Cash boost for muscle disease charity.

Boost for muscle disease charity

A charity which organises dream days out for young people with muscular dystrophy has received a funding boost of £9,935.

Men who ate more than 10 servings of tomato based products per week saw their chances of having prostate cancer development reduced by 18%.

Tomatoes link to cancer prevention

Men who eat more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

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Man from Essex devastated his wife must be cared for almost 70 miles away

A man from Essex is devastated at the thought of being separated from his wife, after being told she must move to a care home on the other side of the county.

Roger Lewsey, who's 72 and from Walton-on-the-Naze, has been married to Doreen for more than 50 years.

But after she was diagnosed with dementia, health officials said the only place she can be cared for is almost 70 miles away.

Click below to watch Hannah Pettifer's report:

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Husband worried his wife will forget him if she's sent to care home 70 miles away

A man from Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex says he's scared his wife will forget him if plans to move her to a care home almost 70 miles away go ahead.

Roger Lewsey's wife Doreen has dementia. She's currently at Clacton hospital, but the nearest care home to them in Weeley has no space for her.

Wife to be sent to care home 70 miles from husband

A man from Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex says he is scared his wife will forget him if plans to move her to a care home almost 70 miles away go ahead.

Roger Lewsey's wife Doreen has dementia. She's currently staying in Clacton hospital, but the nearest care home to them in Weeley has no space for her.

Roger and Doreen on their wedding day.
Roger and Doreen on their wedding day. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Manics cancel V Festival performance

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Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers cancelled their performance at last night's V Festival in Chelmsford after being stranded in Hungary.

The band, known for hits including number one If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, were second on the bill for the MTV Stage at Chelmsford's Hylands Park.

The Manics said they expected to be able to perform at V's Staffordshire event tonight.

Writing on Twitter, a band spokesman said:

"With huge regret, Manic Street Preachers announce the cancellation of their scheduled V Festival show in Chelmsford today (August 16).

"After five hours on runway at Budapest Airport following Sziget Festival last night, MSP were informed the BA plane they were on would not fly.

"The band made every endeavour to get back to the UK in time to play. The band apologise to their fans at V Chelmsford for the cancellation.

"Manic Street Preachers are playing tomorrow's V Festival in Stafford."

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Mum hopes plans for cerebral palsy treatment trial will help hundreds of youngsters like Holly

A life-changing operation that will help hundreds of people with cerebral palsy is to be trialled for the first time in the UK thanks to years of campaigning by a family from Northamptonshire.

In 2010, four-year-old Holly Davies from Daventry went to America for surgery that allowed her to stand flat on her feet and walk without falling over for the very first time.

Her mum and Dad say they are delighted that many more will now be given the chance to live a better life without having to raise the tens of thousands of pounds needed to have the operation abroad.

Sarah Beecroft reports.

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