CHILDREN from across the region took advantage of school closures and the wintry weather of the Beast from the East and Storm Emma to have fun in the snow.

Snowball fights and sledging could be seen in all parts of Gwent after a sustained period of snow fell in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.

Here are a few from earlier this morning in Newport.

All pictures taken by Chris Tinsley -