Why do the clocks go back?

This Sunday the clocks go back which means that the days get shorter and the dark nights get longer.

While for some people autumn and winter are just colder, wetter and more miserable - for millions of people in the UK, this time of year can bring serious mental illness. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that has a seasonal pattern and now affects so many.

Laura Tobin is here to explain why this happens and why the clocks need to go back at all.

How will the storm affect your journey?

As the storm takes hold, commuters are facing increasingly difficult driving conditions this morning.

In the north west, Greater Manchester Police are expecting to face a breadth of weather-related incidents. But how has travel been affected? And how could it affect your journey this morning? Correspondent Nick Dixon has been in Castleton this morning finding out.

Storm watch: How will ex-Hurricane Gonzalo affect us?

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Correspondents Jonathan Swain, Richard Gaisford and Nick Dixon were out in the wind and rain this morning reporting on the remnants of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo, which hit the UK overnight, and will continue to cause travel disruption for many this morning.

Storm watch: How will ex-Hurricane Gonzalo affect us?

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How will ex-Hurricane Gonzalo affect us?

The stormy weather has been developing overnight as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.

By 6am this morning we had already seen gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour through northern parts of Wales and Northern Ireland and we're likely to see stronger more disruptive winds as we head through the day.

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