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Funding for 6-year-old's life-altering drug to end

A 6-year-old with a rare genetic condition has been told he will only receive the drug he relies for another 10 weeks.

Sam Brown from Otley has Morquoi Syndrome Credit: ITV

Sam Brown from Otley has Morquoi Syndrome which means his skeleton doesn't grow properly, but his internal organs do.

He's been receiving a drug called Vimizin for free from the company which produces it as a goodwill gesture. But it says it'll stop providing the drug from May.

Pallet yard ablaze after large fire

Firefighters are at the scene of what they describe as a 'large' fire at Leeds Pallet Company on Pontrfract Lane in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Fire service have said that no one has been injured but 30% of pallets were involved in the fire.


Car found in search for missing Outwood man

Police in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace a missing Outwood man.

Stephen Pollard has been missing since Friday Credit: West Yorkshire Police

58-year-old Stephen Pollard from Newton Lane, Outwood who has been missing since February 27th.

His silver Mazda 6 was recovered yesterday from Balk Lane in Stanley and officers have been searching in the area.

He is described as white, medium build about 1.73m in height with brown eyes and grey receding hair. He was wearing jeans, a t shirt, green coat, black shoes and glasses.

Miners' Strike: 30 years on from NUM's return to work

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner's strike.

Orgreave in March, 1984 Credit: Press Association

The bitter dispute left lasting scars in communities throughout the region.

Now, with the industry facing extinction there are still calls from some MPs, union officials and academics for an investigation into the strike and the actions of those surrounding it.

Click below to watch David Hirst's report:


Yorkshire man returns from Kurdistan after fighting Isis

A Yorkshire security guard has returned home after travelling to Kurdistan - to fight against the terrorist organisation Isis

Yasir Abdulla has spent six months fighting in Kurdistan, the home country he left 15 years ago to move to Britain, because he was appalled at the brutality of the organisation he says has tortured and killed his countrymen and women.

We cannot independently verify the pictures in this report, but Yasir says they were filmed by him in an area of Northern Iraq which I.S is attempting to infiltrate.

Michael Billington reports

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