Many in region 'eating themselves in to an early grave'

Up to 30,000 people in the Calendar region each year are having their lives cut short by heart disease, cancer, lung and liver disease - that's the equivalent of wiping out the population of a town the size of Pontefract every 12 months.

Public health experts blame poverty and a lack of education. Many of the deaths, they say, are needless. Jon Hill has our main story on the stark north-south health divide.