The chief executive of Salford Royal Hospital has been knighted for his services for healthcare.
David Dalton becomes Sir David in the New Year's Honours after turning the institution into one of the safest, and highest regarded, hospitals in the country.
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Fine, dry and very warm through the week, with plenty of warm sunshine and light winds. Small risk of a few heavy showers from the south
Tens of thousands of runners are on their marks for a festival of running today.
Remaining fairly cool under clearer skies tonight. Another warm and dry day on Sunday.