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‘Without the Leeds trauma centre, I wouldn’t be here today’

It is a lifeline based in the heart of Leeds that offers invaluable care for those who have suffered life-changing injuries.

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SUPPORT: NESS members Amanda Ward, Melissa Porter, Keisha Meek, Stephanie Jordon and Rosa Nolan-Warren.

A band of support for Leeds women with debilitating condition

Women across Yorkshire suffering from a painful, debilitating health condition that can lead to issues at work, cause rifts in relationships and friends to simply “disappear” have banded together to create a supportive network.

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PRAISE: Lisa Tindall.

Award triumph for dedicated Leeds nurse

An inspirational Leeds nurse who has carried out vital work for more than two decades has won national praise from health chiefs.

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NESS members Amanda Ward, Melissa Porter, Keisha Meek, Stephanie Jordon and Rosa Nolan-Warren.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

A band of support for Yorkshire women with ‘crippling’ health condition

Women across Yorkshire suffering from a painful, debilitating health condition that can lead to issues at work, cause rifts in relationships and friends to simply “disappear” have banded together to create a supportive network.

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BBC Radio Leeds DJ speaks of "utter hell" before undergoing gender reassignment

BBC DJ Stephanie Hirst has told of the "utter hell" she went through before undergoing gender reassignment.

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Adorable five-year-old Bobbi has an incredible family behind her. Picture: Katie Gordon

Harrogate family's 'Herculean' effort for five-year-old born with rare condition

A Harrogate mum and her sister will be among thousands of others running the London Marathon this weekend, after her five-year-old daughter was born with a rare metabolic condition.

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There are plenty of tea blends to try which have a range of health boosting benefits

Brews with benefits: the health-boosting perks of a good cuppa

Widely known as a tea-drinking nation, here in Britain we're extremely partial to a good cuppa.
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Experts warn of 'toxic plume' ahead of hottest April day for nearly 70 years

A 'toxic plume' has made its may to Britain from the continent and officials are warning people to stay indoors, putting a dampener on the sizzling temperatures.
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Leeds hairdresser Matt Turner going the extra mile in memory of bone cancer victim Jude

Leeds hairdresser Matt Turner going the extra mile in memory of bone cancer victim Jude

MATT TURNER’S decision to go the extra mile and run the London marathon this weekend in honour of his cousin is a poignant one.

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Jayne Upperton, matron at St Gemma's Hospice chats with patient Brian Harrison. PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds hospices ‘go extra mile’ for patients

This week – to mark the 40th anniversaries of St Gemma’s and Wheatfields hospices in Leeds – we are running a series of features looking at the impact they have made on the city. Today Joanna Wardill looks at personal experiences of hospice care.

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YouTuber Hannah Witton is pictured with girls at The Co-Operative School, Leeds, talking about sanitary pads, which Asda have donated over 3000 to the school. Picture by Simon Hulme

School gets frank to end period poverty

GIRLS at an east Leeds school where period poverty has seen children miss lessons because they cannot afford sanitary products were given an “inspiring” talk by a Youtuber to encourage them to talk more openly about menstruation.

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Measles: Everything you need to know about the disease, how to spot it and how to treat it

Health officials have today warned of a measles outbreak in West Yorkshire.

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Measles outbreak in West Yorkshire: Vaccination warning issued

PUBLIC Health England is urging people in Bradford to ensure they have had vaccinations after confirming that measles is circulating in the city.
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Inquest into dad’s hospital death

Inquest into dad’s hospital death

A father of two died in hospital after being put on trial medication following a heart attack, an inquest heard.

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Harrogate mental health organisations invited to network in a bid to improve services

Voluntary and community mental health organisations in the Harrogate district, have been invited to an initial meeting to explore the possibility of a local service network.
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Is enough being done to support your mental health?

Not enough being done to support staff mental health in the Leeds workplace

With a rise in workplace-related stress, illnesses and mental health issues, almost half (46%) of working adults in Leeds believe that businesses are not doing enough to support the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees, according to a new study released today.

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High pollen count issued for first time this year in Leeds - but what does it mean?

For the first time this year a high pollen count in Leeds has been predicted, which could prove a disaster for hay fever sufferers.

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Calum Macleod, chairman of the Police Federation, described the situation as being "in crisis", with the lowest number of police in a generation and concerns over escalating violent crime.

Under-pressure Yorkshire police officers racking up rest days amid 'crisis' claims

Frontline police officers in some forces are owed well over a week off in unclaimed rest days, new figures reveal, amid claims of staff shortages across England and Wales.
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Health service protest takes to city centre

Hundreds of protesters lined the streets of Leeds city centre to raise concerns over cuts to NHS funding and the impact on services.

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Hundreds turn out for pro-NHS rally in Leeds

Demonstrators marched through Leeds city centre on Saturday as part of the Keep Our NHS Public protest.

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