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Better awareness about brain tumours - the young cancer
patients campaigners say are being short-changed by a lack
You've got your 24-year-old son and all he wants
He wanted nothing more than to be able to go to London and lived
Police and the council are told to change the way they deal
with people protesting against tree-felling in Sheffield.
Drones and phones - the latest technology
being used by schoolchildren in their geography lessons.
How about a rummage through one of the most fabulous women's
Join me later for a look back at five centuries of
And it has rarely felt like spring today. A lovely sunny and mild day
across the region but some changes for tomorrow.
First tonight to the campaign for better funding to help hundreds
of people diagnosed with brain tumours in Yorkshire every year.
It's claimed the disease kills more people under 40
than any other cancer, but gets just 1% of funding.
The number of cases in our region is increasing.
We'll ask a Leeds doctor why in a moment.
First, Emma Glasbey has been to meet two women affected by the disease,
including one who took her fight to Westminster today.
Aaron was a 20-year-old university student when he discovered
A lot of his friends describe him as the life of the party.
One day, without warning, Aaron had a seizure at the family home.
After surgery and radiotherapy, his brain tumour disappeared,
but two years later Aaron's tumour came back.
He died in December at the age of 24.
because you've got your 24-year-old son and all he wants
He wanted nothing more than to be able to go to London and live
with his friends from uni, it was all taken away from him.
Aaron had been frustrated by the lack of funding
He donated his brain to medical research.
A 24-year-old in this day and age should not
lose his life to something that, if they have the right kind
of funding, if they have enough funding, they can research
The latest figures show 404 people in Yorkshire were diagnosed
That's a 13% increase on the year before, so the problem is growing,
and although it's the biggest cancer killer of those under 40,
just 1% of national cancer research spending has been allocated
Lisa has a tumour growing into her brain.
She's been told it cannot be removed.
Tonight, Lisa will be at Westminster to join the campaign for more
I have lost a lot of friends that I have met through this
process with brain tumours, and we are all like a little gang.
But we keep losing people on the way, so we really do need
Lisa has recently undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Later this week she will have a scan to see if the treatment has
Emma Glasbey, BBC Look North, Baildon.
We're joined now by Dr Ryan Mathew, who's a neurosurgeon
in Leeds, and also works with Cancer Research UK.
Thank you for joining us. Heartbreaking stories there. Why
does this type of cancer get such little funding?
And awareness issue. People are not aware that brain tumours affect so
many people and have such a devastating impact on lives. When
Angelina Jolie talks about breast cancer, it is in newspapers and
television, but we need more awareness of brain tumours.
We heard the numbers are rising, why?
We are not sure. We pick up more brain tumours through better access
to scanning, certainly over the last ten or 15 years, more scans and that
increases incidents. But until we find out what causes them, it is
difficult to understand why they are increasing.
The funding is important. The relative little you get is
significant. Why is Brexit such a concern for this?
The concerns relate around the amount of European funding we get,
which we think that for every ?1 we put into Europe, we get about ?3
back. That is research funding. Until we know what the final
negotiations are, and we know where the funding gaps are going to be,
there are concerns about research funding that we would normally get
from Europe. It is important to find out the
causes of brain tumours, because it is still a mystery in many aspects.
It is, and we have a better understanding of the different types
of brain tumours, and the fact that tumours in children versus adults
behave differently. But even to people with the same sort of tumour
on paper have actually very different cells within their brain,
and that is helping our understanding of brain tumours, but
without more funding it is difficult to get to the bottom of why they
occur in the first place and why the progress and why they remained
resistant to treatment. Diagnosis is really important, and
we are always told that. What can be done for early diagnosis in brain
tumours? We are doing a good job in the
University of Leeds, trying to push forward our understanding of brain
tumours, stem cell modelling, and big data on tumours, understanding
But without an understanding of But without an understanding of
these things and how we are going to screen for brain tumours, we look at
breast cancer for example and screening is something we take for
granted. Optimistic about the future?
Always. Thank you for joining us.
South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield Council have been told
to change the way they deal with protests against
The multi-million-pound scheme to replace trees and repair
pavements has been controversial and led to arrests.
Now, South Yorkshire's Police Commissioner Dr Alan Billings has
said the whole issue is being handled badly.
Our correspondent John Cundy reports.
By night and day across Sheffield, trees deemed to be dangerous
Are you proud of your city? You are shouting.
