It isn't all doom and gloom; in south-west London, Merton Police have tried to lighten the mood by tweeting a picture of two snowmen, dressed in police garb and a row of police vans with faces drawn in the snow:
Harris Hawk Rufus has been found after he was reportedly stolen last week at Wimbledon. Owner Imogen said that she "could not believe" that the Hawk had been found and thanked everyone for returning him safely.
A bird matching the description of Rufus the Wimbledon Hawk has been found in a carrying case on Wimbledon Common. He's been taken to an animal hospital and his owner has been informed by London Tonight.
BREAKING: A bird matching description of @rufusthehawk has been found in carrying case on #Wimbledon Common & taken to an animal hospital.