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Mum thanks doctors for saving her life and her daughters

by Ashley Derricott

A mother who underwent groundbreaking surgery in Liverpool for cervical cancer while she was pregnant has thanked doctors for saving her and her child's life.

Diane Mullineux from Wirral was treated while her baby was still in the womb.

Find out how to spot the symptoms of cervical cancer here

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Young mum urges women to be tested for cervical cancer

Diane Mullineux and baby Nancie Rose. Credit: Diane Mullineux

A mum who was diagnosed with cervical cancer just days after finding out she was pregnant is urging other women to get tested.

Diane Mullineux from the Wirral was 11-weeks pregnant when she had the cancerous tumour removed along with most of her cervix.

She has thanked doctors at the Liverpool Women's Hospital for carrying out the groundbreaking surgery and saving her life.

Find out more information on how to spot the symptoms of cervical cancer here

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Top cop gets new stripes for Down Syndrome Day

Sir Peter Fahy with twins Abigail and Isobel Parry Credit: GMP

Greater Manchester's top police officer, Sir Peter Fahy, has gained a new set of stripes to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

The force's chief donned a pair of stripy socks, like thousands of others across the globe, as part of the "Lots of Socks" campaign.

Sir Peter said: “Many people do not understand Down Syndrome and this day is an opportunity to learn about the condition while having a bit of fun and raising money for a worthwhile cause.”

Find out more about World Down Syndrome Day, and how you can contribute, by clicking here.

Johnny Vegas returns to Benidorm

Johnny Vegas returns to Benidorm

St Helens comedian Johnny Vegas is to return to ITV sitcom Benidorm for its next series, along with actresses Crissy Rock and Elsie Kelly.

Vegas was last seen playing his character The Oracle in the third series but will make a comeback for series seven which goes into production this month.

Kelly's character Noreen sat out the most recent run of the show and Rock (who plays Janey York) will return to the Solana resort after last appearing in series four.

Show favourites Sherrie Hewson (who plays Joyce Temple Savage), Tim Healy (Les/Lesley) and Jake Canuso (Mateo) will return to the show as usual.

ITV director of entertainment Elaine Bedell said: "After another successful run on screen we're thrilled that a new series is about to start shooting on location in Spain. We're equally pleased that some familiar faces from the Solana's past will be making a welcome return to the sunshine."

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