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Jet steam is causing rare snowfall over central Europe

Areas of central Europe have seen huge amounts of snow with a devastating avalanche causing the death of many people in Italy yesterday.

Some areas of Spain which would usually offer some winter warmth are up to 20 degrees below average. Laura Tobin tells us more.

Do children as young as seven need to know about gender diversity?

Today a book aimed at children, parents and teachers called Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? is published and it's already causing waves, with some criticising the fact it's aimed at children as young as seven.

Written to explain gender transitioning to pupils, many have said the book is too much, too young, with former Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdicombe even saying: "You can't expect children to say that's not a boy when it obviously is."

We spoke to the book's author, LGBT activist CJ Atkinson. CJ has previously condemned media coverage over the book as misleading, inaccurate and potentially harmful to young people who identify as transgender.

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How old is too old to become a mum?

I know certain things aren't going to be a possibility for me

– Sue Tollefson

Julia Peyton-Jones has been making headlines this week after becoming a mum for the first time at the age of 64 - reigniting the question of how old is too old to have a baby.

We were joined this morning by Sue Tollefson, who gave birth to her daughter Freya at the age of 57.

Although she loves being a mother Sue admitted that she regrets leaving it so late, saying she worries that she won't live long enough to see her daughter graduate, get married and have her own children.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. MPs will debate cuts to IVF services in England today after fears that the fertility treatment is increasingly becoming a post code lottery. One in six couples has an issue with infertility but IVF treatment is becoming much harder to get and is often the first service to go.

  2. As the inauguration countdown clock continues to tick, America is preparing for the big switch over for the incoming President. Today Donald Trump attends a national wreath laying ceremony, followed by the pre-inaugural 'Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration'. Meanwhile, it's a busy last day for President Barack Obama with meetings at the White House.

  3. Prime Minister Theresa May is to make a speech at Davos later today. She is expected to talk about wider opportunities with business partners rather than focusing directly on EU. May is also set to meet with Wall Street bosses there tomorrow, just days after confirming that Britain will not hold on to membership of the European Unions single market.

  4. A controversial new book called Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? has caused outrage after being introduced into some primary schools to explain medical transitioning to children as young as seven. The slim volume has prompted some criticism, with Mail on Sunday columnist Sarah Vine complaining that the target audience is children not even ready to choose their A-levels, let alone challenge their own biology.

  5. And today we speak with Saroo Brierley, who's life has been turned into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. Saroo lost all contact with his family, ended up on the streets of Calcutta and was adopted by an Australian couple before finding his way back to his old town by tracing the labyrinth of railway lines on Google Earth and relying on a picture burnt on his memory of what his home town looked like.