The University of Salford attempts new world record for the largest collection of different models of mobile brought to a public event
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard plans to cut more than 1,100 jobs at a number of UK sites in the new year including in Warrington.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin tells Tory Party Conference that HS2 will give the transport system a much needed 'heart bypass'
Burnley has been named as the most enterprising town in the country by the Government.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills award reflects the range of business and economic developments in the town.
The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has been targeted by what her husband called a "troll" on Twitter.
Denise Fergus said she could not believe the message which apparently blamed her for her son's death in 1993.
Mrs Fergus tweeted:
Cant believe that some1 on here is still blamin me 4 my sons murder it took me a long time 2 stop blamin myself thanx 4 ruinin my evenin
The offending tweet appears to have been deleted but the Daily Mirror reported it said: "(Denise) was to blame. She let go of James' hand."
Her husband Stuart told the paper: "It affected Denise. Twitter have got to act against trolls. They face no consequences. It's gutless."
Twitter UK has confirmed more than 3.6 million tweets were posted on Twitter about One Direction and the One Direction world premiere in London.
One Direction is the most followed UK band on Twitter with more than 14 million followers.
Twitter revealed that the hashtag #1DMoviePremiere was used more than 1.9 million times over the last 24 hours.
Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the Transport Minister’s announcement of plans to electrify the Lakes Line to Windermere
The project to electrify the line will cost around £16 million.
– Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale
"Electrification makes economic, financial and environmental sense for our area. By protecting our direct train links to Manchester, this move will offer a big boost to the South Lakes’ tourist economy. Electrification will bring much needed construction jobs in the shorter term and in the longer term attract new businesses, boost tourism and create a better environment for job creation. Boosting our area’s key infrastructure is really important to our future, so I’m delighted that we’ve moved one step closer to this happening today.”
Plans have been unveiled to electrify the rail line between Oxenholme Lake District station and Windermere. If the £16 million scheme goes ahead electric trains could link Kendal, Burneside and Staveley directly to Manchester by 2016.
– Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin
“This is a key line to one of the most important tourist areas in the UK and I believe the rail industry has a role in making sure more people can travel comfortably to enjoy the beautiful lakes. I recognise that strong rail links across the country are important drivers in our economic recovery at a national and regional level that is why we are pushing ahead with the biggest programmes of rail electrification ever.”
Plans have been unveiled to electrify the rail line to Windermere. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says they want to upgrade the 10 miles of track, which runs between Oxenholme Lake District station and Windermere station.
Two men have been charged with attempting to blackmail a multi million pound internet company based in Manchester. Piotr Smirnaw, who is 31 and from Tawerny, Warsaw, Poland and 35 year old Patryk Surmacki, of Szezecin, Poland, due to appear before Uxbridge Magistrates Court in London.
Two Polish men are being questioned after an attempt was made to blackmail a Manchester based online company. The investigation centres on a reported cyber attack on the company's website in a 'denial-of-service attack'.
– Detective Inspector Chris Mossop, Greater Manchester Polcie
"This investigation centres on an allegation that the on-line company was blackmailed. As part of this blackmail attempt, one of the company's websites was made temporarily unavailable by the offenders. Denial of service attacks have become increasingly common offences in recent years...They involve offenders flooding the target website with information, rendering it unable to function as it should do. This particular case has involved a fast-time investigation by a number of agencies across a number of countries, including the UK, the US and Poland.
Police investigating an attempt to blackmail a multi-million pound Manchester-based internet company have made two arrests. Two Polish men were detained in London.