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Men tested for cancer at Burnley FC

Hundreds turned out for the test Credit: GTV

Hundreds of people have been at Burnley Football Club today after they hosted an event to screen for prostate cancer.

More than more than three hundred people attended for the test in the first hour. It follows on from a similar event last year when two men had their lives saved after being diagnosed.

Organisers say that all men in the age range affected should get checked out.

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Man charged in connection with Kendal robbery

Castle Stores Credit: ITV News

A Kendal man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery in Kendal on Wednesday February 10.

Levi Dixon, 27, of Broad Ing Crescent, was charged with attempted robbery following the incident at Castle Stores.

He was also charged with Possessing a bladed article in a public place.

He has also been charged with three fraud offences relating to three fraudulent applications to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund, possession of controlled drugs, an offence of theft and an offence of attempted theft.

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Social media 'made junior doctor talks more difficult'

Junior doctors during a recent strike over proposed new contracts. Credit: PA

Negotiations on junior doctor contracts were made "more difficult" by medics voicing their opinion on social media, the government's top negotiator has said.

Sir David Dalton, chief executive of Salford Royal NHS Trust, said comments on Facebook and Twitter had been a "huge impediment" to the talks, although he said they were not the main reason they failed.

"It's been done in a goldfish bowl of people giving real-time commentary and that makes it more difficult to create the space for negotiations," he is quoted in the Times newspaper.


Beth Tweddle 'feeling better'

Beth Tweddle Credit: PA

Olympic bronze medalist and gymnast Beth Tweddle says she's 'feeling better' after she was injured during filming for Channel 4's winter sports show 'The Jump'. In a statement Beth, from Chester, pays tribute to the staff caring for her.

The medical staff here in Austria have been fantastic and I couldn't have wished for better people to be around me at this time. I’ve started to feel a lot better in the past 24 hours and I’ve begun walking by myself. It’s still a case of taking one day at a time, but I’m setting myself goals and I’m determined to be up and about as soon as I can. The doctors are happy with my progress and next week we will have a better idea of when I can be discharged from hospital. Thank you to everyone that has sent me get well messages. My Mum and Dad have been reading them to me and, one day, I’ll be able to reply to you all, it really has meant a lot to me, so thank you.

– Beth Tweddle
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