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Tony's journey to Coronation Street

Tony Warren, the creator of Coronation Street Credit: pa

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.

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Inspirational Sean's latest challenge

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.

Gavin, Sean and the support team. Credit: Dawn Gash

In 2016 Sean took on Kilimanjaro using a specially adapted wheelchair. .

Click here to find out more about Sean's challenge.


Record deal as Everton get their man

Gylfi Sigurdsson has signed for Everton for a club record fee. Credit: pa

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.


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