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Train named after Stephen Sutton in his memory

Stephen Sutton Credit: ITV Central

Cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton will be remembered later today when a train is named after him at Birmingham International Station in his memory.

The Pendolino 390002 will be named 'Stephen Sutton' at a ceremony later this afternoon.

It's only the fourth time Virgin Trains has named a Pendolino train after a person, with the company viewing it as 'a fitting tribute to an incredibly inspiring young man'.

The teenager from Burntwood has raised almost £5m for the Teenage Cancer Trust this far and donations have continued to come in following his death in May of last year.

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Jane Sutton: Skydive an incredible tribute to Stephen

Stephen Sutton's mother has described the world record tandem skydive that his family and friends set today as an "incredible tribute" to the teenager.

Jane Sutton took part in the skydive along with 402 others, to break the record.

Stephen's brother Chris also took part, and said Stephen would have said the achievement was "awesome".

Stephen Sutton skydivers officially set new world record

The family and friends of Stephen Sutton have officially broken the world record for the most people tandem skydiving at the same location in 24 hours.

Stephen's mother Jane skydiving over Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News Central

They recorded a total of 403 people involved, beating the previous record of 286.

Stephen, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, died in May last year after raising £5million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 19-year-old used social media to chart his three-year battle against cancer, and came up with a bucket list of things to do before he died. Number two on that list was to skydive.

A Guinness World Records adjudicator has confirmed that the jump at Hibaldstow Airfield in Lincolnshire was record-breaking.

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Skydivers on course to set new world record in memory of Stephen Sutton

Family and friends of Stephen Sutton who have been skydiving at a Lincolnshire airfield in an attempt to set a new world record in his memory have passed their 287th jumper.

It means more people have completed a tandem skydive today than ever before in 24 hours.

The organisers are waiting for official confirmation from the Guinness World Record adjudicator.

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