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Mum devastated after Morquio Syndrome sufferer Sam taken off drug

The mother of a seriously ill boy in Otley has said she's devastated after being told that the life-changing treatment that her son receives will not be provided beyond the 12th of May.

Six-year-old Sam Brown, who has Morquio Syndrome, has been given the drug vimizin as an act of good will by the drug company whilst the NHS decides whether to provide funding.



Police investigate assault on boy in Grimsby

Police in Grimsby are investigating an assault on a 12-year-old school boy who was making his way home from school.

The incident happened around on Millfield Avenue, Scartho as the boy cycled home.

The boy has told police that he was approached by two unknown teenage boys who began spitting at him.

When he questioned them as to why they were doing that, the boys became abusive towards him prompting the schoolboy to cycle off around the corner being pursued by the aggressors.

On catching up with the boy he claims to have been pulled from his cycle and assaulted by the two who then ran off.

Leeds fans group hoping to meet Russell Crowe to discuss bid for club

The Leeds Fans LLP group has said it hopes to meet actor Russell Crowe in April to discuss the club's future ownership.

Hollywood star Crowe prompted speculation he may be ready to make a bid for Leeds recently, when he asked his 1.6million Twitter followers whether he should buy the club.

David and Christine spoke to Dylan Thwaites from Leeds Fans LLP:

Inquest heard into Penistone fire deaths

A mother wept today as she heard how her two young sons died in a house fire started by her ex-husband.

Darren Sykes killed his sons Jack and Paul and himself in the blaze at his home in Penistone last October.

He had divorced his wife Claire just two weeks earlier. At an inquest into the boys' deaths in Sheffield he was described as a devoted father, but also a man who had physically and emotionally abused his sons.

Chris Kiddey reports:

Leading film experts learn from Yorkshire's example

Yorkshire has provided a backdrop for films such as Billy Liar, Calendar Girls and The Kings Speech and a three day summit in Bradford, with its own status as UNESCO City of Film, is hoping to build on the county's reputation as a movie destination.

TV and film industry experts from around the globe have arrived in the city to learn from Yorkshire's example.

Michael Billington has more:

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