AN EVENT in Barnsley town centre today is being held to inform locals about the symptoms of bowel cancer. Visitors will be able to walk through an eight-foot long inflatable bowel today, which explains how the disease progresses. Ann Toy, spokesman for NHS Barnsley said: “Walking inside an inflatable bowel will be a unique experience for many and is just one of the different approaches we’re taking to help more people realise the importance of spotting signs quicker. One of the key messages we’ll be spreading on the day is that anyone who has had blood in their poo or looser poo for three weeks should speak to their GP straight away. It could be the trip that saves your life.” For more information on bowel cancer visit: