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Diane Pretty's husband to remarry
Brian Pretty and Carol Harris
Brian Pretty and Carol Harris are carrying on with his late wife's battle
The campaigning widower of Diane Pretty, who fought through terminal disease for the right to die with her husband's help, is to remarry.

Brian Pretty of Luton, Beds, was always at his wife's side as she battled not to have to wait for motor neurone disease to take its final toll.

More than two years after her death he is to marry new partner, Carol Harris.

The couple met a few months after Mrs Pretty died. They are now engaged and carrying on with Diane's campaign.

The Prettys' 10-month battle for an assisted suicide took them to the High Court, the House of Lords and the European Court in Strasbourg.

Diane Pretty
Diane Pretty finally lost her battle
When Diane died aged 43 in May 2002, her husband felt like giving up the fight.

He said meeting his new partner had given him the chance of another relationship which is 'as special as the first' and added that it had inspired him to continue.

A bill for assisted dying for the terminally ill will go before the House of Lords select committee next spring.

The couple believe it is what Diane would have wanted.

"We are fighting to allow them (the terminally ill) to have their final say on their life," said Mr Pretty.

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