Black balloons to float above MK as campaigners warn of winter deaths

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MK Pensioners Association will release black balloons into the sky to highlight the shocking number of winter deaths.

Tomorrow official figures will be published revealing the number of elderly people who died from cold-related illnesses last winter.

The group will release the balloons at 12pm tomorrow in front of the MK Civic Centre.

Campaigners have warned that more than 40,000 elderly people may have died in the past year - and say more could perish this winter.