Andy Burnham: Hillsborough Law is chance to create a legal legacy for disaster victims

NEXT month marks the 28th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster and the first anniversary of the historic verdict of the second inquest.

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Campaigners stage a protest at Henry Jenkins pub, which they have fought to have listed as a community asset ..Picture by Simon Hulme

‘Our pub is the beating heart of our village’

Steeped in rich history, rural villages are a wellspring of local lore. From the incredible to the legendary, it’s the stories behind these street-scenes which make each what is today.

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The village of Staithes and inset, protestors object to the phone mast.

Phone mast battle ‘tearing village apart’

Campaigners fighting plans for a phone mast in one of North Yorkshire’s best known tourist spots say the battle is tearing the village apart.

There's a new campaign for women who served in the First World War to be honoured.

YP Letters: Remembering the women who died in the war

From: Lucy London, Beckenham Road, Wallasey, Wirral.

Campaigners stage a protest against the proposed demolition of the Henry Jenkins pub, Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon. Picture by Simon Hulme

Battle to save Yorkshire pub with a famous old name

A Yorkshire legend, rumoured to have lived for nearly 170 years, has for generations been remembered by pubs bearing his name.

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Jo Cox.

Rachel Reeves: We can all follow Jo’s example to tackle loneliness

AFTER the death of my friend and colleague Jo Cox, it fell upon the rest of us to carry on her inspirational work.

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YP Comment: The key to loneliness struggle

YP Comment: The key to loneliness struggle

EVEN though there is far greater awareness – locally, regionally and nationally – about loneliness thanks to this newspaper’s award-winning campaign, it’s wrong to assume that it is just the elderly who live in isolation. More than nine million people – one fifth of the population – report that they are always, or often, lonely as younger generations begin to realise that Twitter followers, or social media navel-gazing, are no substitute for real friends.

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Jimmy Carlson, who was awarded an OBE in 2012, died on January 8 as a result of respiratory health complications, homelessness charity Groundswell said. Tributes have been paid to Mr Carlson, described as a "wonderful role model" and an "inspirational leader".

Campaigner for the homeless dies at 69

A FORMER alcoholic who spent nearly a quarter of a century sleeping rough before turning his life around and becoming a campaigner for homeless people has died aged 69.

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A group of pupils, parents, and supporters at the school who are fighting against the closure.

Tenacious parents appoint new head for threatened Dales school

Tenacious parents at a threatened Dales school have appointed a new interim headteacher despite it prompting a walk-out from teachers who they say have ‘quit en masse’.

Chris Pointon the husband of the late Dr Kate Granger, pictured with Gnorma the Gnome,Leeds..4th January 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

YP Comment: Asda honours doctor’s legacy

CREDIT where credit is due. With Britain’s supermarkets frequently accused of putting profits before principle as competition for custom becomes ever more intense, it would be churlish not to acknowledge Leeds-based Asda and its support for the #hellomynameis campaign pioneered by Leeds doctor Kate Granger before her untimely death from cancer last year.

The Yorkshire Post has been campaigning on the issue since February 2014

Oldest members of society struggling to access basic services

Almost half of elderly people over the age of 85 don’t ever go out socially, new research has found, with many struggling to get to the shops or even access a doctor.

GP Taylor has written movingly about loneliness at Christmas.

GP Taylor: Not such a merry Christmas when you feel so alone

YET again, I am in my favourite place looking out at the cold North Sea from the warmth and comfort of the Watermark café in Scarborough.

Daniel  Inniss, who is helping with the appeal

Friends launch appeal to help fund new start for homeless man

A crowdfunding appeal has been launched by three friends to raise £3,000 to transform the life of a homeless man they know only as Andy.

Nine million people of all ages are afflicted by various forms of loneliness according to recently published research.

YP Letters: We all have a part to play in tackling scourge of loneliness

From: Mike Adamson, chief executive, British Red Cross.


Ministers’ praise for driving sentencing report

THE justice secretary and Scottish First Minister have both praised an investigation by The Yorkshire Post which revealed that no killer driver in the UK has ever received the maximum sentence.

The Yorkshire Post has been campaigning on the issue since February 2014

Harrowing research reveals key triggers for loneliness ‘epidemic’

Epidemic levels of loneliness are now being felt across the country, a study has warned, with one in five people admitting they are affected by social isolation.

The hand of friendship - nine million people suffer from loneliness according to new research.

YP Comment: Loneliness - nine million reasons to act as hidden epidemic’s true toll revealed

THERE is, at the very least, increased awareness about loneliness thanks to an award-winning campaign by this newspaper, with the support of others, which has shone a light on the many challenges – physical and psychological – facing the frail and vulnerable living a solitary existence. Indeed, Theresa May alluded to the significance of social isolation at Prime Minister’s Questions a fortnight ago.

The Yorkshire Post has been campaigning on the issue since February 2014

YP Comment: PM’s commitment on loneliness

REGULAR readers will need no introduction to this newspaper’s award-winning campaign to raise awareness about the issue of loneliness, an initiative which started to change perceptions, and challenge policy-makers, when it was championed so passionately by Jo Cox before her senseless murder.

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Quiz of the Week: Fake news, ‘send to all’ error and web-savvy four-year-olds

An NHS office worker this week ‘broke’ the organisation’s email system by accidentally sending out a test message to all 840,000 recipients but what made the problem worse, according to the NHS’s IT department?

Beverley Thornton, from Meanwood,  has battled with mental health issues for 30 years. Picture: Tony Johnson

#SPEAKYOURMIND: Leeds mum-of-six Bev opens up about post-natal despression

The relief-filled moments experienced after bringing your first child into the world are often described by mothers as the most joyous in their lives.

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