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‘When they told me my son would never love me I felt my heart break’ says mum of autistic boy

Lynn Westerman Holt is on a mission to change the way society treats people with autism. Catherine Scott meets her.

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Abigail Laidlaw, 6, with her winning Christmas card design

Abigail fights leukaemia to bring festive cheer to others

105,000 Morrisons staff will get Abigail Laidlaw’s Christmas card this year, but it is a Christmas her parents feared she might not see. Catherine Scott reports.

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Jaxon urges people to sing, donate a& nominate for heart charity

Jaxon Green-Moore is one of 200 people with a rare heart condition, but now he is leading a Christmas appeal. Catherine Scott reports

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081117  A cold cot has been donated to York Hospital in memory of baby  Alexis Limbert-Simpson , pic shows  l to r.. Natasha Limbert , Janine Vermeulen Consultant , Emergency Medicine, and Sabine O'Dwyer  (grandma of baby Alexis) with a new cold cot at York Hospital .

Baby tragedy led to parents’ cot gift

A special cot has been donated to a Yorkshire hospital in memory of a baby who died at just two weeks old. Catherine Scott reports.

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Success runs in the family as another Cram goes for gold

Success runs in the family as another Cram goes for gold

It seems that Josie Cram is following in her famous dad’s footsteps as she represents team GB on the sporting stage. Catherine Scott meets her.

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Drinking red wine makes people feel 'sexy but tired'

Drinking red wine may elicit conflicting responses of feeling both sexy and tired, a new study suggests.

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Little girl’s death from meningitis inspires charity Christmas card

Little girl’s death from meningitis inspires charity Christmas card

A little girl from York who died of meningitis has inspired a Christmas card to raise money for a charity fighting the disease. Catherine Scott reports.

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Gina Easom has launched a new service to help the growing number of professional women in Yorkshire with alcohol problems. Picture: Maryanne Scott Photography

‘I belonged to the grey area between normal drinker and alcoholic,’ says Leeds woman who is now helping growing number of problem drinkers

A new service launches this week to help the growing number of professional women who have alcohol problems. Catherine Scott reports .

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Yorkshire man one of the first in UK to be injected with his own fat cells to cure pain

Yorkshire man one of the first in UK to be injected with his own fat cells to cure pain

A new therapy is seeing people injected with their own fat cells to treat damaged joints. Catherine Scott reports.

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Man given a year to live pledges to raise £100,000 in the time he has left

Gareth Dunn was about to achieve his greatest ambition, becoming an officer in the British Army. But it was not to be, as Catherine Scott discovered

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Yorkshireman given a year to live pledges to raise £100,000 before he dies

Gareth Dunn was about to achieve his greatest ambition, becoming an officer in the British Army. But it was not to be, as Catherine Scott discovered.

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BETTER: Maureen Pullan, from Leeds, had a life-changing injection for arthritis.

Steroid jab helps Leeds arthritis sufferers

An injection is helping arthritis sufferers to reduce their pain and get on with their lives. Catherine Scott reports.

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Megan Lockwood who was an IVF baby and now works at the Care clinic in Sheffield. For Life & Style. Picture Scott Merrylees

“After the fourth IVF cycle we got a deep fat fryer - and twins”

The postcode lottery of IVF treatment has been highlighted this week. Catherine Scott meets one test tube baby who is now helping other people become parents.

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RESEARCH: Dr Matthew Campbell is looking for volunteers for research into Type 1 Diabetes at Leeds Beckett University.

Leeds researchers to find out whether fish oil could help diabetics

Researchers in Leeds are studying whether fish oils help improve type 1 diabetes and they are looking for volunteers. Catherine Scott reports.

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ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin

Ed Chamberlin on horse racing, career change and cancer

The ITV racing commentator tells Catherine Scott why he is coming to Yorkshire to support Macmillan’s Carol Concert in Ripon.

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Date: 31st October 2017.
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, visting his Leeds restaurant Jamie's Italian, Park Row, Leeds, where he met a group of prize winners, to talk to them about his new Christmas menu, and general cooking ideas. Pictured Jamie Oliver, having a selfie, with his some of his Leeds staff.

Chef Oliver says support for his food projects was ‘erratic’

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has admitted that his widely publicised efforts to improve the nation’s diet have not always been successful after he launched a series of healthy eating classes in Yorkshire.

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Lasting trauma of new born meningitis

Lasting trauma of new born meningitis

A Leeds mum is raising awareness of meningitis after her family was devastated by the disease. Catherine Scott reports.

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Teresa Barker (left) with Andrea Morrison

Meet the Yorkshire woman with a diagnosed phobia of Hallowe’en

This Hallowe’en Teresa Barker will be able to leave the house for the first time in years after she had her fear of dressing up cured. Catherine Scott reports.

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Smart plug pioneered in Yorkshire could help dementia sufferers

Smart plug pioneered in Yorkshire could help dementia sufferers

A unique research project in Sheffield aims to help people with dementia live more independently. Catherine Scott reports.

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Linda Oxley

Invisible bionic ear means Linda can hear traffic for the first time

Linda Oxley has become one of the first people in the country to be fitted with an invisible hearing aid. Catherine Scott reports.

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