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Sir John Hurt given all-clear on pancreatic cancer

Sir John Hurt has been given the all-clear by doctors less than four months after he disclosed that he had pancreatic cancer.

Sir John Hurt Credit: Press Association

The 75-year-old actor who was born in Chesterfield said he is overjoyed and thrilled with the news.

Hurt is known for his roles in The Elephant Man, Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Harry Potter films.

He first revealed his cancer diagnosis in June, but said he was “more than optimistic” about his future and kept working during his chemotherapy treatment.

Hurt was knighted in July after being named on the New Year’s honours list.

Severe delays on M1 motorway

There are delays of up to 40 minutes on the M1 motorway in Derbyshire after a crash earlier this morning.

Two lanes of the M1 northbound between junction 28 (Alfreton/Mansfield) and junction 29 (Chesterfield/Mansfield) have now been reopened after they were closed earlier.

However, congestion stretches back to junction 27 (Hucknall).

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