UK By Dulcie Lee BBC News 30 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47056559 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsUK snow Wintry weather has grounded flights, closed hundreds of schools, and caused travel chaos across … [Read more...] about Answers to your most-asked snow questions
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The Great British Bake Off final was bizarre rather than, well, great. The second series since it was poached by Channel 4 had been terrific – a witty twist on familiar ingredients that had become distinctly stale. But the final tried too hard to be different and just served up a mess. Weighing in: The Great British Bake Off final was bizarre rather than, well, great In the finale of the BBC’s farewell season in 2016 for example the Technical Challenge tasked the Bakers to create a wreath consisting of 36 choux buns, decorated festively with chocolate. Ruby, Rahul, and Kim-Joy meanwhile had to make...pitta bread. Plain, mostly burnt, pitta bread cooked in a campfire, not even in the Bake Off tent. 'What Would Mary Berry Say?' you wondered. Rising to the occasion: The second series since it was poached by Channel 4 had been terrific – a witty twist on familiar ingredients that had become distinctly stale For goodness bakes: But the final tried too hard to … [Read more...] about 30 key moments from the 2018 final of The Great British Bake Off