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    WONDERFUL Wanda Warrington dedicated her Best Midwife award to the people of Ukraine in a moving acceptance speech at The Sun’s Who Cares Awards. Grandma Wanda, 56, from Bury, Greater Manchester, took a three month sabbatical from her job to go on a one-woman mission to the war-torn country where she saved countless babies’ lives, while putting herself in the line of danger. 13Mel B and Ellie Goulding with midwife Wanda WarringtonCredit: Arthur Edwards / The Sun The formidable midwife was presented with her award by Spice Girl Mel B and singer Ellie Goulding - who both pledged to support Wanda’s mission - at a star-studded ceremony for inspirational healthcare heroes in London which was shown on Channel 4 last night. Wearing a rosette in the colours of the Ukrainian, an emotional Wanda, said: “I just wanted to go and help those women and children after I heard that babies were freezing when they were coming over the border. “It’s snowing there now. It’s very, very cold and we mustn’t forget the people of Ukraine.” She added: “For me, being...
    THE Who Cares Wins audience was reduced to tears as Dame Deborah James posthumously received an award in recognition of her tireless campaigning and fundraising. Debs, who died in June aged 40, was announced the winner of the Christina Newbury Memorial award. 2Gaby Roslin and Chris Evans watch as Dame Deborah James' mum Heather and her husband Sebastien collect the Christina Newbury Memorial award Her husband Sebastien Bowen, 43, said: “Deborah always used to ask me, are you proud of me? In reality I was in total awe of her.” The award was presented by two of Deborah’s showbiz pals, the former Big Breakfast presenters Gaby Roslin and Chris Evans, and accepted on her behalf by Sebastien and her mum Heather. In the audience were dad Alistair, sister Sarah and her husband Michael, and her brother Ben and fiance Ashley. Alistair, 67, said: “It was so lovely to see the award presented by people who knew and loved Deborah. It made it more personal.” READ MORE ON DAME DEBORAH'SO MISSED' Deb's daughter wears charity Xmas jumper before 1st festive season...
    IN the five years I was lucky enough to work with Dame Deborah James, we messaged each other most days. But, there’s one WhatsApp I will never forget. I knew it would come, but I hadn’t let myself believe it. 6Deborah James in a photo shoot for Fabulous magazine in December 2021, six months before she diedCredit: Stewart Williams 6Dame Deborah, pictured in hospital, was diagnosed with bowel cancerCredit: bowelbabe/Instagram 6She sported fund-raising T-shirts and managed to raise £7.5million to help give other people a chance to survive cancerCredit: bowelbabe/Instagram I’d clung on to the hope that Debs refused to let go of and we dared to dream she might be one of the lucky ones. But, on Saturday, May 7, Debs sent a message to friends to say this was it, the message she never wanted to have to send. It crushed me. I sobbed and I struggled to catch my breath. This was it, Deborah was going to die and yet my brain couldn’t comprehend a world without her. Read More on Who Cares WinsMEG-A STAR Megan McKenna...
    DAME Deborah James’ family has arrived at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins ceremony to support her doctor after he was shortlisted for an award. Dr Nicos Fotiadis was part of the team that treated Sun columnist and bowel cancer campaigner Dame Deborah James, helping save her life on numerous occasions. 3Deborah James’ mum Heather and husband SebasteinCredit: Louis Wood 3Deborah James Sun columnist outside the Royal Marsden in Chelsea with Dr Nicos Fotiadis, who is up for a Sun Who Cares Wins award He is now up for recognition in the Best Doctor category for The Sun's Who Cares Wins Awards - sponsored by the National Lottery, in partnership with NHS Charities Together. Deborah, 40, died in June, after being diagnosed with the disease in 2016. She received life-saving treatment at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, where Dr Fotiadis is the Head of the Interventional Radiology Department. The Sun's columnist was praised as an inspiration by fans as she raised awareness for the disease throughout her final years. After being diagnosed with stage 4 incurable bowel cancer, she started...
    IT is nearly five months since Heather James kissed her daughter goodbye for the last time. And not a day goes by without a reminder of her eldest child, Dame Deborah James. 5Deborah James, 40, captured the hearts of the nation in the weeks before she died of Stage 4 bowel cancerCredit: Stewart Williams 5Mum Heather with Deborah and Winston the dog in FebruaryCredit: Instagram 5Dame Debs getting into the Christmas spirit with daughter Eloise in 2020Credit: Instagram The 40-year-old captured the hearts of the nation in the weeks before she died of Stage 4 bowel cancer on June 28. Thanks to her efforts in raising awareness, in the past year 2.8million people were tested for the disease, data published last month shows — up almost a fifth from 2.32million in 2018/19. And figures from the NHS last week showed record numbers of cancer cases are being caught early, with 56.7 per cent of cases — 100,461 out of 177,180 in a sample — found at stage one or two in 2021-22. Heather, 65, says from her home in Woking,...
