Posted: 30/12/2014 at 19:59
It was minus 8.5 C in Duffield, Derbyshire as I went through at 8.15 am this morning. The peaks had a lovely hoar frost, but still no gritters on the roads to the peaks.
Some poor horses in a field by the Derwent in Derby, huddled together, no blankets, no shelter, the field flooded and then frozen. Someone had thrown them a bale of hay. Why do people keep horses in apalling conditions like that?