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Remembering Camera Obscura's Carey - friends to hold 'CareyFest' to raise money for Sarcoma charity

Friends to hold event to raise money for a cancer charity in Carey Lander's memory

The friends of a musician from Kent who died from a rare form of bone cancer are holding a fundraising event in her name.

Carey Lander from Woodnesborough near Sandwich was a keyboard player in the Scottish band Camera Obscura.

She started a charity fundraising page before she passed away at the age of 33 last October. The online appeal has since raised more than £100,000 for the cancer charity Sarcoma UK.

Now some of her friends are to hold 'CareyFest' at her old school in Maidstone in May to celebrate her life. Derek Johnson reports.

Carey's mother said the continued fundraising and support was heartwarming


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Tim Peake gears up for space marathon

British astronaut Tim Peake has posted a picture of London from space as he prepares to join marathon runners today from a treadmill in space.

He posted a picture gearing up thousands of runners ready to take on the challenge today.

Peake will be pounding alongside them in a virtual marathon competed on a treadmill in the International Space Station.

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PM: Victoria Wood was a 'national treasure'

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David Cameron has paid his respects to Victoria Wood following the comedian's death at the age of 62.


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Tributes pour in for comedian Victoria Wood

Tributes have been pouring in for Victoria Wood Credit: PA

Tributes poured in on Wednesday for comedian Victoria Wood, who has died of cancer aged 62.

Comedian Ricky Gervais and entertainer Lauren Laverne were among those to post tributes on Twitter to Wood, who won four BAFTAs over the course of her career.

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Fellow comedians pay tribute to Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood was favourite at Mayflower Theatre

Victoria Wood was loved by theatre audiences in the South Credit: ITV

Victoria Wood, who has died at the age of 62 from cancer, was a favourite at theatres in the region. Her tour Sold Out was filmed for television at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. Her best friend was Julie Walters, who lives in Sussex.

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