Jodrell Bank's new telescope array is being built in Australia and South Africa.
The Square Kilometre Array will be run from the observatory in Cheshire, combining signals from telescopes across the southern hemisphere.
Scientists will use the SKA to survey space faster and deeper than ever before. It will also be the biggest array of its kind in the world.
The government is investing £100m in the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, to scan the skies for clues to the evolution of the galaxy.
Jodrell will become the headquarters of a new radio telescope network called the Square Kilometre Array.
Science Minister, David Willets said: “Investment in science is a crucial part of this government’s long-term economic plan. It’s about investing in our future, helping grow new industries and create more jobs – and that will mean more financial security for people across the country.”
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Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is pledging their support for the day organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre
The bronze medallist from Cheshire was the target of sexist abuse on Twitter, urged web users to report trolls bullying..
Just 13% of parents in the North West say that they have spoken to their children about how to report concerns online
Commenting on her involvement, Beth said:
"It's really important young people feel safe and empowered online and know how to report anything that upsets them or to tell an adult. It's also vital that parents feel confident enough to discuss online safety with their children."
Today is the 11th Safer Internet Day with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'.
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More than £900,000 in government funding will be provided to boost the number of charging points for electric cars in the North West, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today.
Nick Clegg pledged to invest more than £9 million across the country as he launched a joint campaign with car manufacturers to promote the benefits of ultra low emission vehicles.
Under the plans, Cumbria County Council will receive £562,500 for new charging points, Cheshire East Council will receive £302,183, Hyndburn Borough Council will receive £26,250 and Pendle Borough Council will receive £10,000.
Northern Rail, which runs rail services across the North of England, has also been allocated £322,500 to install charging points in train station car parks.
Last year, Merseytravel also received funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles for 126 charging points across Merseyside and West Cheshire, including at some train stations.
Metrolink services between Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester have been disrupted after a car became stuck on the tracks at Holt Town station. A 78-year-old woman had got her Jaguar stuck.