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Rich trove of sporting images will help tackle loneliness

IT is a collection of almost unimaginable scale.

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One more chance to Be A Hero as organ donor campaign is launched in Leeds

A 24-hour pedal power event in Leeds will kick-start a new appeal to find 50,000 new organ donors across Yorkshire within just six months.

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Social media is no 'silver bullet' for loneliness, a charity has warned

Social media is no ‘silver bullet’ for loneliness

Social media isn’t a “silver bullet” to end loneliness and cannot replace “meaningful” connections, a charity has warned, after the largest ever study into loneliness showed that lonely people have a 50 per cent increased risk of early death compared to those with good social links.

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Do you know what your children can see online?

INVESTIGATION: Harrogate and Ripon mums speak out about child sexual exploitation, abduction and cyber bullying

Children innocently browsing the internet could be just clicks away from being exploited by sexual predators and abductors.

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Harrogate Easier Living Project Help at Home support worker Brian Trickett, who with his colleague, Andy Storr, is busy delivering 200 15 minute Be Scam Aware sessions to the charity's clients around the district.

INVESTIGATION: How cyber crime is threatening the most vulnerable in our society

Cyber crime is rising at an exponential rate across the country, as criminals deploy increasingly sophisticated techniques to target the most vulnerable in our society.
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An inquiry has been launched into the contaminated blood scandal following years of campaigning by, amongst others, Hull MP Diana Johnson.

Diana Johnson: My fight for justice on behalf of victims of contamined blood scandal – and all those for whom it is too late

LAST Tuesday, the victims of the worst treatment disaster in NHS history received news many thought they would never see.

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Pub protected as community
fights to save it

An historic North Yorkshire pub at the centre of a long-running campaign has been granted a measure of protected status as villagers prepare a bid for community buyout.

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Updated - Harrogate village chosen as favourite to build entire new settlement

Updated - Harrogate village chosen as favourite to build entire new settlement

A new settlement made up of thousands of homes could be built on prime greenfield land in the region’s most affluent district, Harrogate Borough Council has confirmed.

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Council confirms preferred site for thousands of new homes in Harrogate

Council confirms preferred site for thousands of new homes in Harrogate

A council has confirmed that thousands of new homes could be built on prime greenfield land in the region’s most expensive district.

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Graeme Bandeira's cartoon from the Yorkshire Post on Saturday.

Special report: 'Old models of mental health care must be changed in new landscape'

What must be done to improve the detection, treatment and prevention of mental health in Yorkshire and across the country?
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Michelle Dewberry: Depression doesn’t discriminate, says woman who had it all

Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry was ‘the steel pixie’. Someone made of stronger stuff, the original reality TV ice maiden, known for her ambition and determination. It was all a cover, she says, for the turmoil she was hiding inside.

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Clarke Carlisle: ‘Nobody dreams mental illness will be a part of their life’

On paper, Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle had it all. Fame, fortune, family, with a glittering career and a 
bright future. But behind a crooked smile, he was battling a nightmare of deepest depression. RUBY KITCHEN reports.

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Concerns over Yorkshire mental health provision

A critical picture of mental health provision is emerging across Yorkshire as campaigners warn of unacceptable waiting lists, a postcode lottery for care, and a crisis service not robust enough to cope with growing demand.

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Alastair Campbell is a prominent mental health campaigner.

Alastair Campbell: We can’t afford not to invest in mental health

AT the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, you don’t need a pollster or a data analyst to tell you that the dial on the debate about mental health has been shifting, and shifting in the right direction.

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Young Yorkshire bookworm pens story for charity in memory of older brother

Young Yorkshire bookworm pens story for charity in memory of older brother

A book-obsessed young writer has been raising hundreds of pounds for charity in memory of his older brother after putting pen to paper to compose a story about a monkey-faced bat.

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By dismissing any criticism as 'fake news' Donald Trump risks undermining a free press.

YP Comment: The hard facts over fake news. A battle to uphold a free Press

NEW technology has transformed the media – and the delivery of news. Thirty-five years ago, it took days for reports to reach Britain about the latest developments in the Falklands conflict.

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The illumination on St George's Hall, Liverpool, after a second inquest ruled that 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

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.

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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.

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