- 50,000 bolts on roller coasters checked
- 2000 roller coaster wheels are changed
- 120,000 hours of maintenance takes place
- 150 full time technical staff work on site
- 3 miles of roller coaster track climbed & inspected
Ever wondered how you fix a roller coaster? Well that's exactly what hundreds of staff have been doing since November when Alton Towers shut down for 2014.
And although you think staff might get a break, over the last five months maintenance workers have been very busy.
Ever wondered how you fix a roller coaster? We take an exclusive look behind the scenes at Alton Towers, as it prepares for 2015.Read the full story ›
There are some recognisable designs for the owls unveiled today. More than a hundred will cover the city for 10 weeks this summer.Read the full story ›
Team members said the Pole Dancing Society at the university was making progress in changing the stigma around pole dancing.Read the full story ›
A special version of what has become known as #TheDress has sold in an online charity auction for more than £1,350.Read the full story ›
Bidding in an online charity auction for a special version of what has become known as #TheDress has reached more than £1,200.Read the full story ›
People in Northamptonshire are being urged to double-check their Lotto tickets as an unclaimed Lotto jackpot of £2.5 million is believed to belong to a ticket bought in the county.
A National Lottery spokesman said the prize-winning ticket was purchased in the south Northamptonshire area for the draw on February 7.
The six winning numbers were 3, 6, 15, 17, 18, 35 and the Bonus Ball was 22.
The lucky ticket-holder has until August 6, 2015 to claim their prize.
If no-one comes forward then the prize money will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.
"We're eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings - this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody's life. We're urging everyone who bought a Lotto ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
The column dates back to 150AD and is thought to have been part of a porch-type structure belonging to emperor Antoninus Pius.Read the full story ›
A series of plans to manage flooding in Leicester are being presented today. The city is one of the 10 areas in England at risk of floods.Read the full story ›
12-year-old Josh turned down £20 for returning someone's smartphone, instead asking the owner to "do something nice for someone else".Read the full story ›