Fun all the way for youngsters in Leeds after snowfall

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There may not have been a white Christmas in Leeds this year – but that didn’t stop people making the most of the wintry weather when snow finally hit the city over the weekend.

Youngsters were out in force at places including Roundhay Park for sledging and snowballing fun on Saturday.

Bertie Ward, 5, throws a snowball at Freddie Ward, 9, sledging after overnight snow fell at Roundhay Park. PIC: Tony Johnson

Bertie Ward, 5, throws a snowball at Freddie Ward, 9, sledging after overnight snow fell at Roundhay Park. PIC: Tony Johnson

Other hardy souls shrugged off the chilly conditions as they took part in a British Military Fitness boot camp at the park.

Slightly further afield, the snowfall made for a picturesque scene as walkers strode out at the top of Baildon Moor.

The cold snap was not good news for everyone, however.

Leeds Bradford Airport closed temporarily on Friday evening as snow was cleared from its runways.

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Yesterday, several bus services in Leeds, Wakefield and Kirklees were following revised routes as a result of the weather.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service said it was having to cope with a 34 per cent rise in the number of urgent calls for assistance compared to previous years.

Tomorrow’s conditions in Leeds, meanwhile, are expected to be cold and bright after overnight frost and freezing fog patches.

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