REVIEW OF THE YEAR: January

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BBC’s Nick Knowles and the team from flagship TV show DIY SOS joined local tradesmen to transform the home of severely disabled Weston Hills youngster Dakota Read (8), who has quadriplegic dystonic cerebral palsy.

Mum Paula was “blown away” by the changes to their home which enabled the youngster to move around more easily. Picture: Nick Knowles, the DIY SOS team and local tradesmen make Dakota Read’s dreams a reality after transforming her Weston Hills home. SG240113-124NG Picture: Sisters Lachan and Dakota Read share a special moment after the big DIY SOS reveal. SG240113-117NG

South Holland was battered by wintry conditions in January, with heavy snow storms and plunging temperatures. It brought chaos to the roads and disruption for families with school closures. Picture: Free Press photographer Nikki Grifin shot this snowy scene from Ayscoughfee Gardens. SG140113-117NG