Cold, frosty with icy patches. Dry and sunny for many into Monday with winds lighterRead the full story ›
Staying bitterly cold by day and night but as winds turn more northeasterly the Pennines provide shelter, meaning a mostly dry outlook....Read the full story ›
Dry and sunny for many. Cold and clear with frost and ice overnightRead the full story ›
Bitterly cold today, but mainly bright, dry and sunny. Winds easing, but still feeling rawRead the full story ›
Wintry flurries overnight for West Lancashire, Cumbria and North Wales. Icy stretches developing by morning. Windy and feeling bitterly coldRead the full story ›
We are into the longest cold spell of winter so far. More wintry flurries and bitterly cold weather to comeRead the full story ›
Reports today suggest Manchester United and City are ready to smash the British transfer record to land Real Madrid's biggest stars.Read the full story ›
There are fears for the People's History Museum in Manchester because of a threat to future funding. It currently gets £155,000 a year but that's being cut to £100,000 for 2015-16 so the museum will have to make up the shortfall. And it won't get anything the following year.
The Museum tells the story of the inspiring struggle of working men and women to win the right to vote in stark contrast to today's low turnouts and apathy about politics.
The story ranges from John Wilkes and Tom Paine, through the Peterloo massacre, the Great Reform Act, the Chartists, the emergence of trade unions, Gladstone/Disraeli, Labour's origins, and the founding of the Welfare State.
The Museum attracts 100,000 visitors a year but it would no longer be considered a national museum.
William Hague, Matthew Parris and Charles Kennedy have all opened exhibitions. And in a 'sponsor a radical hero' campaign, Margaret Thatcher, has been sponsored and will be honoured with others on a wall in the museum.
A corner of the North West is preparing for one of the closest and fiercest fights at the upcoming General Election. Conservative-controlled Blackpool North has long been a battleground for Labour and the Tories, but that is all about to change. UKIP have reported a surge in members in the town, with polls putting them within just a few points of the two main parties.
Some snow showers. Cold with a frost and icy stretches.Read the full story ›