‘Felipe has a mountain to climb when King of Spain’ says Manchester Professor

For almost 40 years, King Juan Carlos ruled Spain taking the country from the dictatorship years of General Franco to becoming a fully democratic...

Stars gathering in Cheshire for first ever International Show Jumping Event in the NW

Global stars will head to Cheshire tomorrow for the much anticipated Bolesworth International from 12th-15th June. An exciting line up of international riders from...

Manchester’s Apprentices set sail for the Irish Sea

A team of Greater Manchester apprentices will learn how to man a tall ship as they set sail for a week-long challenge in the...

Rare dragonfly’s return to Cheshire

Cheshire's wildlife experts are celebrating a successful second season in a ground-breaking project aiming to return one of Britain’s rarest dragonflies to the...

The pitter patter of tiny trotters

Chester Zoo is celebrating some new arrivals this May with the birth of a Visayan Warty Pig. The sex of the zoo’s latest youngster, which...

British Library launches a host of literary delights online

The British Library has posted over 1000 of its greatest literary treasures online in a new website, Discovering Literature. Included in the new collection are...

Imperial War Museums needs YOU to help build the lives of First World War

News this morning of an exciting new First World War project as Imperial War Museums (IWM) launches Lives of the First World War. The scheme...

1066-and-all-that-Nav

Tracing where your DNA was formed over 1,000 years ago is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international...

Thousands of British Pathé news reels are released on YouTube

Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of eight five thousand historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. British...

New research questions Titanic’s unlucky iceberg year

The Titanic set off on its maiden voyage on Thursday 10 April 1912 but on its 102nd anniversary academics at the University of Sheffield...