    Meghan Markle has been branded a 'trailblazer' by Hello magazine in their 'Kind List' for 2022. The Duchess of Sussex, 41, has appeared alongside Dame Deborah James and Michelle Obama as part of the publication's efforts to 'shine a light on the most inspirational people' in the world ahead of World Kindness Day on Sunday. Other individuals who have been included in the 'trailblazer' category are Kelsey Parker, Elizabeth Hurley, Dr Zoe Williams, the Duchess of York and Malala Yousafzai. Although the mother-of-two didn't feature in the list last year, Hello said Meghan is a 'voice for women everywhere' and claimed that 'female empowerment is at the heart of everything she does'.  The Duchess - who stepped from as a senior working royal in January 2020 - has been chosen for this particular category thanks to her ongoing campaign to allow women in the US to have access to paid leave. The publication also praised Meghan for publicly supporting Iranian-American members of her Archewell team by wearing a 'Women, Life, Freedom' T-shirt last month. The Duchess of Sussex, 41, was dubbed a...
    DAME Deborah James' mum has revealed the heartbreaking moment her daughter told her she was 'coming home to die'. Heather James, also known as 'bowelgran', had been at Dame Debs' side right until she passed away on June 28 this year. 2Heather recalls how her daughter struggled in hospital for the first few months of 2022 after experiencing a severe haemorrhage 2For her final few months, Deb returned home to spend time with her family.Credit: Eroteme The Sun columnist spent her last week's raising over £7million for her BowelBabe Fund, to fund cancer research. The 40-year-old was determined to spread the message that early diagnosis saves lives. In the clip published on Instagram, Heather recalls how her daughter struggled in hospital for the first few months of 2022 after experiencing a severe haemorrhage in January. After that, Deborah lived in The Royal Marsden and "slowly deteriorated," she revealed. Read more on Deborah James'SO PROUD' Deborah James' mum shares heartbreaking tribute to her daughter on 41st birthdayDEB'S PRIDE Dame Debs would have been 'thrilled' by cancer breakthrough, pals say "I can...
    DAME Deborah James' pals say she would have been 'thrilled' after money she raised helped fund a breakthrough in cancer research. A team of experts funded by Cancer Research UK, who received money from the Bowelbabe pot that raised a whopping £7million after Debs set it up, have discovered a way to stop late-stage bowel cancer growing. 3Dame Deborah raised £7million for cancer researchCredit: bowelbabe/Instagram 3One of the charities she gave money to has funded a breakthrough research projectCredit: bowelbabe/Instagram A team led by Dr Kevin Myant has been able to block the messages telling cancer to grow, by targeting a specific gene that leaves healthy cells unaffected. Steve Bland, whose wife Rachael co-hosted the You, Me and the Big C podcast with Dame Deborah, who died aged 40 in June, said the campaigner would be "thrilled". He told The Mirror: "It’s extraordinary what’s happening in the world of cancer and the speed at which research is moving. "The passion and drive that people have to make the lives of cancer patients better is amazing. I’m sure this is ­something...
    NHS England has praised the “Dame Deborah James effect” after more people than ever before received a lifesaving cancer check over the last year. Over a quarter of a million people (255,055) were checked for cancer August – the highest number since records began. 1Deb devoted her final years to raising awareness of cancer symptoms The inspirational cancer campaigner and Sun columnist was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016, died on July after receiving end-of-life care at home. According to NHS England, Deb's campaigning encouraged a record breaking 2.8 million people to get checked for cancer over the last year. Deb, known as BowelBabe to her Instagram fans, devoted her final years to raising awareness of cancer symptoms, and final month to raising money for research. The number of people receiving cancer treatment continues to be high, with well over 27,000 people starting cancer treatment in August. Read more on Dame DebAMAZING DAME Dame Debs was ‘incredible’ - do her proud and get bowel cancer checksPRECIOUS MEMORY There was only one thing I needed to say to Debs as she took last breath Deb shared...
    DAME Deborah James' father has paid a poignant tribute to his daughter after she was awarded an honorary degree. The Sun writer had been a keen bowel cancer campaigner after her diagnosis at the age of just 35. 5Deborah James' family attended a ceremony this week to receive her honorary degree. Pictured left to right, father Alistair, mum Heather, sister-in-law Ashley and brother BenjaminCredit: Instagram 5Alistair accepted the award on Deborah's behalf at the event at the Guildhall in LondonCredit: Instagram 5The 40-year-old passed away on June 28 after living with bowel cancer since her diagnosis at the age of 35Credit: Not known, clear with picture desk After learning in May that she would receive end-of-life hospice care, she began fundraising in earnest - with the total now topping an astonishing £7.5million. Deborah shared every moment of her journey and ticked off some of her favourite past times in the weeks leading up to her death. But her doting dad Alistair had to accept his daughter's Honorary Doctorate of Science from the Institute of Cancer Research on her behalf. Speaking at the...
    DAME Deborah James' book has reached number one in the UK charts, new figures have revealed. The Sun writer had rushed to publish 'How To Live When You Could Be Dead', during the final weeks of her life. 2The book has also become the bestselling non-fiction debut book of 2022 so far.Credit: Eroteme 2Deborah wrote the final chapters at her parents' home before she died in JuneCredit: Graham Prentice Now, the book has sold 40,878 copies following its release on Thursday last week, according to Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market. It's also become the bestselling non-fiction debut book of 2022 so far. Bowel cancer campaigner Debs had been living at her parents' house in Woking, Surrey in the weeks leading up to her death on June 28. After she revealed she had been moved to end of life care in May, Debs furiously set to work to finish the book - co-writing the final chapters with her husband, Sebastien Bowen. Read more on Deborah JamesFINAL SAY Deborah James' unseen video about new book revealed to emotional mum on LorraineIN THE WORDS OF...
