Marathon runners enjoy sunny start

Tens of thousands of fun runners and amateur athletes set off in bright sunshine as the 32nd London Marathon got under way today.

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MP donates thousands to Comic Relief after tweet

Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart has donated £14,268 to Comic Relief after thousands of people retweeted her post on social networking site Twitter.

The Labour politician told her followers on Friday that she would donate £1.00 to the Red Nose Day appeal for every retweet the post received by 9pm.

"You have to stick by your word if you take a risk like that," she told ITV London.

Read: More on Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart's donation to Comic Relief.


Celebrations as Claire crosses the finish line

Claire Lomas completes marathon
26.2 miles and 16 days later, Claire crosses the finish line Credit: ITN

This is the moment Claire Lomas crossed the finish line just moments ago, after a 16-day marathon.

Claire, who is paralysed from the chest down, has become the first person to complete a marathon on 'bionic legs'.

Claire Lomas' marathon challenge
Crowds gather to watch as Claire completes her challenge Credit: ITN


Family of marathon runner urges donations to continue

Claire Squires
Claire Squires collapsed and died on Birdcage Walk on Sunday. Credit:

The family of Claire Squires, who died during the London Marathon on Sunday, has urged people to keep donating to her internet sponsorship page. Since the 30 year-old collapsed near the end of the marathon, hundreds of thousands of pounds have been donated to her chosen charity, the Samaritans.

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