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Investigation launched after man found dead in road

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with serious injuries in a road in Eccleston. Officers were called to the New Lane area at around 3:40am on Sunday.

Police believe Rhys Davies, 21, was walking home from the Rose and Crown pub before he was hit by a car.

His family have paid tribute to him and said: “Rhys was very laid back in his outlook and always had a big smile on his face. He was a man of few words. When he spoke, people listened. His death will leave a big hole in the lives of family and friends.”

A post mortem examination will be carried out to try to establish the exact cause of death. A 47 year old man from Croston was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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'Miracle' marathon man

He's a man who could rival Sir Alex Ferguson's endurance. Tomorrow morning, Phil Ecclestone from Bolton will run a marathon.

He'll do the same on Saturday, and Sunday and again for the next ten days.

It's all the more remarkable considering Phil was unable to walk through injury just twelve months ago. Paul Crone's been to meet him.

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Calls for Wiggins to become "Sir Bradley"

There are calls for Britain's new sporting hero to be knighted.

Chorley's Bradley Wiggins became our most succesful Olympic athlete yesterday - and celebrated last night by raising a few glasses to his supporters.

And back in his home village of Eccleston near Chorley, they've been creating their own tributes to their very own golden boy.

The Queen sends congratulations to Bradley Wiggins

The Queen has sent the following message to the Chorley cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who has become the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

I send you my warmest congratulations on becoming the first British cyclist ever to win the Tour de France. Your historic achievement of claiming overall victory in this prestigious event is a great testament to the efforts of you and your team-mates.

– The Queen's message to Bradley Wiggins

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