Mr Brazier and his wife have six children, including their eldest daughter Edith, 18, who is studying geology at the Royal Holloway college in Surrey.He criticised college authorities who demanded his daughter provide evidence of her mother's terminal diagnosis before allowing her to defer her studies until September.
As Britain wakes up to another day of snow and ice, courtesy of the Beast from the East and Storm Emma, many people have put on a brave face despite the sub-zero conditions.
Here, Mail Online has collected some of the best pictures sent in by our readers - from building igloos in back gardens and dogs frolicking in the snow, to brave swimmers daring to dip in ice-cold rivers and people struggling to get to work.
Passengers were stranded overnight on the 5.30pm South Western Railway service from London Waterloo to Poole at Brockenhurst in the New Forest on a train (centre and top right) that allegedly had no heating.
Hampshire Police said it had called in the military to help evacuate people from the A31, while Avon and Somerset Constabulary said about 100 vehicles had become stuck on the A303 at Ilminster (bottom left).
The guests will also include 200 people from charities and organisations supported by Harry and Meghan and 100 school children, it was announced today. But amid the jubilation of Benidorm returning to screens, the creator and writer of the popular comedy series has been forced to deny that it is in fact nearing its end.
Sky News presenter Colin Brazier, left, has revealed that his wife Joanna Roughton, right, has been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer after spending more than five years battling the disease.
The Met Office has issued six separate weather warnings covering almost the entire country today - two amber for 'be prepared' and four yellow for 'be aware' - and further alerts are in place until the end of Monday night.
This icy corner was claiming many Londoner's dignity during rush hour this morning.
From hiding beneath furniture in the surgery waiting rooms (centre top) to sitting in the sink (top right), it seems these pets will do whatever it takes to dodge a check over from the medical professionals.
Another popular tactic includes facing the wall, pretending nothing is happening at all (top left and bottom right).
' She told Good Morning Britain: ‘My husband picked me up.