Rick's special thank you to bone marrow donor

It was an absolutely wonderful day

– Ian Brown

Rick Haines has honoured a promise he gave 24 years ago to his bone marrow donor by inviting him to his daughter's wedding in Pennsylvania.

Ian Brown joined the Anthony Nolan register when his son was being treated for testicular cancer when he was nine months old. In 1991 he got a call saying he was a match for a patient in the US.

This was Rick, who at the time was terminally ill with aplastic anaemia and only had a few weeks to live. All he wanted was the chance to see his little girl walk down the aisle and Ian's bone marrow donation made that happen when it was flown to the USA on Concorde.

Couple lose eight stone for wedding day

I set myself little goals.

– Claire Crowthers on how she lost her weight

When Claire Crowthers comfort ate her way to 14 stone the midwife received a comment about her weight from a stranger.

Determined to lose weight before her wedding the 31-year-old from Wrexham joined a slimming club and started training. Claire and husband Stephen lost a shocking eight stone between them with Claire slimming down from a size 14 to a six!

She said: "You do look back sometimes and think gosh that was me and you can’t get your head around things sometimes".

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Carjacked: 'The car door smashed me on the head'

It was just a natural instinct to protect your car, protect your property.

– Nikki Law-Priddey was ambushed by a car-jacker

Nikki Law-Priddey was cleaning her car when she was ambushed by a carjacker. She tried to stop the thief but ended up being dragged 30 feet across the road before being knocked unconscious and left in the road.

Nikki is left with scarring on her knees and the tendon was ripped off the bone in her finger. She thinks that the leather boots that she was wearing protected her massively as she was dragged across the road.

Personal security expert Debi Steven said: "Be aware of what's happening around you... Statistically almost 70% of all cars that are carjacked are within a 5km radius of your home, so we need to be really aware around our homes."

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Yawning has broken: we need more sleep

A poll by Good Morning Britain has found more than half of us get fewer than 6 hours unbroken sleep each night. So if you're bleary-eyed this morning you're not alone.

Family doctors say that more and more of their time is being taken up dealing with people who are tired or exhausted.

New research by the Natural Hydration Council says that fatigue is the primary cause of one in five (21 per cent) of GP consultations in the UK. They are recommending that people drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, take some exercise, get enough sleep and eat regularly, particularly breakfast.

Body of murder suspect Jed Allen found in woods

The body of triple murder suspect, Jed Allen, has been found in a wooded area in Oxford.

Police are set to formally identify Allen, 21, who was suspected of killing his mother, her partner and their six-year-old daughter in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Former Detective Mark Williams-Thomas spoke to Good Morning Britain and said: "The sad reality is we'll never know

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