An 11 year old footballer says he owes his life to Manchester United. Joshua Almond, from Darwen in Lancashire was training with the club when one of the academy staff noticed he looked lethargic and unable to keep up with the other trainees.
The leukaemia diagnosis that followed shocked both the club and Josh's family. Josh is now in remission after having extensive treatment for leukaemia including a bone marrow transplant thanks to the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity and bone marrow register.
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Mild and murky night. Wet and windy spell Friday. Windy, showery weekend and feeling cold. Here's the detail.....
Curling is usually watched on TV but now you can play it yourself as Manchester becomes home to the country's first outdoor curling lanes.
A very unsettled spell moves through the region on Friday. Markedly colder air will follow, bringing a frosty start in places Saturday