Hope in prostate can­cer fight

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Poppy Leigh shows off her snazzy hair

TAR­GETED screen­ing aimed at men with a higher ge­netic risk of prostate can­cer could pre­vent nearly one in six deaths as­so­ci­ated with the disease, re­search claims.

Based on com­puter sim­u­la­tions, sci­en­tists at Univer­sity Col­lege loves school and is one of the top stu­dents, so she had to take it out.” A GIRL who fash­ioned a quite Prin­ci­pal Kevin Green said: re­mark­able fes­tive hairdo was “The Academy has the high­est of told it was ‘in­ap­pro­pri­ate’ for ex­pec­ta­tions around uni­form and school. teach­ing and learn­ing, and all

Christie Leigh, from Wythen- through this week, staff and stu­dents shawe, said she re­ceived a call from her daugh­ter Poppy, 13, af­ter she went in for lessons with the Christ­massy style.

The year 8 stu­dent wrapped her hair around an empty Volvic wa­ter bot­tle and added fairy lights for an ex­tra fes­tive feel. But when she ar­rived at Manch­ester Health Academy, she was told it wasn’t ap­pro­pri­ate.

Poppy’s mum claims her daugh­ter was told to put her hair down – or go home.

“I am quite up­set re­ally, it’s just bah, hum­bug,” mum-ofthree Christie said. “It’s just a bit of fun and Christ­mas cheer be­fore she breaks up.

“She just wanted to make things a bit more ex­cit­ing.”

“Poppy is al­ways mess­ing around with her hair. She walked in and said ‘mum, can I do my hair like this for school? It looks like a Christ­mas tree.’”

“She wrapped her hair around an empty bot­tle of Volvic wa­ter and then she asked me to put the lights in for her.

“Her hair is usu­ally down to her bot­tom. She re­fuses to let me cut it. She doesn’t care what peo­ple think, she’s gone to get on the tram from Ben­chill like she does every morn­ing.

“One of the teach­ers said her hair looked fan­tas­tic, but she was told to take it out or go home. “Poppy wouldn’t come home

be­cause she

Lon­don say that this method could also min­imise un­nec­es­sary treat­ments for harm­less tu­mours.

Around 130 new prostate can­cer cases are di­ag­nosed in the UK every day, with more than 10,000 men a year dy­ing from the disease. have re­mained fo­cused on learn­ing.

“Fri­day is a day where there will be a se­ries of Christ­mas as­sem­blies and a time for stu­dents to re­flect with friends and staff about the Christ­mas pe­riod.

“At no point did the Academy send a stu­dent home.

“The child con­cerned is a won­der­ful stu­dent and, whilst it was a re­mark­ably cre­ative hair­style, it was, un­for­tu­nately, in­ap­pro­pri­ate for school.”

Walk­ing in the hair... Poppy on her way to school

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