Cloud breaks to sunny spells today, a steady breeze blowing, but feeling fine in the sun & sheltered from the windRead the full story ›
There's a greater chance than usual of seeing the northern lights tonight - the Aurora Borealis. This is due to two large explosions on the Sun (solar flares) earlier in the week.
Conditions for optimal aurora viewing include a dark cloud-free sky, lack of light pollution from urban areas, and a clear line of sight towards the northern horizon.
Weather conditions tonight are not perfect but favourable. Most parts of the region will be dry with some clear spells. So there's a 'chance' in the northwest of viewing this optical phenomenon...if you're lucky!
The time has come to choose one North West fundraiser who will represent the region at the Pride of Britain Awards.
All this week we've been sharing the remarkable stories of inspiring people.
On Monday, we met Trevor Fairhurst, from Wigan, whose daughter Carly was killed by her boyfriend in 2006. Since then, Trevor and his wife Sheila, have done all they can to help other grieving families through Victim Support.
Tuesday's nominee was Christian Nock from Blackpool. After leaving the army, Christian ran a B&B in Blackpool - but lost everything all and ended up homeless. Determined not to let it beat him Christian put his best foot forward and decided to walk the coast of Britain - all 8,500 miles thousand miles of it in aid of Help for Heroes.
The story of Nicola Graham, who lost 23-month-old son Reuben to an aggressive brain tumour two-years-ago, featured on Wednesday. Nicola, form Mottram, has tirelessly fundraised to build a home where other families can make memories with their terminally ill children.
And yesterday, we heard from Paula Holmes from Lancashire who's raising money for research into brain tumours after the death of her 10 year old daughter Katy. So far, the Katy Holmes Trust has raised over £500,000.
On the Granada judging panel were Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine, celebrity therapists Nik and Eva Speakman, Granada Reports presenters Tony Morris and Sarah Rogers, and Programme Editor Andrew Rigby.
The winner will be revealed on tonight's programme at 6pm.
Any early mist clears and then we see a brighter second half to Friday morning. Cloudier later, turning any sun hazy. Gentle windsRead the full story ›
What type of barometer... how to set it... and what do any observed changes mean?Read the full story ›
Some mist and low cloud developing on Thursday night. Once that clears on Friday morning, some good bright spells. Sun turning hazy laterRead the full story ›
This week we've been bringing you our Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year finalists.
Today we hear from Paula Holmes from Lancashire who's raising money for research into brain tumours after the death of her 10 year old daughter Katy.
So far, the Katy Holmes Trust has raised over £500,000.
Sarah Rogers has the story:
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Any low cloud and mist first thing on Thursday lifts to give patchy cloud and sunny spells, more cloud bubbling up into Thursday afternoonRead the full story ›
Fine across NW England and the Isle of Man today. Staying settled. Tomorrow, Friday, will be a good day to set your barometer!Read the full story ›
Boogie Wonderland, Let's groove, September and Fantasy - the tunes of Earth, Wind and Fire provided the soundtrack for a generation.
The group was one of the most successful bands of the 20th century- selling more than 90 million albums worldwide.
And ahead of their show at Liverpool's Echo Arena, Tony Morris fulfilled a childhood dream by meeting Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey and Verdine White.
He began by asking them if they are fans of the Fab Four: