Drawn-out winter may have caused thousands of extra deaths

Telegraph: As the country was subjected to the worst March snowfall in over 30 years, official figures showed that there were more than 4,000 extra deaths in just five weeks as the wintry conditions persisted. Over 43,700 deaths were registered in England and Wales in February, an increase of 2,891 compared to the average for the same period over the past five years. In the first week of March alone there were 1,265 extra deaths, provisional figures released by the Office of National Statistics show. Age......

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