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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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Rebecca Dalton and her daughter Louise

A Leeds mum and daughter are urging people to get muddy for cancer research

A mother and daughter are joining forces to urge others to take part in a fund-raising event. Catherine Scott reports.

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New ‘bionic arm’ improves Julie’s life

New ‘bionic arm’ improves Julie’s life

Sheffield surgeons have restored the use of woman’s arm using prosthetic bone. Catherine Scott reports.

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Evie Addelman aged 12 who suffers from Crohns disease, is pictured with her mum Ruth at there home at LeedsPicture by Simon Hulme

Young ambassador Evie battles for children despite her illness

Crohn’s Disease is a painful and embarassing condition. Catherine Scott meets a little girl raising awareness and helping others cope with the illness.

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Lee Ellerby, Rachael McIntyre and their son Teddy from York  Picture by Michael Crabtree

Little Teddy with very rare disease helps launch new charity

Little Teddy Ellerby is one of just 25 children in the country to have been diagnosed with a condition which causes blindness. Catherine Scott reports

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FUNDRAISER: Richard Maltby, left, has raised more than �114,000 organising a golf tournament with a difference.

Cancer survivor raises more than £100,000 for research

A golf lover has raised more than £114,000 after challenging his surgeons to a golf tournement. Catherine Scott reports.

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Camilla Veale from Chapel Allerton, Leeds and Adele Woollin of Ilkley, are taking part in the Oceans of Hope Challenge 2017 in Croatia.  Picture Tony Johnson

Women take to the high seas to challenge MS

Adele Woollin and Camilla Veale are part of a sailing crew made up of people with multiple sclerosis. Catherine Scott reports.

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Gillian Robson came up with the idea for Tancream after suffering skin cancer

Skin cancer made mum want to protect others from sun danger.

When Gillian Robson suffered skin cancer she couldn’t find a fake tan with SPF so she made her own . Catherine Scott reports.

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Baby’s smile inspires record run for funds

Baby’s smile inspires record run for funds

Esmae Walker’s fight for life has seen a record number of people sign up to a charity event. Catherine Scott reports.

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(l-r) Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. Picture credit: Justin Williams/PA Photos.

Adrian Edmonson opens up about the death of his ’brother’ Rik Mayall and how turning 60 is a struggle.

Adrian Edmondson talks about the death of his friend Rik Mayall and how it inspired his new book. Grace Hammond reports.

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