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Hundreds turn out for vigil to ‘walk Zara home’ in Ilford

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Hundreds of people have turned out to 'walk Zara Aleena home' a week on from her murder as she was making her way back from a night out. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: Parliament is unsafe because of sexual predators

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Shadow Armed Forces Minister Luke Pollard says that the "Parliament remains an unsafe workplace" because "not only do we have sexual predators" but also because "allegations are not being taken seriously enough by those in power". His comments come following allegations of sexual misconduct by a Tory MP Chris Pincher. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

At least 21 dead after Russian missile attack in Odesa

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At least 21 people, including two children, have been killed in attacks on a residential building in Odesa. Survivor Ivan, 17, says he had to carry his neighbours' bodies out of the ruins. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Neil Parish says he’s trying to move on with his life

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Former Conservative MP Neil Parish, who resigned after watching pornography in the Commons, says he refuses to “crawl under a stone” in the wake of the scandal. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

UK’s first Pride marchers return 50 years on

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Protesters who took part in the original Gay Liberation Front march retrace their steps on the event’s 50th anniversary. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

'She lost her life needlessly': Zara's family pay tribute

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Farah Naz says the loss of her niece, Zara Aleena, "is about a young woman who lost everything" and that her family's lives will never be the same. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

'Zara Aleena took precautions to stay safe'

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Zara Aleena, 35, was killed as she walked home from a night out in east London - an area which her aunt, Farah Naz, says she felt "safe" in. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Boris Johnson Hit with Another Tory MP Scandal

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Boris Johnson’s deputy chief whip has resigned from the government, after allegations that he groped two men at a private members’ club. In his resignation letter, Chris Pincher told the Prime Minister that he “drank far too much” and “embarrassed myself and other people”. Report by Braybrooks. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Chris Pincher’s constituents weigh in on his resignation

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Constituents in Tamworth give their thoughts on Chris Pincher leaving his role as Tory deputy chief whip, amid drunken groping claims. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Jacinda Ardern joins Boris Johnson at Downing Street

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets with Boris Johnson to discuss the invasion in Ukraine and an extension to the Youth Mobility Scheme. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: Government is mired in sleaze

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Shadow Justice Minister Ellie Reeves says the government is busy going from one scandal to the next, so can’t deal with the issues of the day. It comes after Tory deputy chief whip Chris Pincher resigned amid reports he drunkenly groped two men. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Welsh Sec insists sleaze scandals aren't 'a Tory thing'

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Cabinet minister Simon Hart says Parliament is a "large workplace" and that sleaze isn't party-specific. It comes after Chris Pincher's shock resignation as deputy chief whip - the latest scandal to rock the party. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ukraine’s Klitschko brothers lobby NATO at Madrid summit

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Ukraine's famous heavyweight boxing brothers, the Klitschkos, have spoken to Channel 4 News about their efforts to lobby NATO members for greater support for Ukraine at the military alliance's summit in Madrid. When asked if they felt Ukraine was getting enough support from NATO, Mayor of Kyiv Vitaly said: "Enough will be if we kick out from Ukrainian territory the last Russian soldier." Younger brother Wladimir said: "It's never enough as long as this war is still going." Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Logan Mwangi’s teen killer unmasked after sentencing

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The mother, stepfather and stepbrother of five-year-old Logan Mwangi have been jailed for his “horrific” murder. Logan’s body was found in the River Ogmore in Bridgend last year - just 250 metres from his home. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Inquiry opened into Captain Tom Foundation

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The CEO of the Charity Commission says a statutory inquiry has been opened into the Captain Tom Foundation - the charity set up in memory of war veteran and Covid fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore. Helen Stephenson said the commission has “concerns about some of the decisions the trustees have taken.” Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Bethany Haines on ‘friendly’ talk with father’s killer

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Bethany Haines, the daughter of an aid worker murdered in 2014 by ISIS militants, has met with one of his killers, Alexanda Kotey. David Haines was one of those abducted and executed by a gang of four dubbed the 'Beatles' due to their British accents. Ms Haines said she had an “honest, friendly conversation” with Kotey, who admitted that he was the one who abducted Mr Haines. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

ISIS killer tells David Haines’ daughter how he abducted him

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Bethany Haines, the daughter of an aid worker murdered in 2014 by ISIS militants, has met with one of his killers, Alexanda Kotey. David Haines was one of those abducted and executed by a gang of four dubbed the 'Beatles' due to their British accents. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

