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Cambridgeshire: Keep up-to-date in the cold weather
Snow on the River Cam in Cambridge at Midsummer Common
Snow on the River Cam, Midsummer Common, December 2009

The weather is set to be bracing this winter and BBC Cambridgeshire will try and keep you up-to-date.

Tune in to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on 96FM, 95.7FM, 1026AM, DAB or listen live online for the latest traffic reports.

If you have any information or can update us please call 08459 252000.

Use the links below to get the latest news, weather and travel and to find other services you may need. There are also some nice photos to pass the time.

Traffic and travel

Tel: 08457 50 40 30 or 0121 335 8300

Winter driving advice

Weather

News

Pictures

Send your own pictures to us at cambridgeshire@bbc.co.uk

Other contacts

Tel: 0345 456 456 4

Tel: 01480 444500

Tel: 0845 4647

Tel: 0800 7838838

Tel: 08457 145 145

Tel: 01223 70 60 50

Winter health advice from the NHS

The NHS Keep Warm Keep Well campaign has the following advice for staying healthy during the cold winter months:

Top five tips for keeping warm and well this winter

• Heat your home well. By setting your heating to the right temperature, you can still keep your home warm and lower your bills. During the day set the thermostat to 21°C (70°F), and during the night set it to 18°C (64°F). Set your heating to come on just before you get up. If you feel cold at night, use a hot water bottle or electric blanket - but never use both together.

• Get financial support. There are grants, benefits and sources of advice available to make your home more energy efficient, improve your heating or help with bills.

• Eat well. Food is a vital source of energy, which helps to keep your body warm, Try and make sure you have hot meals and drinks regularly throughout the day

• Get a flu jab. You can get a free flu jab to protect against seasonal flu from your GP if you are over 65 or if you have a long term health condition

• Look after yourself and others. On cold days try to avoid going outside; however, if you do need to, remember to wrap up warm. Watch out for icy pavements particularly if you are at risk from falls. If you have an older neighbour or relative, look out for them during winter to make sure they are safe, well and staying warm.

If you, or a member of your family feel unwell, you should call NHS Direct on 0845 4647, visit www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or speak to your local pharmacist, for health advice and information.

There are a number of guides and other sources of information that have been produced, designed to inform local people on how they can maintain the best possible health during the winter months. For further information on how to access this information please visit www.direct.gov.uk/keepwarmkeepwell.

PALS (Patient Advice & Liaison Service) provides information and advice about local NHS services. They can also respond to concerns if a patient has any issues about any aspect of their care. For further information please telephone freephone 0800 279 2535.




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