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Real Lives

Neil Gillan with his wife Helen and dog Kevin

Heart attack victim with bleak prognosis suddenly 'sat up, removed oxygen mask and asked for glass of water'

Retirement offers people the chance to visit new parts of the world such as the Grand Canyon

When age is no limit to travelling, don't let insurers stop your holiday

Poppy Pickering cake shop Ilkley. Geoff Marshall making chocolates

How Dominique switched careers and tasted sweet success with her imaginative cakes

Gabriel Marsh-Papworth and, from left, Isaiah Serrant, Zaviar Cheema, Arsenijs Kalinins, and Zahraa Miah enjoy the graduation ceremony at Russell  Street Nursery

Boy, four, who survived against odds as mum battled cancer while pregnant prepares to start school

Richard Barrett, who has only weeks to live, and his friend Rachel Imris who is running the Leeds 10k to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Woman to tackle first 10k run as close pal fights on against motor neurone disease

Elderly African & Caribbean residents from Mary Seacole Court Day Centre got help with the cooking by young people from Brathay Trust, LtR Olga Thompson, & Antonia McLaughlin

‘Auntie Liz’, 93, has a taste for success with Caribbean cookery sessions

Brittany Stead, who is a member of the Great Britain women's goalball squad and also plays for Kirklees. The 18-year-old's ambition is to secure a place in the Goalball paralympics in Rio in 2016. Goalball is the only paralympic sport designed specificall

Paralympics is the aim as goalball teenager Brittany gets called up for Team GB

Gabby Logan paid a visit to Fulneck School to launch a charity appeal as her cousin's little girl has mitochondrial disease. Kim Nicholson with Betsy Kay, Paddy Kay, Gabby Logan and Oscar Kay

Presenter helps family raise awareness of baby Betsy's chronic illness

Baby Daisy Presto with her parents Mike and Sarah and some of the items the family are donating the the BRI neonatal unit

Parents of premature baby show appreciation to hospital by donating 300 items to neonatal unit

Steph Donnelly is hoping to reduce myths about stoma bags with a charity dinner dance

Fundraiser hopes to end stoma stigma with fashion show dinner dance

Women on a QED Integration course which the organisation is delivering across Yorkshire and London

'We should offer immigrants the same opportunities that my family has enjoyed'

Box tree chef, Simon Gueller, who is embarking on a charity cycle ride three weeks along the route of the Tour de France.

Michelin-starred chef plans to eat up the miles in £1m Tour de France charity challenge

Stella Litras with young people at the Brathay Trust

Mentors pass on stage skills to talented youngsters

Colourful couple: Lucy and Jacob who created colourful 'Save the Date' cards for their Big Day.

How to make your wedding day all the more special – and save money!

Charlotte Meek and Fiona Drake who set up The Stitch Society in Keighley to share their skills with others.

How group is getting crafty to relax and stitch the worries away

Francesca Martinez

'No-one is normal' - How author Francesca refused to let cerebral palsy hold her back

Anyone for Tennis? The more mature members of our society are keeping fit into their twilight years.

You’re never too old in fitness quest

A man on a bicycle

Riding to health and a happy life

Peanuts

Life with an allergy can be severely dangerous

Laura Fletcher gets ready for the London Marathon

Mum to run London Marathon for meningitis research after baby daughter suffers brush with death

Razia Amini with one of the sewing machines she is sending to Burkina Faso for a sewing centre for women

Grandmother's bid to create sewing centre in poverty stricken Burkina Faso

Janet Swift, right, pictured with fellow choir members Judith Ayton and Karen Mounsey during a trip to record at the Abbey Road studios

Pensioner sings the praises of singing for health

Passion for fashion: Maureen Russam

Maureen reignites the ‘make do and mend’ dress trend

Sammy Murray Brown teaching her Balletbefit class at Victoria Hall Saltaire (20988657)

Dance your way to fitness with the secrets of ballet

Robena Sheikh, whose husband Zahir spent his last weeks at Bradford’s Marie Curie Hospice, with her son, who was four when his dad died, and daughter, Zaynah

How Marie Curie Hospice was there for us in our time of need

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Parents’ time on TV could have effect on children

Sean Penn as Jim Terrier in The Gunman

Ageing action men are a sign of our times

How Disney Aim High project is helping children achieve their dreams

How Disney Aim High project is helping children achieve their dreams

Patricia Jackson and her daughter, Susannah Jackson, with their cds of children's stories based on hypnosis

Pair's hypnotic children's tales entrance a younger audience

Irene Bottomley and Betty Bramley join in with the Extend class at Brookfield Care Home

Age is no barrier at this fitness session

New film Still Alice puts focus on those affected by dementia

New film Still Alice puts focus on those affected by dementia

Mary Womersley of The Bridge Project has helped set up a group for those who have lost loved ones to drugs and alcohol

New group bids to gain equality for those bereaved through drugs and alcohol

Action will tackle cold calling nuisance

Action will tackle cold calling nuisance

Resettlement Worker Olu Ekata and Chief Executive Officer Paul Gartland talking with Paul Wilson (centre) at the new hospital to home scheme opened on Grattan Road

Lifeline scheme for sick and helpless

New steps to happier time when baby arrives

New steps to happier time when baby arrives

Ellen Clarke with her popular My Horse design

New toy is a racing certainty to win over hearts

Shock of realising your child is self-harming

Shock of realising your child is self-harming

Leighton Denny, who has become an ambassador for the beauty industry, receives his MBE from The Princess Royal, Princess Anne

Sweet smell of success beckons for Leighton

Shake-up in elderly care 'is vital'

Bradford outperforms national average for breast cancer screening rate

Bradford outperforms national average for breast cancer screening rate

Simon Cantrill who says he put the sewing machine to one side after appearing on television, but is now back behind the needle

Contestants find The Great British Sewing Bee a real buzz

7 top tips to help protect youngsters from the scammers

7 top tips to help protect youngsters from the scammers

Paul Mackie pictured when he received his honorary fellowship for services to Bradford at Bradford College in December. Paul is pictured with his sons Tom and Jack and wife Paula.

'My mission to raise awareness of 'hidden' cancer among men'

Ruth Gray with some of the special equipment that carers are being shown how to use in a upcoming course.

Helping people find safer ways to care for a loved one

Charlie and William Morris with some of their furry friends from the Charlie Bear Empire which they founded in 2005.

Couple make sure bear necessities of life are brought to adults and children

Are we losing the art of patience?

Are we losing the art of patience?

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9 simple steps we can all take to avoid being refused credit

Super slimmers Karen Bannon and daughter Bobbie-Leigh Cartwright .

Army told teenager she was too heavy to join up, so she joined forces with mother for slimming battle

Couples are more likely to volunteer for mediation first when seeking to separate.

Take time to sit down and talk as January tests relationships

Marilyn Foster, chairman of Positive Minds.

Intervention is the key to beating depression

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