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Turning back our clocks leads to depression

More than 60pc of people are opposed to turning the clocks back, with almost half saying they feel "more depressed" in the winter months.

A third of people believe clocks should not go back at all, while 29pc think we should adopt Central European Time, which gives an additional hour of daylight in the evening, a UK poll found.


Darker evenings leave 47pc feeling depressed and 27pc believing they are more at risk of injury caused by muggings and accidents.

More than four in 10 (44pc) say they leave the house less as the evenings draw in, while 14pc would participate in more winter sports if they had the extra hour of daylight.

The clocks go back an hour this weekend when official summertime ends.