has arrived in the UK from Siberia, or Norway, or the arctic. Worried newscasters and trembling weather people declare hourly that we're all doomed unless temperatures begin to rise. Snow covers Scotland, Newcastle and the eastern counties. Many hands thrown up in despair snapped off so vicious is the cold. A variation of boules involving snapped hands became the main sport in some areas for a short while. Unimaginatively called, 'Hands' it was the snatching dogs that stopped the whole thing going global.