Brave Bradley loses his battle with cancer

Six-year-old Bradley Lowery, whose fight with cancer touched thousands of people around the world, has died.

The schoolboy, from Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, died on Friday with his family by his side.

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Flag lowered outside Hartlepool Civic Centre for Bradley Lowery

Flag flying half mast at Hartlepool Council

Hartlepool Council has lowered the flag outside the Civic Centre as a mark of respect following the sad death of Bradley Lowery.

The flag will remain lowered until after his funeral on Friday 14 July.

Bradley Lowery touched so many hearts in his short life and was an incredibly brave little boy.

His battle against the odds and his determination to pack so much into his short life should be an inspiration to us all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bradley’s family and friends at this sad time, and as a mark of respect the flag has been lowered outside the Civic Centre."

– Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher


Minute's applause rather than silence for Bradley Lowery was 'the right thing to do' at Gateshead 10k

A minute's applause - instead of the usual minute's silence to pay respects - has been held at the start line of the north east's biggest 10k to remember Bradley Lowery.

Bradley lost his battle with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, aged only six-years-old on Friday (7th July).

Tributes have been pouring in since, with Bradley's 'best mate' Jermain Defoe saying:"God has you in His arms and I will always carry you in my heart"

Organisers at the run today say paying tribute to Bradley with applause, rather than silence, was the "right thing to do".

Minute's applause held in memory of Bradley Lowery at Gateshead 10k

A minute's applause has been held in memory of Bradley Lowery ahead of the Gateshead 10k.

The six-year-old, whose fight with cancer inspired people around the world, died on Friday.

Up to 5,000 runners are expected to take part in the biggest North East 10k run along the quayside today.

They gathered at the start line and showed their support for Bradley and his family through applause, before setting off on the run at 10am.

Bradley's 'best mate' Jermain Defoe : "God has you in His arms and I will always carry you in my heart"

Former Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has paid an emotional tribute to his 'best friend' Bradley Lowery on his Twitter account.

The pair struck up a friendship when the six-year-old, who lost his battle with cancer on Friday (7th July), became the Sunderland mascot while Jermain was at the club.

Jermain's emotional tribute to Bradley Lowery Credit: Jermain Defoe/Twitter

Bradley's school: "We can't put into words how much we will miss you"

Bradley's school have paid tribute to him Credit: Family photo

The school in Blackhall Colliery that Bradley Lowery used to attend has paid tribute to him in a statement released on their Facebook page. They say they will continue to support his family and friends and call him their 'superhero'.

Six-year-old Bradley Lowery from Blackhall passed away after a long battle with childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

We would like to express our deepest sadness and pay tribute to our superhero, Bradley. We shared with you some of the best times and supported you and your family through the bad. You made us laugh and cry but most of all you made us smile. We can't put into words how much we will miss you but know that we will continue to support your family and friends. Sleep tight angel.

– Blackhall Colliery Primary school


Bradley Lowery: A video tribute

After 6 year old Bradley Lowery lost his brave battle with neuroblastoma, our correspondent Rachel Bullock looks back at his life and legacy.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to Bradley Lowery

Speaking at the Durham Miners Gala the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has paid tribute to Bradley Lowery who died on Friday (7th July) after losing a long battle with childhood cancer.

Mr.Corbyn said he was 'so impressed' with the support the local community had given him, and praised the family for raising awareness of neuroblastoma in the hope that one day there might be a cure.

Bradley's family: "We want to thank everyone for their messages"

Bradley in the arms of his father Carl Credit: PA

The heartbroken family of Bradley Lowery have released a statement thanking people for their messages of love and support.

They are asking that people leave messages on a new Facebook page called 'Remembering Bradley' rather than send cards of condolence.

Bradley lost his battle with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, aged only six-years-old on Friday (7th July).

He passed away in the arms of his parents.

We want to thank everyone for their messages, they really do mean a lot. Bradley has touched so many hearts.

We are asking people, rather than send cards, to leave messages on the Remembering Bradley page, this way the messages will always be there, for us to go to whenever we need.

Thank you for your continued support. For now, we request that the family have time to themselves.

– Lynn Murphy Fundraising manager, the Bradley Lowery Foundation
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