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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 February 2007, 11:58 GMT
In pictures: Snow in the Midlands

Redhouse Park, Great Barr

Snow swept into the Midlands prompting families in Birmingham to don winter clothes and dust down the sledges.

Bullring, Birmingham

Meanwhile the bull at Birmingham's Bullring was wearing a winter coat of snow.

Council house, Birmingham

And the "Floozy in the Jacuzzi" outside the city council house was looking chilly.


A blanket of snow has fallen across the West Midlands shutting hundreds of schools and causing major travel problems.

Ironbridge, Shropshire

Ironbridge near Telford in Shropshire was covered with the white stuff.

Pershore Abbey, Worcestershire

Pershore Abbey in Worcestershire was pictured covered in snow by a BBC website user.

Snowman in Warwick

While snowmen were popping up across the landscape, including this one snapped in Warwick by Mauricio Morgado.

Joseph Lomas in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, photographed by father Andrew

For many, such as Joseph Lomas in Sutton Coldfield, it was their first chance to enjoy the snow.

Staffordshire Moorlands.

This picturesque scene, at Swineholes Wood near Ipstones in the Staffordshire Moorlands, was sent in by Alan Walker.

Coventry city centre

And cities were also turned into picturesque landscapes, such as Coventry as photographed by Miroslav Machacek.

The Mailbox, Birmingham

Back in Birmingham ice was forming on canals and a gondola was filled with snow.

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