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Mother wants to dispel diabetes stereotypes

A mother from Halifax is campaigning to get rid of diabetes stereotypes. Three of Jodie Ward's five children suffer from type 1 diabetes.

They have to be monitored around the clock and have regular injections. Jodie says many people label her a bad parent who gives her children too many sweets. She's using World Diabetes Awareness Day to make people realise that nothing could be further from the truth.

Children need regular monitoring


Hannah Cockroft picks up second gold medal

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Halifax paralympian Hannah Cockroft led a British sweep of medals in the women's T34 800 metres final at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

Hannah claimed her second gold of the meet ahead of team-mates Mel Nicholls and 14-year-old Kare Adenegan on a profitable day in Qatar for Great Britain.

She won gold in the T34 100m on the opening day and will now set her sights on a hat-trick of titles when she goes in the 400m on Saturday.

We are the ones to beat now heading into Rio which is very exciting.The pressure is always there as I am always one of the ones to watch..... Sometimes that can get to your head but I think I proved today that I can deal with it. I had to play the race to my strengths - I was pretty confident with going with 200m left.

– Hannah Cockrfot

89-year-old Halifax man missing in London

Police are appealing for help to find an 89-year-old man from Halifax who has gone missing in London.

Josef Kuzio

Josef Kuzio, who is Ukrainian, left his home on Wednesday, October 21, to travel to London by coach to visit the Embassy of Ukraine, in Holland Park. The embassy confirmed he did attend but he has not been seen since.

Mr Kuzio is described white, about 5ft 3ins tall, slim, with grey hair. He was wearing a grey suit, a green parka type coat and a flat cap. He walks with a limp.

It is out of character for Mr Kuzio to go missing like this and his family are very concerned. He only had a relatively small amount of money with him and he does not have a mobile phone.

Given his age we are very concerned for his welfare and urgently need to hear from anyone who has seen him or who has any information that could assist in tracing him."

– Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson, Calderdale CID
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