WE shared the news that the days are getting shorter and shorter and winter is fast approaching.

The clocks have now gone back an hour across the UK. The principal reason we change the clocks is to get the most out of the daylight. 

The clocks went back at 2am on the final Sunday of October, which this year fell on Sunday, October 29.

Here's how readers reacted.

David Carruthers said: "Waste of time this day and age," while Ange Heigh said: "Rather lose a whole night's sleep than put the clocks back."

Alison Baird added: "Not good if you do a 12-hour night shift," while for Julie Nash it meant she spent an extra hour working on Saturday as she was on night shift.

One web user asked: "Do the clocks changing have anything to do with the changing seasons? How so? I just don't get it. And is that why clocks were invented?"

Tim Kirby also asked: "Why do we still do this?"

The clocks going back means an extra hour in bed for your Sunday lie-in and will give an extra hour of daylight as the darker nights roll in.

The first clock change was introduced by the German government in 1916 during the First World War as a means of saving energy - the longer the daylight hours lasted, the less electricity was required.