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rob7,516 posts since 7 Apr 2001
Meridian (South) South Today
Award-winning BBC television and radio presenter Dianne Oxberry has died aged 51 following a short illness, her family said.

She died at the Christie hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning.

Oxberry became well-known nationally on Radio 1, working alongside Simon Mayo and Steve Wright.

After studying meteorology she became the North West's weather presenter in 1994 and also fronted the Inside Out North West current affairs programme.

Fellow BBC North West Tonight presenters Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin said they were heartbroken and it was hard to imagine the programme without her.

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South Today2,688 posts since 10 Feb 2003
Extremely sad news this morning. For me Dianne and Gordon were North West Tonight whilst growing up in Cumbria. I can't imagine the programme without her. She was the only constant with the transition of the programme with GB departing, then Ranvir and finally Tony Livesey. Lovely to see Granada paying tribute to her this morning with leading the sad news on their GMB bulletins.
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bilky asko5,416 posts since 9 Sep 2006
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