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Mother's desperate appeal to save her son

A mother from Bolton and her desperate appeal to help find a cure for her son.

Kyle Buckley, 11, has a rare muscle tissue cancer. He's beaten the disease twice with intensive chemotherapy but it's come back again.

Cancer Research UK wants scientists and researchers to do more to fight childhood cancers. The charity say five children are diagnosed with it in the uk every day.

Elaine Willcox has been speaking to Kyle and his mum.

To donate to Kyle's Gofundme page go here.


Khan: he couldn't out-box me, but he caught me clean

Amir Khan believes opponent Saul "Canelo" Alvarez knew he couldn't out-box him in their middleweight title fight, but admits the Mexican champion knocked him out clean.

Amir Khan Credit: Granada Reports

Khan stepped up two weight divisions to fight the big-hitting Canelo, and says he will step down to his natural welterweight.

And Khan told our sports correspondent Chris Hall that Canelo should be allowed to face Gennady Golovkin the current unified middleweight champion in a fight boxing fans have been crying out for.

Amir Khan comes face-to-face with Alvarez before the big fight

Amir Khan has come face-to-face with his next opponent Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.

Khan has gone up two weight divisions to fight Alvarez, who's regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

But both men have been critical of Donald Trump, whose views on Muslims and Mexicans are dividing American politics.

Chris Hall reports.


Police appeal for help tracing missing Bolton man

Darren McMinn was last seen leaving a pub in Bolton Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from Bolton.

Darren McMinn, 48, has been missing since Monday 11 April and was last seen leaving The Sportsman Pub on Darwen Road on a pedal bike.

He is described as white, around 5ft 6" tall with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of a rose on his arm and was last seen wearing a black rain coat, dark jeans and brown boots.

Before going missing, Darren had moved out of his home and spoken of possibly sleeping rough.

His relatives say Darren's disappearance is completely out of character.

We are very concerned for Darren’s wellbeing and despite extensive enquiries we have not been able to trace him.

His disappearance is very out of character and we, along with his family, are worried that he may have come to some harm.

His son is beside himself with worry and is desperate for his dad to make contact and come home and be able to see his grandson again.

– Detective Inspector Charlotte Cadden, GMP Bolton Division
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