A little boy from York who lost his battle with cancer has left a huge legacy.
Cuts to council budgets for care has left many people vulnerable. Shared Lives asks people in the community to house those in need
Hull MP Diana Johnson says the city's NHS is missing out on crucial funding and staff are 'overstretched'.
Teenager Lacy Lund was beaten so badly by an ex boyfriend she needed plastic surgery to rebuild her nose. The case went to court and her ex was fined and given a community order. Now the 19-year-old from Grimsby says her goal is to help other victims of domestic abuse. Helen Steel reports.
The family of a young mother who died of cervical cancer want to know whether her life could have been saved if she had been diagnosed earlier.
Keely Devine from Leeds, was 23 when she passed away. Despite complaining of symptoms during a number of trips to her GP and the A&E department of Leeds General Infirmary, the cancer wasn't picked up for over 2 years. Kate Walby reports.
A spokesperson from NHS England, West Yorkshire, said: "This is a tragic case and our thoughts are with Keely Devine's family. Out of respect for confidentiality, we will not be commenting on this individual patient's case.”
Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was badly injured in a road traffic collision inPateley Bridge.
The pedestrian, a woman in her 60s, suffered serious head injuries when she was hit by a cyclist on High Street in Pateley Bridge at around 2.40pm today.
She has been taken to Harrogate District Hospital for treatment. Her injuries are described as life-threatening.
The cyclist, an 18-year-old man who was riding a blue racing bike in the direction of Summerbridge, sustained a cut to his right elbow in the incident.
The road is currently closed in both directions as the police examine the scene of the incident.
Health bosses in Lincolnshire are asking people to only use A&E when totally necessary as they experience a high demand for services. They say one in three people who visit do not need to be there.
The father of a Lincolnshire cyclist left brain-damaged after hit by van has welcomed news that it is now compulsory for all under 14's to wear helmets when cycling in Jersey. Ryan Smith did not have one on when he was involved in the accident a year ago today. His dad wants the same law introduced here.
You may remember the story of the schoolboy form Leeds - whose pet corgi was credited with turning his life around - after he was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.
14 year old Nick Gilling from Leeds was so badly affected - he would hide under his bed - because of his anxieties about going out in public. After we featured him on Calendar, his story went global - and he's now become an ambassador for people with autism. Michael Billington reports.
A new scheme is being launched today in Doncaster asking people in the community to provide a secure, family environment for those in need. The charity Shared Lives Plus provides an alternative to care homes for vulnerable and disabled adults.
- Alex Fox - Shared Lives Plus
Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home.
Until now, the risks of this exposure known as ‘third hand tobacco smoke’ have been highly uncertain and not considered in public policy.
However, a new study indicates potentially severe long-term consequences, particularly to children. Scientists collected dust samples from private homes occupied by both smokers and non-smokers. Using observations of house dust composition, they estimated the cancer risk by applying the most recent official toxicology information.
They found that for children aged one to six years old, the cancer risks exceeded the limit recommended by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in three quarters of smokers’ homes and two thirds of non-smokers’ homes. The maximum risk predicted from the third hand smoke levels in a smoker occupied home equated to one extra cancer case per one thousand population exposed.
Lead researcher Jacqueline Hamilton told ITV Calendar what the research means: