Local people have been bringing their used Christmas trees to Formby beach where they are being planted to help protect the sand dunes.
The trees are placed in rows where the dunes are most vulnerable and the aim is to slow down and catch sand to help build up the dunes. In the coming months, the trees will gradually be buried, helping to hold the dunes together.
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Wet start to the day, cloudy, heavy rain over the Isle of Man and Cumbria. Milder than of late, but breezier. Some hill fog
Turning more mobile and less cold over the next few days across the NW. Tonight, chilly start, temperatures and cloud increasing
After the recent snow and very cold temperatures, we see a return to the sort of weather we would normally expect for the UK in January