There is a warning that severe wintry weather could be on the way. Much of the Midlands has already had snow and more is likely to fall, along with blizzards.
As temperatures fall below freezing, people are being urged to keep an eye on elderly neighbours who could be at risk. Here is our correspondent Keith Wilkinson.
There is a Level Three: Cold Weather Warning in place from the Met Office today. Temperatures could drop to -7 degrees tonight.
With temperatures dropping as snow is predicted to fall in the coming few days, Age UK offers advice on keeping warm.
Advice is on hand for motorists heading out in the coming days as snow and freezing temperatures threaten to cause disruption to roads.