Mothers going hungry so their children can eat, fathers considering stealing to feed their families - not the third world but the South today. The number of people turning to foodbanks for handouts has more than doubled in the past year, according to the charity that runs them.
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Lemurs and Emperor Tamarins at Cotswold Wildlife Park have been joining in the festive spirit.
Lucy has the Christmas Eve forecast for the east of the Meridian region.
Lucy has the Christmas Eve weather for the west of the Meridian region.