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May 18, 2018 2:14 PM York Against Cancer charity honoured in NHS 70th birthday awards

THE co-founder of a cancer charity which has been shortlisted for a national award says the organisation's achievements have gone "beyond our wildest dreams". York Against Cancer was chosen as a finalist for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards after it was nominated by Nigel Adams, MP for Selby, Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer and Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central 13

May 13, 2018 6:45 AM 'Tessa Jowell's dignity and courage inspirational'

Tributes from across the political spectrum have poured in, including from former prime ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron. Baroness Jowell,70, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in May last year, suffered a haemorrhage on Friday, and had been in a coma until her death on Saturday her family said. Sharing a photo of her with Baroness Jowell, the Prime 16

May 13, 2018 12:01 AM Turnbulls walk for breast cancer in Sydney

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy have joined thousands in the Mother's Day Classic walk in Sydney's CBD. Wearing bright pink jumpers, the Turnbulls arrived at the breast cancer charity event on Sunday morning in the rain to greet cancer survivors and their family members before joining in on the walk. Mr Turnbull took the opportunity 3

May 12, 2018 10:34 AM Firm raises cash for cancer charity with a football themed day

STAFF at an accountancy firm wore football kits to raise cash for a cancer charity. Workers from Platt Rushton LLP, Leigh wore their football shirts for Football Shirt Friday in order to raise money for The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. As well as wearing their shirts, some of the staff have also taken part in a cracker eating competition 14

May 12, 2018 5:02 AM Memorial fund set up after death of Horwich teenager nears £80,000 as family marks 10th anniversary

A MEMORIAL fund set up after a 19-year-old died from cancer has almost reached £80,000 just 10 years after his death. Dean Thompson, who lived in Horwich, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma,bone cancer, in April 2007. He received treatment at the young oncology unit at the Christie Hospital but died on May 12 2008. The Dean Thompson Memorial Fund was set up following 9

May 11, 2018 4:26 PM Grieving deputy harbourmaster, 56, is sacked just two days after his wife's funeral 'for mooring his boat in the wrong berth'

A grieving deputy harbourmaster was left 'broken' when he was sacked two days after his wife's funeral because he had moored his boat in the wrong berth. Jeremy Butcher, 56, received an email from Yarmouth Harbour Commisioners on the Isle of Wight while he was on compassionate leave. He was dismissed with immediate effect by email on November 23 last year - two days after 9

May 11, 2018 11:08 AM Hundreds attend Loganberry Trust screening event

MORE than 200 people attended a prostate cancer screening event held by the Loganberry Trust. The Swindon-based charity was set up by Kevin Logan from Priory Vale before he lost his battle with the illness. The charity has held around 400 screenings since it was set up and roughly 10 per cent of patients showed signs of prostate cancer and were subsequently 11

May 10, 2018 1:16 PM Stacey to raise funds in memory of Leianne

AN ovarian cancer survivor is raising funds after a close friend lost her battle due to the same deadly disease. Stacey Green, 30, organised a fun day previously with fellow sufferer Leianne Smith. One year on and Stacey has survived but Leianne has lost her battle, aged just 30. Stacey, of Kingshawes, Benfleet, said: “We never crossed paths, even though 12

May 8, 2018 5:03 AM LGBT award for GP practice

A BOLTON GP practice has received a gold award for excellence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) healthcare. Staff at Heaton Medical Centre, Lucy Street, recently took part in LGBT Foundation’s primary care quality assurance service — Pride in Practice. The service provides training for staff on how to support their LGBT patients. The award recognises 8

May 7, 2018 11:33 AM Abby Lee Miller posts emotional image from hospital bed weeks after emergency surgery

Abby Lee Miller has posted an emotional image of herself from her hospital bed, weeks after undergoing emergency surgery following her cancer diagnosis. The catchphrase on the pillow was a phrase Abby once told her students while on Dance Moms. Abby, who was recently released from a Victorville, CA prison, has been updating fans on social media ever since 1