Was this past winter the coldest in 100 years? Did The Express prove the critics, the doubters, the bookmakers, the Met Office and everybody else wrong?
Of course not. A spokeswoman for the Met Office told the Media Blog:
"It hasn't been the coldest winter in 100 years. Far from it."
She's not wrong. It wasn't even the coldest winter in 50 years.
Or 25 years.
Or 10 years.
Or 5 years.
BUT... it was colder than last winter.
For the record, this past winter, with a mean temperature of 3.3°C, was the 43rd coldest in the last 100 years which in the grand scheme of things is really pretty average - a description which could also be applied to the UK's weather in general, despite The Express's best efforts to convince us we're only ever just days away from being baked or frozen to death.