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Family battling to get cannabis oil to treat toddler on NHS

The family of a little boy from Lancaster are battling to get what they say is life-saving treatment on the NHS.

Alfie Brocklebank is two has a rare condition which means he has several tumours in his brain which cause multiple seizures a day.

The treatment that he was on, has now stopped working - the drugs have become resistant and the only drug which seems to control the fits - is a cannabis based product called CBD oil.

But Alder Hey hospital have told his parents they won't fund the treatment and they're having to fund it themselves - costing several hundred pounds a month.

His mum fears that one day he may never wake up.

Watch: The Christie gets a very generous gift

We're all partial to a little bit of chocolate at Christmas. More if we can get it.

And at the world famous The Christie in Manchester, all 2,800 staff have received a free choccy treat courtesy of a wellwisher.

And at the same time a massive cheque for the hospital has been donated by the Steve Prescott Foundation.

Paul Crone was there for the very happy handover.


Care home residents on Merseyside cycle miles - all without leaving home

If there's one thing to make you feel younger and happier it's getting out on your bike - and now cyclists in their eighties and nineties can cover miles of road all over the world...without ever leaving the care home where they live on Merseyside.

The initiative developed in Norway allows older people to take to the road with no flat tyres no broken bike chains and best of all no dangerous traffic to contend with.

And its being credited with helping those with dementia, by helping them revive memories of more active times.

Here's Ann O'Connor:

Parents of teen who died from an allergic reaction want tighter regulation of food industry

The parents of a teenager who died from an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal are calling for tougher regulations on food vendors.

New figures obtained by ITV Tonight show that a year after the death of 15 year old Megan Lee from Lancashire, almost one in five takeaways in the county were still serving food that contained hidden allergens.

Ashley Derricott has more:

And the full investigation can be seen on Tonight, ITV 7.30pm.

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