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Cornwall students urge young people to check themselves for breast cancer

Cornwall College turned out to encourage people to check themselves regularly. Credit: ITV News

Staff and students from Cornwall College have marched across the Tamar to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Their walk was in support of the CoppaFeel charity, which tries to limit late detection of breast cancer by reminding people to check themselves regularly.

Maren Hallenga's twin sister Kris was diagnosed at the age of 23 and both of them now campaign to highlight the issue.

She found a lump in her breast but didn't think anything of it, she was 23, she was perfectly healthy but it turned out to be breast cancer.

I think young people in particular aren't checking because they don't think there is necessarily a risk associated with breast cancer at their age.

– Maren Hallenga

You can find out more about the CoppaFeel campaign here.

Tributes to Saltash student who collapsed in college toilets

A teenager who died after collapsing in college toilets in Cornwall has been described as "a cheeky charmer who you couldn't help but like".

Charlie Alford was found by staff at Cornwall College in Saltash, yesterday afternoon.

Staff at the college tried to resuscitate the teenager before emergency services took him to hospital, where he died later.

Friends and teachers paid tribute to the student, who had only recently started at the college.

He was so popular with his classmates and they'd all really got to know each other well in the few weeks since he started at college. It's such a sad loss.

– Jan Langley, Charlie's lecturer at Cornwall College Saltash

Hundreds of people have taken to social networking sites to pay tribute to their friend, described as a "rock god".

I'll always remember you grinning and much mischief at the old chapel youth group. You had a talent for trouble that the rest of us could only dream of, so keep causing chaos up there and we'll all see you again one day.

– Charlotte Cole, Facebook memorial page

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