In the second of our series on the people behind our weather photographs, Adam McClean meets 19-year-old Tom Nokes.
A Spitfire pilot, who never had to use his parachute during World War 2, will be deploying one for the first time in a sky dive for charity.
Volunteers are needed to help construct a 110m water slide running through Wigan town centre this weekend.
Spectators gathered in Castletown's harbour over the weekend to watch competitors paddle for glory in their individually decorated tin baths.
Blackpool will be the location for an attempt at the world's biggest beachball. The inflatable will be a replica of a normal beach ball except it'll have a diameter of 18 metres! And once inflated it'll be the same height as the White House in the U.S.A.
Some more stats for you: It'll take a team of 9 people an hour and a half to inflate. If filled with cold water it would hold over 3.5 million pints. And if dropped from Blackpool tower it would bounce over the town's Central Pier.
Footballer Robbie Savage, who recently cut his long blonde hair, has donated the off-cuts to the National Football Museum in Manchester.
Savage, who spent time at Blackburn Rovers and Crewe Alexandra, revealed he had the chop after picking up his wife's passport, and mistaking it for his own.
Former footballer Robbie Savage has donated his trademark blonde ponytail to the National Football Museum in Manchester. The hair will be handed over to the museum later.
His flowing locks will join a 14,000-strong collection of sporting artifacts at the museum. Savage, whose playing career included Crewe and Blackburn, joked that he decided to get his hair cut after mistaking his wife's passport for his own.
Hundreds of thrill seekers have tried out the latest new attraction in Liverpool. The UK's first city centre zip-wire launched in the city this weekend. It's nearly 1000 feet long and runs high above the city centre. Organisers say they're expecting thousands more to try it out whilst it's in town.
Robin Brown from Mellor Events gave us some statistics on the zipwire:
The UK's first city centre zip-wire launches in Liverpool this weekend. Thrill seekers will climb a 115 foot station on Church Street and fly over shoppers on a wire at speeds of up to 40mph.
– Tracie Crosbie, Liverpool BID Company
It’s going to be an amazing attraction for Liverpool and will add a real injection of excitement to our high street.
A teenage online gamer has used his skills to raise thousands of pounds for a leading charity. Adam Lyne, from Sale, Greater Manchester decided to have a gaming marathon at home and while playing asked people watching to click on a link to donate money to Macmillan Cancer Support. During two twelve hour periods the 19 year old raised 50 thousand pounds.
Four baby rock hyraxes have been born at Chester Zoo. They look like Guinea pigs but are in fact one of the closest living relatives of the elephant.
Two animal charities in the North West have been selected to receive a £50,000 donation each from the Support Adoption For Pets charity fund.
The grant-giving charity based in Handforth selected two local organisations to benefit from the money as a way of celebrating the £10m raised since 2006. They are:
- Carla Lane Animals in Need in Liverpool
- Warrington Animal Welfare