20/01/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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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




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