TV Legend Terry Wogan dies

Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, after a short illness, his family has confirmed.
In a statement, they said: “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer.
“He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time.”
BBC director general Tony Hall said: “Terry truly was a national treasure.”




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Ian Wright helps us #MakingMemories for a #BTCHero

Earlier this week we were contacted by Liz Weston telling us about her friends father who was fighting cancer and had one last wish to meet his footballing legend Ian Wright.

Ian Davies (64) was diagnosed four years ago with lung and spine cancer and was told it was terminal. He has undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy over the years but has now developed a brain tumour and sadly only has a short time left

We spoke with Ian who is a friend of the charity and he said he would visit him without hesitation. Today he did, taking Ian a signed Arsenal shirt and meeting his family and friends

We cant thank Ian enough for his help and for shooting down to see him with just a moments notice. A true gentleman and legend.

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Another Great Legend Dies From Cancer!

Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69, his family has said.

The star had been suffering from cancer, a statement said.

He became one of Britain’s best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling led the tributes, describing him as “a magnificent actor and a wonderful man”.

She wrote on Twitter: “There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death.”

She added: “My thoughts are with [Rickman’s wife] Rima and the rest of Alan’s family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.”

Emma Thompson, who appeared with Rickman in productions including Love, Actually and was directed by him in The Winter Guest, said he was “the finest of actors and directors” and “the ultimate ally”.

She wrote in a statement: “Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye.

“What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness.

“His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was – his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view. I learned a lot from him.”

She added: “He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again.”

Announcing his death on Thursday, a family statement said: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”

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Music Legend David Bowie Dies from cancer

David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” read a statement posted on the artist’s official social media accounts.

The influential singer-songwriter and producer dabbled in glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic 40-plus-year career.

Bowie’s artistic breakthrough came with 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, an album that fostered the notion of rock star as space alien. Fusing British mod with Japanese kabuki styles and rock with theater, Bowie created the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

Three years later, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the No. 1 single “Fame” off the Top 10 album Young Americans, then followed with the 1976 avant-garde art-rock LP Station to Station, which made it to No. 3 on the charts and featured Top 10 hit “Golden Years.”

Other memorable songs included 1983’s “Let’s Dance” — his only other No. 1 U.S. hit — “Space Oddity,” “Heroes,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl,” “Modern Love,” “Rebel, Rebel,” “All the Young Dudes,” “Panic in Detroit,” “Fashion,” “Life on Mars” “Suffragette City” and a 1977 Christmas medley with Bing Crosby.

With his different-colored eyes (the result of a schoolyard fight) and needlelike frame, Bowie was a natural to segue from music into curious movie roles, and he starred as an alien seeking help for his dying planet in Nicolas Roeg’s surreal The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). Critics later applauded his three-month Broadway stint as the misshapen lead in 1980’s The Elephant Man.

Bowie also starred in Marlene Dietrich’s last film, Just a Gigolo (1978), portrayed a World War II prisoner of war in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983), and played Pontius Pilate in Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). And in another groundbreaking move, Bowie, who always embraced technology, became the first rock star to morph into an Internet Service Provider with the launch in September 1998 of BowieNet.

Born David Jones in London on Jan. 8, 1947, Bowie changed his name in 1966 after The Monkees’ Davy Jones achieved stardom. He played saxophone and started a mime company, and after stints in several bands, he signed with Mercury Records, which in 1969 released his album Man of Words, Man of Music, which featured “Space Oddity,” a poignant song about an astronaut, Major Tom, spiraling out of control.

In an attempt to stir interest in Ziggy Stardust, Bowie revealed in a January 1972 magazine interview that he was gay — though that might have been a publicity stunt — dyed his hair orange and began wearing women’s garb. The album became a sensation.

Wrote rock critic Robert Christgau: “This is audacious stuff right down to the stubborn wispiness of its sound, and Bowie’s actorly intonations add humor and shades of meaning to the words, which are often witty and rarely precious, offering an unusually candid and detailed vantage on the rock star’s world.”

Bowie changed gears in 1975. Becoming obsessed with the dance/funk sounds of Philadelphia, his self-proclaimed “plastic soul”-infused Young Americans peaked at No. 9 with the single “Fame,” which he co-wrote with John Lennon and guitarist Carlos Alomar.

After the soulful but colder Station to Station, Bowie again confounded expectations after settling in Germany by recording the atmospheric 1977 album Low, the first of his “Berlin Trilogy” collaborations with keyboardist Brian Eno.

