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It has been snowing. In November.

Not much, especially if you’re reading this in Scotland or Northumbria – but enough to make footprints in the road and spangle the cobwebs in the hedgerows with suspended spray.

This is continuing for the next ten days, so they say: and it’s the first time since 1993 it’s snowed this early. At this rate we will lose all concept of what a ‘normal’ winter might be: can you remember the last one?