More rain is forecast to fall across Greater Manchester over the coming days after some areas of the region experienced flash flooding yesterday.
Greater Manchester saw heavy downpours for the vast majority of yesterday (Tuesday).
This lead to flash flooding and water coming into homes in Bury, particularly places in the Lower River Irwell catchment such as Tottington, Walshaw, Ramsbottom and Summerseat.
A flooding preparation warning for the area was issued via the gov.uk website, which read: “As a result of heavy persistent rainfall, river levels have been rising throughout the day in the lower Irwell catchment and flooding of low lying land is possible in this area.
“River levels will continue to rise over the coming hours… and our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood alerts if necessary.
“Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation.”
James Daly – MP for Bury North – said: “My team and I are working hard to help residents and to assist in resolving this as quickly as possible [and] some of my team are on site assisting residents already”.
He also stated that his office remained available to anyone who needed assistance.
Bury Council confirmed via Twitter that due to the heavy rainfall the borough was experiencing, it had “extra gully cleaning teams out and dealing with any localised flooding” and that it was “closely monitoring the weather and our response teams are on call.”
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At around 11.50a.m on Tuesday 6th October, two fire engines from Manchester Central and Phillips Park were called to reports of flooding affecting around 50 houses on Market Street, Tottington.
“Firefighters arrived quickly and used water rescue gear to clear debris and isolate electrical supplies in homes on Market Street and Bury Road. Crews were assisted by colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and were at the scene for around three hours.
“Firefighters gave safety advice to residents before handing over to Bury Council and United Utilities.”
Elsewhere across other areas of Greater Manchester, trains were also halted due to landslips and some of the region’s motorways – the M6 Lancashire primarily – were closed due to standing water.
Flooded roads were also reported in Rochdale and Wigan.
Some light isolated showers were experienced first thing this morning in certain areas, but it has otherwise been a grey and overcast start for most parts of the region, and is set to remain this way for the most of the day, but despite this break in showers, the Met Office has warned that further heavy showers are expected to move in later this evening.
It’s expected to remain largely dry – with temperatures reaching a mild 10-11°C – until clouds thicken and more heavy rain moves in from the west, which will affect most of the region.
More substantial downpours are possible from 10pm tonight, with it set to be a very wet night.
Heavy rain is expected throughout the night and into rush hour on Thursday, which could make road travel treacherous and travellers are urged to take care.
On a somewhat lighter note though, from Thursday onwards the Met Office said: “A mixture of sunny spells, patchy cloud and showers is likely for the rest of the day… Sunshine and scattered showers are to be expected across the region on Friday and through the weekend, although it may be drier on Sunday”.
They added that it will be “breezy and rather cold throughout.”
No other weather warnings are currently in place for the Greater Manchester region.
Horror film due to be released in the UK this week is so scary it’s triggered Apple Watch high heart rate alerts
A film that’s been labelled a ‘horror nightmare’ is set to make its big screen premiere in the UK this week.
The Outwaters has been disturbing audiences across the USA with its ‘found footage’ format, which follows four travellers as they encounter a menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert.
Cinema-goers have reported extreme reactions, like having to leave screenings to vomit and also smart watch heart rate monitors showing alerts.
One scary movie fan said it ‘more effectively scares me than anything I’ve ever seen’.
Another labelled it ‘Goddamn terrifying stuff’.
One person said: “I’m still processing #TheOutwaters. I am not sure if it worked for me. The sounding made me so uncomfortably dizzy that I had to leave the theatre to vomit. This never happened to me before. It’s more disturbing than scary if that makes any sense.”
Another said: “@TheOutwaters has solidified my opinion that I believe this to have one of the most horrific and traumatizing sequences i’ve ever experienced in a found footage horror film.”
One review reads: “the outwaters is possibly the most upsetting movie i’ve ever watched. and i mean that as a compliment.”
One more said: “The Outwaters may be my new favorite horror movie, highly recommend if you’re into weird f*cked up shit.”
Someone else posted: “Watched The Outwaters the other day and immediately fell in love – it’s the kind of mind-bending indie horror nightmare I’m constantly looking for, just unfiltered awesome creativity firing on all cylinders. Major props to everyone in front of and behind the camera, I loved it!”
And one person described it as a ‘surreal blood soaked mindf*ck through hell’.
Now, The Outwaters Twitter account has confirmed that the film will be streaming in UK cinemas from 7 April.
Screenings may be few and far between to start with, but horror fans, this looks to be one well worth seeking out.
Chris Pine is an American actor best known for his roles as Jamie T. Kirk in Star Trek, Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman and Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2.
Appearing on Capital FM’s breakfast show this morning with Roman Kemp, Sian Welby and Chris Stark, Pine reminisced on his days studying in Yorkshire.
Kemp kicked off the show with “It’s Capital Breakfast and this morning we are joined by probably the only Hollywood A-lister to attend Leeds university.”
“I don’t know, you’ll have to check the alumni book but I’m pretty sure that’s probably accurate” the actor admitted.
Pine explains that he studied in Leeds for one year as an exchange student, when he was just 19 years old.
Chris Stark quickly jumped in to ask Chris about the iconic Leeds student pub crawl, The Otley Run, and whether or not he’d done it as a young undergraduate.
“I don’t remember much of it but yes I have done it.”
“Do you remember what you wore?” Stark responds.
“No I don’t, I remember…nothing.”
He admits that although the crawl consists of 18 bars, he himself has never made it to each one.
He continues to explain that although he now lives in sunny California and has done for most of his life, he in fact lived in the UK for a total of four years between the ages of 29 and 40.
“There’s so much Hollywood work over here but I have yet to go back to Leeds.
“I have all these memories. I lived on Brudenell road and I can see the market across the street and I know the walk to school and the great old cinema on the corner of Brudenell and Hyde Park. I just have these images of school there.”
So next time you’re wondering down Brudenell Road or catching a flick at Hyde Park Picture House, just know that those hallowed halls were once home to Hollywood royalty.
And who knows, Pine might be hopping on a plane to Leeds Bradford airport after being reminded of such happier times – so make sure to keep an eye out.