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Ex-BBC radio presenter on his multiple sclerosis battle

21 January 2013 Last updated at 10:13 GMT

Former BBC Radio 4 presenter Mark Holdstock talks about the challenges of having been diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis.

The presenter, who once worked for Farming Today, explains how he is coping with the "devastating diagnosis" which was made a year ago.

BBC Inside Out North East and Cumbria is broadcast on BBC One on Monday, 21 January at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.