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Whether you are a business or an individual, Maggie's Yorkshire needs your help

We are calling on the people of Yorkshire to get behind the creation of the country's first Maggie's Centre.

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'If there had been a Maggie’s in Leeds I could have gone there, had someone to talk to and feel safe. You cannot put a price on that.'

Yorkshire is the biggest county in Britain not to have a Maggie's Centre... something which cancer patient Harriet Dow is delighted to have put right.

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Maggie's: Battling against the fear of cancer in place to comfort and inspire

The breathtaking design of the new Yorkshire Maggie's centre is vital to helping with the care and support of the people it will serve.

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East Riding CCG is rationing surgery for the obese and smokers

Overweight people and smokers to be denied surgery for six months in four Yorkshire hospitals

Obese people and smokers in the East Riding are to be denied non-life threatening surgery for six months.

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Dancing is a good way for people to keep fit

Get on your dancing shoes and move

Wannabe dancers who fancy following in the footsteps of their favourite Strictly Come Dancing stars have the chance to twinkle their toes and raise money for Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People.

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Picture gallery: Harrogate Race for Life 2017

Were you among the runners taking part in Cancer Research UK’s race for Life events at Ripley Castle at the weekend?

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Jermain Defoe met his friend Bradley Lowery last night as the family say their little boy is finding it hard to breathe.

Jermain Defoe visits cancer battler Bradley Lowery as family say he is 'finding breathing difficult'

Terminally-ill football fan Bradley Lowery was visited by his "best friend" Jermain Defoe after his family threw him a party.
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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Children play in a water fountain in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Yorkshire weather: Tips for coping during the heatwave

Yorkshire is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.

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Research suggests that regular use of painkillers can raise heart attack risk.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.
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Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Plans to cut the number of hospital beds in Yorkshire would be "unsafe", official papers suggest.
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Expert tips to prevent sunburn

With summer fast approaching experts are urging parents to make sure they are ready to protect their child’s skin against harmful UV rays.

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Pharmacies are open over the Easter weekend.

Warning: NHS England issues advice over bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill launches £500K Beyond The Treatment cancer appeal

Olympic golden girl Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill had a blast today launching a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal to improve the experiences of cancer patients in the region.
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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill has a blast launching cancer appeal

Sheffield's Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis Hill is having a blast since she retired from sport as she proved at the launch of a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal.
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People around the world are marking Earth Hour this evening. People in Britain are expected to join in at 8.30pm... and then they will switch their clocks forward tonight as British Summer Time begins.

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour.

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Couple’s career change to create Yorkshire ‘super’ tea

Couple’s career change to create Yorkshire ‘super’ tea

Husband and wife team James and Jade Dawson gave up good jobs in Dubai to create a ‘super tea’. Catherine Scott reports.

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St John cadet named top of the North

St John cadet named top of the North

Tadcaster Grammar School pupil and York St John Ambulance Cadet Euan Inglis has been named the charity’s Deputy Regional Cadet of the Year for the North.

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Runners step up to Harewood race to keep hearts beating

More than 2,500 fundraisers laced up their trainers last weekend for the annual British Heart Foundation Harewood House Half Marathon and inaugural 10k in a united front against coronary heart disease.

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New bus route at hospital

New bus route at hospital

New bus routes aimed at children have hit the road in Harrogate District Hospital’s outpatients department to make waiting for appointments more fun.

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