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September 17, 2018 10:04 AM Typhoon Mangkhut damage update: DRAMATIC time-lapse shows destructive storm hit Hong Kong

WATCH as the super typhoon that claimed the lives of 64 people makes landfall in Hong Kong, wreaking havoc in the city before continuing its path of destruction towards Guangdong on the Chinese mainland. Shocking footage shows an aerial time-lapse of Typhoon Mangkhut as it hits Hong Kong, creating a large amount of fog and grey clouds. The video seems 6

September 16, 2018 1:00 AM Hurricane Florence STRIKES North and South Carolina, causing devastation

HURRICANE Florence pounded the east coast of the United States with heavy rains and 50mph winds yesterday, leaving five dead including an infant. Florence hit land in North Carolina just after 7am on Friday as a Category One hurricane before being downgraded to a tropical storm. It left people trapped in flooded homes as it caused carnage in North and South 4

September 8, 2018 7:00 AM This is when Southend's seafront fireworks will return

In our weekly BID column, Alison Dewey reveals when the fireworks will return, and moe fun activities to welcome autumn. Now that the kids are back in school, it doesn’t mean that the fun’s over in Southend. There’s still plenty to look forward. Along with the change in the weather and the beautiful changing colours of the trees, another sure sign that autumn 11

September 7, 2018 5:03 AM Monkey Dust: What is the law?

As a Class B drug it is illegal to own or supply Monkey Dust to others. Being found with the drug could result in a up to five years in prison and/or an unlimited fine. Those found guilty of supplying MDPV, even if it is to a friend, could find themselves facing 14 years in jail and/or an unlimited fine. If the police find someone with a Class B drug they can issue 13

September 3, 2018 7:57 AM Fire crews issue access warning after bushes set on fire

The fire scorched trees, bushes and shrubs as well as spreading to damage the side of a derelict garage. Although firefighters were able to put out the fire before it did any significant damage, they were slowed down by having to manoeuvre around double parked cars. A fire service spokesman said: "We had a problem with accessing the area due to cars being 11

September 1, 2018 4:08 AM Find Winnie the Pooh on this Hundred Acre Wood walk

Turn left off the main track, continue on the VGW downhill in a north-westerly direction. Cross a wide track and continue downhill, bear around to the left and turn right downhill to a lane. Turn left to go over a bridge on the left of a ford known as Newbridge Splash. 2. Turn right along the road going uphill and, in 350 yards, leaving the VGW, turn right 11

August 25, 2018 11:00 AM Community club welcomes African sister club member

A member of the Groote Shuur Rotary Club, in Cape Town, South Africa, visited the group in Leigh. Zalia Frosler, president of Groote Shuur Rotary Club, held a talk about various parts of her work with Rotary in Africa. She gave the club members a fascinating insight into her club’s activities including the start up of an Interact Club. In addition, she also told the south 9

August 23, 2018 11:01 PM Don't fall for pale imitations, Scottish autumn is best

A LEADING tree specialist believes Scotland could be in line for its most colourful autumn ever. The sustained heat of the summer has produced the perfect conditions for a riot of reds and oranges. David Knott, curator of the Living Collection at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, said that nature’s previous best was in 2003. He added: “This year, because 4

August 19, 2018 6:12 PM Lombok earthquake MAP: Where did magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Lombok?

LOMBOK has been hit by yet another strong earthquake, two weeks to the day after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed more than 460 people, but where has the latest tremor struck? A huge magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, less than 11 hours after a 6.4 tremor. The quake struck at 9.56pm WIB (3.56pm BST), 2km south 14

August 18, 2018 4:06 AM Weekend Walk: take a stroll on an old Roman road

2. Find a footpath on your left in the hedgerow. Aim to the right of trees then cross the large field. Go over a footbridge. Veer diagonally left to a fingerpost, then turn right to walk diagonally across the field you are still in to the left of a large tree. In the opposite corner go over a stile and continue across a field. It is here near Curds Farm, that you would 9