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Experimental drug trial at The Christie provides lifeline for cancer patient

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A patient with a fast‑growing lymphatic cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) who had failed to adequately respond to previous cancer treatments, has had a dramatic response to a brand new drug known as ADCT-402 which he is receiving as part of a clinical trial at the Christie in Manchester.    Husband, father and grandfather Michael Prestidge, 59, from Wilmslow, was diagnosed with stage 4 …

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Mother-daughter duo steal show at Bursary Ball

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Saturday 10th June saw Manchester High School for Girls host its eighth Bursary Ball at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate. Over £22,500 was raised, with all funds going directly to the school’s Pankhurst Bursary Fund.  Despite the event being compared by well-known Key 103 presenter, Darren Proctor, and television personality, Jenny Powell, it was mother and daughter duo, Jennifer and Nicola …

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Nearly 5,000 women take on Race for Life at Tatton Park

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Almost 5,000 women braved the drizzle to join the fight against cancer at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life at Tatton Park. Runners, joggers and walkers, including cancer survivors and people taking part in memory or celebration of a loved one, took on the Pretty Muddy obstacle course on Saturday 24 or chose a 5k or 10k event on Sunday 25 …

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Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff to make stage debut in Fat Friends – the Musical

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Former England cricket captain and star of SKY’s League of Their Own, Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff will swap the cricket pitch to tread the boards as he joins an all- star cast for the world premiere of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends – the Musical which comes to Manchester Opera House from Mon 19 – Sat 24 March 2018. Freddie will play Kevin Chadwick opposite the previously announced, Jodie Prenger as his …

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Blackstone continues to expand & nurture young talent

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Blackstone Solicitors have announced further expansion as two new employees join the team in the Hale office and one internal promotion is made. Set up in 2010 by Emma Nawaz with a focus on Commercial Litigation, the firm was quickly recognised achieving a string of award accolades and establishing a portfolio of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. Earlier this year …

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Sandbach great grandfather launches business to prevent Alzheimer’s

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A great grandfather from Cheshire has launched a business that has the potential to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to a loan and support from Business Finance Solutions (BFS) the North West delivery partner of the government’s national £310m Start Up Loans programme and a lending partner of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Proving that it’s never too late …

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Hyde youngster and Royal Navy veteran shortlisted for national rugby awards

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Leo Gradwell Spencer, 11, has made final shortlist for prestigious Premiership Rugby award after attending Sale Sharks rugby camps. Winnington Park Rugby Club volunteer Paula Bradbury, Royal Navy veteran Ian Rudge and Sharks coach Vicky Irwin also nominated for awards at July ceremony An 11-year-old from Hyde who tackled his autism by playing rugby with Sale Sharks and a Royal Navy …

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Brooks Macdonald Manchester employee’s Jersey challenge – ‘One Island – 300 Miles’

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Claire Bennison, Head of Services & Product Development at Manchester-based investment management firm Brooks Macdonald, is completing a major challenge in Jersey on 5 -10 June in aid of The Christie charity in Manchester. The challenge involves a 100km (62 mile) run and walk, followed by a 200 mile cycle ride (322km) and a 66km swim (41 nautical mile and …

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Dr John Fox

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A Consultant Clinical Psychologist across both independent and NHS services since 2002, Dr John Fox is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has been an active researcher in eating disorders and mental health, with over 60 research papers and one edited book. WHAT ARE EATING DISORDERS? Eating disorders are a rare but serious mental health conditions. …

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Rachel Darwick: inspiring events for over 15 years

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Rachel Darwick and her husband Bryan own Eventures, a venue dressing and event planning company in Manchester. Here, Rachel chats to Emily Fitzgibbons about high-profile clients, her love of lavish weddings, and why there’s never a dull moment in the events industry. What gave you the idea to start Eventures? Bryan and I got married in 1997, in a marquee …