A runner from Lancashire has shared a 'phenomenal' moment with the world as he held hands with his idol Paula Radcliffe nearing the finish of the London Marathon.
Rob Danson, from Kirkham, is a member of the Wesham Road Runners, put out his hand to the race record-breaker 100m before the finish line.
Seriously though, what a moment, and one I will cherish forever, never forget & find extremely difficult to ever beat in running. Phenomenal
Th pair did it as the first London Marathon was won jointly by two men who held hands to cross the finish line 35 years ago. It was Paula's retiring race.
The pair, who hugged after crossing the finish completed the race in two hours and 36 minutes.
A chilly, sunny start to Monday across the NW. Showers push in from the west though and become more widespread and wintry laterRead the full story ›
Changeable and chilly into the new week with sun and showers - and a very breezy Monday afternoonRead the full story ›
The new week promises to be a little vexing - a real mixed bag and rather changeableRead the full story ›
A bright start to Sunday - a much fresher than Saturday. Cloud slowly bubbles up, dry for much of the day, but shower laterRead the full story ›
In our continuing look at the region's key marginals Ann O'Connor goes to Warrington South where it's all to play for in a seat where the Conservatives have a slim majority
Here's the full list of candidates for the Warrington South seat in the General Election 2015
- Bob Barr Liberal Democrat
- Kevin Bennett TUSC
- Nick Bent Labour
- Stephanie Davies, Green
- Mal Lingley UKIP
- David Mowat Conservative
The City of Chester has played host to the Romans, the Vikings and the Normans - all of whom fought for and claimed the city as their own. Today, a very different fight is taking place. The Conservative Party won the seat from Labour at the 2010 General Election. Both parties have made winning this time a top priority. Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt has been to visit this key battleground constituency.
Dozens of anglers will soon be a familiar sight on the Rochdale Canal through Manchester city centre, thanks to a new fishing agreement between the Canal & River Trust and the world’s oldest angling club, the Salford Friendly Anglers Society.
The club, which can trace its roots back to 1817, currently has fishing rights on the River Irwell and a few small lakes and reservoirs around Greater Manchester. However from the end of this April, their members will be able to extend their angling activities to a 12 mile stretch of the Rochdale Canal, from the canal’s start in Castlefield, through Manchester city centre to Middleton, near Rochdale.
Look to the night sky during the early hours of Friday to get the best chance of seeing up to 20 meteors per hourRead the full story ›
Investigators looking at the Hillsborough disaster want to trace 18 who helped victims on April 15th 1989.Read the full story ›