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Christmas gifts for children by scooter convoy

a convoy of scooter riders in fancy dress will join Father Christmas on his journey to give presents to poorly children in hospital on Saturday.

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Zara Lundy.

Family’s bone marrow list plea to help eight-year-old daughter

The family of a little girl battling cancer is urging people to sign up to the bone marrow register, after being told she needs a transplant.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire

NHS surgery ban on obese patients and smokers in Yorkshire

NHS chiefs are backing a plan to ban obese patients and smokers from surgery in Yorkshire.

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Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive treats left lying around by their owners.

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VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

More than half of the UK’s dog owners have never cleaned their dogs’ teeth, according to a new survey.

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Pinderfields Hospital

Virus tests ‘negative’ after Pinderfields Hospital recalls 25 patients

Hospital patients have been called back in for blood tests after a problem was spotted with the cleaning of equipment used to examine them.

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The fight is on to save the surgery.

‘We must fight to protect our medical centre’

A city centre GP surgery with 3,500 patients could close down, along with an NHS walk-in centre housed in the same building.

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Darcy (in the red hoodie) needs NHS bosses to fund the drug.

Family’s funding plea for wonder drug

A family are campaigning for NHS bosses to fund a wonder drug which can save the lives of people with are rare genetic condition.

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Euan MacDonald.

I lost my voice through Motor Neurone Disease – but you can donate yours

Euan MacDonald, who has Motor Neurone Disease, explains how people living with the condition could be given a new voice – with your help

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Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Bags of ready to eat salads that contain broken leaves could be harbouring dangerously high levels of the food poisoning bug, a new study warned.

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A reader asks: Do we care more about our pets than people?

Pet flea and tick drops recalled over poisoning fears

A range of pet care products has been recalled by its manufacturer due to concerns that they may contain an element poisonous to cats.

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Craig Dove with his Stroke Association coordinator Kayleigh Ratcliffe.

Craig skis again after his stroke

A stroke survivor is preparing to hit the ski slopes again thanks to a funding scheme.

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NHS and social care face £230m funding shortfall

NHS and social care face £230m funding shortfall

Health and social care services in the district face a funding shortfall of £229m over the next five years.

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Millions of GP visits for minor ailments could be avoided, report suggests

Millions of GP visits for minor ailments could be avoided, report suggests

Millions of visits to GPs for ailments such as colds and insect bites could be avoided by patients looking after themselves, according to a new report.

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DOTING: Lee Chopping with his two-year-old daughter Betsy-Mae.

Dad is doing ‘summit special’ for charity

An ossett dad is to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for autism.

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Hospital staff prepare for tough winter

Hospitals are braced for a tough winter as they face staff shortages and rising numbers of patients needing treatment.

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The norovirus is a particularly unpleasant sign of the season

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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