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There has been a worrying fall in the number of women
in Yorkshire going for cervical cancer screenings.
More than a quarter of young women in the region still
In 2009, 76% of women in Yorkshire aged 25 to 49 were screened.
But six years later that had fallen to 73%.
Ali Fortescue has met 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 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 their 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 Jess Ennis Team GB vest.
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 5,000 lives every year in the UK.
However we are seeing the numbers of women attending screenings
across the UK fall down year on year.
It is hugely worrying because the test can take five
It's not an appointment any of us look forward to but it is a quick
The results could save a life so why are people not going forward
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has been commissioned research so for younger
women it is about embarrassment or worrying it may be painful
or interestingly the fear 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 as well now.
How do we encourage more women to come forward and get screened?
There has to be a focus within each area or constituency to think
about their communities and be very targeted in terms of what is going
We would like to see a woman 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 test done
and not worry about it for another three or five years depending
That is a key part and something we want to see looked at.
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.
Owners of Land Rovers across Yorkshire are being urged
to upgrade security after a spate of thefts.
The model has soared in value after the company
The National Farmers' Union says the number
The work of one of the most famous artists all of time has
Linocut prints by Picasso no less, have gone on show
Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists in the world
He did absolutely everything - painting, sculpting, playwriting,
And he did some linocut which you can see behind me.
There are 17 of these linocuts here in Barnsley,
it's a bit of a coup for the Cooper Gallery and I have
two people who can hopefully tell me more about Picasso.
Natalie Murray from the gallery, this is a huge thing for the museum.
We're really pleased to be hosting the exhibition.
The gallery is free public access so absolutely anyone locally
Hugo Chapman is from the British Museum.
Picasso was prolific - how important is this stuff
Printmaking was an integral part of what Picasso did
and the print behind me, Still Life With A Lamp,
is one of those prints that is in every single
Picasso was known by one name but if you want
to know his full name, Google it, there are lots of them.
I tried to remember it but I failed dismally.
You can see this gallery exhibition until the end of April in Barnsley.
Football now, and Sheffield Wednesday lost 2-1 to Brighton.
An early goal from Brighton was cancelled out by an own
That defeat leaves Wednesday in sixth position ahead of the rest
It is set to be a cold night tonight, in fact we're looking
Through tomorrow morning plenty of winter sunshine but more cloud
developing in the afternoon and really quite cloudy, even a bit
High pressure dominates over the weekend and actually
for the first half of next week so a lot of settled and quite chilly
weather to come but fog could also be an issue at the start
We could get a little patchy fog in a few prone spots through this
evening and overnight particularly down the Vale of York.
Clear spells allow temperatures to tumble and I think we're widely
expecting frost and temperatures rurally could drop a few
Tomorrow a frosty start to the day with some lingering fog patches
but generally a lot of sunshine and quite pleasant
But the cloud pushing in off the North Sea extending westwards
through the course of the day perhaps even producing a little bit
of drizzle and the odd snow flurry and feeling chilly with a high
That's that from the late team at Look North.
feel cooler. Can we keep it going until the start of the new week? I
suspect we can. Unconfirmed about -- concerned about the fog around. Here
is Helen with the national picture. Good evening. The weather is upon
us. The cloud has made all the difference this week in particular.
We have had some wonderful weather watcher pictures, this is Marlowe in
Buckinghamshire, this was Conwy earlier in the day. Some areas still
have the cloud. What a difference that makes. Edinburgh, the central