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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals cancer care approval rating soars

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals have seen a significant improvement in approval ratings from patients affected by cancer, a new survey shows.

The 2013/14 National Cancer Patient Experience survey placed the trust in the nation's top 20 per cent for a third of the issues covered by the survey Credit: Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Trust

The 2013/14 National Cancer Patient Experience survey placed the trust in the nation's top 20 per cent for a third of the issues covered by the survey.

The trust scored in the lowest 20 per cent of trusts for only 6% of answers, which represents a marked improvement on last year's results.

The survey was filled out by 253 respondents.

The areas of most ‘move up’ related to patients being given information about the potential impact of their cancer on work or education; receiving information about getting financial help; patients being given the opportunity to take part in research, and the way that hospital staff had explained the outcome of their operations to patients.

Although we have done well this year, we want to focus on the areas where we know we can make even further improvements.

These include giving our patients better explanations of their investigation tests and diagnosis, answering their questions in a way that they understand, and doing everything we can to control the side effects of chemotherapy.

– Stacey Nutt, the Trust’s Lead Cancer Nurse

Dad's Army filming in Yorkshire

The first photos of the new Dad's Army film being shot in Yorkshire have emerged.

Dad's Army filming in Yorkshire Credit: Fameflynet

The cast and crew are stationed near Bridlington for the shoot, which revives the classic sit-com set during the Second World War.

Michael Gambon plays Private Godfrey Credit: Fameflynet

Hollywood A-listers including Bill Nighy ( Sergeant Wilson), Michael Gambon (Private Godfrey) and Toby Jones (Captain Mainwaring) are among the cast.

Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring Credit: Fameflynet

Catherine Zeta-Jones is back in the county after starting her career on the Darling Buds of May. She plays a reporter stationed with the Home Guard recruits as they try to uncover a German spy operating in the area.


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Harrogate place search for missing woman

Police in Harrogate are appealing for the public’s help to trace a woman who has been missing since last weekend.

Roksana Baran, aged 34, was last seen on Saturday 18 October 2014.

Roksana Baran, aged 34, was last seen at the house she shares with her sister in Harrogate at around 8pm on Saturday 18 October 2014.

She has not been in touch with anyone since and officers are becoming concerned for her safety.

The police are urging the public to keep and eye out for Roksana and report sightings of anyone matching her description.

She is described as white, around 5ft 4in tall, with a medium build, shoulder-length, light brown hair and blue eyes.

Hull KR complete Boudebza deal

Hull KR have confirmed the signing of French hooker John Boudebza from Lezignan.

John Boudebza signs for Hull KR Credit: Press Association

The 24-year-old joins the Robins on a 12-month contract, with the option for a second year at the KC Lightstream Stadium, and will help plug the gap created by the departure of Josh Hodgson.

John has impressed in the competition over in France and, from what I've seen of him, I'm positive he can adapt to playing in Super League.

He is a talented young kid who we've been monitoring for a number of weeks now. He knows it will be a big challenge and that he will have to earn a chance to play in the side but he has backed himself by coming over here.

– Chris Chester, Hull KR coach

Boudebza, who came through the ranks at Catalans Dragons and also had a spell with Pia, will join up with former Dragons forward Kevin Larroyer at the Robins.

An opportunity was offered to me at Rovers and, after talking with Kevin Larroyer, I realised how big a chance it was.

He spoke of the warm reception he had from the fans and of a good coach and players. Hull KR are very ambitious and I realised it was the club for me.

– John Boudebza

Sleaford REP: Straw fire clear-up could take another 24 hours

Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant said in a statement that recovery was expected to take at least 24 hours and reassured people in the area that they are a "responsible neighbour":

We are continuing with the removal of straw not effected by the fire and this is likely to take at least another 24hours. The straw on fire is under control and continues to be monitored as it is left to burn out, as is procedure and is recommended by the emergency services.

Some concerns have been raised in local press regarding the amount of straw and planning permission. As NKDC have said, no amount of planning permission would have prevented this arson attack.

We wish to reassure local people that we are responsible neighbours and we will be operating a programme of works to clean up debris straw along local roads in addition to our ongoing cleaning works we operate as standard.

Sleaford REP is a local business that supports a number of jobs in Sleaford and Lincolnshire more widely. It brings revenue to the local economy each year and therefore we view this as an attack on a local business. Work now continues with the aftermath of the fire and investigations are ongoing.

– Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have not identified a cause for the fire.

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