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Tom Richmond: Contempt where empathy is needed over care crisis

SYSTEMIC flaws in health policy were plain to see when Communities Secretary Sajid Javid played down the social care crisis when questioned by MPs this week.

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Potential nuisance callers and scammers could be able to buy sensitive personal and financial information for as little as 4p a record

Your personal data on sale to scammers and cold callers for just 4p

NUISANCE CALLERS and fraudsters are able to buy the phone numbers and personal details of almost anyone from unscrupulous traders for as little as 4p each, a consumer body has warned.

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President Donald Trump pumps his fist after delivering his inaugural address.

YP Comment: President Donald Trump’s hour of action arrives – and the world holds its breath

“WE must think big and dream even bigger.” So proclaimed the 45th – and most unlikely – President in the history of the United States at the end of Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ opening address which could not have been more nationalist, populist or anti-establishment in substance or delivery.

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BT has hiked its prices

BT announces price hike for broadband and TV customers

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.
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Who are the people who voted for President Trump?

Richard Heller: Why President Trump’s nemesis will be his own voters

THERE is a fine expression in American politics: you dance with the folks that brought you. It is a colourful way of saying that the first task of any elected official is to reward his or her own supporters. Lately, the colossal costs of American elections have turned their government into a vast repayment system for campaign donors and special interests.

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Rachel Reeves MP

Rachel Reeves MP calls for action to tackle ‘sky high’ overdraft charges

A YORKSHIRE MP is calling for tough action to tackle “sky-high” overdraft charges, which she claims are causing problems for hundreds of thousands of borrowers.

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Customers have responded well to the improved, more modern ranges in Bonmarche

Uncertain trading conditions for Bonmarche

Over 50’s clothing chain Bonmarche flagged up ​uncertain trading conditions and a poor online performance after sales in the run up to Christmas fell 3 per cent.

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Fox's is based in Batley where it makes biscuits, cookies, biscuit bars and seasonal biscuits

Fox's Biscuits receives takeover offer

​An offer has been made for ​Fox's Biscuits ​​​that would value the biscuit brand "in the region of £350​m".

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YP Comment: Long-term energy plan overdue

YP Comment: Long-term energy plan overdue

DAVID CAMERON and George Osborne were never shy when it came to highlighting the virtues of their ‘long-term economic plan’ – and acquiescent Tory MPs never missed an opportunity to indulge the then Prime Minister and Chancellor with mentions of their favourite soundbite.

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Peter Jay: Four years of Trump will not vanquish real America

THIRTY-SIX years ago, I stood with my children on Pennsylvania Avenue watching the presidential motorcade carry the newly sworn in Ronald Reagan back from Capitol Hill to the White House.

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Fraud and cyber-crime are the new volume crimes of the 21st century, it was claimed today.

Fraud is the new burglary as crime rates rise across Yorkshire

Fraud and cyber-crime have replaced burglary and car theft as the ‘volume crimes’ of the 21st century, a leading expert has said, after the offences were included in the annual crime statistics for the first time.

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A Royal Mail worker at the Royal Mail's Sorting Office in Turner Road, Glasgow. Royal Mail has revealed a sharp drop in letter mailing in the busy festive season as business worries over Brexit hit marketing post. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 19, 2017. The group said the number of addressed letters tumbled 6% in the nine months to December 25  Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Brexit fears may have led to drop in ‘junk’ mail

SHARES in Royal Mail fell after the company revealed that concerns about Brexit seem to have led to a decline in marketing - or “junk” - mail.

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Nick Glynne of Buy It Direct      Picture Chris Lawton

Buy It Direct’s profits soar

BUY It Direct, the Yorkshire-based online retailer, saw its profits and revenues rise last year, although it is taking a cautious view of 2017.

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Aviva offers insurance to one in four UK households and has 33 million customers across 16 markets worldwide

No redundancy decision following Aviva shake-up

There will be no immediate impact on jobs following the decision by ​insurance and pensions giant Aviva ​to​ merg​e its UK insurance businesses as part of ​plans to expand its UK operations.

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Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank closing 39 branches, including 18 in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Bank has today confirmed that it will close 39 branches in 2017, 18 of which will be in its heartland county.

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Halfords said cycling revenue increased 7.4 per cent over the festive period

Halfords enjoys a Christmas boost

​​Bicycles to car parts chai​n ​​Halfords has reported a robust set of results for the festive period​.

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Royal Mail said it is seeing the impact of business uncertainty in the UK on letter volumes

Royal Mail hit by drop in festive post

​Royal Mail has revealed a drop in letter mailing in the busy festive season as business worries over Brexit hit marketing post.

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Solar technology is set for a boost in Oxspring.

Batteries to boost solar power in South Yorkshire village

Dozens of homes in a South Yorkshire village will have batteries installed to create a “virtual power plant”, in a trial that aims to boost solar power.

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Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions.

YP Comment: May must broaden Brexit debate

BUOYED by a largely favourable reaction to her Brexit speech, Theresa May could not resist the temptation to take aim at Jeremy Corbyn and use Prime Minister’s Questions to highlight their contrasting styles of leadership.

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