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Stephen Fry reveals he's battling prostate cancer in detailed video

Stephen Fry Credit: PA

Stephen Fry has revealed he is battling prostate cancer.

The Norfolk based actor, author and broadcaster has shared a video on his twitter page about his diagnosis and treatment.

"For the last 2 months I've been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure...I'm sorry I haven't felt able to talk about it till now, but here I am explaining what has been going on."

– Stephen Fry

Fry said that he had visited his doctor before Christmas for a flu jab and had a general check up at the same time.

The tests revealed he had higher than usual PSA levels, an indicator that there could be a problem with the prostate.

After further examination he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Fry underwent surgery to remove the prostate at the beginning of January. He said: "It all seemed to go pretty well, they took the prostate out, they took out 11 lymph nodes."

Fry described the cancer as an "aggressive little bugger" and said he had been recovering at home with the support of his family.

He said "As far has he knows it's all been got" and for the moment he said he was "fit and well".

He urged men "of a certain age" to get checked.



Bidder spends £53k on unused Concorde nose cone

An unused Concorde ‘droop’ nose cone dating from the 1970s has sold today at auction for £53,000.

The 11 foot-high cone, manufactured in the 1970s by BAE Aerospatial and designed to rise and fall for take-off and landing and for supersonic flight had never been fitted to an aircraft and never had, what was called, the ‘pilot tube’ cut into it in order to fit it to the aircraft.

It was bought at Humbert & Ellis Auctioneers of Whittlebury by a hotel owner. It'll stand in its foyer.

What £53k buys you! Credit: Humbert

Calls for mass resignations at cash strapped Northamptonshire Council

Protestors outside Northamptonshire County Council

There are fresh calls tonight for mass resignations at cash strapped Northamptonshire council as the financial crisis starts putting public services at risk.

The Council has already banned almost all new spending and agreed to sell off its recently built headquarters.

The authority is looking to cut around 30 million pounds from next year's budget, but today's vote on the spending plan had to be postponed after auditors said the sums didn't add up.

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