A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.
ITV News Central has been sent photos of different sculptures made with snow
Leeds Bradford International Airport and East Midlands Airport have been forced to suspend fights this morning due to the heavy snowfall.
Humberside Airport has been closed since 8:00am, while Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport closed for a short time before reopening with a limited service.
A spokesman for East Midlands said it was hoped that planes would be able to depart and arrive at some point today.
A spokesperson for Leeds Bradford urged travellers to check with their airline or tour operator before heading to the airport.
Birmingham Airport, meanwhile, said it had suffered no problems because of wintry weather so far.
Keepers at Dudley Zoological Gardens had to battle through the snow to feed their 1,300 animals this morning.
Paths and roadways to enclosures were manually cleared to allow zookeepers to reach the hungry animals.
Additional heaters were laid out for the meerkats and small primates and warm drinks were made for the larger apes.
This gritter skidded onto its side in heavy snow in the Shropshire village of Wentnor.
It's the first day of the new swimming season at Hathersage Open Air Swimming Pool in the Derbyshire Peak District. Despite all the heavy snow, the open air swimming pool - heated to 84 degrees - is open for business and being thoroughly enjoyed already!.
The image above shows the pool just before the covers were rolled back. Incredibly many of the swimmers rolled in the snow before jumping into the pool at 8am !
Derbyshire has today been battered by blizzard conditions as heavy snow and high winds left some motorists stranded.
Footage filmed by an ITV News viewer shows a car on its roof and lorries unable to continue their journeys.
The affected area was the A515 between Ashbourne and Buxton.
At points, a total white-out made driving near impossible.
Recent harsh weather conditions blighting Britain are thought to have claimed their first victim, as forecasters warned this month could be the coldest March in 50 years. Among the areas affected is Derbyshire: