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Inspirational Sean's latest challenge

Sean Gash is currently taking on his latest huge challenge. Sean, who's paraplegic and uses a wheelchair, is currently part of a team heading from Lands End to John O' Groats. The Lancastrian, along with fellow wheelchair user Gavin Levitt is making the challenge even harder by trying to complete the trip in under 20 days.

Gavin, Sean and the support team. Credit: Dawn Gash

In 2016 Sean took on Kilimanjaro using a specially adapted wheelchair. .

Click here to find out more about Sean's challenge.

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A mother's call for better drug testing

A mother whose son died after taking a powerful new illegal drug is calling for more testing facilities to be made available. Elvis Snelson was 29 when he lost his life to Fentanyl, a painkiller which has already caused at least 60 deaths in this country. In an exclusive interview his mum Sharon Marsden told Granada Reports she thinks testing could help to save lives.

Man hospitalised after reports of fight

A man is in hospital after being taken to a police station with stab wounds. Officers received a report of a fight on Oldham Road in the Newton Heath area of Manchester. Witnesses say they had seen a gun. The disturbance had stopped by the time officers arrived at the scene.

Police say a number of vehicles were involved in a series of collisions on Oldham Road. Then a man was dragged from a van and repeatedly stabbed in the legs.

The attackers escaped in a white Volkswagen golf. The injured man was taken to Central Park Police Station on Northampton Road where he received treatment by both officers and paramedics before being taken to hospital. He remains in a stable condition.

Olympic sprinters race boxers for charity

Darren Campbell Credit: itv granada

Great Britain's 2004 Olympic 4x100m gold medal winners are coming out of retirement for a very special race in Manchester. Darren Campbell, Jason Gardener, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis-Francis stormed to a famous victory in Athens 13 years ago. Now they are reuniting for a Golden Relay in aid of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. The race will be part of the Manchester International on August 16th at Sport City.

Former world boxing champions Anthony Crolla and Scott Quigg will lead a celebrity team in the relay race while Manchester’s sprint stars of the future will also line up. The Manchester International meeting will also see teams from all the home nations compete, plus international representation from Denmark. Anthony Crolla says he's really looking forward to taking part.

Remembering the Peterloo massacre

To mark this years anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, actor John Henshall will be reading the names of the 17 people killed in the 1819 tragedy. St Peter's Square, Manchester, is very close to the location of the first casualty. Two year old William Fildes was trampled to death by a galloping soldier at the outskirts of the field. Cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 who had gathered to demand parliamentary reforms. Hundreds were injured.

Actor John Henshaw will read out the names of those who died Credit: pa

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Online art auction for Manchester

Thousands of pounds has already been bid for the artwork Credit: Amy Coney

A painting by Manchester artist Amy Coney is expected to raise thousands of pounds at auction for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. The piece features the now-famous words from Tony Walsh's poem 'This Is The Place' and was signed by a number of high profile Manchester celebrities.

Edge Lane to reopen

Some good news now for commuters heading in and out of Liverpool. Edge Lane is due to reopen later after being closed when a sinkhole caused a collapse in the road six weeks ago. Engineers from United Utilities have been working deep underground to repair 15 metres of damaged sewer.

The sinkhole on Edge Lane has caused long delays for motorists

WATCH: The latest on the repair work being carried out.

Child involved in "serious road traffic collision"

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Police are dealing with a serious road traffic incident involving a child close to the Ibis Hotel in Salford Quays this evening.

Eyewitnesses say around 15 police cars and an ambulance have been called to the venue on Trafford Road.

Officers were spotted inside the foyer of the hotel while emergency vehicles lined the pavement.

There are no further details at present.

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