The father of a serving soldier is about to try and kayak the entire length of the United States - on his own. 55 year old Wayne O'Brien from Warrington flies out tomorrow to begin his mammoth trek.
He's doing it all in aid of Help for Heroes and he's been talking to reporter Mel Barham.
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Warning for snow and ice valid 6am-6pm Sunday for the whole region, except western coastal slice & the Isle of Man
Cold, showery and icy overnight. Staying wintry at times over the weekend.
Cloudy on Saturday with rain continuing for a while, some hill snow.