Channel 4 News has just carried a  story on Terry Pratchett. He has issued a statement that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Such an awful thing to happen to a writer, but he is remaining mildly optimistic. More information on the Guardian’s website:—/0,,2226306,00.html

(My mother has Alzheimer’s so I’m all too aware of how horrible a disease this is)