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Preparations for Rhys Jones Memorial Centre

The centre has two all-weather sports pitches and changing facilities. Credit: Rhys Jones Memorial Fund

Final preparations are being made ahead of the official opening of a community centre named in memory of Rhys Jones.

11-year-old Rhys was killed in a shooting in 2007. His parents Melanie and Steve Jones will be joined by former Everton star Joe Royle for the opening tomorrow.


Thieves ransack Liverpool cancer charity office

Offices of North West Cancer Research following break-in Credit: Ralph Blunsom

Workers at a leading cancer charity say they are devastated after their office in Liverpool was ransacked by thieves.

The North West Cancer Research offices were broken into at the weekend.

Anne Jackson, Chief Executive of NWCR said “The event that took place last night has shocked and upset the whole NWCR team.

It saddens me that a charity should be the victim of such a despicable crime and act of violence."

NWCR is a non-profit charity, money raised by the charity’s supporters funds vital and world-class cancer research at Liverpool, Bangor and Lancaster Universities.


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Disabled diver's underwater charity challenge

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.

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