E-petition launched by charity’s star patron

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SOAP star Bill Tarmey, who plays Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street, has launched an e-petition on behalf of Padbury-based charity Brain Tumour Research.

The actor’s son, Carl, was diagnosed with a brain tumour three years ago, at the age of 42.

Mr Tarmey has become a patron of Brain Tumour Research and the family now work tirelessly to raise awareness of brain tumours.

The petition calls on the government to improve brain tumour diagnosis, enforce best practice in brain tumour care, increase the proportion of cancer research spending on brain tumours beyond its current 0.7 per cent and ensure that at least 7.5 per cent of adults with primary brain tumours are enrolled in randomised, controlled clinical trials.

Sign the petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35167