Meet the Yorkshireman undertaking a solo Arctic trek

A Ripon businessman is trekking solo in the Arctic Circle to raise money for injured servicemen and women.
The Sheffield Scanner appeal has hit �1m

Milestone as high-tech scanner appeal hits £1m in donations

MORE Than £1m has been raised to bring a ground-breaking scanner that will help researchers tackling devastating diseases including Parkinson’s and stroke to Yorkshire for the first time.

Waite with the Queen at the Harrogate Gala Show in 1985. (YPN).

Terry Waite and what his time in captivity taught him about the resilience of the human brain

Humanitarian campaigner Terry Waite is in Leeds next week to take part in a public talk about the power of the brain and how it copes under stress. Chris Bond talked to him.

Between 11,000 and 13,000 people are estimated to be caught in modern slavery in the UK. Picture: PA

Labour supply chain are making modern slavery ‘invisible’, Sheffield researchers find

LABOUR SUPPLY chains are making modern slavery “seemingly invisible” and companies must wake up to where they are getting their staff from, researchers from a Yorkshire university have warned.


Yorkshire scientists help capture stunning footage of largest solar flare in 12 years

Researchers from the University of Sheffield have captured extraordinary footage of the largest solar flare in 12 years.
Arthritis drug costing ‘pennies’ could treat blood cancer patients

Arthritis drug costing ‘pennies’ could treat blood cancer patients

An arthritis drug costing “pennies” could be used to treat blood cancer patients after a breakthrough by Yorkshire researchers.

British astronaut Tim Peake with the Russian Soyuz capsule which carried him and his crew to and from the International Space Station. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Media museum’s ambition to take on the world

A major new £1.8m gallery aims to bring more than 20 new exhibits to Bradford, including the UK’s first permanent ‘Time Twister’ screen, which creates images separating visitors’ heads from their body. There will be a waterfall which appears to hover in mid-air, a 6ft sphere with animations of the sun and earth, self-portrait photos timed to the exact moment a water drop splashes, and a musical laser tunnel designed by Bradford-based artists Steve Manthorp and Shanaz Gulzar. It will also feature live, interactive shows in the new 70-capacity theatre.

Medical research could be jeopardised by Brexit, warns MP Judith Cummins.

Judith Cummins: Universities face challenge on Brexit

THE impact on our universities and on their ability to maintain their immense contributions to science and research is one of the many concerning and complex challenges Brexit throws up.

Bradford University is hosting the first World Technology Universities Congress this week.

Professor Brian Cantor: Harnessing power of our universities

THE challenges facing the world are complex. Solutions are required urgently. Ill-health, poverty, climate change, energy and water supply, food security, industrial development, conflict, migration and terrorism: the 21st century’s problems are difficult and threatening to us all.

Police advice has been issued to relatives of dementia sufferers

Landmark study could offer hope of early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s patients in Yorkshire

A landmark study could lead to thousands of people with Alzheimer’s disease in Yorkshire being diagnosed and treated earlier.

Paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull, which was unloaded at the Burke Museum. The skull excavated in Montana in 2016 is not the same as the one pictured. Image: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File.

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull puts Seattle Museum a-head of the game

EXPERTS at an American museum have unearthed bones from a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including the rare nearly-complete skull.

South Yorkshire Police is highlighting the dangers of distractions to young drivers.''Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Mobile phone ‘drive-safe’ mode could limit fatal distractions

“DRIVE-SAFE” modes similar to flight-safe options should be introduced to smartphones to stop potentially fatal distractions, a motoring charity has warned.


New Alzheimer’s drug slows brain deterioration for the first time

SCIENTISTS trialling a new drug for Alzheimer’s have delayed brain deterioration caused by the disease for the first time.


Hakim Yadi: Right medicine for economy after Brexit

FOLLOWING the referendum vote for Brexit we cannot afford to sit back in shock. Instead we must unite across the country, working together to strengthen the UK’s global position, and fundamental to that is addressing economic issues in the North.

Professor Tim Bishop.'''''Photography by Richard Walker/ImageNorth

Red-hair gene linked to increased cancer risk by Leeds researchers

GENE variations seen in people with red hair, pale skin and freckles, can boost the risk of skin cancer by the equivalent of 21 extra years of sun exposure, researchers in Leeds have found.

Born in Bradford director Professor John Wright.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Born in Bradford: Landmark research study to expand thanks to £3m grant

IT is one of the largest medical studies in the world, tracking the lives and health of more than 9.000 children in a West Yorkshire city. Now the landmark Born in Bradford project has been awarded a £3m grant to expand its research.



IT was the end of a 1.8 billion-mile historic journey - but even then the work has only just begun.

Roundhay Park in 1911.''Picture courtesy of Leeds Library and Information Service,

‘Lungs of Leeds’: How they’re saving our parks for the future

They were once referred to as the “lungs of Leeds”, the perfect place for the mixing of different social classes and the venue for everything from political hustings to a visit from Queen Victoria.

The hole in the ozone layer is showing signs of healing. Picture: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The planet responds: Hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is healing says Leeds scientists

YORKSHIRE scientists have been part of team that observed the first signs of healing in the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer.

Researchers have received a grant of �869,000

Hull researchers receive £869,000 grant for fat in blood research

RESEARCHERS in Hull have been given £869,721 by the British Heart Foundation to exploe how fat in the blood affects clotting.

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