A Hampshire woman whose selfless donation of bone marrow saved the life of a stranger is campaigning to raise awareness, after her own father was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Martin Maylam from Petersfield was told he needed to find a bone marrow match just two weeks after his daughter saved the life of a little boy.
Unfortunately none of his relatives are a suitable match, and the family is asking members of the public to register with the Anthony Nolan Trust.
Verity and her father have been telling their story to Fred and Sangeeta.
You can find out more about stem cell donationhere.
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A 27-year-old man is in hospital after an acid attack in a cinema car park in West Sussex.
It happened at the Crawley Leisure Complex, outside Cineworld, at around 1am on Sunday.
The victim, from Redhill, was taken to the East Surrey Hospital for treatment. Because of his injuries, he was later transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, for specialist care.
It is thought the incident may have started when the victim and another man, 29, also from Redhill, were inside the cinema.
The suspects are two white men in their late 20s or early 30s. One had dark short hair and a beard and was wearing a bag across his shoulder. The other was wearing a white / light grey hoody and jeans. Both were in a dark-coloured Peugeot car.
Danny Sturrock, whose son Casey was cared for by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staff at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has praised the 'fantastic work' of medical teams.
Casey spent the first three months of his life in NICU after been born 15 weeks prematurely. The care he had in the unit meant that he was able to survive and is now a beautiful, energetic toddler.
Danny said: “If it wasn’t for the staff on NICU we wouldn’t have our precious little boy. We are eternally grateful for all they did for Casey and for the support we received as parents."
A woman who attacked a partially sighted woman in Eastbourne has been jailed, while her mother has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
The 55-year old victim, who needs a guide dog because of her limited sight, was assaulted and punched in the head a number of times while out walking her guide dog in October 2014.
A woman was charged with the assault, but two months later, on her way back home from visiting local shops, the victim was confronted by the same person and her mother, when abuse was yelled at her.
At Lewes Crown Court Roxanne Cole, 26, of Wildwood, Eastbourne, was sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty to assault by beating, and intimidating a witness. Her mother Julia Foulds, 46, of the same address, was given a four month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, with a 12 month supervision order, after she pleaded guilty to intimidating a witness.
The Court also issued a Restraining Order under the Protection from Harassment Act, until further notice, prohibiting both women from approaching the victim and her guide dog.
Report by Andy Dickenson. An untrained doctor, out-of-date medicines and lost records - just some of the findings of a health watchdog inspection which led to a GP surgery in Sussex being shut down.
The damning report found that Goodwood Court in Hove put its patients at 'serious risk of harm'. In one case a locum doctor was treating patients despite no evidence of medical qualification.
Thousands of patients have been transferred to another surgery.
When nine-year-old Erin Walker's hair began to fall out out two years ago her parents were understandably worried for her. The schoolgirl had developed Alopecia which is caused by the body attacking its own hair follicles.
Erin decided to do something positive about it and help other people affected by the condition, as Russell Hookey reports.
Talks continue today to prevent strike action at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Carillion porters at the John Radcliffe Hospital, who are members of UNISON, will walk out next week if a final round of negotiations break down. UNISON members have been in a long dispute with Carillion over proposed changes to shift patterns and job roles which they say would see a reduction in pay and conditions.
UNISON say they hope today's talks will produce a final set of proposals "that significantly minimises any impact on our members". UNISON will ballot members early next week on the proposals and, if rejected, 48 hours of strike action will commence on Thursday 27th August.
Our theme parks are at their most busiest with the schools out - but the captain of the England disabled cricket team, Rob Franks, has been left furious and humiliated after he visited Chessington World of Adventures recently. He told his story to Fred and Amanda.
Most of us enjoy a holiday over the summer - but for many carers who look after elderly, sick or disabled relatives, a break isn't possible.
Being a full time carer can be rewarding, of course, but research for 'The Carers Trust' shows two thirds of carers won't be able to take any kind of holiday. In the last decade there's been a 15% rise in the number of carers, and the charity is calling for more help to support them.
Katie Rowlett has been to meet one man who gave up his job to look after his mother.