Jamie's lasting legacy

A little boy from York who lost his battle with cancer has left a huge legacy.

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Could early diagnosis have saved cancer victim's life?

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.”

Pedestrian seriously injured in Pateley Bridge collision

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.

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Cycle helmet law change in Jersey welcomed by Lincolnshire father

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.

Read: Ryan Smith's recovery after accident

Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith Credit: Calendar

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Teenager to become ambassador for people with autism

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.

University of York study reveals 'third hand smoke' danger

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.

The research has revealed the danger of "third-hand" tobacco
The research has revealed the danger of "third-hand" tobacco Credit: Press Association

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:

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