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Anna riding to success

Anna Lickley is deaf and blind and yet she competes in national horseriding events. Becky Bond reports.

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Yoga fighting the signs of ageing

Yoga fighting the signs of ageing

Yoga is nolonger just a trendy pastime for celebrities and yummy mummies, it is helping older people too. Catherine Scott reports.

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Amie Knott with her brother Andrew (centre) and husband David in the Palliative Care Unit at Sheffield's Norther General Hospital

Brother’s dying wishes honoured

Andrew Lake’s dying wish was to see his sister Amie married and so hospital staff made it happen. Catherine Scott reports.

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Anita Bartram, 54, from Kirkbymoorside taking part in the Macavalanche with other members of her Help for Heroes team

Thrillseeker Anita gets her life back on track head-first

Former army nurse Anita Bartram needs a wheelchair to get around, yet she has just hurtled head-first down a mountain. Catherine Scott 
finds out why.

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Tish completes toughest challenge after op before taking on the world

Tish completes toughest challenge after op before taking on the world

Tish Joyce completed one of the world’s toughest races, in the desert, just weeks after ankle surgery. Catherine Scott reports.

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Niamh Kane, 14, having her eyes checked at Vision Express in Sheffield

Girl’s life saved by eye test

A routine examination led to a life-saving discovery for 14-year-old Niamh Kane. Catherine Scott reports.

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Helen Watson

Injuries can’t stop Helen on a quest for suicide awareness after brother took his own life

Despite a compacted spine and a fractured hand Helen Watson will be taking part in a charity 10k run in memory of her brother at the weekend. Catherine Scott meets her.

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Elsie and Flossie doing well after being born 11 weeks early

Elsie and Flossie doing well after being born 11 weeks early

Emily Lowe is running the Sheffield 10k to raise money for the 
charity that helped save her daughters. Catherine Scott reports.

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Alison’s Thyme to step aside from herb company she set up 25 years ago

Alison’s Thyme to step aside from herb company she set up 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago Alison Dodd set up Herbs Unlimited. Now she is taking a 
step back, as Catherine Scott discovers.

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A widow’s plea: ‘We must find a way to beat this horrible disease’

A widow’s plea: ‘We must find a way to beat this horrible disease’

The widow of a man who died of blood cancer is adding her backing to Yorkshire research to find a cure for the disease. Catherine Scott reports.

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Martin Jenkins is the chairman of the Yorkshire Maggie's fund-raising board. Picture Scott Merrylees

Cancer centre for the county

Work is due to start on Yorkshire’s first Maggie’s cancer centre this year. Catherine Scott meets the man in charge of the project.

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Pe Woolley with his baby, who has found that yoga has helped his depression. Picture by Simon Hulme

Yoga helps father find inner strength to battle depression

After moving to Leeds from London last year with his young family, Pe Woolley, 31, was diagnosed with severe depression. He found yoga helps his mental health issues.

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Man with ‘astonishing’ bend in his spine walking tall after op

Man with ‘astonishing’ bend in his spine walking tall after op

A businessman who had an ‘astonishing’ bend in his spine is pain free after surgery in Leeds. Catherine Scott reports.

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Rotherham Hospice volunteer Andy Rhodes, with wife Cheryl, son Ashley and daughter Lucy who all help out at the Maltby shop

Why all Rhodes lead to charity

Four members of the same family are helping make a difference volunteering to help Rotherham Hospice. Grace Hammond reports.

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TV chef talks about the diet that saved her life

TV chef talks about the diet that saved her life

Sally Bee suffered five heart attacks and shouldn’t have survived, she believes her lifestyle saved her. Catherine Scott reports.

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Maggie’s 10,000 steps for cancer

Maggie’s 10,000 steps for cancer

Cancer Research UK is urging people to step forward in their latest challenge to raise vital funds. Catherine Scott reports.

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Jonathan Barnicott who has cystic fibrosis  is doing a 40 mile walk in a single day to raise money for research into the condition. Picture Scott Merrylees

Teacher Jonathan strides out for lung disease

Primary school teacher Jonathan Barnicott suffer from cystic fibrosis but he doesn’t let it hold him back as Catherine Scott discovers.

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How change of career gave scent of success to Neom founder Nicola

How change of career gave scent of success to Neom founder Nicola

Twelve years ago Nicola Elliott launched her wellbeing brand Neom. Catherine Scott meets the Yorkshre mum and businesswoman.

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Blind Kevin climbs the Three Peaks to give gift of guide dog

Blind Kevin climbs the Three Peaks to give gift of guide dog

Walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 12 hours is a challenge for many, but when you are 65 and blind that challenge is even greater. Catherine Scott meets the man doing just that.

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Martin Moorman and his son Jake have just completed the 450 mile Camino Way a year after Jake under went a 10 hour brain operation

Father and son complete 469 mile pilgrimage after life-saving brain op

A father and son have made an emotional 490 mile pilgrimage to raise money for Yorkshire brain tumour research. Catherine Scott

finds out why

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