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Name sought for 'Boris Bikes' in Northampton

Boris Johnson launching his bike hire scheme in London

'Boris Bikes' are coming to Northamptonshire and the County Council says it's been inundated with suggestions for a name for its own bicycle hire scheme. In the three days since the contest was launched to find a name almost 200 entries have been submitted.

Suggestions so far include Bike n Ride and Cobblers Carriages. The £150,000 scheme will provide 50 bikes around the town.

Response to sponsored cycle ride 'overwhelming'

The mother of a girl who had a rare bone cancer removed from her arm at a Birmingham hospital plans to do more fundraising in future, having been overwhelmed by the support for her 220-mile sponsored bike ride.

The response to the cycle ride has been overwhelming. We never dreamed it would grow so big, but it just shows how our fantastic communities work in this area.

We have had people coming to our doorstep to drop off donations anonymously, which is amazing.

– Lynne Evans, mother of Bethan Evans


Support for sponsored bike ride 'overwhelming'

The parents of a six year old girl who was treated for a rare bone cancer at a Birmingham hospital say support has been 'overwhelming' since they announced plans for a 220-mile bike ride to raise money.

Bethan Evans will have scans at Birmingham Children's Hospital until she is 18 Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bethan Evans from Wales underwent an eight hour operation while bone was removed from her arm.