay aligned” to the European Union after Brexit and there may have to be payments and easy movement of people in order to retain the benefits of the single market and the customs union, the shadow Brexit secretary has said.

President Hassan Rouhani Boris Johnson at the start of their meeting in Tehran (AP/PA)

‘First ripple of freedom’ for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as Iran postpones case

The husband of imprisoned Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has hailed the “first ripple of freedom” as a new court case against his wife was postponed.

Lord Kerslake has quit his position at King's College Hospital (Ella Pickover/PA)

Lord Kerslake quits role as chairman of NHS trust in protest over funding issues

Lord Kerslake has resigned as boss of King’s College Hospital because of funding problems with the NHS.

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