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Salford has worst record for cancer caused by obesity

Salford has been named as having the worst record in the country for cancer caused by obesity.

And it's estimated that well over half of us in the North West are either obese or overweight.

But there are people out there working hard to educate us about healthy eating and lifestyles.

And to mark National Obesity Week, Tim Scott visited one programme in Salford, which is helping people get active and make healthy choices:

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Concerns grow for missing teenager Aimee

Aimee Challenger, 15, is missing from home. Credit: Lancashire Police.

Concerns are growing for a 15-year-old girl missing from home in Lancaster.

Aimee Challenger was last seen by a relative on Saturday at home on Victoria Place.

She has left the house to see friends and has not been seen or heard from since.

It is believed that she could be in the Blackpool area.

“We are very concerned about the welfare of Aimee and urge her, or anyone who has seen her to contact us as soon as possible.”

– PC Michelle Flood, Lancashire Police

Aimee is described as white, 5ft 5ins, slim build with shoulder length dark brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a white vest, black leggings, black pumps, a black leather jacket and a brown satchel.

Anybody with any information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Search called off after reports cyclist swept out to sea

The search for a cyclist feared to have been swept out to sea by a wave in Blackpool has been called off.

Fleetwood Coastguard said:

"A member of the public had been filming the waves coming over the lower prom at Blackpool North when he spotted a cyclist going along the lower prom, then being hit by a wave and seemed to disappear.

Despite cold, windy and snowy weather it was not possible to locate the casualty."

The search was called off at 19:45.

At this stage, no-one has been reported missing, and it is not certain that the cyclist was swept out to sea.

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Blackpool owner and chairman 'attempting to sue' fan

Chairman Karl Oyston Credit: PA

Blackpool FC are attempting to sue a fan for £150,000 after a number of posts appeared online about the owner and chairman, according to the Daily Mail.

Karl Oyston and Owen Oyston say a number of serious allegations were published as ‘fact’ on an internet message-board, and they are now launching legal action.

Chairman, Karl Oyston, is currently being investigated by the Football Association for sending abusive texts to a supporter.

Blackpool FC have declined to comment.

Police search for missing Blackpool man

Police in Lancashire are looking for a man from Blackpool who has been missing for more than 24 hours.

Calum Terras was last seen on Monday morning Credit: Lancashire Police

Calum Terras was last seen at his home on Fleet Street by a family member at 6.55am on Monday morning.

Calum said he was going to get a haircut at Abingdon Street Market and has not been seen or heard from since.

He is white, 5ft 6ins, medium build with collar length dark brown hair, has facial hair and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a three-quarter length military jacket and white trainers.

Murder investigation launched in Blackpool

A view of Sutton Place from Google Street View. Credit: Google Street View.

A man has died after being found beaten and unconscious in the street in Blackpool.

The victim, aged 52, was taken by ambulance to the Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he later died.

He was found in Sutton Place at about 2am on New Year's Day with injuries to his face and head.

He's not been identified but police say he is from the local area.

Two boys, aged 14 and 17 and from Blackpool, were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning.

Detectives say witnesses should contact Lancashire Police on 101.

Blackpool player apologises for mocking team's poor form

Blackpool player Jacob Murphy has apologised to fans and his club for posting an image on social media that appeared to mock his team's struggles on the field.

Jacob Murphy said in a statement:

"It was totally unprofessional of me and a foolish thing to do. I have loved my time at Blackpool so far, and I’ve been really grateful for the support I’ve received. I know I have let the manager and fans down badly, but I aim to repay them by working even harder and helping the team climb up the league table. I’d also like to make clear that Donervon Daniels had no part in this and I apologise for implicating him."

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