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‘When I swim I am just like anyone else – I feel the same’ says Kayleigh as she gets readyto swim the Channel

Two years ago, Kayleigh Davies could hardly swim, now she is overcoming serious illness to tackle the English Channel. Catherine Scott

finds out why.

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Fortnite Battle Royale

Catherine Scott: Fortnite - when gameplay becomes sinister

If you have children, or grandchildren, aged between eight and 18 it is likely that you have heard of the game everyone is talking about, Fortnite.

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Lewis Hilton

Teenager who died of meningitis ‘saved’ six others

In January teenager Lewis Hilton died of meningitis – but six lives were saved when his parents donated his organs.

Catherine Scott reports

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Yorkshire cricketing star Jordan hits diabetes for six

Yorkshire cricketer Jordan Thompson is raising awareness of diabetes after being diagnosed at 16. Catherine Scott reports.

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Sonya Wiggins a gamekeepers wife and  the coordinator of the Yorkshire Dales Moorland Group, with Rioja one of her gundogs , on Grassington Moor.'19  April 2018.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Firing back over grouse shooting

The shooting season may not start until August but as gamekeeper’s wife Sonya Wiggins explains to Catherine Scott, it is a year-round job that benefits the entire community.

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The Yorkshire woman running the world

The Yorkshire woman running the world

Tish Joyce is about to start the first leg of her bid to ‘Run the World’ and to raise awareness of domestic violence.Catherine Scott reports.

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This womam can go out on her own for the first time in 25 years thanks to a robot called Rosa

This womam can go out on her own for the first time in 25 years thanks to a robot called Rosa

Leanne Hall was the first person in the UK to undergo robotic brain surgery. One year on, Catherine Scott finds out just how it has changed her life

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‘I felt like I couldn’t tell anyone, I didn’t want them to judge me’ says man who suffered mental health problems from aged 11

‘I felt like I couldn’t tell anyone, I didn’t want them to judge me’ says man who suffered mental health problems from aged 11

As a new report reveals one in nine young people have attempted suicide. Catherine Scott takes a look at a website helping with mental health.

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‘Music became a way to have a dialogue with my own pain’, says mum who suffered multiple miscarriages

‘Music became a way to have a dialogue with my own pain’, says mum who suffered multiple miscarriages

When Vicky Treherne fell into depression after multiple miscarriages, she found solace in the 
TV series Nashville and its music. Catherine Scott reports.

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‘We are so proud of what he did, but sad he isn’t here to see it’ says parents of David Greaves who died aged 31 from MND

‘We are so proud of what he did, but sad he isn’t here to see it’ says parents of David Greaves who died aged 31 from MND

This week a very special children’s book has been published posthumously by the family of an extraordinary young man. Catherine Scott reports.

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Losing an eye doesn’t stop Lorraine raising disease’s visability

Losing an eye doesn’t stop Lorraine raising disease’s visability

Lorraine Wilby lost an eye due to a rare form of cancer, and now she is promoting awareness 
of the condition. Catherine Scott reports.

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A freak accident, 26 operations, an amputation and cancer hasn’t stopped ‘Warrior’ Sean

A freak accident, 26 operations, an amputation and cancer hasn’t stopped ‘Warrior’ Sean

A freak accident in the Navy led to Sean Gaffney having his leg amputated, but he has never let that or cancer hold him back. Catherine Scott reports.

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Dad ditches 10,000 a day calorie diet of takeaways and fizzy drinks to lose six stone

Dad ditches 10,000 a day calorie diet of takeaways and fizzy drinks to lose six stone

Paul Smart lived on a diet of takeaways and fizzy drinks, now he has shed six stone. Catherine Scott reports.

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Yorkshire dad who cannot eat to take on London Marathon

Yorkshire dad who cannot eat to take on London Marathon

A tumour in his neck means Gary Taylor has to be fed through a tube, but that isn’t stopping him. Catherine Scott reports.

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‘Ivy was so beautiful, but her skin was red raw and so sore’ says London Marathon dad

‘Ivy was so beautiful, but her skin was red raw and so sore’ says London Marathon dad

Ivy Cook has a rare skin condition, but it doesn’t stop her from doing anything. Now her dad is running the London Marathon dressed as a knight. Catherine Scott reports.

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genetic cancer risk test

genetic cancer risk test

A new scheme in Yorkshire is helping to identify people with a high risk of developing bowel cancer. Catherine Scott reports.

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Chef Tommy Banks. Picture by Simon Hulme

Tommy Banks reveals what it’s really like to run one of Yorkshire’s Michelin star restaurants

After a rollercoaster 12 months, 28-year-old Michelin-starred chef and Great British Menu winner Tommy Banks talks to Catherine Scott. Pictures by Simon Hulme.

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Mother who went wild for the open water swims for charity

Mother who went wild for the open water swims for charity

Jacqui Hargrave took up open water swimming after injury forced her to stop running. Now she has written a book on the subject. Catherine Scott reports.

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helping ivy fight
cancer

helping ivy fight
cancer

When Kerri-Lee Gawthorpe followed the story of brave Bradley Lowery she couldn’t imagine that just months later her own little girl would be diagnosed wtih the same condition.

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‘For the first time in 40 years I knew the sensation of running’ says Paralympic hopeful who had leg amputated as a baby

‘For the first time in 40 years I knew the sensation of running’ says Paralympic hopeful who had leg amputated as a baby

Stuart Meikle was just six months old when his right leg was amputated. Now his sights are set on 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Catherine Scott reports.

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