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Calendar's Christine Talbot opens cancer wing

A new £9 million centre for cancer and haematology patients has been officially opened at Harrogate Hospital today by Calendar's Christine Talbot.

Christine performed the honours at the opening of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre. Credit: ITV Calendar

Christine performed the honours at the opening of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.

It's been built to replace an outpatient haematology and chemotherapy unit at the hospital, which wasn't large enough to meet a growing need.

The centre also means many patients in Harrogate no longer have to travel to Leeds or York for treatment.

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Yorkshire soldiers given military funeral a century after their deaths

Fifteen soldiers have finally been laid to rest today a hundred years after they died. Six of them were from Yorkshire and all served with the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment.

They died trying to stop the Germans capturing a small hamlet just outside Lille in Northern France. Their bodies were discovered there by chance by builders five years ago.

The ceremony took place at a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in northern France.

David Wood was at today's ceremony and has sent us this report:

David Cameron: send British police to Thailand

The Prime Minister has defended the decision to send British detectives to Thailand to help police there investigate the murders of a Leeds student and another traveller on the island of Koh Tao.

The bodies of David Miller a 24 year old Leeds University graduate and 23 year old Hannah Witheridge were discovered on a beach last month.

Two Burmese men accused of the killings have now retracted their confessions and there's been widespread criticism of the Thai police investigation.

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