In 1980, Bowie brought out Scary Monsters, which cast a nod to the Major Tom character from “Space Oddity” with the sequel “Ashes to Ashes.” He followed with Tonight in 1984 and Never Let Me Down in 1987 and collaborations with Queen, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, The Pat Metheny Group and others. He formed the quartet Tin Machine (his brother Tony played drums), but the band didn’t garner much critical acclaim or commercial gain with two albums

*Breaking News* New Alcohol Guidelines and links to Cancers

Tough new alcohol guidelines issued as health chiefs warn

there’s no safe level of drinking

New guidlines on alcohol have been published

There is no such thing as a safe level of drinking, health chiefs have warned in tough new alcohol guidelines.

The new advice says men and women should drink no more than 14 units a week – equivalent to six pints of lager or seven glasses of wine.

Health chiefs say any amount of alcohol can increase the risk of cancer.

Pregnant women should not consume alcohol at all.

The new guidance – which is the most significant change in advice since 1995 – also suggests people have several alcohol-free days each week. Maeng Da Kratom elevates your mood and gives you a happy, excitable disposition. This can be great in providing you with the drive and motivation to do your tasks. It can help to overcome pessimism so that you face the world with a positive attitude. Here is a cool way to improve your immunity power and keep yourself healthy.

However, they should not “save up” their 14 units for one night out.

14 Maximum number of units men and women should consume a week

Old advice suggested that men should drink no more than three to four units a day, and women two to three.

But the new guidance brings limits for men in line with those for women for the first time.

Speaking about the changes, England’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, said the public must now decide the “level of risk they are prepared to take”.

Drinking any level of alcohol regularly carries a health risk for anyone, but if men and women limit their intake to no more than 14 units a week it keeps the risk of illness like cancer and liver disease low.

What we are aiming to do with these guidelines is give the public the latest and most up- to-date scientific information so that they can make informed decisions about their own drinking and the level of risk they are prepared to take.

Health experts and charities have welcomed the updated advice.

Professor Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK’s expert on cancer prevention, said the “link between alcohol and cancer is now well established”.

“There is no ‘safe’ level of drinking when it comes to cancer – the less you drink, the lower your risk,” she said.

Professor Mark Bellis, the Faculty of Public Health’s lead spokesperson for alcohol, said the guidance “sends out a clear message that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol”.

Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about the tough new guidelines on consuming alcohol.

Regular drinking

  • Men and women who drink regularly should consume no more than 14 units per week and spread this out over three days or more
  • But health chiefs have made clear that there is no “safe” drinking level
  • The risk of developing a range of illnesses – including cancer – increases with any amount you drink on a regular basis
  • People should have several booze-free days a week

What does 14 units of alcohol look like?

  • 6 pints of beer (4% strength)
  • 7 glasses of wine (12%)
  • 14 shots of spirits (40%)

How many units of alcohol are in each drink?

  • Single shot of spirits (25ml): 1 unit
  • Standard (175ml) glass of wine: 2.1 units
  • Large (250ml) glass of wine: 3 units
  • Pint of 4%-strength beer: 2.3 units
  • Pint of 5%-strength beer: 2.8 units
  • Pint of strong cider (8%): 4.5 units

Binge drinking

  • People should not “save up” their 14 units of alcohol for a one-night binge
  • Chief medical officers have always warned people against binge drinking and the new guidelines are no different

Tips for drinking on any single occasion

Health chiefs have reiterated the risks of alcohol consumption. 
If you are going to drink, medical chiefs advise:
  • Limiting the total amount of alcohol you drink on any occasion
  • Drinking more slowly, drinking with food, and alternating with water
  • Avoiding risky places and activities, making sure you have people you know around, and ensuring you can get home safely

Drinking in pregnancy

Women should not drink alcohol when pregnant, health chiefs say Cr
  • No level of alcohol is safe to drink in pregnancy, the guidelines state
  • Drinking can lead to long-term harm to the baby – the more you drink the greater the risk
  • However, if the woman has drunk only small amounts of alcohol before she knew she was pregnant or during pregnancy, the risks to the baby are likely to be low

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Help us fund our First Cancer Dog

We are very excited to announce that we are going to fund our very own cancer dog. The dog will be trained to spot the PSA changes in men and thus the first signs of male cancers such as prostate cancer, one of the biggest dangers in men.

To enable us to fund this cutting edge work we need your help and hopefully as much money as we can raise. The dog will cost us £8,000 per year and obviously the more we raise the more dogs we can train. We get many of our basic supplies from TreeHousePuppies, but the medications are very hard to acquire and cost a lot of money.

Please help us stop one of the biggest male cancer kiilers in its tracks!

Please make any donations you can here

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Help us fund Vital Brain Tumour Research

We are looking to fund a vital PhD Studentship to aid in the important brain tumour research work within our research partners at Wolverhampton University.

The funding will aim to work on metastatic tumours to the brain.

Please help us beat brain cancers and hopefully all cancers from this very important first step

We will need to raise £30,000 to fund this, please help and donate anything you can here