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Good evening and welcome to Friday's Look North.
On the programme tonight - a young woman with incurable cancer
urges others to have smear tests, as figures reveal a drop
in the numbers being checked in Yorkshire.
Even if four or five people off the back of it go
and have the smear then that is hopefully doing something.
We'll speak to campaigners about what's stopping women
Warnings from police after a spate of car thefts targeting
the farmers' favourite - the Landrover defender.
Leeds Olympic medallist Nile Wilson will be here to tell
us how he's recovering after this horrible injury.
And they work of one of the world's most famous artist goes on display
in Barnsley. After a sunny end to the day we're expecting a frosty
night bus in places. At the back later with all the details.
First tonight, the worrying fall in the number of women
in Yorkshire attending cervical cancer screenings.
Despite high profile NHS campaigns, more than a quarter of young women
in the region still aren't getting checked.
When reality TV star Jade Goody was diagnosed
with the disease in 2008, her campaigning saw the number
of women attending for smear tests briefly rise.
But since then, the trend has been in the other direction,
with the number of women being screened falling
In 2009/10, 76% of women in Yorkshire aged 25
But six years later that had fallen to 73.4%.
It's even worse in Bradford, where the percentage of those
in the age group getting screened is just 68.
Ali Fortescue has been to meet one woman with incurable cervical cancer
who's campaigning to make more women aware of the dangers.
Her family describe her as funny, a party girl just like
But right now Liz's 30s aren't panning out as she had expected
and this is a family putting on a brave face.
She had a smear test when she was 25 but hasn't had one since.
Now Liz has been diagnosed with incurable cervical cancer.
I have days when I am down, but I just try to keep as positive
For me, I am not one that will just sit and just dwell,
I have got to keep going as much as I can and do what
Women aged between the ages of 25 and 49 should get a smear test
Early diagnosis is key and could help prevent up to 75%
I think some people think, it is not going to affect me or I am
People kind of shy away from the screening but it is
I think people build it up in the head and actually
when you get the appointment booked, turn up and have it done and I think
people will walk away and think, actually that wasn't that bad.
But Liz's fighting spirit hasn't failed her now.
She is using her story to raise awareness with
She will be auctioning a selection of goodies including a signed
Kell Brook boxing glove and a Jessica Ennis team GB vest.
God-mac if there is anything slightly different with your body go
to your GP and get it checked out and have regular smear tests to
hopefully avoid anything like this happening to other people.
She says if she persuades even one person to take
Robert Music is from the charity Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.
I asked him how important smear tests are.
Cervical screening is an incredibly important test. It it is estimated
to save around 5000 lives every year in the UK. However we are seeing the
numbers of women attending screenings fall down year on year.
And it is that it is at a 19 year role. It is hugely worrying because
the test can take five minutes but that can save a life. It's not an
appointment any of us look forward to but it is a quick and painless
procedure. Why are people not going forward and getting screened? That
is a range of reasons. Research has been commissioned so for younger
women it is about embarrassment or worrying it may be paying for our
interestingly the feel of the results because they think is a test
to find cancer rather than prevent cancer. In the older age group we
are seeing numbers drop and relevance as a growing concern
really is a younger person's disease or if they have been for a smear
test a couple of times it all thick and is imported to carry on going.
Boss the number of people being screened and Yorkshire is dropping.
As at the same for the rest of the country? Pretty much. Certain parts
of the country it is quite markedly lower than the national average.
Some it is level slightly above but overall the trend is down. That is
very concerning. We are worried that we could potentially see more women
are diagnosed with cervical cancer and more women will lose their lives
from it. Had we encourage whopping women to get screened? There has to
be a focus at each area to think about their communities and be very
tag set in terms of what it is to encourage them to attend rather than
a simple letter is going to make it work. Secondly it is about
accessibility. It is quite hard if you are a working woman at a time
off work to attend a screening or to book an appointment at a GP surgery.
