A soldier who was injured in Afghanistan has raised thousands of pounds for the Help For Heroes charity by competing in one of the most gruelling races there is. The Tough Mudder challenge in Cheshire this weekend involves battling through obstacles designed by the special forces. And Mark Holloway completed it not once but twice, raising £5000 for the charity. His next goal is an even longer circuit in the US to double that amount.
If you're settling on the couch looking forward to a lazy weekend, this next story may make you feel guilty.
Because injured serviceman Mark Holloway, from Burscough in Lancashire, is going to take on a challenge that would leave many of us in bits.
It's one thing doing an assault course, but another completing the world's toughest Tough Mudder.
Tim Scott reports:
Residents have returned to dozens of homes surrounding a burning mill in Lancashire, after their houses were evacuated in the early hours.
Emergency crews were called to Mill Lane in Burscough at 3am.
Dozens of firefighters are still dousing the site, but residents have been allowed to return.
Around one hundred properties have been evacuated after a large fire broke out in Lancashire.
Emergency crews were called to Mill Lane in Burscough around 3am. 40 firefighters are currently trying to put out the flames at a 5 story mill there. Roads are closed around the area.
A chemical firm has been ordered to fined £150,000 over a major explosion at a waste management site in Lancashire in which three workers suffered serious burns.
Personnel Hygiene Services (PHS) Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the blast at Burscough Industrial Estate in Burscough in October 2010, which happened when aerosol cans were put into an industrial shredder.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that three employees working near the shredder were caught in a fireball, and surrounding buildings had to be evacuated while firefighters dealt with the resulting blaze.
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The family of a mother of three who has gone missing in Lancashire have appealed for her to come home.
Karen Simpson was last seen leaving a Tesco store near her home in Burscough on Sunday morning.
It's feared she was suffering from post-natal depression after the birth of her third child.
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