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Heart transplant patient feels there is 'nothing' to hold onto in life, as she now needs new kidneys

A heart transplant patient, from Widnes, says there is "nothing" to hold onto in life after discovering she needs another transplant.

Jade Carr became a world-beating athlete after getting a new heart at age 3. Now, at age 21, she is on dialysis after anti-rejection drugs damaged her kidneys.

She is among 854 people, across the North West, waiting for donor organs to be found.

Rob Smith reports.

Salford Quays to light up with new artwork

Aeolian Light Credit: Joel Chester Fildes and Quays Culture

A new light instillation artwork is going on display at the Quays in Salford.

'Aeolian Light' has taken inspiration from The Quays’ windy environment and changes colour as you walk through it.

Aeolian Light Credit: Joel Chester Fildes and Quays Culture
Aeolian Light Credit: Joel Chester Fildes and Quays Culture

Anthony Rowe from the artist group Squidsoup who created the instillation said:

This is the largest outdoor immersive light installation of its kind.

We are proud to showcase what has been years of research and development in a responsive art installation.

– Anthony Rowe, founder of Squidsoup


Crolla's girlfriend 'proud' of his heroics

Anthony Crolla with girlfriend Credit: MEN Syndication

Boxing champ Anthony Crolla’s girlfriend has spoken out after he was brutally attacked by burglars.

Fran Sanderson said he did what anybody would do. Speaking to the M.E.N., she said: “He just went out and did what you’d expect any human being to do.

“I shouted for him not to go chasing them, but his instinct kicked in. He ran off and did what was right. I’m very proud and just relieved that he’s still with us – I’m just glad he’s still alive.”

The 28-year-old from New Moston remains in the Royal Oldham Hospital with a fractured skull and broken foot.

Thursday - Mild but wet & windy. Murky over hills

Wet and windy walk in Wallasey Credit: ALAN ROWLANDS

Windy with further rain, particularly over the north of the region (Cumbria and Lancashire) and heavy over the hills.

Rain pushing further south for the evening before clearing southeastwards by midnight. Mild daytime highs of 13°C

Clearer spells are then likely to develop across Cumbria into the night with a colder outlook Friday and Saturday but with more in the way of sunshine.

Title hopeful boxer, Crolla, in hospital with fractured skull after attack

There is support from across the region for the Manchester boxer Anthony Crolla after he was floored in a vicious attack by two burglars.

The 28 year old is in hospital with a fractured skull after being hit over the head with a concrete slab.

Crolla had been due to fight for a world title next month, that's now off, a decision which is said to have left him heartbroken.

Ralph Blunsom's report contains flash photography.

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