Persistent heavy rain has continued this weekend causing flooding in certain parts of Greater Manchester. While the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning alert yesterday due to the strong downpour in the region, the Environment Agency has today issued both flood alerts and flood warnings. There are several alerts and warnings in place today across Greater Manchester. But what do these weather warnings mean and what areas are affected? Here's the advice on how can you prepare for a flood and what to do if you find yourself in a flood. Flood alerts (as at 4pm): This alert means you should prepare for the event of a flood. It's advised to pack a bag including medicines and insurance documents, and check for flood warnings. These are the current five flood alerts in our region: Middle River Mersey catchment including areas near Bramhall, Stockport, Sale, Altrincham and Urmston River Bollin catchment, including Knutsford, Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Bollington River Glaze catchment … [Read more...] about Flood alerts and warnings: How to prepare and what to do
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Manchester United and Arsenal will be playing for their share of a £503m prize pot in the Europa League next season - whilst their rivals share out £1.8billion on offer in the Champions League. The Premier League giants both missed out on the top four last season and will therefore have to do without a place in the most lucrative competition in club football. Instead, they will be in Europa League action as they look to work their way back to the top table for 2020/21. Arsenal went all the way to the Europa League final last season where they were beaten by Chelsea , whilst Manchester United won the prize in 2017. But just how much money is up for grabs in the Europa League? Both Manchester United and Arsenal will enter the competition in the group stage, earning them £2.3m - by contrast, teams in the Champions League group stages receive £14m. Once in the group stages, there is £500k on offer for a win and £170k on offer for a draw, with the group … [Read more...] about How much Arsenal and Man Utd could earn from Europa League
Motoring by Press Association 10/06/2019, 1:49 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Summer is here, and that means it’s the time of year many of us will be flocking to exotic locations such as Madrid, Zagreb and Torquay. No matter where you’re heading off to this year though, the fact you’re reading this suggests there’s a good chance you’re thinking about hiring a car for your trip. Though a simple process usually, it can be a little bit of a daunting experience for newcomers — and so, we’ve put together a guide on what to know when hiring a car. First of all, should I hire a car? If you’re staying in a major city and don’t plan to venture further out, you can probably get away with sticking to public transport links. For those wanting a little more adventure on their travels though, hiring a car enables that — it’s worth keeping the extra cost in mind. How do I hire a car? … [Read more...] about I’m renting a car for my holiday — what do I need to know?
If you're heading to Muse's gig at Ashton Gate tomorrow evening, you're in for a treat. It's expected to be a visually stunning show with the sci-fi rockers pulling out all the stops for their Simulation Theory tour, which kicked off in London on Saturday night in spectacular style. Hopefully you now know how you're getting to the concert, but it's also worth knowing how much money to bring with you. Prices for refreshments are expected to be the same - or at least very similar - as they were for the Rod Stewart and Take That concerts, which took place in May. Food The usual mobile catering facilities which feature at Bristol City and Bristol Bears home matches will likely be in place tomorrow, joined by additional food options which are being brought in for the occasion. For the Rod Stewart and Take That concerts, most of the items from the regular Ashton Gate food vans were £6, including the jumbo hot dog, jumbo cheese dog and 1/4 cheese burger. The 1/2 beef burger is a little … [Read more...] about How much food and drink will cost you at Muse’s Ashton Gate gig
Britain heads to the polls for the European elections today. There will be 73 MEPs elected to represent the UK, using a form of proportional representation called the D'Hondt system. When Britain does finally leave the EU, the European Parliament will reduce from 751 MEPs to 705, with 27 of the UK's 73 seats being distributed among the remaining member states. Polling is taking place from 7am to 10pm , although ballots will not be counted until Sunday, May 26 in most areas. Do I need a poll card to vote? If you have registered to vote, your council will send you a poll card in the weeks leading up to the election. If you did not receive it, then you should get in touch with your local electoral registration office. However, you do not need a poll card to vote . Your details will be available to staff at the polling station, so you just need to give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station when you arrive. It's a good idea to take some from of ID with you. … [Read more...] about Do I need a polling card to vote in the European elections?