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Watch: We talk to record breaking Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey

She only arrived back from Rio yesterday and already she's got an eye on the next Paralympics.

Dame Sarah Storey will take a little break before deciding whether to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics in four years time.That would be her eighth games.

Dame Sarah, who's from Stockport, won three more gold medals in Rio, that's 14 in all across both cycling and swimming.

She joined our sports correspondent Mike Hall in the studio earlier and said sharing her success with three-year-old daughter Louisa has been extra special.


Cheadle's bright green stream leaves locals perplexed

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This is what happens when The Incredible Hulk Sneezes.That's the joke by residents in Cheadle, Stockport, after a stream in some picturesque contryside turned bright green.

This slimy green body of water is actually a stream in Cheadle. Dog walkers and residents were left puzzled when they came across the almost neon-coloured water on Adswood Park, off Councillor Lane, on Monday.

There were many suggestions by residents it came from a radioactive leak to something that came out of the Hulk’s nose.

But the mystery is something rather more straighforward. It is in fact a specialist dye purposely put in the stream by United Utilities.

A spokesman for company says they were contacted by the Environment Agency to help them trace the source of a pollution problem.

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We were called on Monday afternoon by the Environment Agency because we have specialist equipment that can help trace where leaks and pollution issues are coming from. Our teams have used a non-toxic dye in which the Environment Agency officers will be able follow to where the source of the problem is. It’s non-harmful to wildlife and will clear within around 12 hours.

– United Utilities
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Sophie Thornhill wins gold in the Paralympics

GB Paralympics Cycling team member Sophie Thornhill (right) and pilot Helen Scott (left) Credit: PA

Stockport paralympian Sophie Thornhill and her Manchester-based pilot Helen Scott won a gold medal in the women's 1,000m time trial on this, day two of the Rio Paralympics.

The pair clocked an impressive one minute 6.283 seconds - a Paralympic record - to beat world champions Larissa Klassen and pilot Haleigh Dolman from the Netherlands by 0.776secs.

It is Great Britain's sixth gold of the Games and 12th medal overall.

Australia's Jessica Gallagher and guide Madison Janssen took bronze.

Former Stockport teacher jailed over child sex offences

Former teacher Gary Ellins was jailed for 12 months. Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

A former teacher from Stockport has been jailed for sexual offences against children.

Gary Ellins, 45, of Vernon Drive in Marple, was jailed for 12 months at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of voyeurism and six counts of making indecent images of a child.

Police raided his home in November 2015 and a total of 71 images and videos were found.

Ellins was arrested and later pleaded guilty to two counts of voyeurism and six counts of making indecent images of a child whilst he was a teacher in Tameside between 2010 and 2012.

“Ellins used his position of trust to exploit those whom he should have been protecting.

“The safeguarding of children is a priority for GMP and we have worked, and will continue to work, closely with our partners in education and local authority to ensure their safety.

“Ellins’ victims, their parents and his former colleagues who have been affected by his crimes are being supported by specially trained officers and the local authority.”

– Detective Inspector Mike Gladwin, Greater Manchester Police's Sexual Crime Unit
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