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Victims of contaminated blood scandal fight on

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal - infected by the health service with HIV and Heptatitis - have told Calendar they have again been overlooked by the government, as they continue to fight for a financial settlement.

They need money to help pay for treatment - and were hoping yesterday's spending review might finally move them a step closer to an agreement. But today they have told reporter Michael Billington they are furious that the chancellor's statement made no reference to their plight


School with healthy eating and exercise on the timetable

Worrying figures show that almost one in every five children in their last year at primary school is obese. The government's figures, which are produced every year, make disturbing reading.

There are more overweight children in deprived areas and one head teacher at a school in our region says there is too much cheap fast food available. Katie Oscroft went to a school in Halifax where healthy eating and exercise is on the timetable.

Guns found in raid following theft of travellers' skulls

Police have found two sub machine guns and ammunition during raids on a travellers' site in South Yorkshire.

The finds are linked to an on-going feud which saw two teenagers' skulls being stolen from graves in the north east. The raids in our region were on sites in Doncaster and York. Dogs trained to find dead bodies were used to try to trace the human remains and seven arrests have so far been made. Helen Steel reports.


Amount stolen in bank robbery was 'significant'

Branch has now re-opened Credit: PA

Lloyds Bank has said that the amount stolen in a robbery at a branch in Hull on Tuesday was 'significant', although it is not disclosing just how much.

The branch, In Newland Avenue, re-opened this afternoon and staff, who were inside at the time, are being given support and counselling by both Humberside Police and Llloyds.

No-one was hurt in the raid, which saw three men in dark clothing use wooden ladders to access the roof of the bank, before breaking through into the building just before 5pm.

Humberside Police say they are working in Partnership with Merseyside Police as the grey Nissan Qashqai used in the getaway was stolen in the Liverpool area.

We are working closely with our colleagues in Merseyside, sharing information in order to identify the suspects for this offence. There are also a number of CCTV enquiries that we are following up.

I want to say thank you to the people of Hull for their fantastic response to yesterday’s appeal. They have given us a number of new lines of enquiry to follow up, especially in relation to vehicles seen near the scene.

– Det Insp Christine Calvert

Concern for missing Tia, 15

Missing: Tia Moss, aged 15

Lincolnshire police say they are 'very concerned' about the disappearance of 15-year-old Tia Moss.

Tia went missing from Grantham yesterday and officers say they are keen to trace her as soon as possible. She is described as slim with long dark red hair and is believed to be wearing leggings and a green parka. It's thought she may be in the Lincoln area.

Tougher checks on celebrities and hospital volunteers needed in wake of Savile scandal

Celebrities and volunteers at hospitals should face tougher checks in the wake of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, an official report has said.

The recommendation from the Department of Health comes after Savile's celebrity status allowed him to carry out his reign of abuse at hospitals across the country - including at Leeds General Infirmary. The disgraced entertainer died in 2011 aged 84.

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