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Bradford family say government is underplaying Ebola threat

A family from Bradford, who says the government is not taking the threat of the Ebola virus seriously, have stocked enough supplies to keep them going for a year.

The Tiler family have collected long-life food, water, and bottles of gas in case there is a widespread Ebola outbreak in the city.

The Government says the risk in the UK is low but screening of passengers will be extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick. Victoria Whittam reports

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UK family 'stockpiles food and gas' in case of Ebola

A family of six takes the threat of a "handful of cases" of Ebola in the UK so seriously they have stockpiled a year's worth of supplies should the worst happen.

Despite the rare chance of a full scale Ebola outbreak in the UK over the coming months, but the Tiler family are taking no chances.

The Bradford based family of six have already collected long-life food, water, candles, toilet roll and even bottles of gas for a stove in case there is a widespread Ebola outbreak across the UK.

Mum Emma and Dad Chris already have their four children trained to put on military suits and gas masks in case the hemorrhagic fever spreads across the country.

Chris Tiler admitted the family "worried about it quite a lot" and accused the government of "not taking it seriously enough".

Emma told Good Morning Britain:

It's definitely not over the top. It's better to have more than not have enough. If there were riots in the streets and you couldn't go outdoors and couldn't go out and get anything, then you've got something saved.

– Emma Tiler

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Former York Professor starts research charity to stop superbug catastrophe

The overuse of antibiotics is leading to an increase in drug resistant strains of diseases like TB and malaria. But there is a warning now that unless there is urgent action we may see the end of operations like organ transplants, cancer treatments, knee and hip replacements - an ultimately even a grazed knee could prove fatal.

Now a new charity, Antibiotic Research UK, has been set up by a former York University professor to try to develop new effective drugs. Jon Hill reports.

Overuse of antibiotics sees rise in 'superbugs'

One of this region's leading scientists has warned we face a health catastrophe because of the rise in so-called superbugs.

The overuse of antibiotics is leading to an increase in drug resistant strains of diseases like TB and malaria. But there's a warning now that unless there is urgent action we may see the end of operations like organ transplants, cancer treatments, knee and hip replacements - an ultimately even a grazed knee could prove fatal.

Now a new charity, Antibiotic Research UK, has been set up by a former York University professor to try to develop new effective drugs. Jon Hill reports.

Trekkers were "herded to their deaths"

A police officer from South Yorkshire who has survived what is fast becoming Nepal's worst ever mountaineering disaster has spoken of the horror he witnessed on the Himalayan slopes and of how he believes dozens of trekkers were herded to their deaths.

Paul Sherridan, who's a custody sergeant from Doncaster, has blamed ill-equipped guides for leading people into deadly blizzards. Mr Sherridan himself helped to take more than one hundred people to safety through what he has called 'a white abyss'. Lisa Adlam reports.

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Yorkshire MP calls for more research into superbugs

A Yorkshire MP has called for greater investment in research into new antibiotics amid fears the rise in drug-resistant bacteria could lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

There are growing concerns that as so-called superbugs develop resistance to drugs, the world could return to a "pre-antibiotic age" where where minor infections could once again kill.

Research by the drugs companies into new antibiotics has tailed off. Now a new charity Antibiotic Research UK aims to raised enough money to develop effective drugs.

Julian Sturdy, the Conservative MP for York Outer says an injury as minor as a grazed knee could have the potential to be life-threatening.

Superbug infections 'worse than Ebola'

Almost 5,000 people die in this country from antibiotic resistant infections each year Credit: ITV News

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, more informally dubbed 'superbugs' could cause a health catastrophe worse than the ebola crisis according to one of the region's leading scientists.

Almost 5,000 people die in this country from antibiotic resistant infections each year.

Experts are warning that surgery as we know it for procedures like hip replacements or organ transplants could become impossible because of the rise in highly infectious bugs.

Now a new charity, Antibiotic Research UK, has been set up by a former York University professor to develop new effective drugs.

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