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Britain set to be lashed by Ophelia's tail on anniversary of great storm

Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores.

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Michael Fish giving his infamous weather forecast in 1987

Michael Fish would not have got 1987 storm spot-on, even with supercomputer

Modern forecasting technology would have seen the Great Storm of 1987 coming but is unlikely to have got Michael Fish completely off the hook, a study has shown.

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Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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Rain will also be heavy at times especially over north-west England

Forecasters warn of travel disruption amid high winds and heavy rain

Winds of more than 60mph are forecast to reach parts of England and Wales overnight.

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Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.
Arts
It's all gone a bit Mary Poppins

So much for Storm Aileen

After the chaos in America, the season's first storm warning in the UK promised much damage and disruption.

Environment

Why are storms named, and who chooses the names?

Storm Aileen is the first named storm of the season. Here are some of the key questions and answers about the naming of storms.

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Incy wincy

Washout sends spiders indoors

A washout August dampened prospects for Britain’s bees and butterflies after a promising start to the summer, the National Trust said.

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Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

Motorway delay warning for weekend

Sintelliners are being warned that journeys along the borough section of the M6 this weekend are likely to take twice as long as normal.

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Coun Terry Shields

Mixed response to councillor’s call for bulky waste responsibility

Comments from a senior councillor that residents should take more responsibility for what happens to their bulky waste has provoked a mixed reaction from Reporter readers.

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Coun Terry Shields

Councillor: Residents must take more responsibility for what happens to their rubbish

A senior councillor in St Helens has told residents they must take more responsibility for what happens to their bulky waste once it is taken away.

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Naming ceremonies offered a Rainford’s ‘green’ cemetery

Naming ceremonies offered a Rainford’s ‘green’ cemetery

A Rainford business which offers environmentally friendly burials is extending its services to provide naming ceremonies.

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Investigations found issues including repeated missed collections

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.
Offbeat
Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
Offbeat
HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
Environment
The swan, recovered from the lake off Gerards Lane, is now recovering at an RSPCA hospital

Petrol-soaked swan rescued from lake by RSPCA officers

A swan which was left soaked in petrol in St Helens is now recovering at an RSPCA wildlife hospital after being rescued by inspectors.
Environment
Victoria Park

St Helens park wins Green Flag award

Victoria Park in St Helens has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best green spaces in the world.

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Discovering St Helens’ curious creatures

Discovering St Helens’ curious creatures

St Helens Council’s Ranger Service is inviting residents to a series of peculiar events this month, on the hunt for a variety of curious creatures.

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Protest group draws a line under row with councillors

Protest group draws a line under row with councillors

The leader of a protest group in St Helens at the centre of an increasingly bitter dispute with councillors has sought to put the row behind him.

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TiksPac stations, which hold sufficient 100 percent compostable and biodegradable dog waste bags, have been installed at a number of locations across borough

Free dog muck bag dispensers installed in St Helens parks

A series of station dispensing free dog waste bag have been installed in parks across St Helens.

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