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By George! It could be a record...

St George's Day festival is being held in Lytham Credit: PA

Hundreds of Georges are being called upon to be part of a world record in Lytham today as part of celebrations of England's patron saint. Organisers are trying to gather 1,097 people named George as part of the St George's Day celebrations in Lytham. If you want to take part go to the green close to the famous Lytham Windmill between 8.30am and 1.30pm! Architect and TV presenter George Clarke is one of those who'll be there...just 1,096 others to go

TV's George Clarke will be at Lytham Green for the record attempt Credit: PA

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


Details of spectacular cruise ship show revealed

Details of a fantastic water ballet performed by cruise ships on the Mersey have been revealed.

Cunard's Three Queens will salute Liverpool between May 24th and 26th.

It will mark the 175th anniversary of the famous cruise line.

Every year Liverpool puts on a spectacular show which gets everyone talking and generates millions for the local economy.

Three Queens Credit: Cunard


Saturday 23 May

10pm – Amazing Graces – state-of-the-art projections on the Three Graces exploring the spirit of Liverpool.

Sunday 24 May

9am – Queen Mary 2 arrives in the city and berths at Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal. 10pm – Amazing Graces projections. 10.30pm – Firework display.

Monday 25 May

10.45am – Queen Mary 2 leaves the berth to greet her two sisters at Brazil Buoy (on the river between Crosby Beach and New Brighton). 12pm to 2pm – Three Queens meet and sail in formation south towards the Liverpool Echo Arena, and then north along the Mersey. 2.10pm – Queen Mary 2 leaves the city, Queen Elizabeth berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal and Queen Victoria anchors in the middle of the Mersey. 10pm – Amazing Graces projections 10.30pm – Firework display,after which Queen Elizabeth leaves the city and Queen Victoria berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal

Tuesday 26 May

4.30pm – A special musical sail-away performance to say goodbye to Queen Victoria 5pm – Queen Victoria sails out of the city.

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