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'Love your Liver' says charity

Andrew Langford, Chief Executive of The British Liver Trust, describes how your liver can be damaged.

A pop-up liver clinic is in Byker today (January 15th) offering free advice about liver disease.

It's part of a nationwide campaign by The British Liver Trust.

The mobile unit is at Morrisons, Bkyer, Newcastle, (January 15th) 10am-4pm

For more information got to www.loveyourliver.org.uk

How healthy is your liver?

A lorry with a difference is parked up outside Morrisons in Byker today (January 15th).

It's actually a mobile health clinic run by The British Liver Trust which is touring the country.

The 'Love you Liver' campaign is offering free liver check-ups and advice about healthy living.

At least 2 million people in the UK are affected by liver disease.

There are over 100 types including:

-Alcoholic liver disease, where the liver is damaged by alcohol misuse.

-Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a build up of fat in the liver.

-Hepatitis, which is the swelling of the liver.

-Haemochromatosis, which is an inherited disorder which causes the build up of iron around the liver.

– Source:NHS

The pop-up clinic is at Morrisons,Bkyer,Newcastle,January 15th 10am-4pm

For more information got to www.loveyourliver.org.uk

Pop-up liver clinic comes to Newcastle

Love you liver campaign Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The British Liver Trust's annual 'Love Your Liver' campaign comes to Newcastle today (January 15th).

A pop up clinic is touring the country and is outside Morrisons in Byker between 10 am and 4 pm today, where you can get free health advice about your liver.

There is also the chance to undergo a liver test and sample alcohol-free mulled wine.

Love you liver campaign Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Location: Morrisons,Byker, Newcastle, NE6 1EJ,10 am - 4 pm

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Woman found guilty of murdering her partner

Rebbecca Dormer found guilty of murdering her partner during a drunken row Credit: North Yorkshire Police

A woman has been found guilty of murdering her partner during a drunken row.

23-year-old Rebecca Dormer of Spring Hill, Whitby, was convicted of killing 32-year-old Gareth Matthews on Thursday, 22 August, at Leeds Crown Court.

She was sentenced to life imprisonment and will serve a minimum of 15 and half.

Gareth Matthews died after being stabbed Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The jury heard how Dormer had picked up a 12-inch knife and stabbed Mr Matthews in the chest during an argument on Friday 22 February 2013.

The knife went through Mr Matthews’ heart and into his liver.

Police officers and paramedics tried to revive him but he died at the house he shared with Dormer.

Life-saving liver research begins in Newcastle

£6 million worth of funding will go towards developing life-saving liver treatment. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

It has been announced that £6 million worth of funding will go towards developing life-saving liver treatment at one of the region's universities.

The Science Minister David Willetts made the announcement at Newcastle University this morning, June 27.

The money will help fund the largest-ever study into treating the life-threatening liver disease, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC).

Pioneering transplant patient who received six organs dies

Dawn Carter
Dawn Carter from Northallerton had a rare form of Crohn's disease Credit: ITV

A woman who became one of the first in the country to have six organs transplanted at once has died. Dawn Carter from Northallerton received a stomach, liver, kidney, pancreas, colon and small intestine at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge - a pioneering operation - in December 2011.

Dawn told us her story in February to highlight the importance of organ donation. You can see that full report here.

Dawn Carter
Dawn Carter told us what a difference the transplant had made to her life Credit: ITV

Dawn set up a support group for others facing similar operations, which you can find here. You can also read more about joining the organ donor register on the NHS Blood and Transplant service website, here.

Full Report: Liver disease soars

The number of people admitted to hospital in the North East for alcohol-related liver problems has nearly doubled in the past ten years.

Most worrying, the campaign group Balance says there has been a sharp rise in admissions of people under thirty.

The figures mostly refer to alcoholics, but as Dan Ashby reports, even people who binge-drink once a week or more are putting themselves at risk.

You can watch his full report below.

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