    DAME Deborah James’ mum has defied her daughter’s wishes and read the final two chapters of her book, two months after she died.  Heather said the “emotional” last pages were written at her home in Woking, Surrey, where Deborah spent the last eight weeks of her life.  2How To Live When You Could Be Dead is out todayCredit: Eroteme 2Heather appeared on Lorraine, where she had previously sat with her daughter, DeborahCredit: Rex How To Live When You Could Be Dead - a memoir and book filled with Deborah’s fighting spirit - has been launched today.  It comes two months after Deborah, a Sun columnist, died of incurable bowel cancer, aged 40, having spent five years of her life raising awareness of the disease after a shocking diagnosis.  Heather appeared on ITV’s Lorraine this morning to proudly speak about the book, having previously sat on the sofa with her daughter many times. Presenter Christine Lampard asked Heather if she had read the last chapters of Deborah’s book, which the Dame had asked her not to. Read more on Deborah JamesMUM'S...
    A NEVER before seen video of Dame Deborah James has been released. The 40-year-old Sun writer had been penning a book, 'How to live when you could be dead', in her final days. 2Deborah James' mum, Heather, appeared on Lorraine this morning to talk about her late daughter's new book 2In the video, Deborah appears in a flower garden while she says you need to 'grab the small moments' in life Bowel cancer campaigner Debs had been living at her parents' house in Woking, Surrey in the weeks leading up to her death on June 28. Her mum Heather, today appeared on Lorraine to talk about her daughter's book and was shown a new video about the release. She added that Deborah would want the final word, as she sat back to watch the clip. The video starts with Debs in the a garden, with small clips then being played of her dancing in hospital. Read more on Deborah JamesMUM'S GRIEF Heartbreaking moment Deborah told me she loved me and had no regrets, says mumTOP TEST NHS cancer test...
    BOWEL cancer home testing kits are being rolled out to 58-year-olds in England in a huge step towards beating the disease, Sun Health can reveal. It’s a win for The Sun’s No Time 2 Lose campaign, which was spearheaded by Dame Deborah James, and called on the Government to lower the screening age from 60 to 50, like it is already in Scotland. 1Sun columnist Dame Deborah James spearheaded The Sun's No Time 2 Lose campaign, fighting for the bowel cancer screening age to be reduced to 50 The disease is the UK’s second deadliest cancer, claiming 16,500 lives each year. But it can be cured - if it’s caught early enough. More than nine in ten patients will live five years or longer if it’s spotted early and treated swiftly.  Sun writer Dame Debs died from the disease in June, aged 40, but not before she’d raised more than £7million for her Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK. Read more on bowel cancerLOVING TO THE LAST My wife Deborah James was paralysed in final days… I slept alongside her‘CHECK...
    DAME Deborah James has driven a record number of people to get bowel cancer checks on the NHS. The Sun columnist was aged 35 when she was diagnosed, and spent the five years till her death on June 28 fearlessly campaigning. 2Record numbers of people are getting bowel cancer tests thanks to the lasting impression of the late cancer campaigner Dame Deborah JamesCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk 2Dame Deborah James encouraged people to check their poo - which can be a key indicator of bowel cancerCredit: Instagram The mum-of-two made it her mission to "break the poo taboo", encouraging people to get any strange bowel signs and symptoms checked out. According to the NHS, between the months of May and July, 170,500 people referred for checks for suspected lower gastro-intestinal cancers. It is up over 30,000 compared to the same period in 2021, and nearly 80,000 higher than the same period two years ago. Referrals for bowel cancer hit an all-time high in the second week of July, shortly after Dame Deborah’s death, up 60 per cent...
    TENS of thousands more Brits have been tested for bowel cancer thanks to Dame Deborah James' powerful messaging. The inspirational Sun columnist was diagnosed with the illness when she was just 35-years-old. 2Dame Deborah James encouraged people to check their poo - which can be a key indicator of bowel cancer 2The 40-year-old passed away earlier this year and has left a powerful legacy behind From then on, the mum-of-two made it her mission to 'break the poo taboo', encouraging people to get any strange bowel signs and symptoms checked out. She was a fierce campaigner until her death on June 28 this year. But just as she hoped, her legacy has lived on, with new data from NHS England revealing her true reach. Figures for June 2022 show that 96,774 people living in England were on the waiting list for bowel investigations. Read more on bowel cancer 'BE BRAVE' Deb James told kids life won't always go to plan & urged them to marry for loveBREAK THE TABOO I'm a bowel expert - here's why your 'shy bowel' is...
    BEFORE her tragic death in June, Dame Deborah James wrote down all she had learned about staying positive in the face of adversity. The inspirational Sun columnist and podcaster was determined to share her life lessons in new book How To Live When You Could Be Dead. 6Dame Debs wrote down all she had learned about staying positive in the face of adversity before she tragically passed away in JuneCredit: bowelbabe/Instagram 6Prince William gave the inspirational campaigner her Damehood in MayCredit: Graham Prentice Here, in an exclusive extract, Emily Fairbairn shares Deborah’s beautiful final letter to husband Sebastien, son Hugo, 14, and 12-year-old daughter Eloise. "I AM currently sitting here next to the love of my life, Sebastien. I never quite knew if you could really have a love of your life, but I now know what the very core of unquestioned love is between two people. I have always loved my husband. I fancied him from when I first met him, and I knew I would marry him after our third date. Read More on Dame Deb JamesFOND...