Some have been taken to court but their cases were dropped.
So far, 14 tree-felling protesters like heritage writer Calvin Payne,
All of those cases thrown out of court.
Now the police and the council are being told they are going
to have to find different ways of solving this long-running
Calvin Payne says his fellow protesters will be
I would tell them now that we will only let you do what we decide
as a community that we are going to let you do.
So if they want to do their work, they need to come and talk to us,
but we are not going to accept that 150-year-old tree is felled for
Meanwhile, South Yorkshire's Police Commissioner says the way
the prosecutions have been handled has been wasting time and money.
In a sense, it is over to you, Sheffield City Council,
to find out a political solution, but if they think that this can be
resolved by the police taking action and bringing arrests
under trade union legislation, that clearly isn't going to happen
because the Crown Prosecution Service won't allow it.
There is a difference between protesting and preventing,
and the protesters, if they are preventing the legal
work and our responsibilities, then I would ask them to consider
this and stand to one side, and allow us to
South Yorkshire Police say they acknowledge the dropping
of the legal actions, but have added...
The controversial tree felling is due to be completed
by the end of this year, whether or not protests continue.
John Cundy, BBC Look North, Sheffield.
We'll get reaction from a barrister who's been following the controversy
in our late bulletin as part of the BBC News at Ten -
Later on Look North: Encouraging green fingers -
a major new investment for Sheffield's botanical gardens,
The Crown Prosecution Service has received files from police
in West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in relation
Around 20 forces across the country have been looking at the expenses
of Conservative MPs in marginal seats, to see if the costs
of activists being bussed in for support should have
The constituencies involved haven't been named.
A fundraising page set up in memory of a 14-year-old Sheffield boy
who died following a kick boxing fight has raised more than ?4,000.
Scott Marsden died a few days after collapsing during
a kick boxing title fight in Leeds on Saturday night.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service has responded to criticism
of its response to the incident from the president of the World kick
It says it worked tirelessly to save Scott.
A teenager's being questioned by police in connection
with the death of a woman who was hit by a car in Doncaster.
62-year-old grandmother Susan Gravel was knocked down in Stainforth
The teenager has been released on bail. A 17-year-old boy was arrested
on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been
bailed while enquiries continue. A water pump has been unveiled
in York in honour of the scientist who first discovered that cholera
was a water borne disease. Dr John Snow was born
in the city in 1813. Today his descendants and academics
from the University of York gathered Dr Snow's research helped
end a cholera epidemic He was also Queen
Victoria's anaesthetist. People know about his work
on cholera perhaps more than his work on anaesthesia,
but I think his history is really focused very much on his London home
and his connections to here are not very well-known, and I think it's
a good thing that we are having more What a great time to visit
Sheffield's botanical gardens. They're home to 5,000 species
of plants in the heart of the city. Now they've benefited
from a major new investment. A dedicated learning centre
was officially opened today. It'll offer opportunities
for schools and practical courses, as well as art
and photography courses. On an afternoon like this,
you can believe spring In the heart of Sheffield,
the season is standing in the wings of the botanical gardens,
ready for a dramatic entrance. In one corner of the gardens,
there is a new bloom, And with ceremonial secateurs,
the Duke of Devonshire wasn't deadheading, but rather in fighting
the flour to open. Naturally, I'm absolutely delighted
to be in this lovely place, and I am really delighted to have
been invited to open this really amazing
new education centre. This is the botanical gardens'
brand-new education Centre, ready to host visiting speakers
and inspire a new green We had a very old, leaky
Portakabin here before, and there were times when people
thought we would never But luckily we had three really
wonderful donations from people who love the gardens,
including one from Mrs Dorothy Fox, after whom the centre is now named,
which is certainly meant it And after such a while, there was no
need to rush the formalities. A stoll in sunshine scattered
by blossom was very much The next generation,
they can wait just a little longer. Tom Ingall, BBC Look North,
the botanical gardens in Sheffield. That looks gorgeous in the sunshine.
Now let's look at the sport. We had a break from the thrills
of the Championship promotion race last night, because none
of our teams in it were playing. But who might be coming
up from League One? We still have two serious
candidates, and Sheffield United in particular will surely soon be
planning the open-top bus parade, if they can keep
up their current form. Sheffield United remain top
of the table with nine matches left, and a nine-point cushion
inside the automatic promotion zone. But the most telling
numbers for the Blades Four more last night in their 4-2
win at Swindon makes it 71 for the season,
the highest in the league. He then supplied Kieron Freeman
to establish a 2-0 lead. Swindon hit back to actually draw
level at 2-2, but the Blades had two First, Jay O'Shea thanked Swindon's
goalie for his present, and then Paul Coutts' penalty sealed
the 22nd victory of Bradford City's biggest number
is in the drawn matches column. It is 18 stalemates now after last
night's 1-1 at Charlton. Timothee Dieng headed
in City's equaliser. And Chesterfield could also have
done with more than a draw Their 3-3 with Peterborough
was at least terrific entertainment. The Spirites needed
Dion Donohue's second-half But Chesterfield's ten-point
distance from safety is already beginning to look too far
to avoid the drop. Doncaster Rovers are doing so well
in League two that most bookies have stopped taking bets
on them getting promoted. Rovers beat Notts County 3-1 last
night, and Dave Edwards was there with some
of their most dedicated fans. Two hours before kick-off
at the Keepmoat Stadium, Melanie and Corinne wait with pens
in hand for autographs Of course, they have got
most of them already, because they do this
for every match. I have been coming
for over 40 years. My dad brought me when I was four,
and then you come to all the games and you build it up,
get your season tickets, and get The players are friendly
and the staff are friendly, And they have been
brilliant on the pitch too. After going behind to Notts County
early on, Doncaster came back through James Coppinger's
close-range strike and Then, as county's goalkeeper pushed
forward in injury time, the Rovers broke clear,
and Andy Williams was left with a chance that looked
too good to be true. The last four games we have been
magnificent from one to 11, and the subs that have come
on as well, it is a real tight knit group and we have got
a great team spirit. With nine games left,
hopefully we can continue that. The expectations of myself
to the players is to win the league. And we are in a very good position,
but, you know, things can We have got to make sure
the standards remain the same You will not hear this
from the manager or the players, but it is almost a certainty that
Rovers will be promoted Three teams go up automatically,
and they are 16 points clear They have dominated this position,
and when they do celebrate promotion, you can bet these two
won't be far away. Dave Edwards,
BBC Look North, Doncaster. Here is a team we do not talk about
enough these days. York City may be struggling near
the bottom of the National League, but they could be on their way
to Wembley again in the FA Trophy! The Minstermen beat Lincoln
2-1 in the first leg of their semifinal last night,
with Vadaine Oliver scoring And there was a bit of good
fortune about the winner, as Adriano Moke's shot went in off
Aidan Connolly. Boxing now, and Leeds'
Featherweight Josh Warrington came face to face with his next opponent
today, ahead of their clash in May. Warrington knows he'll have to be
at his best to defeat the former World superbantamweight champion
Kiko Martinez of Spain, The pair appear on Frank Warren's
show at Leeds Arena on May 13, along with Olympic Champion Nicola Adams
and Huddersfield's Tyrone He knows how to finish guys,
and he doesn't just knock them out, You switch off for a split second
or got into the fight thinking it is an easy fight,
and then you could get hurt. So I want to go into this fight,
and I would always want to win and carry on where I left off
and keep the stoppage ratio going. You know, I am hitting harder
than I ever have done in the gym, and I think I will show that
on May 13. It should be a good night.
Thank you. You are looking good and I like the suit. It is dapper and
you brush up well. Next tonight - how phones,
drones and iPads have become One school in Malton
in North Yorkshire has gone hi-tech to teach a traditional
subject - geography. It's part of a project to introduce
technology across subjects Alasdair Gill went
along to find out more. Teenagers staring at their phones,
nothing new, you might think, but these pupils are on a geography
field trip, hard at work recording the urban environment with tablet
computers and smartphones. When I was at school, a geography field
trip involved a clipboard and a pen and a worksheet, but in 2017 these
pupils have some extra high-tech bits of kit. Piloting the drone is
James, and education trainer helping their school get to grips with new
technology and how best to use it. Would-be students having iPads, they
can take photos and only commend the day and share the stuff on the fly.
Rather than spending less on time collating paperwork, they can focus
on learning and collate it on the go.
Today is a study of urban environments, looking for visual
clues to residents' quality of life. Pupils are still using pen and paper
but they say the extra kit like this camera that takes a 360 degrees
picture, makes their work better and easier.
We can go back to our classrooms and record more, whereas if we did not
have our technology, we would be writing it down as fast as we could.
We have iPads, so we can take pictures of the areas to see things
visually without breaking it down. That is better and more accurate.
We have drones, to take aerial photographs, and that gives us more
of a wider survey of all of the houses we are surveying.
The younger generation is always quicker to accept new technology,
but what about the teachers? It will really enhance the student
's' exam performance and they must explain how they collected the data
and why, and reflect on their data collection techniques. They will be
one step ahead of other candidates across the country.
When it comes to improving teaching through technology, the sky 's the
limit. When it comes to fashion,
which decade or century Now the way Yorkshire's women have
dressed to impress over the past 500 years is being explored
in a new exhibition. I like the glamour of the 1950s.
I like flared trousers, so the 1960s or 1970s.
Now the way Yorkshire's women have dressed to impress over the past 500
years is being explored in a new exhibition.
Lotherton Hall near Leeds has been turned into
We take you to Bradford for something new in the way of fashion
shows. For centuries in Yorkshire has bone
at the high heart of the textile industry, where fashion played a big
role. -- it has been at the heart of textiles. Women here have dressed to
impress, starting as far back as the 1600 's. This is just beautiful.
Look at this waistcoat. Margaret Leighton, related to
France's lighting of Lord, North leads... What makes it special is we
have the jacket and the portrait of her.
Is that we are, to have the portrait?
Very rare. Stretching over five centuries, most
comments here have been donated by family members and tell the story of
each individual women's style. This wardrop belonged to Mary holding
Killingworth in 1800, married to a Rich Miller in Bradford and she
loved fashion. After a shopping trip, she wrote this in a letter to
her sister. She said, one very light silk dress, one dark handsome silk,
and one summer mantle and a velvet cloak to leave home with. I feel in
a perfect world. I know just what she means. Fast forward 150 years,
and fashion of the 1940s sees hemlines are shortened and women who
work. This collection belonged to a land girl in the Second World War.
This exhibition showcases personal stories behind the clothes, which is
rare and we don't often have those, but we know about the women who wore
these garments and that makes it special.
These clothes belonged to a poet and fashionista who represents the
21st-century woman, embracing different cultures to shape her
style. Tell us about this outfit. This garment was designed in Ghana.
I designed it myself, and came up with the concept and idea when I got
back to England, and I thought the Queen remember me wearing that
garment. Why not, indeed? Evolving,
transforming, women of Yorkshire have always had style.
It goes to show there is plenty of fashion in Yorkshire. Now let's take
a look at the weather. What is your favourite era of clothing?
Potentially flapper style in the 20s but I like 1980s fashion, with big
hair and Reebok shoes. We used to be like the Von Trapp family with
matching hair. Not a look to be repeated. Today has been... Up to 15
Celsius, both in Bridlington and down in the Vale of York. Cooler
tomorrow and a bit more cloudy as well. A transitional day between
nice weather with high pressure dominating and much more unsettled
weather later on in the week. You can see low-pressure here, these
area is sweeping through Friday and the weekend. Tightly packed isobars
mean a blustery day. Lovely out there this afternoon. You can see on
the satellite picture, cloud in the sky and some patchy cloud across
parts of north Yorkshire. Fine through this evening. Fine with long
and clear spells. Overnight, towards the end, more cloud in the West and
the North developing, but it will stay bright, good and clear breaks
temperatures falling back to around temperatures falling back to around
seven or eight Celsius. The sun will rise in the morning at 6:20am,
setting at 6:12pm tomorrow evening. High water is here. We start the day
tomorrow with a decent spells of sunshine away from coasts, and more
cloud in the West and north. Generally through the day, more
over the Dales and Pennines the over the Dales and Pennines the
afternoon and it will not make its way any further south until after
dark, and as it does start to push south-eastwards, it will tend to
fragment. For most of us, a dry day tomorrow, away from the
north-western corner with patchy rain by tomorrow evening. To sum up
tomorrow, a bit cooler and cloudier and some rain around later. 11
Celsius today and tomorrow in York. 52 Fahrenheit tomorrow. The wind is
starting to pick up into tomorrow. Looking at a windy spell of weather,
especially on Friday, with potential gales away from the hills. A chilly
started the day on Friday, becoming windy with rain of the afternoon and
it really will feel much cooler on Friday. Some spells of wet and windy
weather across the weekend, not a total wash-out but it will be
blustery. It has been gorgeous today.
We will be back with our extended news from ten o'clock tonight.