We would like to see if a woman to be able to be screened at any GP
surgery. If there was a surgery near their work they could go there and
be screened and have this wonderful life-saving tests done and not worry
about it for another five years. That is a key part in something we
want to see looked at. Thank you. An 18-year-old man has been charged
with the murder of teenager Her body was found in
an alleyway off Lordens Hill Shea Peter Heeley -
who also comes from Dinnington - will appear at Sheffield Magistrates
Court tomorrow morning. A former Leeds heart surgeon found
guilty of misconduct is to be struck A tribunal ruled that
Nihal Weerasena - seen here on the left -
made various failings in the care of five children and one adult
between 2008 and 2012. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal
Service said erasure from the medical register
was necessary to protect the public. Mr Weerasena has 28 days to appeal
against the decision. The search has begun
for a company to design, build and maintain high speed
trains for HS2. Up to 60 will be needed to transport
passengers on the line from London The contract, which is worth
more than ?2.5 billion, A fund set up in memory of the late
Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox has Causes close to Jo's heart,
including the Royal Voluntary It was set up by her family
and friends following her murder More than 45,000 people from all
over the world have donated. Protests have been held ahead
of the inauguration of Donald Trump This rally in Leeds was followed
by other protests in the city, as well as in Bradford,
Sheffield and York. What he promoted and what his voters
voted for is what I am appalled that, bigotry, racism, sexism, it is
disgusting to me. Being from a state that has experience on what the
world can be and should be. Alec Shelbrook, the Conservative MP
for Elmet and Rothwell, is attending He's confident Donald Trump will opt
for a stable relationship. I'm sure he will quickly recognise
that stability comes with stable partnerships and stable
military affairs. And therefore I think
he will quickly come to realise that Nato plays an important role
in growing the GDP of a country like Later on Look North -
a fresh start at Odsal as the Bradford Bulls new owners
reveal their plans for the future Police are urging Land Rovers owners
across Yorkshire to upgrade security to stop thieves
targeting their vehicles. The classic Land Rover Defender
has soared in value It's now one of the most
stolen cars in the UK. The National Farmers Union says 30
Defenders were taken from Yorkshire in 2015 and they expect that figure
to rise after a spate Here's our Home Affairs
Correspondent Spencer Stokes. No rural scene is
complete without one. The classic Land Rover Defender,
a workhorse for farmers, But after the car
stopped being built, some old models are now
worth more than ?50,000. This man rears Highland
cattle near Skipton, and You know you are basically never
going to see it again. It is just so annoying that
somebody has virtually come within three foot
of our kitchen window, Unscrupulous people will do whatever
they can. They have been likened to giant
Meccano kits, quick and easy to That is why hobbyists
like Chris Welsh love lamb. There is always
something to think with. There is a massive second-hand
market for parts, and you can take them apart in hours and they can
then be sold wherever. The last one rolled off the
production line in Birmingham last summer.
Production of this particular vehicle has ceased and parts are
We know there are gangs operating in Yorkshire
particularly looking for
this type of vehicle on farms and in rural
areas, and our data shows this
trend is definitely continuing over 2017.
North Yorkshire Police say several Defenders disappeared over
Meanwhile, Robert has now got himself a replacement.
Unable to afford a valuable Defender, he
bought a cheaper Discovery, and is resigned to the fact that the
classic Land Rover design might not be seen on his farm again.
Let's move on to sport., Alice Gillian and a New Zealander.
"We haven't come half way around the world to muck around" said
the new Bradford Bulls co-owner, Graham Lowe today.
The former Wigan coach has formed the new club,
with former New Zealand Rugby League chairman Andrew Chalmers
They announced a new coach and captain, but admitted
there was a lot of rebuilding of trust to do given the problems
It is like riding a bicycle down a hill backwards,
without handlebars and no brakes and having to change both wheels.
It might sound impossible but it is all doable.
That, according to Andrew Chalmers is the enormity of the task
he and Graham Lowe are taking on at the Bradford Bulls.
The pair faced the media for the first time today
since being named as the people to reform the club.
They started by announcing that the former Manly Sea Eagles
coach Geoff Toovey would arrive next week to take charge of the team.
Certainly a big name for a club in the second tier
He's got the experience, the proven record, he's got
the talent and he is coming here for the right reasons.
