The Princess Royal visits the Brandauer factory in Birmingham as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations.
She tells employees that they are part of an "incredible success story, one which is all the more remarkable for being a family firm operating at such a high level of technology.
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The "Beast from the East 2" blew into the region overnight, with some places seeing several centimetres of the white stuff.
Most places will be dry, with any snow showers dying away overnight. Very cold, risk of widespread ice.
A rather cloudy night is expected with most areas becoming dry with easterly winds continuing to slowly decrease in strength.