Large parts of Trafford Park in Manchester have been cordoned off by police after a chemical leak at an industrial estate this evening.
Police have urged residents in the area to stay indoors and to keep windows closed.
Manchester Fire and Rescue services described it as a "major" incident but emergency crews said no one is thought to have been injured.
More top news
Through the morning an area of rain will steadily track northeastwards across central England.
An outdoor nursery where children are only allowed to play with toys they have made themselves has been named Britain's Best Nursery.
The prime minister said changes will be made to the Gender Recognition Act in order to reflect updated attitudes towards being transgender.