11:51 am, Fri 31 Jan 2014
Atlantic rowing challenge
Matt Inglesby is raising money to help Kerry Greenfield
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A woman from Widnes who lost the use of her legs could walk again thanks, in part, to a fitness trainer who is rowing across the Atlantic to help her.
Kerry Greenfield, 30, was born with Spina Bifida Occulta with Tethered Cord Syndrome.
Her condition deteriorated when she was 23 and, during surgery, in 2009, she became very ill.
A cutting edge ReWalk machine could enable her to walk again. And Matt Inglesby is rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to help raise the £50,000 needed to pay for it.
Matt Inglesby in training for his Atlantic rowing challenge
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Matt, who works at Crossfit Faction in Widnes, aims to break the Atlantic rowing world speed record on the way.
You can find out more about his challenge
5:33 pm, Wed 10 Apr 2013
A man from Merseyside who broke his back while climbing a Himalayan mountain has defied the odds to take on his next charity challenge.
Jonny Pattenden was a Royal Marines trainee when he fell down a crevasse in 2011.
He still reached the summit of Mera Peak in Nepal after the fall but had to be airlifted to hospital.
Now he's recovered from his injuries and he's rowing from
London to Paris in aid of Help for Heroes.
Our Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner went to find out more
11:42 am, Sat 04 Aug 2012
Britain's Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge have won the gold medal in the men's four.
1:13 pm, Wed 01 Aug 2012
The British Men's 8 team in training
Northwich's Matthew Langridge and Warrington's Ric Egington rowed their way to a bronze in the men's 8.
They pushed hard but the British crew eventually finished behind Germany and Canada.
7:30 am, Mon 18 Jun 2012
A team group of the GB rowing team to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games
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Cheshire rowers Ric Egington and Matthew Langridge will be among the first members of Team GB to be given their official kit for the Olympics. The pair are part of the men's 8 squad that will compete in London. They're hoping to go one better than the silver medal they won in Beijing four years ago.
7:02 pm, Wed 30 May 2012
Olympic torch in the North West
Rowers from Chester's Grosvenor club had planned to be rowing under the city's Queens Park Bridge as the torch was carried over it and out of the city.
But organisers set runner Jennifer Moore off five minutes earlier than expected, meaning the rowers missed their moment with the torch.