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Woman needs 5000 calories a day to survive after weight loss surgery

A woman from Leeds whose weight dropped dramatically from more than 20 stone to just six after stomach surgery is now eating huge amounts of food to stay alive.

Julie Dunbar became malnourished and now needs 5000 calories a day to survive. You may find some of the images in Kate Walby's report upsetting.


Family's fear over heart unit closure

The family of a 6-year-old girl who is need of a heart and lung transplant say they are very scared about the closure of the Children's Heart Surgery Unit in Leeds.

Nikita Healey

Nikita Healey is going to require long term care to manage her condition and her mother has told Calendar she is not sure she can cope with the only unit in Yorkshire closing.

For treatment in the future Nikita will have to travel several hours from her home in Huddersfield to Newcastle.

Heart unit's future to be decided

In less than 24 hours' time the future of the region's only dedicated children's heart unit will be decided.

After 18 months of uncertainty, campaigners fighting to keep the unit open at Leeds General Infirmary will find out if their efforts have paid off.

Health bosses want to cut the number of specialist centres across the country - and tomorrow they are due to announce which have survived and which will go. Lisa Adlam has more.