More than 400,000 homes in Birmingham are to be issued with wheelie bins. Most households will get three thanks to a £30 million grant from the government.
Not all residents are welcoming the news but Cllr James McKay of Birmingham City Council says "a lot of people really like these bins."
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Snow flakes were reported in Nottingham this afternoon with several social media updates from around the area.
A woman arrested by detectives investigating the murder of businessman Akhtar Javeed has been released on police bail pending inquiries.
A few wintry showers by the end of the day. Temperatures really struggling and feeling especially cold in the wind.