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Ready for the big freeze

Councils are preparing for winter Photo: PA

With the first cold snap of the winter forecast for this weekend, Brighton Council has been preparing with a delivery of a thousand tonnes of salt.

It's taken more than a week to mass the stockpile, with a new fleet of gritters ready to spread it.

Last year only six hundred tonnes were needed but councils across the region say they must be ready for another difficult winter.