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11-year-old struck down by E. coli on school trip

The family of an 11-year-old girl who was struck down with a life-threatening illness after a school trip are suing the petting farm where it's thought she contracted the E. coli bug.

Megan Oldfield from Pontefract was on kidney dialysis for two weeks after the visit to Cruckley Animal Farm in East Yorkshire and is now at risk of long-term health problems.

The farm has since closed and denies liability but Megan's family is demanding compensation.

Sally Simpson has the story:

New study reveals cancer diagnosis delay as sister speaks of families loss

She looked a picture of health - she was a professional dancer - and even Katie Pearson herself didn't realise that her life was in danger.

It took months for doctors to diagnose that Katie, from Barnsley, had bowel cancer, a disease that would take her life in her mid thirties.

A new study has revealed that young people are facing significant delays in cancer diagnosis, Katie's sister has spoken about her families loss. Tina Gelder has Katies's story.

You can find more information about the symptoms of bowel cancer plus sources of help and support here.


Cycle challenge for Prostate Cancer UK

Hundreds of cyclists are expected to take part in a 24 mile bike ride today to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. The event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Skipton as part of a national fundraising drive.

  • Prostate Cancer will claim the lives of up to 30 men this Father's Day
  • It is one of the most common male specific illnesses in the UK
  • ·One man dies every hour from the disease
  • Over 42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year


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