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Singer Imogen’s
heartfelt plea

Five-year-old Imogen Tankard had life-saving heart surgery when she was a baby now she is raising funds. Catherine Scott reports.

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Warning as people living in Hull are twice as likely to die from lung cancer

Warning as people living in Hull are twice as likely to die from lung cancer

A new study is trying to find out why people in Hull are twice as likely to die from lung cancer than the rest of the UK. Catherine Scott reports

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Branded cheddar sales have fallen

Hard cheese: Supermarket brands take bite out of cheddar

Cheddar sales took a £60.9 million hit in the year to August, as Britons abandoned branded cheese for cheaper supermarket labels.

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Alex Krol  (right)  taking part in the Help For Heroes cookery competition at the Swinton Park Hotel Cookery School  near Masham being watched by  Giles Farrington from York a competitor in the competition two years ago.

Cookery competition dishes up a new passion for injured Marine

When injured soldier Alex Krol entered a special cookery competition he wanted to learn to cook more than baked beans , but he ended up winning. Catherine Scott reports.

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Kelly Holder . Picture: 
JENNY WOOLGAR PHOTOGRAPHY

For ten years everything I ate made me ill

For ten years Kelly Holder felt ill every time she ate. Now a pacemaker-style implant has changed her life. Catherine Scott reports.

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Imogen Whittaker  Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net

Brave Imogen’s appeal for help

Imogen Whittaker spent more than two years fighting leukaemia, now she is asking for you to back a campaign. Catherine Scott reports.

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Helen Davies lives in South Newbald with husband Jason and children Zac, eight and four-year-old twins Anya and Xavier.

‘I was wracked by the intense feeling of greed for wanting a second child’

When Helen Davies struggled to have a second child she felt guilty about wanting one. Having spent £20,000 and written a book she is now helping others.

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How dementia took my Irene

How dementia took my Irene

Retired Leeds professor Rachael Dixey has written a book about her partners battle with Alzheimer’s. Katie Baldwin reports.

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My poetry and the agony of war

My poetry and the agony of war

A new book featuring the work of four women and their experiences of war is being released on Armistice Day. Jo Davison reports.

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Blind transplant patient’s 10k run for charity

Blind transplant patient’s 10k run for charity

After losing his sight, Anthony Rebori then suffered kidney failure and needed a transplant. Catherine Scott reports.

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Ed Balls and his dancing partner Katya at The Dance Studio, Leeds

Stephanie Smith: At ease, middle-aged men - you have permission to sit down

Excellent news this week for middle-aged overweight men who like nothing better than to sit on the sofa all day long, watching the footie (purely as an aside, my husband brought this particular newsflash to my attention, rather like a cat with a twitching blackbird).

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Yorkshire businessman talks about his battle with testicular cancer for Movember

Yorkshire businessman talks about his battle with testicular cancer for Movember

It’s Movember when the spotlight is turned on men’s cancer. Catherine Scott talks to one man about his reasons for raising awareness.

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Mystery injury lead to tinnitus torment for Ian

Mystery injury lead to tinnitus torment for Ian

Ian Foster has no idea how he ended up in hospital covered in blood with a fractured skull. Catherine Scott reports.

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Yorkshire's league table of takeaways.

Greasy spoon map: The Yorkshire towns with most takeaways

GIVEN its long-held status as a Mecca for tourists, you might expect Scarborough to figure large in Yorkshire’s takeaway league table. But new figures reveal that Leeds and Hull are not far behind.

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How one woman overcame a debilitating stammer to follow her dream of becoming a teacher

How one woman overcame a debilitating stammer to follow her dream of becoming a teacher

For 20 years Katie Toulmin was unable to even say her 
name without stammering. Now she is training to be a 
special needs teacher. Catherine Scott meets her.

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Claire tackles the highest peaks after suffering the lows

Claire tackles the highest peaks after suffering the lows

Keen walker Claire Cologne wasn’t going to let cancer treatment stand in her way, as Catherine Scott discovers.

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Mum’s recipe for TV success

Mum’s recipe for TV success

Winning MasterChef has changed housewife Jane Devonshire’s life. Catherine Scott finds out how.

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Seven weeks together, and then cot death took my son from me

Seven weeks together, and then cot death took my son from me

This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Laurie Woodruff knows the pain of losing a baby and now she wants to help others. Catherine Scott meets her.

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Fall led to life saving screening

Fall led to life saving screening

A Bawtry woman who beat breast cancer owes her life to falling down and hurting herself.

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future: Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies at Leeds Beckett University

The diaries helping those living with dementia in Yorkshire

A group of people living with dementia have been keeping audio diaries in a bid to help their memory. Catherine Scott reports.

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