It's times like these when we experience the best of humanity. When the snow falls as heavily as it has done today, then we really are all in it together.
And people will go out of their way to help friends, neighbours, and even complete strangers. Richard Jones reports on how acts of kindness keep us going, and how the milkman got the bride to church on time!
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A nurse who is to be honoured with OBE for running an Ebola treatment unit has described the military operation in Sierra Leone as "scary".
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region