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East Yorkshire cancer death rates investigated

A cancer charity has launched a major investigation into why death rates are higher in East Yorkshire than elsewhere.

Yorkshire Cancer Research wants to make sure patients in poorer parts of the region receive the same care and have the same chances of surviving the disease as in other areas.

The five-year project, run by the Hull York Medical School and costing £750,000, will look at diagnosis and treatment as well as the care of patients with advanced cancer.

Cycling challenge

A sponsored bike ride which has raised thousands of pounds for cancer research is next going to be held in Ilkley.

Pedal for Pounds, organised by Yorkshire Cancer Research, has been held at either Harewood House, Leeds and The Great Outdoors, near Doncaster.

This time, though, participants, can tackle a 62 mile route through the Yorkshire Dales, starting and finishing at Ilkley Rugby Club.