British ISIS victim’s daughter meets his killer

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The daughter of an aid worker put to death by Islamic State has been told by one of his killers how her father asked his executor Jihadi John to “please make it quick” after he was found “by chance.” David Haines was one of those abducted and executed by a gang of four IS militants dubbed the 'Beatles' due to their British accents. His body has never been found and his daughter, Bethany, has been looking for answers ever since her father’s murder in September 2014. During a two-hour meeting in Virginia with ‘Beatle’ Alexanda Kotey, Bethany told ITV News she was given new details about how her father was followed before his abduction and how his torment was extended. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Logan Mwangi’s mother and stepfather jailed for life

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The mother and stepfather of five-year-old Logan Mwangi have been jailed for life for his murder. Angharad Williamson, 31, and John Cole, 40, were convicted of Logan’s murder by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court in April. A 14-year-old boy who was also found guilty of Logan’s murder was sentenced to 15 years. Logan’s father Ben Mwangi stood beside the senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Lianne Rees, as she gave a statement outside court after the sentencing. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Republic reacts to increased Buckingham Palace spending

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The CEO of anti-monarchy pressure group Republic has hit out at Buckingham Palace’s increased spending in the last year. Graham Smith was reacting to the latest Sovereign Grant Report which showed that spending by the Royal Family has gone up by 17%, topping £100 million for the first time. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Why is Captain Tom's charity under investigation?

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A probe has been launched into the handling of The Captain Tom Foundation. The money Sir Tom raised is not in question - but the Charity Commission does have concerns about the foundation in his name. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Cliff Richard on Murray and Raducanu exits at Wimbledon

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Sir Cliff Richard says it is a “shame” that Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu have been knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon. The singer and tennis fan is attending matches at All England Lawn Tennis Club today. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Bernie Ecclestone: I would take a bullet for Vladimir Putin

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Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone tells ITV's Good Morning Britain that he would "take a bullet" for Russian President Vladimir Putin and describes him as "a first-class person". Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

PM: UK to spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030

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Boris Johnson has said the UK will spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by the end of this decade. Speaking at the NATO conference in Madrid, the Prime Minister said: "We need to invest for the long-term in vital capabilities like future combat air whilst simultaneously adapting to a more dangerous and more competitive world.” Mr Johnson also described the NATO alliance as "united" and in "robust health" as the Madrid summit drew to a close. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ukrainian troops train with British soldiers

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Ukrainian troops have taken part in a training exercise with the British Army at Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Holocaust survivors’ emotional reunion after almost 80 years

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Two men who were in the same Gestapo-controlled orphanage for Jewish children during the Second World War have reunited in Brussels almost 80 years later. Jacques Weisser travelled from his home in Hertfordshire to the site of the wartime orphanage in the Belgian capital where, as a young Jewish child, he was dumped by the Nazis after being seized from his family. He embraced his former companion from the orphanage, Bill Frankenstein, who lost his entire family during the war, and now lives in Los Angeles. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Bataclan massacre: Terrorists sentenced in landmark trial

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The trial into the deadliest attacks on French soil since World War Two has finally come to an end. The only surviving attacker from the Bataclan massacre, Salah Abdeslam, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

R Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

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R&B singer R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his stardom to sexually abuse children and women. The US artist was convicted last September in New York for sex trafficking and racketeering crimes. Report by Braybrooks. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Logan Mwangi’s murderers arrive for sentencing

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John Cole, Angharad Williamson, and a teenager who cannot be named for legal reasons, arrive at Cardiff Crown Court to be sentenced for the murder of five-year-old Logan Mwangi. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: UK ‘lagging behind’ in defence planning

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The shadow defence secretary says the UK is “lagging behind” in terms of defence planning. John Healey said: “Fourteen other European countries have already rebooted their defence plans since the Ukraine invasion started. Britain needs to do the same now.” Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak arrives for British Chambers of Commerce conference

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Rishi Sunak arrives at the QEII Conference Centre for the British Chambers of Commerce Global Annual Conference. The chancellor was asked by a reporter if he was doing enough to help struggling families as he entered the building. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

UK promises extra £1bn of military aid to Ukraine

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The UK Government has promised an extra £1 billion of military aid to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is at the NATO Summit in Madrid, said: “The more support we give now, the quicker this conflict is likely to be over.” Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

UK commits extra troops to NATO border with Russia

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The UK is committing 1,000 extra troops and one of its two new aircraft carriers to Estonia, at NATO’s border with Russia. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Archie Battersbee’s mother reacts to appeal win