    AS DAME Deborah James took her last breath, it was her ‘rock’ and husband Sebastien’s voice she heard. Holding her hand, he told his wife how proud he was of her. 9Sebastien told Deborah that he loved her and was so proudCredit: Seb Bowen “I kissed her on the head,” he tells me, in his first interview since her death. “I told her how much I loved her, that I would look after the kids and the last thing I said to her was that I was so proud of her. Then she slipped away. “She had an incredibly peaceful death, if there was a way to die well, then she managed it. “At the very end, it was quite spiritual.” READ MORE DEBORAH JAMESFITTING TRIBUTE My friend Dame Deborah James would've loved every minute of her send-off It wasn’t hard to be proud of Dame Debs. In the last seven weeks of her life alone the 40-year-old achieved more than most of us will in a lifetime, capturing the hearts of the nation in the process. The fierce campaigner...
    WHEN mum-of-four Emma Campbell was told she had cancer, she lost all hope of a future. The writer and speaker felt surrouned by negativity - cancer meant a painful death and a lonely, isolating journey there. 4Emma Campbell said Dame Deborah James always focused on the next goal while living with cancer - and taught her to do the sameCredit: Supplied 4Debs' funeral is todayCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk But then she met Dame Deborah James, who was determined to live life to the fullest, regardless of the incurable bowel cancer diagnosis she had been given. Deborah died at the age of 40 on June 28, 2022, after living with cancer for five years. Here, Emma Campbell pays tribute to her friend on the day of her funeral... I can't believe she's gone “We just all felt like we knew her. I honestly thought she would never die.. I thought she would be that one miracle because she wanted to live so much.” Just one of the many messages that flooded my Instagram inbox in...
    INSPIRATIONAL Sun columnist Dame Deborah James' loved ones will today gather to say goodbye at her funeral. The mum-of-two - known as BowelBabe to her legions of Instagram fans - died of bowel cancer aged just 40 last month. 5Dame Deborah James' loved ones have gathered to say goodbye at her funeral todayCredit: bowelbabe/instagram 5The mum-of-two died of bowel cancer aged just 40 last month 5Dame Deborah has raised a total of £7.4million for Cancer ResearchCredit: Instagram After learning last month she would receive end-of-life hospice care, she began fundraising in earnest - with the total now topping an astonishing £7.4million. Close friends and family will attend the private service in her memory today. Her death was announced on June 28  in an Instagram post shared from her account. It reads: “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. Deborah passed away peacefully today, surrounded by her family. Read more UK newsTINDERBOX BRITAIN Families run for lives after homes go up in flames on UK's hottest dayCOOLING OFF Thunder & lightning brings 40C heatwave to...
    “DON’T die because you’re shy.” Bold, bright and straight to the point, Dame Deborah James never did mince her words. 5Dame Deborah James never did mince her wordsCredit: Instagram 5Dame Debs urged people to talk about things like bowel habits, poo and other 'embarrassing' things She had a message to deliver, and she was not afraid to do it — regardless of who might feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Dame Debs was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer in December 2016. From that moment — until the day she died, aged 40 — she was hell-bent on helping others avoid her devastating fate. She dreamed of a world where her kids, Eloise, 12, and Hugo, 14, would grow up not fearing cancer — a world where there was a cure. Read More on Deborah JamesROSE TINTED The One Show’s Alex Jones leads celebs buying up Dame Deb's rose at RHSMIRACLE MAIL Letters sent to ‘Dame Debs, in Woking’ are giving us life, says Deborah James Dame Debs knew that to get there we, as a society, have to break down taboos —...
    THE Sun on Sunday is challenging YOU to lace up your trainers in honour of Dame Deborah James. The 40-year-old Sun writer passed away on Tuesday, five years and seven months after being diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer. 4The Sun On Sunday is challenging you to pull on your trainers and run to help boost Dame Deborah James' appeal to £10millionCredit: bowelbabe/instagram 4Taking part is mum-of-two Donia Youssef who, because of Deborah's campaigning, got an early diagnosis and surgery to remove a Stage 1 tumour in her bowelCredit: JOHN McLELLAN In her final weeks, Dame Debs launched her BowelBabe Fund — ­raising money for cancer research to save the lives of others. She smashed her £250,000 target in a matter of days, raising a staggering £6.8million before her death. Now we are calling on you to help realise Debs’ dream of seeing the fund hit £ 10 million. The mum-of-two loved to run, often jogging to and from appointments at The Royal Marsden. READ MORE ON DAME DEBORAHCHEERS! Deborah James’ brother and fiancée make promise to Dame days...
