Book reviews: Human mechanics, hidden magic and the joys of rhyme

Take a close look at how our bodies work, set sail in a fantastic fantasy world, share some boyband antics and meet the maddest cat in the world in a sunshine collection of spring books for children.

Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Do more megapixels really mean a better camera?

TECH OR FALSE: The top five smartphone myths uncovered

From overcharging a battery, to being afraid of radiation, there are many smartphone myths that not many people know the truth to.

Top tips to keep your dog calm during fireworks season

The arrival of autumn sees the trees adorned with brightly coloured leaves and also welcomes bonfire night and fireworks season.

Why is the sun and sky such a weird colour?

While the region braces itself for the possible arrival of Storm Ophelia, here in the North West we have been experiencing a hurricane sun.
Weather warning image from the Met Office

LIVE: All the latest as Storm Ophelia set to hit the region

We'll be bringing you all the latest as ex-Hurricane Ophelia passes through the North West today.
Customers are being advised to contact Velux immediately

Warning issued over windows prone to spontaneously shattering

A company has issued a warning over a range of its window products which may be prone to spontaneously shattering.

No winners scooped Tuesday's record-breaking 167 million EuroMillions jackpot

Record-breaking £168m EuroMillions jackpot rolls over after no top prize winner

No winners scooped Tuesday's record-breaking £167 million EuroMillions jackpot, meaning Friday's top prize remains the biggest ever on offer in the UK.

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