Army medics trained at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire have left the country to join British efforts in fighting the Ebola outbreak.
They will man the Ebola Training Academy in Sierra Leone, which will supply five treatment centres currently being built by the UK.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening is to visit an Ebola training academy and a treatment facility in Sierra Leone.Read the full story ›
More than 100 army medics from Catterick Garrison are being deployed to Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola.
The clinicians form the lead unit who are departing from an RAF base this morning.
They will be training staff working in the UK-built Ebola treatment centres across Sierra Leone.
A medical study begun on Tyneside 67 years ago has found a link between childhood infections and hearing loss in later life.
The so-called Red Spot study has been looking at more than 1100 babies born in Newcastle from 1947 to the present day, measuring their health and development.
The charity Action on Hearing Loss has funded the study.
Dr Mark Pearce of Newcastle University led the study. He says findings show that childhood illnesses could have long-lasting consequences.
An aid worker from North Yorkshire has returned from West Africa after her latest spell helping to fight the deadly Ebola virus.
Cokie van der Velde, from York, is now enjoying time at home with her family.
She works for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, and has been helping doctors to combat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Guinea.
Caroline O'Doherty from the Sick Children's Trust explains how much hard work went into building and opening the new accommodation at the Freeman Hospital which houses families of poorly children.
After opening new accommodation at the Freeman Hospital, alongside Alan Shearer, Declan Donnelly, from celebrity duo Ant & Dec said the opportunity for families to be able to stay with their children during their heart operations 'at a really incredibly stressful time' would be 'a Godsend'.
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (Ant & Dec) are opening brand new family accommodation for families of child heart patients at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
The celebrity presenters and Newcastle United legend are unveiling Scott House, a £1.85mil ‘Home for Home’, as part of their work for the The Sick Children's Trust and Children's Heart Unit Fund (CHUF), where they are patrons.
The free accommodation hopes to give emotional, as well as practical support for families through en-suite rooms and a self-contained flat for families with children who have undergone a heart transplant.
The Sick Children's Trust was founded in 1982 by two paediatric specialists Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas, who believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child's recovery.
NHS workers at Leeds General Infirmary who have taken part in today's four hour strike have said industrial action is a last resort.
Edward Barr from Unite, Matthew Barker who is a porter, Fiona Powell, an NHS worker and midwives Liz Furness and Anita Marshall, have been speaking to ITV Yorkshire about why they chose to strike.