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Mother wants bowel cancer treatment to be made available on NHS

A mother of four from Silsden, West Yorkshire who had advanced bowel cancer is calling for a treatment which could extend her life to be made available on the NHS.

Sally Major says her cancer was diagnosed late and she should be entitled to the treatment known as ablation - where tumours are specifically targetted.

The treatment, for which family and friends are rallying around to help pay for privately is costing Sally and her husband Liam up to £25,000 a year.

For more information on Sally's story and how to donate click here

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Invite to families to 'come out and play'

There will be a day of fun and play for families in Hull today, as the Queens Gardens turns into an outdoor playground.

Play is important Credit: PA

It is to mark the national Playday Festival, an annual celebration of the importance of play in children's lives.

This year's theme celebrates 100 years since the birth of the best-selling author Roald Dahl, and children - and their parents - are encouraged to go along as one of their favourite book characters.

All activities are free and include cycle and donkey rides, inflatables and interactive performance from the Broccolily Theatre Group.

National Play Day is great at encouraging families to come together and have fun. Play is fundamental for children and young people's enjoyment of childhood and vital for their health, well-being and development.

– CouncillorPhil Webster

Emmerdale's Chris Chittel in real-life first aid role at ITV Yorkshire

Emmerdale star Chris Chittel, who plays Eric Pollard, has been learning the basics of emergency first aid as part of a Yorkshire Ambulance Service campaign.

The service hopes to reach 25,000 schoolchildren in a single day with its latest restart a heart campaign in October.

But paramedics were at ITV Yorkshire today teaching CPR to staff including Chris and Duncan to raise awareness of the life saving technique.

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