It says the decision was taken "with regret"

The ISPCC says its 24-hour its listening service for children is to close overnight on Wednesday.

Childline will close from 10.00pm on Wednesday night until 8.00am on Thursday morning.

It says the decision was taken "with regret" as a result of the poor weather.

The national child protection charity says it will close its Childline call, text and web chat services "to protect the health and safety of its staff and volunteers".

The ISPCC has advised any child or young person in danger, or in need of immediate help, to contact the emergency services at 999 or 112.