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Report: Diagnosing Cancer early

Many patients across the North West who go to their doctor with symptoms of cancer, are going far too late. Cancer Research UK says forty thousand people here are diagnosed each year.

Yet only just over half of them are catching the disease early enough. The charity's unveiled a disturbing TV ad urging people not to ignore lumps under their skin. Victoria Grimes has met someone who understands that all too well.

Report: Police crackdown on scramblers and quads

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Drivers on one of Liverpool's busiest streets were left terrified, after a quad bike sped towards them, weaving between oncoming cars. CCTV footage shows the bike come within inches of crashing.

The extraordinary video was released as officers arrested sixteen people on suspicion of using quad bikes dangerously. And, as our correspondent Amy Welch reports, they seized plenty of bikes too.

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Family devastated by Rochdale murder

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A man murdered outside the Mucky Duck pub on Drake Street has been formally identified as 28-year-old Adam Nightingale.

Adam was killed just after midnight today, officers were called to the pub following reports a man had been found collapsed outside the pub. He was taken to hospital with head injuries but sadly died a short time later.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder

His family have paid tribute to him:

Adam was the nicest guy you could ever meet, he would do anything for anyone .We are all devastated that he has been taken away from us and he will be missed but never forgotten.

How could anybody forget Adam the big teddy bear.

– Adam’s family has paid tribute to him

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Watch: 'The Lump' - New Cancer awareness video

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Nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with Cancer in the north West every year.

Early diagnosis in the region is lower than the average for England, with only 52% diagnosed early compared with 54% in the rest of the country.

Cancer Research UK is running a month long campaign in March to encourage people to pay attention to lumps and bumps on their bodies.

This promotional video called 'The Lump' is aimed at getting people paying attention to the early signs of Cancer:

Forensic teams continue searching property in Blackley

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A large-scale forensic team is searching a house in Manchester as part of a 'historic investigation'.

The search is in to its second day, this morning over 15 forensic officers searched an address on Chain Road in Blackley.

They removed hundreds of objects from the property and outlying buildings, including furniture and bags of clothes.

Our correspondent Matt O'Donohue has this report:

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