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Watch: Help us solve a wartime love mystery

As we mentioned on last night's programme, we're hoping you can help us solve a wartime mystery.

A cherished love letter from Dorothy to airman Harry Hughes, her sweetheart, in 1945 has been discovered in a supermarket's lost property.

It was found by Stacey Adamson, who works on the check out and she's been so taken by the letter, she's determined to find the couple or their relatives.

Tim Scott has the story:

Earthworm Dave wriggles into the record books

A giant earthworm called Dave has wriggled his way into the record books after surfacing in Cheshire.

The 40cm (15.7 inch) annelid, weighing 26g, is the size of a small snake and the largest earthworm ever found in the UK.

Paul Rees from Widnes spotted the monster Lumbricus terrestris in his vegetable patch. His stepson George named it Dave.

Dave the Earthworm Credit: PA/NMH

Natural History Museum scientist Emma Sherlock, who chairs the Earthworm Society of Britain, said: "I was bowled over by the size of this worm when I opened the plastic box they sent it in. Not only is it really long, it is almost twice as heavy as any other wild earthworm ever seen, weighing the same as a small chocolate bar."

Compared with Dave, the earthworms from the Scottish island of Rum that were previously thought to be the UK's largest look positively puny.

How Dave got to be such a size in Cheshire - three times longer and more than five times heavier than an average worm - remains a mystery.

Animal mummies go on display

Credit: Jim Cook / ITV Granada

The World Museum in Liverpool is launching an exhibition on Egyptian animal mummies.

It will explore the ancient practice of mummifying animals and sacrificing them to the Gods, with specimens on display.

Animals such as jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds were often preserved. And the exhibition will also include a recreation of a subterranean animal catacomb.

Some of the exhibits on display Credit: Jim Cook / ITV Granada


Another challenge for the Prescott family

The fundraising efforts started by Steve Prescott are continuing. The former St Helens rugby league star began a series of challenges after being diagnosed with bowel cancer ten years ago.
He died in November 2013. The foundation set up in his name continues to raise funds for cancer research. Now his wife, Linzi and their son Taylor are picking up the mantle by taking on Mount Everest - to raise money for the Christie, Manchester.

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