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'Dementia Friends' to visit schools in awareness campaign

The Alzheimer's Society are going into schools across our region to recruit so-called Dementia Friends. These are people who know about the condition and are able to offer help and support to those who are receiving treatment for the illness.

The campaign hopes to educate more young people about the signs and symptoms of dementia - as figures show more and more of us will be diagnosed with the condition over the next decade.

It comes as the government pledges to increase funding to research the condition. Jon Hill reports:

Rescue helicopters to be privately operated from next month

From next month, the responsibility to search for lost walkers and casualties at sea moves into private hands.

The yellow search and Rescue helicopters of the RAF have been a familiar sight in our skies for decades. A major base is RAF Leconfield in East Yorkshire.

The new helicopters will be operated by the firm Bristow on behalf of the coastguard. They will operate two choppers from Humberside Airport. And in preparation for the change, Mountain Rescue volunteers have been training on them.

Matt Price reports:

Police arrest four people in Dewsbury drugs raid

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of controlled drugs in Dewsbury.

Police attended an address on Old Bank Road this afternoon and arrested three males aged 16, 22 and 30 and one woman aged 25, who are all currently in police custody.

During the operation one police vehicle was damaged and armed officers were involved.

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.


Disabled priority parking must be enforced says campaigner

A campaigner who lost her limbs to meningitis has visited Lincoln to demand better enforcement of parking spaces for people with disabilities.

Helen Dolphin was in her twenties when parts of her legs and arms had to be amputated. She now relies on her blue badge to help her park in city centres.

She has been explaining how more enforcement is needed to catch those using badges for priority parking, when they're not carrying someone who needs it:

Campaigners propose venue alternative to Skegness hotel

Campaigners who are fighting plans for a hotel development on Skegness seafront have now come up with an idea for a concert -style venue on the land.

Campaigners propose alternative to hotel development Credit: Artist's impression

A decision over whether to sell Pier Field to KCS Developments is expected to be made by East Lindsey District Council on Monday.

But campaigners say if they are successful in securing Pier Field for community use, they could then seek permission to build a venue called 'The Shell' on the land instead.

The drawings give an insight into what the stage could look like.

Campaigners propose alternative to hotel development Credit: Artist's impression

Family 'should have had a decision by now' over treatment funding

Sam Brown from Otley suffers from a rare genetic disease called Morquio Syndrome.

His mum Katy has now been told the drugs will not be supplied beyond 12 May.

They had been provided for free by the drug company while NHS England reviews its decision making process. Sam's family say that if the correct processes had been in place they would have had a decision already.

They now face an agonising wait to find out if Sam will be able to get help with funding his treatment.

Adam Fowler reports:

Former miners mark post-strike return to pits anniversary

Thirty years ago men and women from Shireoaks Colliery in north Nottinghamshire marched back to the pit head.

The same miners today made an emotional return to their pit site to mark the anniversary to the day they went back to work after the year long strike of 1984.

Little remains of the colliery but workers were determined to mark the anniversary marching under the same banners they did three decades ago. Martin Fisher reports:

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