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Editorial: Elderly at risk in cold

THE cold snap overnight was an unwelcome reminder that winter really is here. Temperatures plunged to -3C in places and the bone-chilling conditions are just a foretaste of what is to come.

In many areas, it is likely to warm up at least a little today, but we should remember elderly neighbours in areas where cold temperatures are set to stay.

Every year we lose citizens to hypothermia and a friendly word or call could save a life.