More than 140 people spent the night in their cars in Dumfries and Galloway, with more than 500 in emergency accommodation.
In Cumbria, emergency services received 1500 weather-related calls in 24 hours, with snow drifts in some areas of up to 20 feet.
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The town's historical market will showcase it's transformation this weekend, as it relaunches it's twice-weekly market with 30 new stalls.
Two women from Dumfries and Galloway have been conned out of £40,000 after scammers posed as BT and gained remote access to their computers.
The proposals have implications for the future of maternity services, community hospitals and emergency care across the county.