Very windy with gales for many. Rain moving eastRead the full story ›
Gusts 50-60+mph for a time Saturday evening, remaining gusty into Sunday. Colder air by the end of the weekend. Sunshine & wintry showersRead the full story ›
Rain and winds ease for a time today, but cloudy across most areas. Gale overnight with further rain. Showery and blustery for SundayRead the full story ›
A windy weekend with gales on Saturday night, gusts 60-65mph for hills and coasts. Grey Saturday with rain, sunshine & showers SundayRead the full story ›
Mostly fine and sunny. Cloud and patchy rain spreading east after darkRead the full story ›
The number of seats on trains in the North West is to increase by a third, under Government plans to reduce overcrowding on the region’s rail network. There will also be an extra 200 services every day across the Northern and Trans Pennine rail franchises.
The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, will unveil the plans today on a visit to Victoria station in Manchester, which is currently undergoing a £44 million redevelopment programme. Mr McLauglin is calling for further investment in stations from companies interested in bidding for the new franchises.
Successful bidders will also be required to replace outdatedPacer trains on North West rail routes and accommodate more than 19,000 extra commuters in Manchester during the morning peak.
Friday starts bright and cold, colder than Thursday morning, best of the sun first thing. Breezy. Clouding over later with rain after darkRead the full story ›
Turning icy overnight. Sunny, cold start to Friday, breezy. Turning wet and windy into the weekendRead the full story ›
Icy on Thursday night. Decent day on Friday, but turning wet and windy into Saturday. We anticipate a very unsettled start to MarchRead the full story ›
Police are hunting two armed burglars who tied up a 13-year-old girl and threatened to cut off her fingers if she didn’t cooperate.Read the full story ›