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Amazing Maisie walking for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

84 year old Maisie Allan from Rothwell, who has defied doctors telling her she only had six months to live, has started her biggest fund-raising challenge yet.

Maisie plans to walk the same number of steps she would take if she were to trek around the world, in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Today she went to their Wakefield base to see where the money she has already raised has been spent:

Yorkshire Air Ambulance reward remarkable fundraiser

A pensioner from Rothwell has been treated to a tour of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance base in Wakefield, in recognition of the thousands of pounds she's raised for the charity.

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84 year-old Maisie Allan has embarked on her latest challenge - to walk the same number of steps she would need to do to get the whole way around the world.

That is despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer and outliving doctors predictions. She is also campaigning to get the government to scrap fuel tax for the Air Ambulance service.

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Two in hospital after crash

Accident involving two cars last night in Batley
Accident involving two cars last night in Batley Credit: Simon Brown

Two women are being treated in hospital after a car overturned and hit another vehicle in Hanging Heaton near Batley last night. Commonside was closed for a time following the crash

Accident last night in Batley
Accident last night in Batley Credit: Simon Brown
Accident last night in Batley
Accident last night in Batley Credit: Simon Brown
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance scrambled to accident in Batley
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance scrambled to accident in Batley Credit: Simon Brown
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance at last night's accident in Batley
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance at last night's accident in Batley Credit: Simon Brown

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Funny-looking pumpkin has a serious message

Spookley pumpkin
Spookley the square pumpkin might look funny, but it has a serious message.

The odd-shaped squashes are being grown at a farm shop near Pontefract, to celebrate Halloween and their own pumpkin festival. But the funny-looking pumpkins also have a serious message, as they are to be used to promote an anti-bullying message.

Nick-named Spookley _– the square pumpkin in a round pumpkin world – was the creation of the American writer Joe Troiano.

Over in America the character Spookley is one of the best-known mascots for anti-bullying.

Heather Copley, of Copley farms near Pontefract, is the first to bring Spookley and the anti-bullying message to the UK.

Scarier than ever!

Frightwater Valley
Lightwater Valley in Ripon has been transformed into a spooky Halloween inspired theme park for tonight Credit: Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley is no more! At least until the 4th November as organisers have transformed the theme park into 'Frightwater Valley'.

It's open from 10am until 7pm each day and includes Underworld - a new live action horror maze. They say there's plenty of tricks up their sleeves, and to beware of wandering zombies.

Frightwater Valley
The undead wander amongst the scary rides as Lightwater Valley becomes Frightwater Valley for Halloween tonight Credit: Lightwater Valley

House of Horrors

Each year the Dawsons keep their ideas a big secret - these pictures below are from last year's event.

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Every room in the Dawson household in Horsforth has been turned into a scary theme. Credit: Rod Dawson
HAlloween House 2
Hard to miss, the Dawsons spend at least 4 weeks decorating their house ready for Halloween Credit: Rod Dawson
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