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York medic 'hugely proud' of Ebola medal

Thousands of people who risked their lives to tackle the Ebola epidemic in west Africa have been given special medals in recognition of their courage.

Brigadier Kevin Beaton OBE - a member of the late Royal Army Medical Corps - provided medical oversight and command on the ground giving surety and confidence to all medics.

His briefs at the operational and strategic level allowed difficult political and military decisions to be more easily made. He is a GP who has served in the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq. He is Commander 2 Medical Brigade and the majority of the Land Force medical troops deployed came from under his command.

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Signalling problem delays trains between York and Leeds

A signalling problem at Harrogate is causing delays of up to 15 minutes between on trains between Leeds and York via Harrogate.

The 07:34 Harrogate to London Kings Cross service will start from Horsforth and not call at Harrogate.

These delays are expected to continue until approximately 12:00.

Police search for teenager missing from Bradford

Police in Bradford are searching for a teenage girl who has not been seen since last night.

Jamilah Patel, 13, was last seen at around 11.40pm at her home on Wheatlands Avenue.

Jamilah Patel, 13, was last seen at around 11.40pm at her home on Wheatlands Avenue.

She is described as 5ft 3ins tall of slim to medium build with long light brown hair wearing a khaki parker style coat.

We are concerned for Jamilah's welfare as are her family and would like to speak to anyone who can help us find her. I would ask Jamilah or anyone who has information about her whereabouts to contact Bradford CID.

– Sgt Richard Cummings of Bradford District Police

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Two killed in Barnsley house fire

Two people have died following a serious house fire in Barnsley.

Firefighters rescued a man and a woman from the blaze on Cherry Tree Street, Elsecar.

However, despite the considerable efforts of firefighters and ambulance crews, both passed away at the scene.

Firefighters were called to the incident at around 6.50pm on Tuesday evening.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.

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