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Mum launches brain tumour charity

Louis Crowson Credit: ITV Granada

A Lancashire mother has today launched a charity designed to make us all more aware of brain tumours and brain illnesses.

Suzanne Clague's son Louis underwent surgery at Alder Hey Children's Hospital eighteen months ago after tests showed he had tumours in his brain.

It had taken two years from when Louis, who is now ten had first showed symptoms to him being diagnosed.

His mother says the UK is much slower at diagnosing these sorts of tumours than in other countries.

Her charity is called Hedzup and a series of publicity events will be taking place throughout the year to help raise awareness.

Her son showed signs of sickness, lethargy, deteriorating handwriting, and his head tilted to one side, but she says parents or guardians who are concerned about signs like this should go to their gp.

Coronation Street colleagues to speak at Bill Tarmey's funeral

Bill Tarmey left The Street in 2010 Credit: ITV

Former Corrie actor Nigel Pivaro, who played Terry Duckworth, will speak at bill Tarmey's funeral.

Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria, will also give an address.

Bill's family have asked for any donations made in his name to go to the charity Brain Tumour Research. He quit the soap in 2010 to spend more time with his son, who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

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