He is coming here because he is a rugby league person
He is tough as nails, he has got that courage
He has a job on his hands to restore the club
They led the way when the game switched to the summer months.
Crowds rose, silverware flowed but in recent times it
Three administrations in five years followed by liquidation this time
round means the fans will need some persuading.
In this first season there is no season ticket money and very
Are you putting your own money in here?
Can you tell us how much you are in this for?
And have you got the money behind you to get through this first year
of two if you don't get those stakeholders immediately?
We have had to be fairly conservative, given
all the uncertainty but we are comfortable with where it
It was perhaps the club's new captain Leon Pryce
As a fan first and a Bradfordian, it has been tough.
Hopefully as a team and as a player we can start to put things right
and start to regain some trust from the community and from
We have a lot of wrongs to put right and not to let the game down again.
After an historic 2016 where he became the first British
gymnast to win an Olympic medal on the high bar when he got
the bronze, Leeds Nile Wilson was looking forward to a big year.
But during a routine training session on the parallel bars last
He immediately knew he'd done something serious to his ankle,
You have a large boot on your ankle. Eurogroup for your operation, how
long are you out for? I have slapped two ligaments in the outside of my
ankle and I have the operation on Monday. It is best to get it fixed
from a long-term period and they said at least three or four months.
I have said we will go at my place. With technology and the people
around me, it is amazing what you can achieve and only ten days after
I did that and what I am doing right now it is amazing. Boss it was a
freak accident wasn't it? You do that several times a day in the gym
but did you know immediately it was serious? I knew straightaway. I
think it is a reminder to myself and two gymnasts that you have to
respect the sport. A lack of concentration, you can take for
granted and maybe I wasn't concentrating. But it is done, my
main set is very positive and I know who I want to go sonorously iron
that period were you really upset at the new switches back to positive.
Have surgery and the end goal is more important than the current
obstacle in front of you. 2016 was a massive year for you, you are
outstanding in the European Championships. Does that give you
that positive and you know know who you want to go? Hundred percent.
2016 was incredible but it is a small part of what I can achieve. I
want to get back into the gym to progress and I am looking to Tokyo,
that'll be my Olympic Games. I have only turned 21 and they have a long
career ahead of me in gymnastics. This injury will be forgotten in a
year's time and so many sportspeople continue the setbacks that have gone
through but you look back on your career and should remember the
championships and the Olympics. It is a kink in the road and the main
goal is Tokyo. You're talking like you haven't got your fit in a bit.
What do you do know training wise? I been able to do quite a lot. I have
been doing loads of a body strength of the Day today and it is about
taking the opportunity and how can I make gains elsewhere, how can I get
stronger on other apparatus without using my legs and I think that is
the key. The big one is still the world Championships? That is the
goal to give back fighting fit for the level I was and if not beyond
that. Don't count me out. I said I am going at my own pace but I am
excited and it is an opportunity. It is unfortunate that has happened
this early on in the cycle that it could have been January 2016 and no
Olympics so let's keep smashing it. Thank you very much good luck. I
feel inspired. We wish you a speedy recovery.
It was built in 1770 to produce flour for families in York.
Now - almost two and a half centuries later -
Yorkshire's only working windmill is doing the same again.
The team who've restored the mill want to increase
their production further - but for that they say more
It was once one of hundreds of mills in Yorkshire.
Today it is the only one left that is working, found
in the middle of Windmill Rise, a residential street in York.
Lot's of orders this week so we will have to do some milling.
For a small team of volunteers, the windmill has become
Before they arrived it was derelict and in 2012 it was restored
to its former glory thanks to ten years of hard voluntary work.
There were times when we thought we were never going to get that work
done in time to get the grant paid and when we get that grant,
Yes, there were some real heart in mouth periods during that time.
The mill now makes and sells around 30 bags of flour a week.
To secure its long-term future, an appeal is being made
for more volunteers, a chance to learn skills that
have been passed down over hundreds of years.
We have done the hard work by getting the mill restored
but it is almost harder to keep any decent condition.
