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11 thousand 'sandwich carers' in the North West

One of the country's biggest cancer charities says our region is home to a forgotten army of so-called ''sandwich carers.''

These are people who have children they're looking after - but also have to care for parents with cancer.

There are 11 thousand of these carers caught between two generations who both need them. And most of them have jobs as well.

Tim Scott spoke to Rachel from Cheshire, who is a mum of two and cares for her poorly father.

Sister's pride over brother who was killed trying to save the life of a fellow backpacker in Australia

The sister of a young man who was killed trying to save the life of a fellow backpacker in Austrialia says her brother will always be their hero.

Tom Jackson from Congleton in Cheshire hardly knew the woman he gave his life for.

He's been nominated for a posthumous bravery award from the state of Queensland.

Speaking before his funeral later this week, Tom's family say they've been overwhelmed by support from friends and strangers.

His sister Olivia spoke exclusively to our correspondent Elaine Willcox.

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