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Two hurt after moped crashed into horse-drawn cart

Delph Lane in Houghton Green. Credit: Google Street View

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a horse drawn cart and a moped.

The crash, at around 11.30am today, involved a black Honda moped ridden by a 22-year old-man from Chorley, which collided with a horse drawn cart on Delph Lane in Warrington.

Following the collision it is believed that the horse has reared and kicked the moped driver.

The driver was taken by air ambulance to Wythenshawe Hospital, where he has been detained with serious injuries.

His pillion passenger, a 21-year-old woman also from Chorley, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by ambulance staff.

Two women, both from Croft, who were travelling in the horse drawn cart, were uninjured.

The horse was also unharmed.

Police are asking for witnesses to call them on 101.


Manchester Airport welcomes 21 million passengers for first time in six years

Dr Rachel Brown with Martin Friend, of Singapore Airlines, and Manchester Airport's Nicola McMullen. Credit: Manchester Airport Group.

Manchester Airport, the UK’s third busiest airport, has hit the 21 million passenger mark for the first time since 2008.

The 21-millionth passenger was Singapore Airlines’ customer Dr Rachel Brown, from Warrington, who received several prizes when she arrived for her flight to Asia.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be Manchester Airport’s 21 millionth passenger and what an incredible start to my trip.”

Dr Brown was treated to an upgrade to business class and lounge access within an exclusively sectioned off area.

Busy times at Manchester Airport. Credit: PA

Ken O’Toole, Chief Commercial Officer of Manchester Airports Group (MAG), said: “Manchester airport is the Northern Gateway, providing global connectivity through our unrivalled network of short and long haul destinations.

"We continue to grow thanks to the strength of our catchment, the support of our airline partners and the continued hard work and dedication of all MAG colleagues.”

Over 9.3m passengers set to use the airport over the coming months as the busy summer season gets under way.

Air traffic controllers at work in Manchester Airport's tower. Credit: PA

Andy's biggest prize is "the gift of life"

Kidney patient Andy Knox, from Cheshire, says he feels he's been given four lives - after undergoing transplant operations with organs from close family members.

Andy found out he needed an operation just two weeks after winning the lottery in 1998.

But a series of problems meant that he had to count on his mum, dad and sister to give him one of their kidneys.

Our correspondent Mel Barham has been to meet the family.


Warrington Wolves fan gets players' autographs tattooed on back

A Warrington Wolves fan says she will not stop getting tattoos of players' autographs until her body is covered.

Season ticket holder Amanda Atkin, 40, has a collection of 42 tattoos.

Warrington Wolves fan Amanda Atkin Credit: Warrington Guardian

The only two she is missing are loan players Kevin Penny and Chris Riley, but she hopes to get them soon.

She told the Warrington Guardian:

“I suggested I was just going to get my favourite player Richie Myler on my back but then my husband said why not get the whole team so that’s what I’ve done.

Warrington Wolves fan Amanda Atkin is carrying the squad on her back Credit: Warrington Guardian

The design on her back took two-and-half hours to complete after neat copies of each players’ autograph had been collected for what Amanda said was a painless experience.

Warrington Wolves fan Amanda Atkin is carrying the squad on her back Credit: Warrington Guardian

'Ambulance chaser' faces prosecution

A delivery driver from Wigan, who filmed himself tailing an ambulance on a 999 call, now faces losing his licence.

Danny Jones admits he was acting irresponsibly, but insists he wasn't speeding or jumping red lights behind the paramedics' vehicle.

He says outrage expressed by many people online, and by newspapers in print, is out of proportion.

Van driver who chased ambulance to avoid traffic says people have 'over-reacted'

A delivery driver from Wigan who filmed himself following an ambulance on an emergency call, quipping that it was the ''quickest way into work'', says people have over-reacted to what he did.

Danny Jones drove directly behind the paramedics' vehicle on a 999 call in Warrington.

He now faces losing his licence and says he's sorry he did it.

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