The early life and career of Tony Warren, creator of Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running continuing drama, will be remembered in an exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
The exhibition will showcase aspects of Tony’s life, documenting him growing up in Pendlebury, Salford, where he absorbed the streets, people and sounds surrounding him, eventually leading him into a career in script writing. Original scripts and other items from his early writing career will be on show as the exhibition, called ‘Four Miles from Manchester’ tells the story of his journey to creating Coronation Street.
Sean Gash is currently taking on his latest huge challenge. Sean, who's paraplegic and uses a wheelchair, is currently part of a team heading from Lands End to John O' Groats. The Lancastrian, along with fellow wheelchair user Gavin Levitt is making the challenge even harder by trying to complete the trip in under 20 days.
In 2016 Sean took on Kilimanjaro using a specially adapted wheelchair. .
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Everton manager, Ronald Koeman believes he has captured “one of the best players in the Premier League” in Gylfi Sigurdsson who vowed to “score goals and create goals” for Everton after completing a Club record move from Swansea City. Icelandic international Sigurdsson is the Blues’ eighth new signing of the summer having penned a five-year deal to the end of June 2022. The 27-year-old was directly involved in 21 Premier League goals last season – and in 53 goals since the start of 2014/15 and has been a prime target for the blues manager.
A new unit is being built at Alder Hey Hospital to provide a place where bereaved parents can be counselled by other parents who have lost children.
The hospital's also announced an investment of more than a million pounds in a therapy centre and gardens.
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