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Mother issues warning after photo reveals toddler's eye cancer

A mother from Lincolnshire is warning parents to check their children's eyes after her daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer spotted in a photo. Eilise Somers noticed her four-month-old daughter had a white glow in the centre of her eye on a photograph she had taken on her mobile phone. A doctor later confirmed she had retinoblastoma. Sally Simpson reports.

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Child's cancer picked up from mobile phone picture

A mother from Lincolnshire is warning parents to check their children's eyes - after her toddler was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer - picked up from a photograph on a mobile phone.

Arwen Somers

Eilise Somers noticed her four-month-old daughter Arwen had a white glow in the centre of her eye on a photograph she had taken. A doctor later confirmed she had retinoblastoma.

Thousands take part in Leeds half marathon

Running for charity

Almost 9,000 runners have been pounding the streets of Leeds today for the Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon – making it the biggest turnout in the event’s 30 year history.

The event, which is organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the key dates in the region’s sporting calendar.

Back in 1986, around 900 runners lined up for the race. With the field now increasing tenfold, the run is believed to be the biggest half marathon ever held in Yorkshire. It is expected to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.

Men multi-tasking ... running and chatting?
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Family fights to get life-saving equipment in schools

A family is fighting to get life-saving equipment into all schools in Hull and eventually across the country. Cameron Good died when he was just ten after having an asthma attack while he was playing football. It wasn't until last year that campaigners won a four-year battle to allow schools to stock spare inhalers in schools. Now, Cameron's mum Stacy and her partner Craig have set up a charity to raise funds to ensure schools have the vital piece of kit. Helen Steel reports.

Facebook page promotes hospital jobs in East Yorkshire

A Facebook page set up to promote hospital jobs in East Yorkshire has attracted well over 1200 followers in less than 48 hours.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has set up the HEYJobs page to make it easier for local people to find work at Hull Royal Infirmary, Castle Hill Hospital, and within its other community-based services.

The HEY Jobs facebook site already features vacancies for staff nurses, a senior physiotherapist, lead cancer nurse and administrative staff, as well as a short ‘video tour’ of Hull Royal Infirmary’s new £8m Emergency Department.

The HEY Jobs facebook page can be found here.

Being able to recruit staff is an issue which many hospitals and NHS organisations struggle with, particularly in those areas where specialist skills are required. One of the things I’ve heard people say a lot over recent months is that they didn’t know we were recruiting. As an organisation, we need to harness the power of social media to ensure local people know about the jobs and careers that are available on their doorstep.

– Simon Nearney, Director of Workforce for the Trust

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Children's hospital appeal launched to get first specialist MRI scanner

Sheffield Children's hospital is hoping to be the first in the country to take delivery of a special 3T MRI scanner. Money raised from the Tour de Yorkshire is helping fund the new equipment.

Cherly Davidson from The Children's Hospital Charity says it vital they raise enough money.

Parents' campaign to prevent asthma deaths

The parents of a boy from Hull will deliver inhalers to a school in the city today, as part of their campaign to prevent other deaths.

Cameron Good was 10 when he died in November, while playing football.

Cameron was 10 when he died after an asthma attack

Today is World Asthma Day, and Stacy Suddaby, Cameron's mother, and her partner Craig, will deliver inhalers to a nearby school. They raised the money for them through their charity, Breathe for Cameron.

They set it up after learning that schools and sports centres do not by law have to have inhalers and 'spacers' - aerosol spray devices which are easier for children to use.

Three people every day die as a result of asthma - and Cameron's parents want to reduce that.

Stacy spoke to Calendar about the moment she had to turn off her son's life support - and how it spurred on her fundraising.

Tour de Yorkshire helps fund children's hospital scanner

The first Tour de Yorkshire may be over, but its legacy is just beginning.

Amber Whiston Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Money raised by the race is being used to fund a new scanner for Sheffield's Children's Hospital to help poorly kids like Amber Whiston who has a potentially life threatening brain tumor.

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