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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:

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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:

Accrington Stanley hold special media conference

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Accrington Stanley have held a media conference with a difference today.

John Coleman and his players Nicky Hunt and Luke Joyce were given a warm welcome before getting a grilling by children at Huncoat Primary School.

The children from Huncoat Primary have won the Kinder+ Sport Kids Cup League 2 North Regional final and will now play at Wembley Stadium in May.

For the Accrington manager being back in the classroom reminded him of his days as a teacher.

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Police search a house in Blackley as part of historic investigation

A large amount of police activity is still going on around the house Credit: Granada reports

A large forensic team has been searching a property on chain road in Blackley as part of a 'historic investigation'.

According to the Manchester Evening News around 20 police vehicles surrounded the property this morning.

A large forensic team were seen removing hundreds of items from a large shed, shipping container and van before filling a police lorry with the storage.

Sniffer dogs were also brought to the scene and used to inspect the garden.

Hundreds of items have been taken away by forensic officers Credit: MEN Syndication
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