    DAME Deborah James' brother and his fiancé have shared a heartfelt tribute to the campaigner just days after her death. Benjamin James and Ashley Hall had been at the 40-year-old Sun writer's side as she received palliative care at her parents' home in Surrey. 2Last month Deborah's brother Benjamin popped the question to his partner AshleyCredit: Instagram/bowelbabe 2Ashley and James raised a glass for Debs this week whilst on their holidayCredit: Instagram Just last month, Debs urged the newly engaged couple to go off on holiday - but admitted it was the 'hardest goodbye'. Posting to Instagram from their trip, the pair paid tribute to Debs. "Not quite one of your classic cocktails, but we'll complete the list for you, raising a glass and donating one for you." The message was complete with a link to donate to the BowelBabe fund. Read more on Deborah JamesOUR DAME Deborah James’ mum and dad’s touching plea just days after their daughter’s deathDANCING DAME Viewers in tears as Debs dances with son & raises millions in last days Before her death, Deborah said...
    A POIGNANT moment from Dame Deborah James' final days was aired tonight during a special tribute. The heroic campaigner died on Tuesday at the age of 40. She had been diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer just days before Christmas in 2016. 5Viewers of a special tribute to Dame Deborah James were left in tears tonight as unseen footage of her final days airedCredit: BBC 5Deborah James: The Last Dance showed the star surrounded by loved ones who showed her the new total for her BowelBabe FundCredit: BBC 5The mum died with her family around her on Tuesday Deeply moving footage was shown in BBC documentary Deborah James: The Last Dance this evening. The private moment shows Deborah lying on the sofa as her loved ones stand around her. The family were celebrating her BowelBabe Fund, which has raised more than £7million since Debs announced last month that she would be receiving palliative care at her parents' home in Surrey. Her son Hugo, 14, is seen clapping and cheering as his mum is shown a new total on a laptop screen. Read more on...
    DAME Deborah James lived by the mantra of rebellious hope – and she had every right to. When she set up her fund for cancer research in May, she was hoping to raise £250k — a target she smashed in hours, raising £6.5million within days.  6When she set up her fund for cancer research in May, Deborah James was hoping to raise £250k — a target she smashed in hours, raising £6.5million within days 6Dame Deborah lived by the mantra of rebellious hope – and she had every right to 6Many lives will be saved from bowel cancer thanks to the money and awareness raised by Dame DeborahCredit: Getty Since the 40-year-old’s death on Tuesday, donations to her fund have rocketed and celebrity pals have issued a rallying cry to help realise Debs’s dream of hitting £10million. So where will the money go? It will be split between three charities close to Debs’ heart — Cancer Research UK, Bowel Cancer UK and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Bowel cancer expert Professor Simon Leedham told The Sun: “Deborah is an unbelievably...
    A NEW documentary celebrating the life, spirit and incredible work of Dame Deborah James is airing tonight. Dame Deborah James: The Last Dance is on BBC One at 8.30pm and sees the Sun columnist’s friends and loved ones pay tribute to her.  4A new BBC documentary is celebrating Dame Deborah JamesCredit: Tim Stewart 4Deborah James, with her podcast pals Lauren Mahon (front) and Rachael BlandCredit: Tim Stewart The Sun writer and cancer campaigner died on Tuesday at the age of 40, but not before she raised millions of pounds for charity, all in a matter of weeks. The half-hour show - which is already available to watch on BBC iPlayer - tells Deborah’s story, from when she was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer just before Christmas in 2016, through to her final weeks when Prince William made her a Dame and she launched the Bowelbabe Fund, which has raised almost £7million for Cancer Research. Brits are being encouraged to get the fundraiser past the £10 million mark this weekend. In The Last Dance we hear from Deborah’s You, Me...
    AMAZON has apologised for selling fake versions of Dame Deborah James’s Rebellious Hope t-shirt. The shirt was designed to raise money for Dame Debs’s Bowelbabe charity for Cancer Research UK, but callous crooks were lining their own pockets with counterfeits online. 5Deborah James was passionate about raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancerCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk 5Counterfeit garments were being flogged for £14.99 When The Sun brought it to Amazon’s attention last night, the retail giant removed the garments from sale. A spokesman said: “Like many, we were saddened to hear of Dame Deborah James’s passing. “We’re in the process of removing all products that make any suggestion of a link with Dame Deborah James or the related charities and apologise for any distress caused.” Last night, fakes were still being peddled on some marketplace websites Etsy and eBay. The Sun also has contacted them. READ MORE SUN STORIESSHINING LIGHT Leave your messages of tribute to Dame Debs in our online book of condolence'THANK YOU' Deborah James' celeb pals urge kind Brits to help...
    THE family of Dame Deborah James have shared a heartfelt message the day after her death. They last night asked people to ‘buy a drink’ for her in support of the Bowelbabe Fund. 3Deborah James, pictured with her mum Heather (left), died on Tuesday at the age of 40Credit: Rex 3The family of the Dame asked Brits to "buy a drink for Debs" by donating to the Bowelbabe Fund 3Debs, pictured with a drink, lived with incurable bowel cancer for five years The Sun writer and cancer campaigner died on Tuesday at the age of 40, but not before she raised millions of pounds for charity in a matter of weeks. Her legacy will live on - but Brits are being encouraged to get the fundraiser past the £10 million mark this weekend. Donations started rolling when 40-year-old Debs launched the Bowelbabe Fund - now sitting at £7 million - at the start of May. She revealed she would begin palliative care at her parents home in Woking, Surrey, where she passed away seven weeks later. All cash raised will...
