An investigation is underway after a huge fire at an empty stately home in Cheshire.
Firefighters were called to Daresbury Hall, on Daresbury Lane, Runcorn, on Saturday afternoon.
When they arrived crews found that a blaze had taken hold of the large empty building.
A total of eight fire engines were called to the scene to help tackle the fire.
Firefighting operations stopped at just after 10pm last night with two fire engines remaining on the scene overnight, damping down, checking for hot spots and making sure there was no re-ignition.
A new super powerful microscope that can examine objects a million times smaller than a human hair is being unveiled today.
The instrument will help British scientists in fields such as advanced materials and power generation, and is expected to lead to breakthroughs benefiting health and the environment.
The £3.7 million Nion Hermes Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope, to be sited at a laboratory in Daresbury, near Warrington, allows researchers to identify atoms and observe the strength of the bonds between them.
This is expected to improve understanding of their electronic properties when in bulk and how they may perform when used.