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Mother wants to dispel diabetes stereotypes

A mother from Halifax is campaigning to get rid of diabetes stereotypes. Three of Jodie Ward's five children suffer from type 1 diabetes.

They have to be monitored around the clock and have regular injections. Jodie says many people label her a bad parent who gives her children too many sweets. She's using World Diabetes Awareness Day to make people realise that nothing could be further from the truth.

Children need regular monitoring


Region urged to go 'smoke-free'

People of all ages are being urged to sign up to a new campaign to inspire children to grow up smoke-free.

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More adults in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire smoke than anywhere else in England, with 30 per cent of people smoking in Hull. Now, North Lincolnshire Council and Hull City Council want people to join the Breathe 2025 campaign.

Concern for heavily pregnant missing woman

Carmen Olariu

Police are appealing for help in tracing a heavily pregnant woman who has been reported missing from her home in Huddersfield.

Carmen Olariu was last seen at 2am on Saturday, October 31st in Springdale Street and was reported missing four days later. She is 5ft 3ins tall, with long bushy/wavy brown hair with a red tinge.

Pregnant and missing

Despite numerous enquiries to date, we have not been able to locate Carmen. Given that she has been described as being heavily pregnant we are concerned for her welfare and just need to ensure that she is OK.

– PC Sally Brook


Hull among lowest places for life expectancy

Life expectancy in Hull is among the lowest in the country according to new official figures.

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Men born in the city will on average die almost seven years earlier than those born in the wealthiest parts of London. New born baby boys in Hull can expect to live to 76.

Doctors blame a combination of poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and high smoking and drinking levels. Baby girls born in the city in the last couple of years can expect to live to 80 - in line with the national average.

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