Sunday 29 November 2020

New Neuroblastoma Treatment

I filmed an encouraging story about ground-breaking research in Sheffield which has found that a type of drug already used to treat cancers in adults may help save the lives of children with a high-risk cancer. PARP inhibitor drugs are commonly used to treat breast and ovarian cancer but it’s now been tested in the lab at the University of Sheffield Medical School and shown to be effective at treating high-risk neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer with a low survival rate. The research has been funded by charity Children with Cancer UK.

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Sunday 22 November 2020

Hospice Funding

I've been filming at a hospice that provides end-of-life care for people in North Derbyshire that is in a perilous financial position. Bosses at Ashgate Hospice Care in Chesterfield, which provides specialist end-of-life care, say they say they'll have to drastically cut the vital service they provide unless the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group gives them an extra million pounds.

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Sunday 15 November 2020

Flood Insurance

A family from Bentley in Doncaster who were flooded a year ago are still not back in their home. Lorna Ulyett says the stress caused by a series of problems they've had with their insurer has torn their family apart. They've been living in a caravan in their garden for 12 months.

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Wednesday 11 November 2020

South Yorkshire Floods Anniversary

I've been busy re-visiting some of the places that were devastated by flooding in South Yorkshire twelve months ago to . Last Autumn was the wettest on record here. It led to 1,200 homes having to be evacuated. Since then the Environment Agency has spent twelve million pounds bolstering flood defences in the area but is warning that the risk of flooding is going up because of climate change. I enjoyed travelling around filming people's stories to make this report.

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Sunday 8 November 2020

Food Waste

A Barnsley business that sells surplus food to key workers and people on benefits has started advising some of the world's biggest food companies. The Company Shop deals with thousands of tonnes of food that would otherwise go to waste.

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