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The annual ‘surprise’ weather
With winter on its way, the Met Office is urging the UK public to prepare themselves for the winter ahead.  The Get Ready for Winter campaign aims to help raise awareness of the dangers posed by winter weather and provide tips & advice on how to minimise its impact.
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Met Office:  Get Ready for Winter

LGA:  Salt stocks are high say councils as big chill set to bite

National NHS campaign urges people to stay well this winter

Homeless Link:  London Winter Shelters 2016-17 list published

NHS England:  Stay warm this winter

NHS England:  Mayor of London urges people to stay well this winter as he gets influenza vaccination

Young people leaving themselves vulnerable to flooding

New support gives property owners better protection from flooding

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol – saving lives in winter

More than 4m children to be offered flu vaccination

Floods severely affect children & young people: it's time to stop ignoring their experience

LGA:  State-of-the-art technology being used by councils to help tackle the big chill

LGA:  Households urged to look out for vulnerable during cold snap

Households urged to protect their home’s pipes as temperatures plummet

NHS top doctor says ‘don’t let elderly be lonely this Christmas’