John McElroy, stroke survivor
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Strokes rising among people of working age, warns charity

12 May 2015 Last updated at 19:47 BST

There has been an "alarming" rise in the number of working-age men and women having strokes, a charity has warned.

In England in 2014 there were 6,221 hospital admissions for men aged 40-54 - a rise of 1,961 on 14 years earlier, a Stroke Association study shows.

Experts blamed obesity and unhealthy lifestyles for the rise.

Dominic Hughes went to meet one stroke survivor in St Helens.

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