Speaking to ITV News Central, Andy Turner says the family is gutted at what has happened and are extremely upset their last photographs taken with his mother have been lost, as they were on a laptop that was taken.
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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.