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Mark Radcliffe to take time off his radio show for "cancerous tongue and lymph node issues"

Mark Radcliffe Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment/EMPICS Entertainment

Bolton-born broadcaster Mark Radcliffe has said he will be taking some time off his radio show for treatment for "cancerous tongue and lymph node issues".

The radio presenter, 60, made the announcement during his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

Radcliffe said he hoped to be "back in action" in the new year or sooner if he feels well enough, before wishing his listeners a Merry Christmas.

WATCH: Bolton's 'Munitionettes'

As the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War approaches, we're looking back at the role of those back home.

The conflict wasn't just fought in the trenches on the Western Front, but on the home front too. Almost a million women worked in munitions factories all over the country, including Horwich near Bolton.

The local heritage centre is paying tribute to the so-called Munitionettes.

Paul Crone reports.

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