The players of Everton Football Club and manager Roberto Martinez have been delivering Christmas presents today to children at Alder Hey Hospital.
Sadly, many of them won't be well enough to go home for Christmas but, as David Chisnall reports, Everton's stars have been doing plenty to raise spirits.
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Staying wintry. Sleet & snow showers dying out Friday. Continued risk of ice. Cold north wind by the weekend but dry with sunshine for many
The Met Office "Be Aware' for snow on Thursday has now been extended until Friday morning, and includes the risk of icy stretches
A number of schools have closed across the North West due to the poor weather. Get the details here.