Dr Kate Granger today won the title of Yorkshire Woman of Achievement 2013. The medic who works at Pinderfields stopped her life-prolonging chemotherapy, to return to work, despite her diagnosis with terminal cancer. Victoria Whittam reports on Dr Granger's remarkable achievements to date.
Yorkshire's most inspirational women gathered in Leeds this afternoon for the annual Women of Achievement Awards. The event, which is in aid of the Sue Ryder charity, celebrates the courage and success of women in our region from all walks of life. Emily Kerr reports.
Dr Kate Granger today won the Jane Tomlinson Award for Courage as well as the overall title of Yorkshire Woman of Achievement 2013. She came of Chemotherapy and returned to work despite her diagnosis with terminal cancer. Today she is also an author and a fundraiser.
17 year old Olympic diver Hannah Starling from Leeds was today given the Young Achiever award at the Yorkshire Women of Achievement awards.
Marjorie Carter today won the Woman of Achievement in Sport award at the regional awards in Yorkshire. The 78 year old is a two-time olympic gymnast and has more recently inspired both coaches and gymnasts who she has tutored over the years.
Janice Wild celebrates her fiftieth year as Principle of Janina School of Dance in Crossgates in Leeds this year. Her mission in 1961 was to set up a dance school providing affordable classes for all. Her dedication to her work and students today won her the Woman of Achievement in Education award.
Krystyna Rogers won the award for the Yorkshire Woman of Achievement in Business.In 1991 without any previous business experience she set up a brand new company to reopen Bradford ice rink which had closed earlier in the year. This afternoon she dedicated her award to her staff.
Television presenter Gabby Logan won the first ever "Yorkshire Rose" award at this afternoon's Women of Achievement awards. She dedicated her win to her grandmother.
Olympic diver Hannah Starling won the Young Achiever Award at the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards. The honour was presented to her by Michelle Mason of Willing to Serve.
The Grammar School at Leeds pupil juggled studying for AS Levels and competing in the Olympics.
Yorkshire's most inspirational women gathered this afternoon for the annual Women of Achievement Awards.
Hundreds gathered for the glittering ceremony at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. as awards were handed out to celebrate the success of women in every area from business to sport. Among them was Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye.