The British Liver Trust brought its 'Love your Liver' roadshow to the region today, to give free tests to shoppers.
The revolutionary scan detects early signs of liver damage which, in some cases, could become serious.
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The group say A&E departments in County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire are under threat.
Examples include the switching of ‘bairn’ for ‘baby’, along with ‘kets’ for sweets and ‘netty’ for toilet