The Royal Mail says it wants to take legal action against owners of dogs that attack its postal workers. 200 postmen and women were attacked in the West Midlands between April last year and this year.
The move follows a report by a former high court judge which recomends tougher legal sanctions against owners of dangerous dogs.
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Further snow showers are expected to continue through the morning, easing somewhat during the afternoon.
Strong, bitterly cold winds, with sunny intervals and scattered snow showers.
Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.