THE husband of a much-loved TV presenter has announced he will set up a cancer charity in her name.

Dianne Oxberry died, aged 51, earlier this month after a short battle with ovarian cancer her husband Ian Hindle has said.

The news of her death shocked the thousands who were used to tuning in to see her present the weather on BBC's North West Tonight as well as the many more who remembered her from her BBC Radio 1 days.

Mr Hindle has set up a JustGiving page in his wife's name hoping to "kick start a charity" to raise awareness about the "appalling disease".

On the website Mr Hindle said: "Dianne died in early January after a very short battle with ovarian cancer.

"The tragic impact was felt not only by her family and friends, but also by the wider public whose lives she touched across more than 20 years' TV and radio presenting.

"The money raised will be used to help families and individuals who have, or are suffering from, this aggressive disease.

"The aim is also to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its after-effects, particularly where families have suffered sudden loss...which can often be the case with this appalling disease."

So far the page has raised £1,865, already exceeding his £1,000 target.

To donate visit online.