Three truck-loads of Christmas decorations are being taken to soldiers in Afghanistan. They were donated following an appeal by a sergeant's wife - who was worried that December wouldn't be festive enough for the troops.
Lisa Ferris, from Ripon in North Yorkshire, emailed companies around the country for help. One in Liverpool agreed to give hundreds of decorations - and deliver them too.
You can see the full report from Jonny Blair below.
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Warmer air feeds in from the south as this week progresses. Temperatures into the high teens by the end of the week