Cancer patients in County Durham are now being treated closer to home after the opening of a new chemotherapy unit at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital.
The unit is a local treatment centre for local people - so it was only fitting that it was opened by a local celebrity.
You can watch the full report from Katie Oakes below.
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