Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 5

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Snow arrives but it's 3 days early 5

Sports fixtures hit as North and East look certain to have a white Christmas GOODNES S GR ACIOUS GREAT BALLS OF SNOW: Children enjoy the winter snap in Newcastle city centre yesterday.

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MILLIONS of Britons are dreaming of a white Christmas after heavy snow showers across parts of eastern England and Scotland yesterday. Ewan McCallum, Head of Forecasting at the Met Office, said: "Christmas is still a long way off in weather forecasting terms. But with the cold weather continuing, snow will never be very far away." Bookmakers Coral have slashed the odds for snow on the big day to 6-5 on ? the shortest price for 20 years. " JAILED peer Jeffrey Archer plans to wear a red suit and white beard behind bars this Christmas after landing the role of prison Santa Claus.

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