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  1. Rob Smith, ITV News

A proud day for the D-Day veteran who lost his medals

Blind D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow (right), 96, who lost his medals at a motorway service station Credit: Press Association.

A 96-year-old war veteran says he's overwhelmed by the way the public have responded after his military medals disappeared at a motorway service station.

Alfred Barlow, who is blind, fought on the beaches of Normandy 70-years-ago.

He tearfully appealed for help to find them, and the actor Hugh Grant even offered a reward.

Today Mr Barlow was presented with a replacement set of medals - medals he says he will be happy to hand them down to his grandson.

Our correspondent Rob Smith reports.

  1. David Chisnall, ITV News

How Holly became a Gold Medal winner - in a pool built by her mum and dad

Holly won gold at the British Championships. Credit: ITV News.

Holly Hibbott is the latest star to emerge from the Stockport Metro club, which has produced many Olympians over the years.

After a gold medal performance at the British Championships, she's now heading for the World Championships in Hungary.

David Chisnall went to Southport to see Holly's very special training base.


Police officer tackled gunman single handedly

Pc Rob Shakespeare Credit: MEN syndication

A police officer is in line for a national bravery award after taking on a gunman single handedly.

Police constable Rob Shakespeare, 35, was on plain clothes duty when a masked robber threatened staff at a takeaway in Stockport.

Shakespeare spotted him after hearing on his radio that a balaclava-clad man had been seen in the area carrying a gun.

After stealing £20, the man took off on his bike. Pc Shakespeare started to follow him and then the gunman doubled back and rode towards him.

Realising the man was a danger in a busy shopping area, Pc Shakespeare tackled him and detained him with help from members of the public

He will attend a reception and an evening awards ceremony in London later this month.

“Not many people could claim to have tackled an armed offender, and to do so unarmed and with no back up, just goes to show how truly courageous and committed police officer Pc Shakespeare is."

– Ian Hanson, Chairman of Greater Manchester Police Federation
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