How could a bit of snow stop a steam train and Santa?

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Here's the greatest excuse for a train cancellation. Santa was snowed in!

Yes, the Mid Hants Railway's Watercress Line Santa Special could not go ahead last Saturday due to the snow.

Our modern trains are super smooth, quiet and comfortable, yet a twig on the line sends them to the sheds. But nothing stops the sturdy, trusted steam train, right?

Er, no. How could a bit of snow stop Father Christmas? He lives in snow 364 days a year.

A call to Lapland proved very interesting. Santa sent a million apologies, but said Rudolf was suffering a slight hamstring tear, so he didn't want to risk the red-nosed one before the big day.

Who does Rudolf think he is, Fernando Torres?