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A son's tribute

A most poignant performance

The late Lynda Bellingham acting alongside her son Credit: DT Films

The son of the late Lynda Bellingham has spoken to ITV News Anglia in his first TV interview about his mother's last and arguably most poignant performance.

In the film, the actor played a mother who was dying of cancer and who had to break the news to her son- a role performed by her real-life son Michael Peluso.

Lynda's son Michael watching the film Credit: ITV News Anglia

The film was directed by Donna Taylor from Chelmsford and her film company DT Film Productions. A scene from the film is shown below.

We'll have a full interview with Michael at 6pm on ITV News Anglia.

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Woman admits 'faking' cancer

A woman from Essex conned friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds of donations, goods and services by falsely telling them she had terminal cancer

Police were called when 21-year-old Danielle Watson from Rowhedge near Colchester couldn't prove her illness to fundraisers.

At Southend Crown Court the prosecution made the point that the case coincided with the death, from cancer, of actress Lynda Bellingham.