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Lancashire man finishes marathon with his idol Paula Radcliffe

The pair reach to hold hands Credit: PA

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.

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.


Spotlight on Warrington South

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


Special election profile - Chester

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.

Full list of candidates for City of Chester Constituency Credit: GTV

World's oldest fishing club casts out into the city

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.

Salford Friendly Anglers Society dates back to the 19th century Credit: Canal & River Trust

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.

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