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'The fight against loneliness involves us all'

“HER sudden death left me in a state of physical shock so deep it defies description. Suddenly, the plans we had made for our final years together were no more; my future was a  wasteland, full of empty days with an empty heart and a soul bereft of love. I didn’t want to be here any longer; I came very close to ending it. Such is the consequence of extreme loneliness.”

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Volunteer Derek Sykes teaches Gillian Cooper at the art and conversation class. 
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

A welcome way to help put an end to loneliness

“The rule here, is that everybody is welcome”.

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MP Rachel Reeves, pictured chatting with volunteers Ian Davison and Ann McGuigan.

Daughter’s ‘talking-to’ encouraged mother to start befriending others

IT took a talking-to from her daughter to get Ann McGuigan on the road to volunteering, but six months since she started telephone befriending she no longer feels lonely herself and is making a real difference in the lives of those she speaks to.

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Prime Minister David Cameron sits down for a chat with Barry Fletcher, who attends the Friendship Lunches at the Durham Ox pub in Crayke, North Yorkshire.

Post campaign awoke politicians 
to Britain’s forgotten social crisis

Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic was launched in The Yorkshire Post in February 2014 with two main aims: for loneliness to be universally recognised as a health priority and to encourage our readers to volunteer for support services.

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Rachel Reeves.

Yorkshire MP talks about loneliness 'crisis'

In two months’ time, the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission will publish a manifesto – a template for Government on how it should deal with the “crisis” of loneliness.

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Help needed at Yorkshire’s loneliness hotspots

YOUR HELP is needed at two new services at opposite ends of Yorkshire that were both identified as loneliness hot spots.

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MP Rachel Reees is co-chair of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission. Picture: Tony Johnson

Why the crisis of loneliness shows no signs of slowing down

THE LONELINESS crisis “shows no sign of slowing down”, campaigners have warned, more than three years since The Yorkshire Post began an award-winning campaign to highlight its devastating blight on thousands of people in the region.

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Drink and drug drivers face stiffer sentences under a shake-up announced by Justince Minister Dominic Raab.

YP Letters: Deter drivers before they kill, not after

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

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Campaigners outside the Henry Jenkins pub.

New hopes for a viable future for historic village pub

Villagers who have battled for months to save one of North Yorkshire’s most historic pubs are now to gauge support over plans to create a community hub.

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‘Treasure trove’ of memories brought to life in new theatre production

A “treasure trove” of memories belonging to Sheffield’s older population will brought to life on stage in a new production.

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Our investigations unit is helping to change the law on driving sentences.

The Yorkshire Post says: Drive for Justice is just a start. Now it’s time to enforce road safety laws

TOUGH new sentencing powers that pave the way for killer drivers to face up to life imprisonment have, understandably, been welcomed by those bereaved families mourning loved ones killed by the recklessness of others.

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Bereaved Yorkshire father calls for end to stillbirth ‘taboo’

Bereaved Yorkshire father calls for end to stillbirth ‘taboo’

A Yorkshire father who has campaigned tirelessly since the death of his baby boy has called for an end to the silence surrounding the “unspoken taboo” of stillbirth and losing a child during Baby Loss Awareness Week.

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Why we must keep talking about mental health.

'Please do not stop talking about mental health'

AWARENESS of mental health problems has increased dramatically in recent years, partly due to high profile celebrities speaking out about their experiences, but also as a result of national and local campaigns to reduce the stigma.

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Cllr John Blackie (centre) at the Hawes filling station with Cllr Carl Les, (far left), North Yorkshires Leader, volunteer drivers of the Little White Bus and Upper Dales residents

Community to take on own fuel station to ensure sustainability

A remote community in the Yorkshire Dales, in a move to ensure its long-term sustainability, is set to become the first in the country to take over its own filling station.

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Esther Rantzen and Childline have given so much hope to so many children.

Dame Esther Rantzen: 'A listening ear for millions of children in pain'

MANY of the children and young people who contact Childline tell us they have never spoken to an adult about their problems.
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Sporting memories charity gets £500,000 to get older people exercising

Sporting memories charity gets £500,000 to get older people exercising

A YORKSHIRE charity which uses the power of sporting memories to tackle loneliness, dementia and depression has been given almost half a million pounds to help get older people exercising.

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MP Rachel Reees is co-chair of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission. Picture: Tony Johnson

Refugees in Yorkshire left 'lonely and isolated' from lack of English language help

REFUGEES living in Yorkshire have been left lonely and isolated because English language provision is “not fit for purpose”, new research has found.

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Cyclist Liam Wilton rides past the Cow and Calf, Ilkley..28th September 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

County in cycle ‘champions league’

Yorkshire has now reached the “Champions League” of cycling, tourism leaders have said, as the host towns and cities are revealed for the region’s premier road race.

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The front page of The Yorkshire Post on Thursday

CANCER: Why this newspaper believes the good people of Yorkshire will deliver the ultimate Christmas gift to the people of God's Own County who need it the most

I recently lost my father-in-law to cancer; I lost my grandad to cancer; I’ve lost friends to the disease and seen others’ lives changed forever having beaten it, writes Editor James Mitchinson.

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