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Rachael Bland

Rachael Bland (née Hodges), was a Welsh journalist, best known for presenting news on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC 1's North West Tonight. After training as a broadcast journalist, Rachael presented news bulletins on BBC Wiltshire. She then moved to BBC Radio 5 Live, first reading the news on Richard Bacon's show. Rachael also presented on North West Tonight as both a newsreader and as a stand-in presenter. She was known for her podcast, You, Me and the Big C which was broadcast when she was diagnosed with cancer. Rachael sadly died in September 2018 and she leaves behind her husband Steve and their son, Freddie.