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Watch: Gran fights back after ordeal

Disabled grandmother Barbara Dransfield, who was left fighting her life after robbers beat her so badly, they broke every single bone in her face.

A month on, the good news is Barbara is now out of hospital. She says she's been overwhelmed with cards, flowers and thousands of messages of support from around the world - and that is helping her to recover..

She's been speaking to our Correspondent Daniel Hewitt.


Huge grant to research prostate cancer

Researchers from the Christie Hospital, Manchester, have received a grant of over £225,000 to help clinicians establish which men with high risk prostate cancer need extra radiotherapy treatment to reduce the chances of their cancer coming back.

10,900 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year. That's one man every hour and its the most common cancer in men. Many men with high risk prostate cancer may have a tumour that has already spread outside the prostate to the pelvic lymph nodes. However, this is extremely difficult to detect and many men are at risk of being under-treated because the cancer is too small to see.

The Christie Hospital, Manchester Credit: MEN Syndication

Now researchers at the Christie are developing a device which can help to pinpoint those men in need of additional radiotherapy, whilst sparing others unnecessary treatment which could cause damaging side effects.


What's bringing Chinese investment to the North West?

What impact is Chinese investment having in the North West?

Following President Xi Xinping's historic visit last year, Chinese investors have began to pour billions into Manchester.

But, as more and more Chinese citizens buy property in the city, there are concerns rents will rise and outprice locals.

Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt has been investigating:

Crolla: I'm hungrier than ever

World Champion boxer Anthony Crolla says he is "hungrier than ever" as he gets ready for his title defence against Jorge Linares.

Anthony Crolla and Jorge Linares Credit: ITV Granada

The 29-year-old Crolla is putting his WBA lightweight belt on the line for the second time after stopping Ismael Barroso in his last fight in May.

Linares, 31, climbed off the canvas to stop Kevin Mitchell in London earlier this year and has since taken his record to 40-3.

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