At present, life is rather difficult for our feathered friends because of the cold and icy weather. We are all being urged to help them by putting out tasty titbits.
The RSPB is recruiting children across our region in a project called the Big School Birdwatch. Our resident twitcher Malcolm Shaw has the story.
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Thursday's weather for the west of the region
Thursday's weather for the east of the region
Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood has been praised after attempting to save the life of the police officer killed in New Palace Yard.