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Alert For Heavy Rain and High Winds

Alert For Heavy Rain and High Winds

Further wet and windy weather will affect Northern and Western Britain from this afternoon. Initially the strongest winds will affect Ireland and Western Scotland before migrating east to affect other parts of Scotland and Northern England. Gusts of up to 70mph are likely on exposed western coasts - 50-60mph more typically inland.Heavy rain will also affect the west of Scotland and Northwest England in particular with totals of 25-50mm likely - especially on higher ground.…

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2011

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2011

The Chancellor has today delivered his autumn statement to Parliament, alongside the publication of the Office for Budget Responsibility's updated forecasts for growth and borrowing.…

Weather Alert

Weather Alert

The tightening isobars associated with the track of this deep low close to northern Britain will bring a spell of gales or severe gales to Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and north Wales later on Saturday and overnight into Sunday morning.…

Amber wind alert in place for drivers across the North

Amber wind alert in place for drivers across the North

Road users the North East, in the Yorkshire and the Humber, and the North West of England are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel tomorrow (Saturday 26 November), as high winds are expected, particularly across the Pennines and in the far north.…

Coastguard modernisation proposals confirmed

Coastguard modernisation proposals confirmed

Plans to modernise the Coastguard have been confirmed by Shipping Minister Mike Penning.The proposals, which were announced for consultation in July, will make the Coastguard better coordinated, more resilient to the challenges of the future and will increase the number of regular coastguard officers working in coastal communities…

Armistice Day – Lest We Forget

Armistice Day – Lest We Forget

Armed Forces personnel who have been killed while serving their country since the First World War have been remembered today at ceremonies across the UK as well as in Afghanistan and across the world.…

Public to decide who returns to The X Factor

Public to decide who returns to The X Factor

The four X Factor contestants who have never faced the public vote after being eliminated by the judges in the first Live Show have the chance to return to the competition this Saturday (12 November) by facing a public vote.…

Tourism firms sign up to 20.12 per cent discount

Tourism firms sign up to 20.12 per cent discount

Culture Secretary urges tourist industry to make the most of London 2012.Mr Hunt also announced today that this week he will be taking a ‘regional roadshow’ around the country to promote the tourism, cultural and business opportunities of the 2012 Games. He will launch the roadshow in Cumbria on Wednesday.…