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Good recovery: Mo Mowlam, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who said on BBC1's Breakfast with Frost programme yesterday that she had won her battle against the brain tumour she discovered in January. She was 'very well' and 'fully back to health' and confirmed that she had not needed treatment for the past five to six months.

She also revealed she had given up smoking. 'The kids drove me to it. My husband's children nag constantly,' she said Photograph: Brian Harris