    SUN SAVIOUR A SPECIAL few will save a life during their time on Earth. Deborah James saved many. The stories on Pages 4 and 5 are but a tiny fraction. 1A special few will save a life during their time on Earth. Deborah James saved manyCredit: Getty Countless mums and dads survived because their cancer was caught early. Countless kids were spared the lifelong pain of losing a parent. All thanks to Dame Debs. That alone would merit yesterday’s outpouring of grief and respect from the public and our politicians. Read more on Dame DebsTRAGIC LOSS Live Deborah James tributes as Bowelbabe fund soars past £7mROSE TINTED The One Show’s Alex Jones leads celebs buying up Dame Deb's rose at RHS But our BowelBabe’s incredible defiance and campaigning zeal didn’t just save lives. She infused fellow terminal cancer sufferers with new energy and optimism too, inspiring them to live out their days with the hope and joy she had. And, in her final weeks, she raised a sum nearing £7million for cancer research. As Debs’ friends say, it would...
    SUN columnist Dame Deborah James changed the lives of thousands battling bowel cancer across the UK. Her tireless campaigning led to many getting suspicious symptoms checked out — while others who were being fobbed off became more determined. 4Sun columnist Dame Deborah James changed the lives of thousands battling bowel cancer across the UKCredit: Tim Stewart The millions of pounds she has raised will now help fund treatments — and BowelBabe’s legacy will live on forever. Today, three women thank Dame Debs and explain in heartbreaking detail how they are all still alive thanks to her. Donate here to keep raising money for Deborah's BowelBabe fund. As one said: “She saved so many of us. "I think we all just wish we could have done the same for her.” Read more on DebsTRAGIC LOSS Live Deborah James tributes as Bowelbabe fund soars past £7mFAREWELL DEBS Grieving pal Lauren Mahon says 'there's only one Debs' in devastating tribute ‘I’D SPENT YEARS WITH BOWEL ISSUES BUT NEVER THOUGHT IT WAS CANCER’ – GEMMA CROSSLEY RECEPTIONIST Gemma Crossley owes her life to BowelBabe — but...
    LONDON (AP) — Deborah James, a British broadcaster who raised millions for cancer research and was recognized by Prince William for her work, has died. She was 40. James hosted a BBC podcast called “You, Me and The Big C” in which she spoke in a no-nonsense approach about living with bowel cancer. Her candid social media posts about her diagnosis and treatment, including videos of her dancing, garnered praise from the public. She was diagnosed in 2016 and revealed in May that she was receiving end-of-life care at her parents’ home in Woking in southern England. She died Tuesday surrounded by her family, including her husband and their two children, according to a family statement posted on Instagram. “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Dame Deborah James; the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy. Deborah passed away peacefully,” the statement said. Prince William personally conferred James damehood in a surprise visit to the family home only days after she announced that she was receiving end-of-life care. He joined her and her family for an afternoon...
    DAME Deborah James' BowelBabe fund is rocketing towards the £7million mark as donations continue to flood in. The Sun writer launched the fund after being moved to palliative care last month. 2Dame Deborah James launched the Bowelbabe fund to help fund research into new treatmentsCredit: Instagram/@bowelbabe 2The Sun writer was open and honest about her cancer journey, sharing every bit with Sun readers and her Instagram followers Debs had been 'completely blown away' by the support from well-wishers, who rallied to raise funds. So far, a whopping £6.9 million has come in, which will go towards giving 'more Deborah's more time', by funding research project at charities close to Debs. It will also support campaigns and personalised medicine for patients. The fund will be split between Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK and the Royal Marsden. Read more on Deborah James RIP DEBS BowelBabe Dame Deborah James' final message as hero 'peacefully' passes aged 40SHINING LIGHT Leave your messages of tribute to Dame Debs in our online book of condolence Last night her heartbroken family announced her death and since...
    DAME Deborah James' new clothing line which supports the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK has already raised more than one million pounds. The Journalist and broadcaster sadly passed away aged 40 on June 28, but has been hailed for the “tremendous legacy” she leaves behind which will continue to help people. What is in Deborah James' clothing line? Dame Deborah announced the clothing collection in collaboration with In The Style at the end of May. She said the work had "honestly kept me going and taken me away from cancer" and that they had been working together for "several months" on the new collection which is designed to empower and inspire. Items of the collection will include a range of colourful clothes to reflect the colours of the British summer, which she said was one of her inspirations for the range. It will also include the dress that she wore when Prince William presented the journalist with her damehood. 1DAME Deborah James has already raised more than one million pounds with her clothing line for Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK.Credit: Not known, clear...
    SUN writer Dame Deborah James has died at the age of 40, her family revealed last night. Debs meant so much to so many, and you can now leave your messages of tribute in our online book of condolence. 2Dame Deborah James was tireless in her campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancerCredit: Instagram/bowelbabe 2In her final weeks the mum-of-two also managed to raise over £1million from the sales of t-shirts aloneCredit: Instagram/bowelbabe The inspirational campaigner was tireless in her efforts to raise awareness of bowel cancer signs and symptoms. Last month Deborah was moved to palliative care after she said her body had 'stopped playing ball'. It was from her parents' home in Woking, Surrey, that the mum-of-two continued to raise awareness. In her final weeks she raised over £6.8million for the BowelBabe fund, which she set up to give 'more Deborah's more time'. Read more on Deborah James RIP DEBS BowelBabe Dame Deborah James' final message as hero 'peacefully' passes aged 40LIFE SAVER Thank you - Dame Deb James saved my life, without her I...
