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Pride Of Britain: Teenager Aidan Jackson explains all the ways he's raised money for charity

We meet another of our finalists hoping to receive the title of North West Fundraiser of the Year in the Pride of Britain Awards.

Aidan Jackson from Widnes has Aspergers, ADHD and walks on his toes because of a medical condition but he hasn't let any of that stop him and since the age of 12 he's been raising thousands of pounds for charity.

He has been speaking to our correspondent Andy Bonner.

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Lynda Crosby: body found in search for missing woman

Lynda's family have been informed and are being supported by police. Credit: Cheshire Police

Police searching for a missing woman from Widnes say they have found a body.

Lynda Crosby, 54, was last seen on Wednesday.

Although no formal identification has taken place, officers believe a body found in the Netherley Road area to be that of missing Lynda.

It is not thought that there are any suspicious circumstances.

Her family are being supported by specialist officers.

We would like to thank the community for supporting our efforts to locate Lynda.

Our thoughts are with her family and we ask on their behalf that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.

– Cheshire Police

Duchess of Sussex to join Queen on visit to North West

The Duchess of Sussex during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

The Duchess of Sussex is to join the Queen next week when the monarch attends a series of official events in Cheshire, according to the royal family website.

The engagements will be the first time just the Queen and Meghan have taken part in royal events together.

The newest member of the royal family will accompany the head of state as she opens the Mersey Gateway Bridge at the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes, opens the Storyhouse Theatre in Chester, and has lunch at Chester Town Hall on June 14.

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Mersey Gateway opens with impressive firework display

Vehicles have been crossing the new Mersey Gateway in Cheshire for the first time today. The bridge opened at midnight after a fireworks display. But the row over tolls continues with those against the charges saying they'll just go the long way round.

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