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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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Runners inspired by brave Chris

Runners inspired by brave Chris

Chris Gregory has an inoperable brain tumour and is an inspiration to his family and friends. Catherine Scott reports.

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Izzy’s tribute to artist mum

Izzy’s tribute to artist mum

Yorkshire artist Julia Clutterbuck died nearly a year ago after years of battling bipolar. Catherine Scott reports on a special exhibition.

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Kathryn Pearson and her daughter Yasmin.

‘It was only when I had Yasmin that I reaslied that I was overly sensitive too.’

Kathryn Pearson puts her struggles in life down to being a sensitive person, now she has written a book. Catherine Scott reports.

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Trouble at the double for mum Nina

Trouble at the double for mum Nina

Nina Spencer is mum to two sets of twins and now she is saying thank you to the hospital that cared for her and her babies when things went wrong. Catherine Scott reports.

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Jas makes a career out of gin

Jas makes a career out of gin

From a career in education to a career in gin, Jasmine Wheelhouse is bringing her Gin Fayre back to Yorkshire. Catherine Scott reports.

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World flocks to sheep inspired wool eco idea from Yorkshire

World flocks to sheep inspired wool eco idea from Yorkshire

Having children made Sarah Turner reassess her life and embark on a new career using her love of felting. Catherine Scott reports.

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Pianist fights to take the class divide out of classical music

Pianist fights to take the class divide out of classical music

Scott Caizley aims to make becoming a classical musician more accessible for children from any social background, Catherine Scott reports.

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Jess paints to help strays

Jess paints to help strays

A trip to India made dog lover and artist 
Jess Carmichael determined to do something to help the strays. Catherine Scott reports.

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E-cigarettes

Are E-Cigs good for your health?

Researchers are studying the effect e-cigarettes have on people’s health and they need volunteers. Catherine Scott reports

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Beth Stout and Mandy Toombs of Golddigger Trust

Charity guides thousands of young people to a better future

Thirteen years ago three women had the idea of creating a project to empower young people. Catherine Scott visits the Golddigger Trust.

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Surgery in Leeds gave me my life back, says man forced to take nearly two years off work

Surgery in Leeds gave me my life back, says man forced to take nearly two years off work

After nearly two years off work a London man has had a knee injury transformed thanks to a Leeds surgeon. Catherine Scott reports.

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