    DAME Deborah James was an inspiration to millions of people. Through her tireless bowel cancer campaigning, the Sun writer was on a mission to make everyone aware of the signs and symptoms. 4She was honest and open about her journey - which led to many people being more aware of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer 4Deborah James was a beacon of light for people living with bowel cancerCredit: Dan Williams 4The 40-year-old mum of two always had 'Rebellious Hope' and tributes have flooded in following her deathCredit: Social Media - Refer to Source Now one woman has revealed how Debs saved her life, after she saw the mum-of-two on TV talking about the red flags of the illness. Teresa Whitfield was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer, and credits Debs for being the reason she is still alive today. Early diagnosis is key when it comes to cancer, as this gives patients the best shot at receiving treatment. Ms Whitfield is now cancer-free and was today asked what she would say to Deborah's family following the tragic...
    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton have called Dame Deborah James an "inspirational and unfalteringly brave woman". The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge added they were sad to hear of her passing and said that her legacy will live on. 3Prince William has called Dame Deborah James an inspirational womanCredit: Graham Prentice 3The Duke of Cambridge visited her last month to award her DamehoodCredit: Graham Prentice 3Deborah died yesterday aged 40 Deborah died yesterday aged 40. She beat eight per cent chances of living for five years after her bowel cancer diagnosis in 2016. Prince William and Kate Middleton tweeted this morning: "We are so sad to hear the heartbreaking news about Dame Deborah. "Our thoughts are with her children, her family and her loved ones. Deborah was an inspirational and unfalteringly brave woman whose legacy will live on." Last month she was honoured with a Damehood after capturing the nation's heart with her honest accounts of living with the disease. READ MORE DEBORAH JAMESDEB TRAGEDY Deborah James dies of bowel cancer aged 40 after raising £6.7m in final daysSPOT...
    DAME Deborah was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer shortly before Christmas 2016, at the age of 35 — and was given just an eight per cent chance of living five years. But she defied the odds and turned 40 last October, before hitting the five-year milestone a few months later. 5Deborah James' devastated family shared a stunning photo of her tonight as they revealed she has died of bowel cancer, aged 40 5The courageous mum-of-two raised £6.7m in just weeks after learning treatment would be withdrawnCredit: bowelbabe/Instagram Her tragic death was announced in an Instagram post tonight, with her beloved family paying tribute to "the most amazing wife, daughter, sister, mummy". Deborah, who raised an astonishing £6.75million in the weeks before her death through BowelBabe, shared every step of her journey with Sun readers in her column Things Cancer Made Me Say. She went on to present the award-winning BBC podcast You, Me and the Big C with fellow cancer patients Rachael Bland, who died in September 2018, Lauren Mahon and Rachael’s husband Steve. In the five-and-a-half years since...
    DEBORAH James has been hailed as "truly remarkable" as tributes pour in following her death. The campaigner died at the age of 40 today - almost six years after she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. 3Deborah James has died at the age of 40Credit: bowelbabe/Instagram 3The mum-of-two tirelessly campaigned for more awareness of cancer symptomsCredit: Instagram The mum-of-two, known as BowelBabe to her legions of Instagram fans, was told she had with stage 4 bowel cancer just days before Christmas in 2016, at the age of 35. Deborah's heartbreaking family revealed the inspirational Sun columnist died today surrounded by her loved ones - sparking a flurry of tributes. Boris Johnson said he was "terribly saddened" by the news of Dame Deborah's passing. The PM wrote: "What an inspiration she was to so many. Read more on Deborah James'HAVE NO REGRETS' Dame Deborah James' devastated family's Instagram statement in fullTRAGIC LOSS Updates in the passing of Dame Deborah James "The awareness she brought to bowel cancer and the research her campaigning has funded will be her enduring legacy. Because of her, many...
    DEBORAH James has been hailed as "truly remarkable" as tribute pour in following her death. The campaigner died at the age of 40 today - almost six years after she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. 2Deborah James has died at the age of 40Credit: bowelbabe/Instagram 2The mum-of-two tirelessly campaigned for more awareness of cancer symptomsCredit: Instagram The mum-of-two, known as BowelBabe to her legions of Instagram fans, was told she had with stage 4 bowel cancer just days before Christmas in 2016, at the age of 35. Deborah's heartbreaking family revealed the inspirational Sun columnist died today surrounded by her loved ones - sparking a flurry of tributes. PM Boris Johnson wrote: "I’m terribly saddened to hear that Dame Deborah James has died. "What an inspiration she was to so many. The awareness she brought to bowel cancer and the research her campaigning has funded will be her enduring legacy. Because of her, many many lives will be saved." Read more on Deborah James'HAVE NO REGRETS' Deborah James dead: Her devastated family's Instagram statement in fullTRAGIC LOSS BowelBabe dies from bowel...
