A power firm could tap into a new source of heat from an ancient thermal spring under Manchester. GT Energy plans to drill nearly two miles underground to extract hot water from the Cheshire Basin.
The geo-thermal energy would be use to heat thousands of Manchester homes. Experts say the multi-million pound project would cut fuel bills for 8,000 homes and businesses in the area.
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Remaining largely cloudy with patchy drizzle over hills. Becoming milder, breezy with some brighter breaks in the west on Friday
Saturday looks like the best day of the weekend. Mainly dry for both Saturday and Sunday but a cooler, cloudier finish
Another largely cloudy and murky day. Perhaps a little brighter and feeling milder for Friday