The Highways Agency has announced road improvements worth £22 million to five of the region's major roads.
The Government hopes the works will help to stimulate the economy and boost jobs
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Early frost and freezing fog patches for many areas. The fog may linger in places, where it will remain cold.
Search teams were again looking for missing airman Corrie McKeague - this time joined by cadaver dogs trained to seek out human remains.
The forecasters are using just one word to sum up the next few days: cold.