    DAME Deborah James' mum has congratulated her daughter after Tesco made a huge change to its loo roll in a bid to save millions. The supermarket will print the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer on its toilet paper packs after The Sun writer, 40, launched a campaign. 5Deborah James has been praised by her mum for sparking the loo roll changeCredit: Instagram/@bowelbabe 5The change will come into effect from next month Tesco also donated £300,000 to the Bowelbabe Fund, which has raised an incredible £6.7million to raise awareness of the disease. Deborah's mum Heather has now praised her inspirational daughter after she called on all UK supermarkets to change their packaging. She shared an image of the new campaign from Tesco, writing: "Well done Deborah and a big thank you to @tescofood for your support and £300,000 donation to the @bowelbabefund". Tesco also posted about the new loo rolls on their Instagram and revealed they will be hitting the shelves from July. Read more on Dame DebsDEDICATED TO A DAME Lorraine's secret show of support to Deb James on...
    DAME Deborah James has inspired a major change to packs of loo roll as she continues to make a legacy in her final days. The Sun writer, who has incurable bowel cancer, has been calling for packaging to list symptoms of the disease.  2Dame Debs told Andrex she was "bored of puppies" on its loo rollsCredit: Eroteme 2Andrex Classic Clean will feature a QR code that takes you to bowel cancer symptoms Andrex has committed to raising awareness of symptoms over its products from July, following Marks & Spencer.  M&S kicked things off when one of its employees, Cara Hoofe, came up with the idea, having been diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 2016 at 32-years-old. She was inspired to put forward the idea by Dame Debs after seeing all the work she has done to raise awareness. Deb said she would be going after each supermarket in a mission to get their own-brand bog roll revamped. Read more on Dame DebsDADDY'S GIRL My dad brushes my hair because I'm now too weak, reveals Dame Deborah JamesLAST FATHER'S DAY...
    DAME Deborah James said today that her father brushes her hair - as she is too weak to do it herself. The heroic cancer campaigner, who is receiving end-of-life care at her parents' home in Woking, Surrey, today shared a moving photo of dad Alistair gently combing her hair on Instagram. 5Deborah James has shared a photo of her father Alistair brushing her hair as she told her legions of supporters that she's now too weak to do it herselfCredit: Instagram 5Dame Debs is receiving end-of-life care for bowel cancer at her parents' home in Surrey The Sun writer, 40, called him an "unsung hero" in an emotional tribute for Father's Day. "Happy Father's Day!" she wrote. "Yes, my dad is brushing my hair because I have no strength anymore to brush this." In the picture, she sits cross-legged on a chair with her eyes half-closed. Read more on Deborah JamesHERO DAD My dad is unsung hero - he's always been there to prop me up, says Deborah James'INCREDIBLE' Deborah James 'overwhelmed' as In The Style campaign raises £1m for charity...
    DAME Deborah James has issued a poignant message as she prepares for an emotional Father’s Day tomorrow. In an exclusive interview, the Sun writer, 40 — who is receiving end-of-life care — salutes her father Alistair. 6Dame Deborah James faces saying a heartbreaking goodbye to her brother Ben who is off on holiday to the US tomorrow 6Brother Ben and fiancee Ashley show off their engagement ring 6Deborah pictured with her husband, children, and Prince William when she was made a DameCredit: Graham Prentice She says: “I’ve not always been a big one for telling Dad how much I love him, so take it from me, just say it. You never know when it might be your last chance.” She also admitted: “It's too hard to think about, the idea I won’t see my son as a father.” The Sun writer, 40, declares she is “going to have a whisky or two” with her dad Alistair — who she hails as her “unsung hero”. READ MORE ABOUT DAME DEBORAHDADDY’S GIRL I’m knackered but dad is here to hold me up,...
    DAME Deborah James has issued a poignant message as she prepares for an emotional Father’s Day tomorrow. In an exclusive interview, the Sun writer, 40 — who is receiving end-of-life care — salutes her father Alistair. 6Deborah cried as she spoke about being alive for her last Father's day - pictured with her husband, children, and Prince WilliamCredit: Graham Prentice 6Dame Deborah with her 'unsung' hero father, Alistair 6Deborah's’ brother Ben recently popped the question to his girlfriend Ashley after 11 years together She says: “I’ve not always been a big one for telling Dad how much I love him, so take it from me, just say it. You never know when it might be your last chance.” She also admitted: “It's too hard to think about, the idea I won’t see my son as a father.” “It's too hard to think about, the idea I won’t see my son as a father,” Dame Deborah James tells me. The Sun writer, 40, declares she is “going to have a whisky or two” with her dad Alistair — who she hails...
    DAME Deborah James has revealed new Rebellious Hope t-shirts in a bid to raise £1 million for her cancer fund. Deborah is doing everything she can to raise more money for her Bowelbabe fund which has racked up a whopping £6.7million. 3The Dame posed in a limited edition Rebellious Hope t-shirt 3Dame Deborah James had an "impromptu" trip to Ascot yesterdayCredit: Getty 3And she was also snapped attending Glyndebourne opera house last weekendCredit: Instagram And the 40-year-old cancer campaigner has already raised hundreds of thousands of pounds through initial sales of the top. The podcaster said 100 per cent of the profits will go to her fund, which supports Cancer Research UK, The Royal Marsden and Bowel Cancer UK. It comes after the Dame said she is “living in limbo” but enjoying every day as much as possible. The mum-of-two says she is in a very “stressful and uncertain place”, given she continues to outlive her survival odds. Read more on Deborah JamesMINI ME All my Lego dreams have come true - meet my very own mini Debs, says Deborah James Debs stopped treatment...
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