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We meet the man who lost 22 stone to find love

Many of us are familiar with the struggle of trying to manage our weight, but for some that struggle can become a losing battle.

As part of our Spring into Action series we meet one man who was so heavy, he couldn't go on holidays abroad and his health was seriously at risk.

Teresa McMahon has this report.


Police horse dies after tragic accident at football match

Morecambe and the other horses were described as "a big part of our police family". Credit: Lancs Police Mounted/ Twitter

A police horse has died and his rider has been injured in what police say was a tragic accident in Blackpool.

The horse, who was called Morecambe, collided with a metal pole on Seasiders Way and died at the scene.

Morecambe’s rider has been taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital with some injuries.

Chief Inspector Sue Bushell said the team were all "completely devastated".

Our thoughts remain with our injured colleague at this extremely difficult time.

– Ch Insp Sue Bushell, Lancashire Constabulary’s Mounted branch

We visit Parkrun to see what all the fuss is about

It's 14 years since one man decided he was going to organise a weekly running event in his local park, free and open to everyone to take part.

Now, more than a million people across the world lace up their running shoes and head out every Saturday to race in a Parkrun.

As part of our series Spring into Action, Teresa McMahon went to her local park in Salford to see just what gets runners out on a weekend.

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