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30 January 2015 Last updated at 11:48

Farewell to Churchill rememberedWinston Churchill smoking a cigar

Duncan Kennedy looks back on Winston Churchill's funeral, speaking to people involved in the day, including Barry Barnes from Blackpool.

Snow plough on A66 in CumbriaFresh snow brings travel disruption

Wintry weather is continuing to cause travel disruption in parts of England including the north west.

Charlene DownesFootball fan appeal in murder case

Blackpool football fans are being asked to help solve the murder of a teenager who disappeared over a decade ago.

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    10:00: Goodbye Nafeesa Shan BBC News

    That's all for the weather updates for now, but we will return if the snow and ice cause further disruptions later.

    Thanks everyone for your pictures and stories.

    09:59: Time waits for snowman

    Andy Watkinson made this snowman last night, "[I] don't think he will last long".

    09:57: Weather forecast for Lancashire

    This is the breakdown of today's weather predictions for central Lancashire.

    BBC Weather forecast for Preston

    BBC Weather reports there will be a scattering of wintry showers, especially this afternoon, but generally fewer than Thursday. Snow mainly confined to hills, with sleet at lower levels.

    09:54: Train line reopened BBC Travel North West

    Merseyrail has confirmed the Southport and Hunts Cross line has now reopened, after trains were suspended due to frozen snow on the lines.

    09:49: Yellow warning for snow and ice

    The Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place until 11:00.

    Weather forecast

    Forecasters warn there is a risk of further snow, especially on higher ground with icy stretches on untreated surfaces.

    09:40: Ducks are no chickens

    Manchester Fire tweets: Should we warn these ducks about the dangers of ice? #Quackers #snowday #Snowmageddon2015 #ducksonice

    Ducks on ice
    09:35: Weather forecast for Manchester

    Here is BBC Weather's hour-by-hour breakdown of today's weather conditions in Manchester.

    Weather forecast Manchester

    It will be another cold feeling day, especially in the brisk north-westerly wind. A scattering of wintry showers, especially this afternoon, but generally fewer than Thursday.

    09:32: Be careful on the roads BBC Travel

    In Lancashire, there are hazardous driving conditions in some rural areas and on high grounds causing congestion and delays.

    But there are no major incidents to report on the roads.

    09:26: A winter wonderland

    If you want to know what it's like up in the hills, take a look at this photo from Sue Baron in Grotton, a village north of Mossley up above Oldham.

    Thanks for the photo.

    Snow on tree in Grotton
    09:17: Passengers angry at train disruption Liverpool Echo

    Choas on the railways this morning has left commuters furious as Merseyrail suspend some services amid icy delays across the network.

    09:11: Roads off A56 affected by snow

    NW Motorway Police tweets: Lancs NWMPG patrol reporting that the A56 Edenfield Bypass itself is OK, but the roads off the A56 are badly affected by snow.

    09:03: Minor delays at airport

    Minor delays have been reported at Manchester Airport this morning as snow was cleared from the airfield.

    Planes in snow at Manchester Airport

    The advice is to check with your airline - but nothing like the severe delays caused by snow closing the runways yesterday (pictured here)

    08:57: Find a gritter near you BBC Travel North West

    Wondering where all the gritters are? This link shows a real-time map with the locations of all gritters across the Cheshire East council area.

    Council gritter
    08:51: More train delays BBC Travel, North West

    Train lines between Liverpool South Parkway and Hunts Cross are blocked due to frozen snow, suspending services.

    Replacement bus services are operating and Merseyrail train tickets are being accepted for these journeys.

    08:44: More school closures in Lancashire

    More than 30 schools in East Lancashire are now closed due to the snow and icy conditions.

    There are four schools with delayed openings. Click BBC Radio Lancashire's Facebook page for the full list.

    08:43: Snake Pass closed

    BBC Travel reports the Snake Pass is closed in both directions between the Royal Oak Inn, Glossop and Ladybower Reservoir, because of snow.

    Snake Pass
    08:39: Minor tram delays

    There are minor delays to the Bury to Altrincham Metrolink service due to an earlier incident at Trafford Bar, Transport for Greater Manchester said.

    08:36: Police attending crash scene

    Here's another photograph from the accident on the M62 near J5 at Huyton which is causing major rush hour delays this morning.

    M62 accident

    Thanks to Mark Warren for tweeting us.

    08:30: Problems on the buses

    There are a number of disruptions on bus routes in Greater Manchester.

    Routes and services in Bury, Manchester, Oldham and Tameside are affected, click here for further details.

    08:26: Stone snowballs 'thrown at gritters' Steve Becker BBC Radio Lancashire

    Police are investigating after snowballs containing stones and rocks were thrown at council workers clearing snow in Blackburn.

    Council gritters

    It happened in the Whalley Range area of the town, as a gritting team was trying to clear local roads.

    Councillor Jim Smith, who has responsibility for the environment, described it as a reckless act.

    08:20: Broken-down vehicle causing congestion BBC Travel

    A broken-down vehicle is causing congestion on the M60 at J16 Pendlebury and J17 Prestwich. Congestion is reported to J13, A572 (Worsley)

    08:16: Snow in Cheshire Tom Mullen BBC News

    I'm reporting from the BBC's offices in Merseyside. There's been little snow overnight in Liverpool, but Cheshire has had plenty.

    Snow in Congleton

    Here's how things were looking in Congleton this morning.

    08:14: Oldham school closures

    Several schools are closed across Greater Manchester again today after fresh snow in the region overnight.

    At least 20 are closed in Oldham. Full details on the Oldham council website

    08:07: Snowy start

    Alexander Lever has tweeted this picture of fresh snow in Altrincham.

    Snow in Altrincham
    08:03: Lancashire school closures

    Twenty-two schools are closed in East Lancashire due to the snow and icy conditions.

    There are three delayed school openings.

    Listen to BBC Radio Lancashire or check the council website for the full list.

    08:00: Frosty morning Nafeesa Shan BBC News

    We're back again today to give you news, travel and weather updates about the snow and ice in the North West.

    If you have any pictures to share or know of any problems please get in touch by emailing




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