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In Pictures: Britons seek out fun in the snow despite freezing temperatures

The UK recorded its coldest night of the winter so far.

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Swimmer Victoria Carlin plays with the snow at the beach in Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

Swimmer Victoria Carlin plays with the snow at the beach in Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

Swimmer Victoria Carlin plays with the snow at the beach in Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

Icy temperatures – which saw the UK record its coldest night of the winter so far – have not stopped young and old alike from enjoying some fun in the snow.

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The Crompton family have a snowball fight at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The Crompton family have a snowball fight at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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The Crompton family have a snowball fight at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Snowy conditions at Colchester United football ground (Steve Parsons/PA)

Snowy conditions at Colchester United football ground (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Snowy conditions at Colchester United football ground (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Members of the Household Cavalry in London, as bitterly cold winds continue to grip much of the nation (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Members of the Household Cavalry in London, as bitterly cold winds continue to grip much of the nation (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Members of the Household Cavalry in London, as bitterly cold winds continue to grip much of the nation (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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A group of people ride sledges in the snow in Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

A group of people ride sledges in the snow in Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

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A group of people ride sledges in the snow in Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Young and old were enjoying the snow in Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

Young and old were enjoying the snow in Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Young and old were enjoying the snow in Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

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A thick coat was an advantage for Highland cows in Denny, near Falkirk (Andrew Milligan/PA)

A thick coat was an advantage for Highland cows in Denny, near Falkirk (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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A thick coat was an advantage for Highland cows in Denny, near Falkirk (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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It was still beach weather for some (Victoria Jones/PA)

It was still beach weather for some (Victoria Jones/PA)

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It was still beach weather for some (Victoria Jones/PA)

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A man walks on the snow-covered seafront at Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

A man walks on the snow-covered seafront at Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

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A man walks on the snow-covered seafront at Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

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No need to check a weather app as snow falls in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

No need to check a weather app as snow falls in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

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No need to check a weather app as snow falls in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

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A winter walk in Sutton Park in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

A winter walk in Sutton Park in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

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A winter walk in Sutton Park in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

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Early morning swimmers enjoyed a bracing dip at Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

Early morning swimmers enjoyed a bracing dip at Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Early morning swimmers enjoyed a bracing dip at Thorpe Bay, Essex (Victoria Jones/PA)

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A mother pushes her twins through the snow in their buggy in Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

A mother pushes her twins through the snow in their buggy in Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

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A mother pushes her twins through the snow in their buggy in Ipswich (Joe Giddens/PA)

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A man takes a photo of an ice-covered mermaid statue in Trafalgar Square, London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

A man takes a photo of an ice-covered mermaid statue in Trafalgar Square, London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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A man takes a photo of an ice-covered mermaid statue in Trafalgar Square, London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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A pony enjoys the snow at Hothfield Nature Reserve in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

A pony enjoys the snow at Hothfield Nature Reserve in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A pony enjoys the snow at Hothfield Nature Reserve in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Icicles form on a hedgerow near Ashford in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Icicles form on a hedgerow near Ashford in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Icicles form on a hedgerow near Ashford in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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