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Repeated ear infections turned out to be leukaemia

Beaming leukaemia survivor Rory Mackintosh is one of the faces of a campaign to raise awareness of blood cancers.

AASMA DAY talks to Rory’s mum Sue Mackintosh about his story and how he battled back to health following a lifesaving bone marrow transplant

Health
Aasma Day

No - I don't wish it could be Christmas every day ...

Can I be the first to wish you all a very merry Christmas?
Opinion

Robo op technology treats bowel cancer

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals now has the latest in robotic technology thanks to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20th anniversary appeal which is funding the system.

AASMA DAY talks to Brian Johnson who is the first bowel cancer patient to be treated using the hospital’s new robot.

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There’s simply no hiding place in the digital world

‘Today’s newspaper is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper.’

Opinion
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Being the bigger person can be a weighty topic

Being the bigger person will make you a better person in the long run, according to the saying.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Mum’s the word ... not “Mummy”

When you have children, you’re filled with excitement at their every milestone.

Opinion
Queuing can be the cue for appalling behaviour

Queuing can be the cue for appalling behaviour

‘An English-man, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.’

Opinion
Aasma Day

Sneaking booze into venues when the price isn’t right ...

A penny saved is a penny earned... but if you’re a wedding guest, you usually have to be prepared to stump up wads of cash.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Money making at the school gates

You know what they say; if life gives you lemons... make lemonade.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Punny shop names are the best!

As someone whose livelihood depends on words, I always appreciate clever and witty wordplay.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Only Beckingham Palace fit for this princess ...

Life may not be a fairytale, but those of us with daughters feel we’ve been blessed with a princess.

Opinion
Aasma Day

A whole new meaning to the kiss of life

Want to know the secret of eternal youth? Pucker up and start smooching!

Opinion
Aasma Day

May I suggest timing is everything ...

Ask any comedian, chef or sportsman and they’ll tell you that timing is everything.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Advice for George and Amal Clooney: prepare for the daft twin questions ...

It’s not often I can smile in smug satisfaction at being a trendsetter but I can legitimately declare: “I had twins before it became fashionable.”

Opinion
Aasma Day

‘Cowardice in its most heinous form - but we mustn’t let the fear win’

As a parent, witnessing your children’s ‘firsts’ and seeing the unequivocal joy on their faces as they do something new and different is absolutely priceless.

Opinion
Aasma Day

The Internet is a perfect platform for the bitter and twisted

Don’t bitter people leave a bad taste in your mouth?

Opinion
Retro crisps are simply the best

Retro crisps are simply the best

Cravings are a curious phenomenon aren’t they?

Opinion
Aasma Day

Ageing - do you embrace it or lie through your teeth?

Apparently my life is just beginning... or it’s all downhill from here depending on who you speak to.

Opinion
Brenda from Bristol

Is it time we all stopped gagging ourselves?

It’s only the young and the old who can get away with being brutally honest and saying exactly what they’re thinking, often to a hilarious reaction.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Are you turning into your parents?

It’s the moment we’ve all been dreading and a horrifying prospect but an inevitable and inescapable reality.

Opinion
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