Leeds teenager reveals unbearable pain of her ‘invisible illness’

Laken Wilkinson was a sport-loving national Thai boxing champion.

14 October 2016 ....... Beverley Thornton, from Meanwood,  has battled with mental health issues for 30 years, since having her first child and being diagnosed with post natal depression. Just a few years later after having a stillbirth, Beverley had a psychotic episode and tried to kill herself and was diagnosed as bipolar. She now works at Leeds NHS Trust, encouraging others to share their views on mental health services and experiences. Picture Tony Johnson

#SPEAKYOURMIND: Leeds mum-of-six Bev opens up about post-natal despression

The relief-filled moments experienced after bringing your first child into the world are often described by mothers as the most joyous in their lives.

Dominic Moore with his brothers, Joshua and Charlie.

Family of cancer patient raise £15,000 for Leeds hospital unit

The father of a 21-year-old cancer patient has helped to raise £15,000 towards the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at St James’s Hospital.

More than 400 patients were reported missing from hospitals and other NHS sites in Leeds in 2015/16. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Patients reported missing in Leeds more than 400 times in a year

PATIENTS were reported missing from hospitals and other NHS sites in Leeds on more than 400 occasions during the past year, new figures have revealed.

Yorkshire's league table of takeaways.

Seaside town has highest ratio of fast food outlets in the region

Some might say that a trip to Scarborough is incomplete without a seafront stroll with a bag of fish and chips.

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MoRunning is back in Leeds - ‘tache up and dash for cash this November

Thousands are gearing up to ’stache and dash next month for the annual MoRun in Leeds.

Funding appeal to save Leeds mum, 35

Funding appeal to save Leeds mum, 35

A battle has begun to save a mum who has been diagnosed with cancer and is fundraising for treatment at the same German clinic as former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell.

Raymond White.

Leeds optometrist’s dementia focus is recognised

An optometrist has become the first in Leeds to be accredited as Dementia Friendly.

Unsung Hero Award winner Lisa Beaumont is presented with her award by Jane Carter and Clare Frisby

‘Honour’ of winning YEP Best of Health Award

A previous winner of a YEP Best of Health Award has urged people to nominate their health stars.

Prostesters outside the meeting.

Hospital campaign group is looking at legal action

furious campaigners have said “gloves are off” in a fight to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after NHS bosses green-lit a plan to downgrade its A&E unit.

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Coun Rebecca Charlwood.

Vital strategy for the mental health of Leeds youngsters is welcomed

A strategy for improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people across Leeds was welcomed by councillors yesterday.

Prostesters outside the meeting this afternoon.

Hospital deal is sealed for Halifax and Huddersfield

Health bosses have approved controversial plans to centralise hospital services in Halifax and Huddersfield.

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Protesters outside Cedar Court Hotel where the meeting was held this afternoon.

NHS chiefs approve controversial A&E shake-up in Halifax and Huddersfield

A CONTROVERSIAL shake-up of hospital services in Halifax and Huddersfield was approved today as NHS bosses came to a decision after months of deliberations.

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High levels of research ‘boost cancer survival’, Leeds study finds

Bowel cancer patients being treated in hospitals with high levels of research are more likely to survive, academics in Leeds have found.

Former Scotland Yard officer Will O'Reilly was in Leeds, going round shops in the Harehills area looking for signs of illicit tobacco.
14th September 2016.
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Leeds health boss plays down illicit tobacco fears in city

Leeds’s most senior public health official has said the availability of illicit cigarettes is not on the rise after a report claimed they are “incredibly easy to obtain” in the city.

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Mum’s recipe for TV success

Mum’s recipe for TV success

Winning MasterChef has changed housewife Jane Devonshire’s life. Catherine Scott finds out how.

Harvey Mountain and his mum, Angela.

Schoolboy with rare tumour on way to US care

Brave Harvey Mountain will be one of just a handful of children sent to the US for state-of-the-art proton beam treatment on a rare type of brain tumour.

Restart a Heart Day by Yorkshire Ambulance at Silcoates School.
Gabriella Scanlon and Jason Carlyon

Leeds pupils learn to restart hearts

More than 20,000 children at 106 secondary schools across Yorkshire were taught how to perform life-saving CPR as part of Restart a Heart Day

Stammer no barrier for new nurse Bethany

Stammer no barrier for new nurse Bethany

A young nurse has secured her dream job at a Yorkshire hospital after fearing a speech impediment would ruin her career ambitions.

Alert over ‘spike’ in cases of polio-like virus

Alert over ‘spike’ in cases of polio-like virus

A health alert has been issued to parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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