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.
Life-size colourful models of sheep were scattered across the Lakes earlier this year - now they're expected to make thousands at auction.Read the full story ›
Thomas Thwaites used specially-made prostheses to live as a goat in the Alps for three days.Read the full story ›
A mum’s hilarious Facebook post about her stroppy teenage son has gone viral. Tired of son Bradley's mood swings Ella Brookbank posted a ‘free to a good home’ advert on the Wilmslow Mums' group. Mother of two Ella wrote;
“Teenager - 14 years old - but thinks he’s 32 - could pass for 4 though....... “Free to a good loving home, after all we only want the best don’t we.”
She added: “Qualities include door slamming, wearing battered looking trainers in the house, spending more time on his hair than his showers, mood swings, not having the energy to hoover his room but having the energy to skateboard.
“He is polite enough but be wary about taking him out in public - because although he is used to people, you never can tell whether he’ll have a good enough social response to any situation - a soft grunt now covers most basic conversations - followed by the dreaded eye roll.”
Ella’s ‘advert’ struck a chord with other mums...sparking of hundreds of shares and comments in response.
One other mum wrote: “Um! Same in my house, same age but different sex and double the hormones! Plus a ton of makeup just to walk the dog.”
When I made the post public I got loads of responses. All sorts of people have shared it. It was just a bit of a laugh really but I think a lot parents could relate to it. Usually people only post about the perfect moments on Facebook and sometimes you just feel like saying, actually I’ve had a really bad day with my kids. I should say I’ve got lovely kids and that my son’s behaviour isn’t malicious or anything like that. I’m very lucky...he can just be a very moody teenager at times. I just thought I’d post something about it. Loads of other people with teenagers said they had a similar experiences.
I thought it was pretty funny to be fair. Some of my friends had sent me a Snapchat of the post. I don’t think I’m that moody though.
A pub landlord from Macclesfield says he's been plagued by ghosts and spirits since taking over the Bate Hall pub two years ago.Read the full story ›
A postbox in Chorlton gets a half-finished silver makeover to mark this year’s Rio Olympics triumph.Read the full story ›
Dame Barbara Windsor will be the guest of honour at the 2016 Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On ceremony.
The actor, who's starred in dozens of films and long running soap Eastenders, will pull the famous switch. It'll be part of a spectacular switch on party which will also feature Ashley Banjo and dance group Diversity.
Some people say 'we want this, we want that' and I say ‘oh, I’d love to switch on the Lights in Blackpool’. I just feel a great love for it and I’m so, so thrilled to be doing it, I cannot tell you, I’m just over the moon”.
This is the moment a groom surprises his new bride at their wedding reception in Knowsley Hall.
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Groom, Tim Wright, 30, told bride-to-be, Sally, that he was going to football practice in the run up to their wedding when in fact he was practicing a complicated dance routine with his friends at a dance studio instead.
Guests looked on stunned as the groom and his pals went from one routine to another at the reception.
Here's something not a lot of people might not know -it's said that Adolf Hitler admired the famous Rochdale Town Hall so much, he wanted to ship the building to Germany brick by brick.
Thankfully that never happened, but things are strangely quiet in Rochdale at the moment, as the bells have stopped ringing.
So what's going on? Does Paul Crone have the answer?
The actress has received dozens of tweets congratulating her on her Everton move after fans confused her with footballer Ashley Williams.Read the full story ›