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Charity cycle event over for two competitors hit by van

Matt Lavery Credit: Pedals for Medals

A charity cycling event is in jeopardy after two of the people taking part were hit by a van.

Pedals for Medals was set to be a non-stop bike ride from Manchester to Gibraltar involving amateur cyclists and the armed forces.

The event has now been delayed until two of the bikers, both of whom suffered broken ribs and punctured lungs, are healthy again.

Dave Dickenson Credit: Pedals for Medals


'Better together' helps transform community space

A new charity campaign has been launched in the North West to offer funding to try to transform rundown communities.

'Better Together' pay up to £25,000 to projects that improve the lives of residents in the region.

Residents from Darwell Avenue in Barton have transformed a rundown alleyway into a place of beauty and communal gathering.

Tim Scott reports from Darwell Avenue to see how the scheme can work.

Alice Pyne's ashes scattered on Mount Kilimanjaro

A girl from Ulverston in Cumbria has fulfilled her sister's dying wish to have her ashes scattered at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Milly Pyne has reached the top of Africa's highest mountain. Her sister Alice died earlier this year after a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

You can find out more about Alice's legacy on the Alice's Escapes website, a charity set up in her memory. It provides free holidays to families with a seriously ill child.


VIDEO: Frank Sidebottom statue revealed

A permanent tribute to one of the most distinctive comics in the region has been unveiled in Greater Manchester. A life size Frank Sidebottom statue was revealed to hundreds of members of the public at 11.37am - one of the comic's catchphrases in his home town of Timperley.

The man behind the mask, Chris Sievey died from cancer in 2010. Since then his family and fans raised the 20 thousand pounds to cast the comedy legend in bronze. Ralph Blunsom reports:

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