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Disabled diver's underwater charity challenge

by Paul Crone

A 55 year old man from Warrington who is paralysed and only has the use of one arm is preparing to swim one mile underwater to raise money for charity.

Dave Thompson broke his spine in a sporting accident, but tomorrow will scuba dive non stop for nearly two hours. Paul Crone has been to meet him:-

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Corrie's Sally at Hospice ceremony

Coronation Street's Sally Dynevor has marked a major milestone in the £3.5 million extension of a Manchester children's hospice.

The actress, who plays Sally Webster, attended a 'topping out' ceremony at Francis House as builders reached the highest point of the two-storey, seven bedroom development.

Sally Dynevor Credit: Francis House

The extension will house a teenage and young adult wing.

After the ceremony Sally met up with parent Jo Roddy and her 13 year old son James, who stay at Francis House for short respite breaks.

Sally Dynevor, James Roddy and Joanne Roddy from Eccles Credit: Francis House

Francis House was opened by Princess Diana in 1991.

It provides care for children and young adults with life-threatening conditions, as well as providing support and friendship for their families.

The wing is expected to open towards the end of the year.


Man from East Lancashire sets up Husky rescue centre

A man from East Lancashire has set up the region's first Husky rescue centre.

It has been established because people who buy Huskies as puppies can be left struggling to deal with the amount of exercise they need as adults.

Some owners have been abandoning their Huskies when they were no longer able to care for them.

People who buy Huskies can be left struggling to deal with the amount of exercise they need. Credit: Paul Crone
Huskies need much more exercise than many people expect. Credit: Paul Crone
Some owners have abandoned their Huskies when they were no longer able to cope. Credit: Paul Crone
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