Nearly a month's worth of rain has fallen in Manchester city centre since midnight. The extraordinary deluge has seen 50mm of rain in Manchester, close to the average MONTHLY rainfall of 58mm. These pictures show the dramatic impact the hours of heavy rain has had on Manchester City centre and the border with Salford as the River Irwell continues to rise. IN PICTURES: Heavy rain causes flooding in Manchester city centre Heavy rain causes flooding in Manchester city centre View gallery Urgent flood warnings remain in place across Greater Manchester with the Environment Agency calling for 'immediate action' in some areas. Images taken in the city centre show the Irwell at very high levels with lower lying footpaths and outdoor stairways already underwater. Pictures taken in Salford near to the Lowry Hotel showed handrails and steps disappearing into the water as the rain continues to fall. A view looking down the Irwell from Spinningfields Bridge towards New Quay Street shows a … [Read more...] about Dramatic pictures show Manchester city centre after nearly a month’s worth of rain since midnight
Taking underwater pictures
A body has been found in the wreckage of a plane carrying missing footballer Emiliano Sala. Underwater video footage shows one occupant visible inside the wreckage of the plane which was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala , the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said. We previously told how private investigators yesterday located the light aircraft which disappeared over the England Channel. Pilot David Ibbotson was also on board the Piper Malibu N264DB when it disappeared on January 21 after leaving Nantes in France for Cardiff. Two vessels using sonar were taking part in the search north of Guernsey which began on Sunday morning. Marine scientist David Mearns was directing a privately-funded operation on behalf of the Sala family made possible after a campaign raised more than £260,000 to fund it. Investigators have now confirmed that a body has been found in the wreckage - but it is not known if this is Sala or the pilot. In a statement upon finding one … [Read more...] about Body found in Emiliano Sala plane wreckage as first underwater pictures emerge
EMILIANO Sala's 'plane wreckage' has been pictured tonight after a seat believed to be from the doomed flight washed up on a French beach. Two seat cushions were discovered on the coast of Surtainville, northwestern France - over a week after the Cardiff City star's plane vanished over the Channel. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the cushions are likely to have been from the Piper Malibu plane which vanished last Monday. Cardiff City striker Sala and British pilot Dave Ibbotson, from Scunthorpe, are missing and presumed dead. The discovery was made by French investigators on a beach near Surtainville on the French coast. An underwater search is now set to take place as investigators look to recover the aircraft wreckage. An AAIB spokesman said: "On the morning of Monday 28 January, we were advised by the Bureau d’Enquêtes & d’Analyses (BEA), the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near … [Read more...] about Emiliano Sala’s ‘plane wreckage’ PICTURED after seat washes up on beach
This is the first picture of wreckage believed to be from the plane carrying missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) earlier revealed they think cushions found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula are from the aircraft which disappeared off radar last Monday night. An official underwater search of an area spanning around four square nautical miles is now due to take place this weekend, with the aim of trying to locate and identify possible aircraft wreckage. Josette Bernard, who lives in Normandy, took the pictures while walking her dog on a beach in the area. The AAIB said in a statement: "From a preliminary examination we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft." "Since we opened our safety investigation on Tuesday 23 January, we have been gathering evidence such as flight, aircraft and personnel records, and have been analysing radar data and air … [Read more...] about Pictures show parts of plane carrying Emiliano Sala found on beach
0 Have your say Why bother? It’s a question Valeria Sykes has been asked many times since buying Grantley Hall, a dilapidated mid-18th century mansion that screamed “money pit”. Why bother with all that work? Why bother spending a small fortune? Why bother investing a huge amount of time and energy on such a tough project when you’re past retirement age and entitled to take it easy? Valeria, 75, made the snap decision to buy the hall just over three years ago when she and her partner, Colin Little, spotted the Grade II-star listed property while driving past it one afternoon.“I’d attended a decoupage course there many years ago and so I knew it was a lovely building. “I said, ‘It would be wonderful to have afternoon tea there’ and then we drove on a bit and my mind went racing. “I had this vision of it as a first-class hotel and I turned to Colin and said, ‘I’m going to … [Read more...] about Valeria Sykes aims to turn Grantley Hall into the best country house hotel and spa in the north of England. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.