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When someone's so famous or clever they get made a Freeman of the Borough where they come from. And they are granted a number of ancient rights. One man who found that out today was Harold Riley, the artist from Salford who's made his name painting the changing face of his home city, among other things. And his ceremony was one people won't forget in a hurry.


Liverpool bathed in a "River of Light"

Liverpool's Light festival in 2016 Credit: pa

A parade, fiery performances, street entertainment and creative workshops are on offer for visitors to enjoy ahead of Liverpool's River of Light music and fireworks spectacular. On Sunday 5th,November, Bonfire night, there will be numerous performances on the Strand and up to Princes Parade. From 5pm, Spark! will take over an area near the Pier Head with a high-impact LED drumming act, combined with kaleidoscopic lighting.

Both sides of the Mersey are set to be lit up with fireworks. For the Liverpool audience, the fireworks will be set off from huge barges floating near the water's edge on the Mersey. For the Wirral audience, the fireworks will be set off from Perch Rock New Brighton.,

Speedo Mick's latest chilly challenge

Fundraiser and Everton fan Speedo Mick Credit: pa

A man will finish a 700 mile walk tonight in the French city of Lyon for just in time for Everton's Europa league game against the club.

Speedo Mick set off from Goodison Park more than a month ago.

He's doing it to raise money for Alder Hay Children's hospital.


Man and dog saved from edge of cliff on Isle of Man

The owner of a dog who went to save his pet's life and his dog are saved from the cliffs by the Coastguards. Credit: Douglas Coastguards, Facebook

Coastguards in Douglas on the Isle of Man were called to a man and his dog stuck on a cliff face at Little Ness, Marine Drive this morning.

The man had climbed down to rescue his dog and was not able to get back up.

Douglas Coastguards were able to get a line to the man to secure the dog while a technician was lowered and secured the man for recovery.

Both were brought back to safety and the rescue was complete in just under an hour.

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