Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Family’s labour of love helps change homeless people’s lives

A year ago, former policeman and businessman Andy Howarth set up a charity to help get the homeless into work. Catherine Scott meets him.

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Coming back from cancer

Coming back from cancer

Recovering from cancer is a big challenge but one Wakefield woman used it as motivation to lose six stone. Sophie McCandlish reports.

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Yorkshire cycle scheme helping young and old

A scheme which gives children with special needs access to unwanted bikes is having double dividends. Catherine Scott reports.

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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

‘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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The campaign has already led to more than 70 babies and young children being placed with Concurrent Carers in the North West.

New adoption method puts children first in Leeds

Babies and young children are being given new stability in their lives thanks to a new approach to fostering and adoption.

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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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Urgent recall issued by Tesco, Aldi and Nisa after METAL found in sausage rolls

Pastry products sold at major supermarkets are being urgently recalled following the discovery of metal in some items.
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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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The Leeds garden which is good for mind, body and soil

The Leeds garden which is good for mind, body and soil

Next week is National Gardening Week. Mark Johnson visits an innovative project in Leeds that is far more than just a garden

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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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There are plenty of tea blends to try which have a range of health boosting benefits

Brews with benefits: the health-boosting perks of a good cuppa

Widely known as a tea-drinking nation, here in Britain we're extremely partial to a good cuppa.
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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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The Yorkshire children waiting for vital equipment

The Yorkshire children waiting for vital equipment

Children in Yorkshire are waiting too long for vital equipment such as wheelchairs, says a charity. 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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