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We've had tough few months... but also a wonderful few months: Husband of Samantha Gamble pays tribute to late wife

Man who married terminally ill woman after forcing Stormont into a U-turn on lockdown rules tells Mark Bain of his anguish as wife dies at 53

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Happier times: Samantha and Frank before she became ill

Happier times: Samantha and Frank before she became ill

Happier times: Samantha and Frank before she became ill

Happier times: Samantha and Frank before she became ill

Happier times: Samantha and Frank before she became ill

For most couples a marriage is the start of a new life together, but Frankie Byrne and Samantha Gamble always knew their big day signalled the beginning of the end.

The couple made a public plea to the First and Deputy First Ministers to change legislation to allow their wedding to take place during the coronavirus lockdown.

And with Samantha running out of time due to a terminal cancer diagnosis, the Loughbrickland couple got the go-ahead and tied the knot in the garden of their home on May 22.