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The Tour de ITV departs the Corrie cobbles for Emmerdale


Tour de ITV sets off

Corrie and Emmerdale stars set off on Tour de ITV

The Tour de ITV is part of the Join In volunteer campaign. Credit: Sarah Rogers/ITV News

Stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are getting into the Tour de France spirit by cycling 60 miles across the Pennines from the Rovers Return to the Woolpack.

The Tour de ITV celebrates the famous cycling event, which starts in Yorkshire on Saturday, and aims help two chairities - Join In, an Olympic and Paralympic legacy charity which puts more volunteers into sport, and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Taking part in the ride today:

Nicola Wheeler - Plays Nicola King in Emmerdale

James Hooton- Plays Sam Dingle in Emmerdale

Gaynor Faye - Plays Megan Macey in Emmerdale

Jamie Shelton - Plays Robbie Lawson in Emmerdale

Calson Smith - Plays Craig Tinker in Coronation Street

Laura Tobin - Good Morning Britain

Darren Jefferies - Played O.B. in Hollyoaks

Matt Littler - Played Max Cunningham in Hollyoaks

Lee Brennan -from boy band 911

Jimmy Constable - from boy band 911

Click here to find out more about ITV Local Heroes.

Tribute to pensioner who died in crash

Beryl "A well known and loved dancing teacher who will be deeply missed" Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The family of a pensioner who died when 3 vehicles were involved in a crash near Rochdale have paid tribute to her.

80 year old Beryl Binkman was driving her Peugeot when it was in collision with a van and another car in Littleborough.

Beryl has been described as a well known and loved dancing teacher who will be deeply missed.

The other motorists didn't suffer serious injuries.

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