Beware icy stretches on Saturday night. Evening showers fade and temperatures fall well below freezingRead the full story ›
Turning cold and clear tonight with wintry showers easing. Beware icy stretches and fog patchesRead the full story ›
A gallery of your photos taken tonight from across the North WestRead the full story ›
The Met Office has issued a Yellow Alert of snow for North West England for Boxing Day.
Areas which could be affected are: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington.
The Yellow Alert, which is the third most severe and means people should 'be aware,' is valid from 1100 on Friday December 26 to 0600 on Saturday.
Shoppers are expected to hit the UK high street in force as retailers hope for their most profitable day ahead of Christmas.
The high street traditionally experiences its busiest day two days before the Christmas shut down.
Bosses at the Manchester Arndale shopping centre said they expected about 220,000 visitors and customers were spending more money this Christmas.
Scientists in Manchester have taken microscopic images revealing the ties keeping cells together are severed when lung cancer takes over. Researchers discovered that the ties which lash cells together – controlled by a protein called TIAM1 – are chopped up when cell maintenance work goes wrong.
Healthy cells routinely scrap old cell parts so they can be broken down and used again. But this process spirals out of control in lung cancer cells.
Experts believe targeting this recycling process could stop lung cancer from spreading by keeping the cells stuck firmly together.
Cancer research says there are almost 43,500 new cases of lung cancer in the UK each year. It is the most common cause of cancer deaths and kills more than 35,000 people here each year.
Emma brings you the forecast for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day across the NW.Read the full story ›
Cold Christmas period then turning wet and windy and mild againRead the full story ›
Cold feel to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, then turning mild, windy and more unsettled by weekend before reverting to another cold spellRead the full story ›
Emma brings you the full weather rundown for the Christmas period across the NWRead the full story ›