VIDEO: Across the country - and in dozens of stores, we've been helping to pack people's shopping, and at the same time helping to raise money for the Text Santa charities. Fred and Amanda ventured out to pack shopping bags in Basingstoke.
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Russia has announced that it will expel 23 UK diplomats in a deepening rift over the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter.
Scores of flights were cancelled and drivers were warned to take care as the "mini beast from the east" swept in.
Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian spy who was the target of the attack, and his daughter Yulia, remain in a critical but stable condition.