The Meteorological Office has launched a new website - weatherXchange. com - giving detailed information on windspeed and rainfall to help bankers create futures and options pinned on the weather.
Newly appointed sports minister Richard Caborn is considering scrapping plans for a new stadium at Wembley in favour of one in Birmingham.
Boeing has admitted that its new high speed plane, the Sonic Cruiser - designed to shave an hour off transatlantic flights - will burn 35% more fuel than other planes. It will travel at just below the speed of sound.