HUNDREDS of motorists were left stranded overnight as extreme weather continued to wreak havoc across the UK – with forecasters warning the country “is not out of the woods yet”.

Strengthening winds caused blizzards and drifting snow in some parts, bringing roads to a standstill and leaving commuters facing travel disruption for the fourth day in a row.

Two police forces declared “major incidents” as the Army was drafted in to help rescue those left trapped in their cars.

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A 17-YEAR-OLD boy who threatened to carry out an Islamic State-inspired vehicle attack in Cardiff will be sentenced on Friday.

The teenager, from the Rhondda Cynon Taf area of South Wales, was arrested at his home in June last year, hours after searching the internet for details of security at a Justin Bieber concert being held at the Principality Stadium.

Jurors convicted the youth of preparing for terrorist acts after a nine-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court last November.

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PLANS for a new state-of-the-art train factory in East Yorkshire could mean a £200 million investment and 700 new skilled jobs, the engineering giant Siemens said.

The German firm says it has secured a site in Goole and plans to establish a major new plant to manufacture and commission trains in a move which “has the potential to have a tremendous impact on the Yorkshire economy and the North of England as a whole”.

The move would be Siemens’s second landmark investment in East Yorkshire following its £300 million wind turbine blade plant, which employs hundreds of people 30 miles east in Hull.

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CHINA has expressed “grave concern” about a US trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump’s plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminium.

The report on Thursday accused China of moving away from market principles and pledged to prevent Beijing from disrupting global trade.

“The Chinese side expresses grave concern,” said a Commerce Ministry statement.

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The ministry said Beijing has satisfied its trade obligations and appealed to Washington to settle disputes through negotiation.