This weekend we will lose an hour of unsettled weather when the clocks go forward on Sunday.Read the full story ›
Spring has only just sprung so we're not fully out of the winter woods yet. Temperatures will be around freezing tonight.Read the full story ›
Did you know you are more likely to see snow at Easter than at Christmas?Read the full story ›
We may be in the swing of Spring now but some of us could see some snow over the next few days. Find out where...Read the full story ›
You may think over the winter when Alton Towers is closed the staff all get a well earned break, but for some of them that's when the work really gets going.
One hundred and fifty full time maintenance workers spend five months inspecting and overhauling all of the rides, to make sure they're set and safe for the season.
Our reporter Chris Halpin went behind the scenes ahead of opening this weekend, to see what they've been getting up to.
- 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 ›
A murder investigation is underway after the death of a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.
The woman is believed to be Sheila Robinson, 63, of Peascroft Road, although the body has not yet been formally identified.
Her family have been informed of her death which is being treated as suspicious.
Two men, aged 44 and 59, are being held in custody after being arrested yesterday.
This Friday is anything but ordinary with three big weather events happening on the same day. Will the cloud spoil the party?Read the full story ›
A video has been released of Arnold Schwarzenegger cheering on Stoke-on-Trent's Eddie Hall as he sets a new deadlift record.Read the full story ›