It is one thing getting the money to do it in the first place
but continuing with the income is important from our point of view
We would love anybody who has got the time and the physical energy,
because it is quite a physical job, to come and get involved.
And take over from us older ones are beginning to see the end
For anyone interested in volunteering, there is an open
weekend at the end of January, a chance to learn something
You know you've made it if you're known by just one name -
Today the work of one of the most famous artists all of time has
arrived in Barnsley - Picasso.
17 of his linocut prints will be at the Cooper Gallery
James Vincent has been to take a look.
Pablo Kassel one of the most famous actors in the world has come to
Barnsley. And he did some linocut which you can see behind me. It is a
bit of a coup for the Cooper Gallery and I have people who can hopefully
tell me more about Picasso. Natalie, this is a huge thing for the museum?
It is absolutely fantastic. We're really pleased to be hosting the
exhibition. The gallery is free public access to absolutely anyone
locally can easily access it. How important is it that people in
Barnsley come and see these prints? Definitely come and see them because
they are absolutely stunning pieces of artwork. We have a whole
programme of activities and events for all ages so there is lots for
everybody to take part in. That is a poorly written about when Picasso
came to South Yorkshire, to Sheffield. Imagining what he would
have done if he came to Barnsley. He went definitely went to Sheffield
and the myth as he disappeared for will so either took it upon himself
to imagine he came over here and liked very much. , She go you are
from the British Museum, an important as this work from Picasso?
Printmaking was an integral part of what Picasso did Andy prints behind
me is one of those prints that isn't an free single Picasso book. It is
one of his most famous prints incredibly important. How important
is it to make sure the things that anomaly in London in the rest of the
country? We love to see our collection out there. More people
last year saw British Museum works outside of London than they did in
London and if you think that almost 6 million people come to the British
Museum, that is a lot of people. We want Barnsley to embrace the sure,
we want him to come and see these prints because not all else and see
these prints because of else in the world can you see this succession of
prints that show you how Picasso worked. Thank you very much. Picasso
was known by one name but a few few want to know his full name, Google
it. I tried to remember it but I failed dismally. You can see this
exhibition until April. What have you got in store with the weather?
Tomorrow morning looks quite nice. On Sunday doesn't look bad either.
The high pressure there is not going anywhere, it could be with us until
the middle of next week. Let's look at some photographs. How do we say
this? Some nice cumulus clouds. A beautiful picture of Sunset this
evening and here is final picture, it was actually a bit sunnier across
Yorkshire than we were expecting, we all enjoyed some sunshine this
afternoons we have had lots of lovely pictures. He called on
weekends to come and tomorrow after a sunny morning it will cloud over
Saudi frosty start to the day and some sunshine and a cloudy afternoon
with the odd spot of light rain. High-pressure dominates over the
next few days with generally fine weather to come apart from a little
drizzle until the middle of next week. The weather system tries to
push in but would do so until about Wednesday or Thursday. The sunshine
spread up from the south aliased with the northern parts of north
Yorkshire keeping that cloud until sunset. This evening we will see
temperatures tumble under those clear skies with the widespread
frost and patchy fog. Down in the Vale of York and we could get
drowned to menace minus two degrees so-called night. The sun will rise
at ten past eight. Tomorrow a cold and frosty start to the day, some
fog patches and some could linger but generally plenty sunshine and in
the afternoon this cloud will creep westwards and become fairly overcast
by the end of the day and the cloud will be thick enough to produce if
you like showers and drizzly rain and the odd light flurry of snow. It
will feel called to temperatures up around five or 6 degrees. Each of a
date with the best of the sunshine through the morning. A lot of cloud
into Sunday but by the end, we will begin to see the cloud thin and
brick and another frost developing to start the day on Sunday which
doesn't look bad with broken cloud and spells of sunshine. Frost and
two Monday and fog lingering which could become a bit of a problem,
settled and cold weather to come with some sunshine breaking through
but don't be surprised if it isn't quite foggy through the early part
of next week. Thank you very much will stop enjoy the rest of your
evening we're here later. Good night by.