Cold weather continues in Europe

As Christmas draws near many will be hoping that the warnings of more heavy snow to come in some areas turn out to be wrong.

Many decided to remain at home rather than attempt what could be a treacherous journey to work. The Highways Agency has advised motorists to check conditions before venturing out

A blanket of snow fell on Stonehenge in Wiltshire...

And the beach in Weston-Super-Mare also resembled a polar landscape.

Frost clings to the statue of Lord Alfred Tennyson as freezing fog surrounds the tower of Lincoln Cathedral

Severe transport disruption caused by the UK's freezing weather continues for another day. Heavy snow on the M5 motorway in Somerset caused treacherous conditions for drivers between Weston-super-Mare and Exeter