The Epilepsy Society is warning that four in ten deaths from the condition are preventable. The family of a young woman from Greater Manchester who lost her life to epilepsy were left devastated after she died suddenly, something they were never told was possible.
If you would like to find out more about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) you can find information on the SUDEP Action charity website.
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Olympic swimmers Steve Parry and Mark Foster are giving schoolchildren from Radcliffe the chance to 'Race an Olympian' today.
The 25m sprint is to celebrate the opening of the town’s brand new swimming pool at Radcliffe Leisure Centre.
The new temporary pool, which represents an investment of nearly £1m, marks a UK first for a 25m above-ground swimming pool. It is the result of a collaboration between Total Swimming and Bury Council.
There will also be swimming demonstrations by athletes and activities like mini water polo, synchronised routines and swimming drills.
A man who stabbed his wife of more than 40 years to death with a kitchen knife before cutting his own throat has been jailed for six years.
Sixty two-year-old James Bland of Bury Road in Radcliffe was found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife Carole Bland at Liverpool Crown Court.
On August 1 last year he stabbed his wife Carole a number of times in in a jealous fury after she admitted to him that she had been seeing another man. He then turned the knife on himself, cutting his own throat in an attempted suicide.
Police were called to the house later that morning and discovered the body of Carole and what they thought to be the body of James Bland.
However, on closer inspection the officers noticed that James was still alive and immediately performed first aid while they waited for an ambulance.
While he lay waiting for the ambulance, Bland admitted to police that he stabbed her following the breakdown of their marriage and Carole’s admission that she had been seeing someone else.
I’ve stabbed her and tried to kill myself, she wanted me to carry on living in the house with her while she was doffing her boyfriend. She wouldn’t let me sell the house, she didn’t want to move.”
A female jogger has been raped near a canal path in Radcliffe.
The woman, aged in her 20s, was confronted by a man on a path near to the Red Bridge which crosses the canal at the top of Banana Walk behind Riverside High School.
The man then attacked and raped her shortly before 10pm on Thursday, August 14.
It was reported to police several days later.
Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 8204.
“This appears to be an isolated incident however we do have increased patrols in the area.
“We are in the very early stages of our investigation and some time has passed since the attack happened but we are doing everything we can to find out the full circumstances of what happened and find the man responsible.
“We would urge members of the public to be extra vigilant. The area where the attack is reported to have happened is very isolated and would’ve been poorly lit at the time.
“We would remind the public to stay in well-lit areas if out at night and report any suspicious activity. “
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A football coach from Greater Manchester has been named among the nation's Mums of the Year.
Diana Golding, from Radcliffe, was nominated by her daughter to recognise the support she gives to so many people.
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A shire horse who became stuck in a pond is recovering from the traumatic experience.
When Jeremy, weighing one ton, got stranded in a pond in Radcliffe, firefighters launched an operation lasting hours to save him from a terrible end.
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