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Crimewatch Highlights Halo Effect In Fight Against Crime
Pioneering crime-fighting technology being jointly developed by a Leeds-based company and the University of Bradford has been showcased on live national television. Halo is a revolutionary…

32 Months Prison Sentence For "Bluetooth Fraudster"

Bluetooth fraud involves an individual wearing a Bluetooth device on their person linked to a hidden mobile phone. This allows a connection with an individual outside of the test station who will…

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Wed 22nd Jun, 2016 | 9:43am

Pupils' Rocket Seed Science Project Blasts Off!

Eco Warriors Pupils together with teachers Debbie Baker and Conor Davies and the seeds
Eco Warriors Pupils together with teachers Debbie Baker and Conor Davies and the seeds
Pupils from Harrogate's Ashville Junior School are helping to take part in a nationwide scientific experiment that is simply out of this world!

The youngsters are participating in the Rocket…

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Fri 3rd Jun, 2016 | 6:14pm

MRI Scans Are Best And Safest Way To Identify High Risk Heart Disease Patients

MRI scanner - photo inyucho
MRI scanner - photo inyucho
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are the safest and most effective way to identify high risk patients with cardiac chest pain, according to evidence from a clinical study at the University…

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Mon 30th May, 2016 | 6:00pm

Britain 'Stronger In' Campaign Visits Sheffield Hallam


Lord William Wallace, Rachel Reeves MP and Paul Blomfield MP from 'Stronger In' visited the University (Friday 8 April) as part of a tour of the country campaigning for the UK to remain in the…

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Sat 9th Apr, 2016 | 1:16pm

New Improved Prostate Pack For GPs

photo - Prostate Cancer UK
photo - Prostate Cancer UK
The new improved prostate cancer pack contains revised information that GPs and other healthcare professionals can use to discuss the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer with…

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Tue 29th Mar, 2016 | 12:35pm

Tree-mendous Effort!

Landowner Michael Emsley (centre) with Richard Hinson and Philomena Noonan from Open County Harrogate
Landowner Michael Emsley (centre) with Richard Hinson and Philomena Noonan from Open County Harrogate
A major tree planting exercise in the Nidderdale village of Dacre Banks has entered its final phase.

Last November, pupils from Summerbridge Community Primary School, Dacre Braithwaite Church of…

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Wed 16th Mar, 2016 | 7:32pm

Environment Agency Releases 67,000 Fish In Yorkshire Rivers

River Wharfe - photo Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing
River Wharfe - photo Yorkshire Dales Flyfishing
Yorkshire rivers have benefited from a record-breaking year at the Environment Agency's fish farm. Experts stocked more than 67,000 fish across Yorkshire into rivers and small still waters,…

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Tue 1st Mar, 2016 | 7:30am

Can You Spare An Hour To Help Save The Tansy Beetle?

Tansy beetle - photo Stephen Falk
Tansy beetle - photo Stephen Falk
The Tansy beetle is to receive another boost in its conservation with a new area of habitat being created in Barlby, and the public are invited to come along and help out. Buglife are working…

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Mon 15th Feb, 2016 | 3:11pm

Zika Virus Disease

Anopheles albimanus mosquito - photo James Gathany
Anopheles albimanus mosquito - photo James Gathany
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), as a member of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA), has pledged its support to the World Health…

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Wed 10th Feb, 2016 | 2:12pm

Women In Yorkshire Fail To Take Part In Cervical Screening

photo - Sascha Kohlmann
photo - Sascha Kohlmann
A quarter of women in Yorkshire eligible to take part in screening for cervical cancer are failing to attend appointments.

Figures provided by Yorkshire Cancer Research show that during 2013/14,…

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Mon 25th Jan, 2016 | 3:17pm

New Bowel Cancer Screening Test


A new bowel cancer home testing kit will be rolled out across England. The Faecal Immonochemical Test (FIT) tests for hidden blood in stool samples, which can be an early sign of bowel cancer.

Foll…

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Thu 9th Jun, 2016 | 4:09pm

Critically Endangered Mussels Moved To Ark Facility

River Esk freshwater mussel - 40 years old
River Esk freshwater mussel - 40 years old
Vital work to safeguard Yorkshire's last remaining population of freshwater pearl mussels (FPM) was carried out last week on the River Esk.

Twenty adult mussels were taken from the River Esk to a…

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Mon 30th May, 2016 | 7:00pm

Sheffield Hallam Receives New 1m Engineering Equipment Which Could Help Eye-transplant Recipients


Sheffield Hallam University has taken delivery of engineering equipment worth £1million allowing the University to develop coatings which can be used on eye-transplants or during spinal-cord…

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Sat 7th May, 2016 | 11:32am

Scheme To Improve Bowel Cancer In Yorkshire

photo - Mark Newell
photo - Mark Newell
Yorkshire Cancer Research has launched a £1.5m five-year scheme aimed at significantly improving standards of treatment and care for bowel cancer in Yorkshire.

The charity is using Bowel…

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Wed 6th Apr, 2016 | 1:05pm

UK Trebles Funding To Tackle Zika Virus

Anopheles albimanus mosquito - photo James Gathany
Anopheles albimanus mosquito - photo James Gathany
UK funding for rapid research into tackling the Zika virus is set to increase to £4million, the government has announced today (21 March 2016), as British scientists continue to lead the way…

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Mon 21st Mar, 2016 | 2:03pm

Sheffield Hospital Implants Advanced Device In Patient To Aid Walking


A Sheffield man has become the first patient to have a revolutionary device implanted into his leg in an NHS facility.

Richard Fletcher, 39 from Chapeltown in Sheffield, has struggled to walk…

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Sat 12th Mar, 2016 | 7:00pm

Campaign To Highlight 16 Cancers Linked To Smoking


Every month 64 people from Leeds discover they have cancer caused by smoking. While most smokers know about the link between smoking and lung cancer, many people do not realise smoking is linked…

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Tue 23rd Feb, 2016 | 2:00pm

Researchers To Use Supercomputer To "hack" Ebola

photo - UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey
photo - UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey
Scientists at the University of Leeds will run the equivalent of password cracking software to find the chemical keys to defeating the Ebola virus.

A team from the University's schools of…

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Thu 11th Feb, 2016 | 6:05pm

Government To Fast Track Funding For Research Into Zika

Aedes aegypti mosquito - photo Marcos Freitas
Aedes aegypti mosquito - photo Marcos Freitas
Initially, up to £1 million from the government's Global Challenges Research Fund will be made available through the UK Medical Research Council (UK MRC) to researchers applying for grants…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 4:16pm

Big Numbers For The Tiny Tansy

photo - Steven Falk
photo - Steven Falk
The number of Tansy beetles found along the banks of the River Ouse has grown again in 2015, taking the estimated number of beetles to just over 24,000.

Geoff Oxford, who co-ordinates the annual…

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Wed 6th Jan, 2016 | 8:10am