North West England

UK weather: Heavy rain and strong winds to blast country as Storm Bronagh brings 76mph gusts

High winds and heavy rain will continue to batter the UK on after Storm Bronagh blew in overnight with gales reaching 76mph.<p>Forecasters at the Met …

Road Safety

Train delays: Passengers react to 'badly treated' report

<b>Passengers were badly treated by rail companies during an ambitious timetable change earlier this year, a report by an industry regulator has found. The Office of Rail and Road said "no-one took charge" during the transition, which mainly affected Northern Trains in north-west England and Govia</b> …

Trains

Fracking to Restart in England Within Weeks

Shale-gas company Cuadrilla announced Wednesday it would begin fracking in northwest England within weeks following government approval of a second …

Natural Gas

Premiere: Garage Class - I Got Standards

Garage Class was a group of reluctant outliers who produced one of the finest contributions to the wave of UK DIY music that emerged during the late …

North West England

'Nobody took charge': Rail bosses and transport secretary under fire over timetable fiasco

An inquiry has concluded that "nobody took charge" of the rail timetable chaos that caused misery for millions of passengers when the new schedules …

Network Rail

Amaro di Angostura expands Versus cocktail competition

Amaro di Angostura is expanding its cocktail competition Versus, which launched last year in London, Milan and Rome.<p>Versus was created by the House …

Drinking

Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Turkey

At the Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool on 13th October there will be an inclusive discussion about the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey.<p>When …

England

Stunning moment strong winds from Storm Helene cause waterfall in Cumbria to REVERSE and flow upwards creating stunning rainbow in the water

This is the stunning moment strong winds from Storm Helene caused a waterfall in Cumbria to reverse and flow upwards - creating a rainbow in the …

Yorkshire Dales

Drake takes legal action against woman who claims he got her pregnant

Drake is reportedly seeking unspecified damages from Layla Lace for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process, …

Manchester

UPDATE 2-Cuadrilla to start fracking in England in weeks

(Adds detail, government comment)<p>LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Shale gas developer Cuadrilla will start fracking at its Preston New Road site in …

Fossil Fuels

Here's who's on the Question Time panel this week

It'll be the eighth episode since it was last hosted in Scotland (Perth on May 31) ... and, continuing its long-tradition, will not feature any …

Vince Cable

Is climate change leading us to category 6?

It is quite likely that climate change is having an impact on the frequency and intensity of hurricanes and typhoons. In the last couple of weeks, …

Geophysics

Who's on Question Time this week? Chris Skidmore, Barry Gardiner, Nazir Afzal, Camilla Tominey and Vince Cable

QUESTION TIME continues as normal this week with another lively debate on the week's major topics and stories.<p>Here's who is on the show tonight and …

Celebrity (UK)

Warnings as Storm Ali gets set to batter Teesside with high winds

Teesside could be hit with high winds this week when Storm Ali blasts the North-east.<p>While Northumberland will feel the brunt of the storm, with an …

Teesside

Ariana Grande announces she’s 'taking a break from showbiz' after Mac Miller’s death as she skips Emmy Awards

ARIANA Grande will be taking a break from showbiz to "heal and mend" following the death of her ex boyfriend Mac Miller.<p>The 25-year-old singer and …

Ariana Grande

Toshiba in talks with Brookfield for UK nuke unit sale: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is in talks with Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc (BAMa.TO) for the potential sale of its UK nuclear unit NuGen, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.<p>Brookfield has emerged as one of several new candidates since Korea Electric Power Corp …

Brookfield Asset Management

Liverpool’s cutting edge care hubs plan breaks ground

<b>THE SPADEWORK has started on a multi-million pound plan to transform social care for people living with dementia in Liverpool.</b><p>Earthmovers are in at …

Liverpool

Peter Crouch reveals Liverpool goal drought was broken by wearing lucky pants from Abbey Clancy

Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has revealed another of the unusual - but highly effective - methods he used to help him through a painful goal …

Liverpool FC

Weather warning issued for large parts of Yorkshire as Storm Helene set to batter region

Experts have issued a weather warning for large parts of Yorkshire, with strong gales set to batter the region as Storm Helene makes its way across …

Weather Warning

NASA sees Post-Tropical Cyclone Helene affecting Ireland, United Kingdom

Post-tropical cyclone Helene developed off the west coast of Africa and moved north then northeast where it is now raining on parts of Ireland and …

United Kingdom

Roberto Firmino eye injury: Liverpool star may miss PSG Champions League tie

Roberto Firmino's left eye was scratched during Liverpool's win at Tottenham and the forward could miss the Champions League group-stage opener …

English Football

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

SpaceX gave no further details, but said more information would follow on Monday.

Space Station

UK weather forecast: Hurricane Helene on course for Britain as Atlantic storm U-turns away from US

A hurricane swirling off the coast of the United States could be on a collision course for Britain.<p>Hurricane Helene is currently in the Atlantic …

Northern Ireland

5 top tips to help you get into the world of paragliding

Have you ever wanted to soar like a bird? Paragliding pilot Jack Pimblett reveals how you can get airborne and gives his top tips for beginners …

Paraglider

At 95, Ray Woolley breaks own record as oldest scuba diver

It’s fair to say Ray Woolley isn’t afraid to dive deep into life, or into the ocean. The 95-year-old World War II veteran beat his own record in …

Scuba Diving

The UK’s 8 best wild camping spots

Ready to escape the crowds and reconnect with nature? Then pitch up in one of these epic British locations.<p>There’s nothing quite like wild camping. …

Lake District

Cumbrian villagers fight British army’s plan to ‘grab’ common land | Financial Times

• Third of the country was common until the 16th century<br>• Village of Warcop has 1% of common land left in England<br>• Council has decided to hold a public …

Armed Forces

Blame the European Heat Wave for Pricier Fish and Chips

Whether you call them chips, frites or French fries, it’s shaping up to be a bad year for potato lovers.<p>The record-breaking heatwave and lack of rain …

Heat Waves

First-known David Bowie studio recording sells for £39,360

The first-known recording by David Bowie, made when he was the 16-year-old singer of a band called the Konrads, has sold at auction in Britain for nearly £40,000.<p>Music specialists Omega Auctions in north-west England said “a bidding frenzy” around its memorabilia sale led to the demo tape fetching …

David Bowie

Toshiba's Nugen slashes headcount at British nuclear project

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Toshiba