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Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity.

Education
Wigan town hall

Planners split on homes bid

The first stage of plans to build new houses on the site of an existing home and garden has scraped past the planning committee.

Environment
The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes.

Environment
Paul McKevitt

Council rent to dip – for now

Rents for tenants at 22,000 council houses across the borough are set to dip slightly next year, it has been confirmed.

Environment
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Will it be a white Christmas? Here are odds of snow falling when the big day rolls around

Do you wanna build a snowman? Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
Environment

Dazzling supermoon rises above Lancashire

Skygazers enjoyed magical views as a dazzling supermoonrose across Britain.
Environment
The Cold Moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual

Cold moon set to provide close-up for stargazers

Skygazers will be treated to a bigger and brighter moon this weekend as it moves closer to Earth.

Environment
It will be coldest on Thursdaywithoccasional wintry showers possible

Warning of ice and snow as temperatures set to dip well below freezing

Temperatures could dip as low as minus 10C (14F) in Britain later this week, with snow in some parts, forecasters have warned.

Environment
Icy patches are likely to form on untreated surfaces as temperatures fall

Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

People have been warned to prepare for cold weather as ice and snow is set to hit the country.
Environment
Spinners Mill

Heritage mill gets huge grant

A project to completely transform a landmark industrial building has taken another massive step forward with a major funding announcement.
Environment
Deputy council leader David Molyneux

Plan for 80 new homes approved

Senior politicians at the council are celebrating a decision to give the green light to building more than 80 new homes in the borough.

News
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

Environment

Earth-sized planet discovered with 'mild' climate and peaceful parent star

A newly discovered planet orbiting a nearby star could be the closest world to Earth providing a comfortable home for life.
Environment
Planet Earth photographed on December 7, 1972 during the Apollo 17 moon mission

Scientists issue grave 'warning to humanity' 25 years on from landmark alert

A prophetic "Warning to Humanity" giving notice of perils facing the Earth has been issued by more than 15,000 scientists from around the world.

Environment
Venus (left) and Jupiter in the skies over Brighton Pier

Jupiter and Venus put on a show for early-morning stargazers

Early risers witnessed a cosmic event on Monday morning as Venus and Jupiter appeared side by side in the sky.

Environment
Rough sea's along Tynemouth Longsands on the North East coast

Temperatures drop below freezing - but more prolonged cold spell still to come

Temperatures dropped as low as minus 3C (26.6F) across large swathes of the UK last night - but it was not the chilliest night of the autumn so far.

Environment
An aerial view of Stott Hall farm near Huddersfield in Yorkshire

'Motorway Farm' to become a wildlife haven

A farm which sits in the middle of a motorway has pledged to become a wildlife haven.

Environment
Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the UK's lead test pilot, using a specialist fighter jet simulator at BAE Systems in Warton

Role of simulator hailed in preparing pilots for flying new fighter

A specialist fighter jet simulator facility, where a cost-saving landing method was developed, is a "critical piece of the puzzle" for pilots preparing for flight trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Politics
The council has introduced the three-weekly black bin collection in an attempt to encourage more robust recycling.

Recycling rates dip could lead to 'significant' fines

A slump in national recycling rates has left the town hall at risk of “significant” financial sanctions, figures reveal.

News

Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm to check recovery progress

Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed.
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