THE husband of a much-loved TV presenter has announced he will set up a cancer charity in her name.

BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry died aged 51 earlier this month after a short battle with ovarian cancer.

The 51-year-old mother-of-two was last on-air just weeks before she passed away on January 10.

Her husband Ian Hindle has now launched a crowdfunding page in her memory.

He wrote: "Dianne died in early January after a very short battle with ovarian cancer.

"The tragic impact was felt not only by her family and friends, but also by the wider public whose lives she touched across more than 20 years' TV and radio presenting.

"The money raised will be used to help families and individuals who have, or are suffering from, this aggressive disease.

"The aim is also to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its after-effects, particularly where families have suffered sudden loss... which can often be the case with this appalling disease."

A clip of BBC North West's 'favourite moments' of the weather presenter included her getting a hug from comic Peter Kay after he interrupts her broadcast and tells her: "You've made it sunshine, for everybody."

She remained with North West Tonight until her death and was last on-air in mid-December.

Broadcasters Dan Walker, Simon Mayo and Jane Garvey were among those who paid tribute to the 'amazing' presenter.

Mr Hindle added his late wife 'was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her but also to the people who watched and welcomed her into their homes each night as if she were part of their family too'.

So far the page has raised £1,865, already exceeding his £1,000 target.

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

According to the NHS, the symptoms of ovarian cancer can be difficult to recognise, particularly early on.

They're often the same as symptoms of less serious conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS).

The most common symptoms of ovarian cancer are:

  • feeling constantly bloated
  • a swollen tummy
  • discomfort in your tummy or pelvic area
  • feeling full quickly when eating, or loss of appetite
  • needing to pee more often or more urgently than normal

Other symptoms of ovarian cancer can include:

  • persistent indigestion or nausea
  • pain during sex
  • a change in your bowel habits
  • back pain
  • vaginal bleeding – particularly bleeding after the menopause
  • feeling tired all the time
  • unintentional weight loss

You should see your GP if:

  • you've been feeling bloated most days for the last 3 weeks
  • you have other symptoms of ovarian cancer that won't go away – especially if you're over 50 or have a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, as you may be at a higher risk