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Barnsley man stuck in Thailand without travel insurance

A Barnsley man trapped in Thailand after being virtually paralysed by a rare condition has told Calendar he didn't realise he wasn't covered by travel insurance.

Speaking from intensive care at a hospital in Bangkok, Craig Lindley, seen here with his brother Karl, says he applied for insurance online, but has since discovered the transaction failed.

Family and friends have rallied round to pay for his treatment and flight home next week, with costs now spiralling to more than £80,000.

David Hirst reports:

You can keep up with Craig's progress on his Facebook and Twitter feeds

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Yorkshire forces fall silent for Paris victims

Police forces across Yorkshire have taken part in a moment's silence in memory of those who were killed in terrorist attacks in Paris yesterday.

International footballer speaks out about personal impact of Syrian civil war

The Syrian civil war has forced millions to leave their homes and seek shelter in other countries.

Our reporter travelled to a refugee camp in southern Turkey which houses 17,000 refugees. One of them was an international footballer whose glittering career was interrupted by the civil war.

Vidhi Doshi reports and we chat to Wael Hamdosh from the Syrian Association of Yorkshire, who talks about the struggles of refugees and the services they offer

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'Four big parts' of crashed AirAsia plane found on sea bed

More pieces of the crashed AirAsia passenger plane, which plunged into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, have been found by search and rescue teams.

The head of Indonesia's search squad said "four big parts" of Flight QZ8501 had now been located lying on the sea bed, the largest of which is around 18 metres (59ft) long.

Searches are continuing to try to find the plane's black box. Credit: Reuters

However, poor visibility in the water is hampering efforts to get images of the wreckage, with underwater cameras only able to see two metres ahead.

Searches are continuing to try to find the plane's black box.

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Indonesia to investigate AirAsia flight schedules

Indonesia's transport ministry will investigate all Indonesia AirAsia flight schedules from Monday, a government official told Reuters, as part of a government probe into the passenger jet that crashed.

"We are going to investigate all AirAsia flight schedules," Djoko Muratmodjo, acting general director for air navigation in the transport ministry said. "Hopefully we can start on next Monday. We won't focus on licences, just schedules."

"It might be possible to revoke AirAsia's license in Indonesia," Muratmodjo added.

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