Snow-blanketed Britain seen from space

THE extent of Britain’s winter whiteout is revealed in a stunning picture from space, received today by scientists in Dundee.
The nationwide blanket of snow and ice came as temperatures dipped to as low as minus 18.
The image, sent by NASA’s Terra satellite, shows the UK framed by cloud sweeping in from the East.
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond declared it Scotland’s worst winter in 50 years, while forecasters said the country faces another ten days of freezing conditions.
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High-Tech helping hand for house hunters in Edinburgh

Warners9By Oliver Farrimond

HI-TECH house hunters will be able to track down information on homes for sale near their actual location – by sending a simple text message.

An Edinburgh property firm has launched the state-of-the-art service, which uses satellite tracking to deliver the latest information on the 10 nearest properties on their books to the sender.

The system uses GPS technology to track the exact location of the sender, and forwards a link to access the firm’s online database of properties.

By texting “Warners” to 84840, the system automatically searches its database, and forwards the information back directly to the sender’s phone

Scott Brown, partner at Warners estate agency, said that the service would make life easier for would-be property buyers. Continue reading