A father-of-two from York who was left in a coma after an horrific motorbike crash in Thailand could be flown home soon after his family raised more than sixteen thousand pounds. 39-year- old Chris Moulds has been in a coma in intensive care since his accident six weeks ago near Pattaya.
But because the former Tadcaster Grammar School pupil did not have medical insurance, his family launched an appeal to get Chris back to England. His mother, Sandra. who is from Driffield, is hoping that Chris and his family will now be able to fly back to Britain within the next few weeks.
A family in Driffield are trying to raise thousands of pounds to fly their son back from Thailand after a serious motorbike crash. Christopher Moulds, who's originally from York, has been in a coma since the accident in March.
He lives in the country with his wife and two young children, none of whom have UK passports. But Christopher's mother wants to bring the whole family over to the UK so they can better support them. Emma Wilkinson reports.
The family of a man in a coma following a motorbike accident in Thailand have begun to raise the thirty thousand pounds needed to bring him home. Chris Moulds is originally from York but now lives in Thailand with his wife and children.
Relatives back here in Driffield and Wakefield say he doesn't have travel insurance and treatment costs a thousand pounds a day ,so they are trying to raise enough money to bring him back to Britain. Natalie Perkins is Christopher's niece
Dozens of friends and well wishers lined the streets of Hebden Bridge today ahead of the funeral of a local shopkeeper Bob Leedham. Bob was killed in January in a road accident in Thailand while on holiday with his wife.
The funeral takes place today of a West Yorkshire shopkeeper who was killed in a moped accident in Thailand. Bob Leedham ran Something Sweet in Hebden Bridge with his wife Gemma, who was also hurt in the accident on the island of Koh Samui.
His funeral takes place at Halifax Minster. But beforehand his cortege will drive through the streets of Hebden Bridge so customers, fellow shopkeepers and friends can pay their respects. Mr Leedham was an avid Liverpool supporter and everyone is asked to wear something red.
A few months ago Calendar brought you the story of a music teacher from North Yorkshire who was playing the piano to orphaned elephants in Thailand. But now Paul Barton has gone one better - the elephants have joined in playing the piano . Jon Hill has the story.