A politician from Yorkshire is taking on one of the richest drugs companies in the world to try and get compensation for victims of thalidomide.
The MEP Edward McMillan-Scott wants Grunenthal to pay out for the disabilities caused by the drug, which was given to mothers with morning sickness. The company says it already supports victims with equipment and medical help, but the Lib Dem MEP says that's just paying 'lip service'.
It has taken more than fifty years but today the very first memorial to the children so badly affected by the drug Thalidomide was unveiled in Harrogate.
Survivors came together from all over the country more than five decades after the morning sickness pill was withdrawn from the UK market. Its effects though are still being felt today, as Jon Hill reports.