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Hollie Dance, the mother of Archie Battersbee, has spoken outside the High Court after the family won their appeal against the ruling that said the 12-year-old is dead. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ukrainian MP: ‘Russia will never win this war’

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Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko says that Ukraine will “definitely win this war” against Russia, and that the only questions were “when” and “with how many casualties”. Mr Goncharenko said: “The answer in this question is in the hands of the West, of NATO.” He is currently attending the three-day NATO Summit in Madrid. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Boris Johnson meets Dutch PM Mark Rutte

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has met with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte at the NATO Summit in Madrid. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

PM welcomes Sweden and Finland to NATO

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Boris Johnson has met with Swedish prime minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish president Sauli Niinistö on day two of the NATO Summit in Madrid. Sweden and Finland have been formally invited by NATO to join the military alliance after Turkey lifted its objections to the Nordic nations’ bids. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

William and Kate among stars to pay tribute to Deborah James

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Tributes have poured in for Dame Deborah James, who died on Tuesday at the age of 40. The podcaster had tirelessly campaigned for bowel cancer awareness ever since her diagnosis in 2016. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Dominic Raab’s bizarre wink at Angela Rayner at PMQs

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Dominic Raab appeared to wink across the despatch box at Angela Rayner in the Commons on Wednesday, just before he criticised the Labour MP of being “a champagne socialist”. The deputy prime minister and deputy leader of the opposition took the places of Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer at this week’s PMQs as the prime minister attended the NATO Summit in Madrid. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

PM meets Turkish president Erdoğan at NATO Summit

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on day two of the NATO summit in Madrid. The Turkish president has U-turned on his opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, paving the way for the two Nordic countries to join the military alliance. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Javid: Deborah James’ legacy will save millions of lives

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Sajid Javid has paid tribute to cancer campaigner Dame Deborah James who has died at the age of 40. The health secretary said: “Her legacy will be the many, probably millions of lives that she will save.” Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ian Blackford makes case for Scottish independence at PMQs

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The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford has made the case for Scottish independence in the Commons the day after Nicola Sturgeon set the date of 19th October 2023 for a second referendum on Scotland’s future. Mr Blackford took on Deputy PM Dominic Raab at PMQs, filling in for Boris Johnson who is at the NATO Summit in Madrid. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Starmer reiterates call for emergency budget

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has reiterated his call for an emergency budget to tackle the cost-of-living crisis. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour says government made ‘mistake’ on defence policy

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Shadow cabinet minister Lisa Nandy says the government “made a mistake” in its Integrated Review 2021, which set out the UK’s international policy objectives until 2025. Whilst defence secretary Ben Wallace is calling for greater defence spending, Ms Nandy said: “It isn’t just a question of whether we raise defence spending; it’s a question of whether we spend that money wisely.” Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

PM stands between Biden and Erdoğan for NATO photo

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson joins other NATO member leaders for a family photo on the second day of the summit in Madrid. Leaders were greeted in turn by NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg and Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez before all joining on stage for a photograph. Britain’s PM stood between US president Joe Biden and Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

NATO: PM welcomes Turkey’s U-turn on Sweden and Finland

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Boris Johnson has arrived for day two of the NATO Summit in Madrid where he will hold talks with other world leaders. The prime minister welcomed Turkey’s decision to now back Sweden and Finland’s bid to join the military alliance, having previously blocked the move. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ben Wallace calls for greater defence spending from 2024

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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has called for greater government spending on defence from 2024 to “meet the threat” posed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Both the defence secretary and prime minister Boris Johnson are currently at the NATO Summit in Madrid. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Boris Johnson meets Australian PM at NATO Summit

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has met his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese at the NATO Summit in Madrid. Australia is participating in the summit as the largest non-NATO contributor. The two leaders discussed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the AUKUS pact, and the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement, which has not yet come into force. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ukraine: People missing after shopping centre missile strike

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Survivors of yesterday's missile strike on a shopping centre in central Ukraine have described to ITV News how they crawled through flames to safety. At least 20 others did not make it out alive. That figure could more than double. Over 30 people are still missing. For one mother whose daughter has disappeared without trace, the not knowing is unbearable. Russia insists it was targetting a nearby store of weapons and ammunition in Kremenchuk - not the shopping centre. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Dame Deborah James dies at the age of 40

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Bowel cancer campaigner and podcaster Dame Deborah James has died at the age of 40. The presenter of the BBC podcast You, Me And The Big C raised millions of pounds for research and was made a dame for her "tireless" work improving awareness of the disease. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn