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Welcome to Wednesday's Look North. news teams where you are.


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.