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YP Letters: Pensions expert hits mark on Tory care fiasco

From: Edward Grainger, Botany Way, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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David Behrens: Harnessing power of adverts would better serve our health

IT IS 60 years this week since they established that smoking was linked to lung cancer, and 10 years since it was banned in public places. So it’s surprising that so many people are still doing it.

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Hull Royal Infirmary

Why police and 'casualties' will descend on a Yorkshire hospital tomorrow

A live exercise involving police and a number of "casualties" will test Hull Royal Infirmary's emergency response tomorrow.

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Alan Johnson delivered a lecture on poverty.

Alan Johnson: Instead of blaming poor, we must eradicate poverty

AS politicians debate what needs to be done to tackle poverty, there is a tendency to focus on what might work in the future rather than refining and resourcing what has worked in the past.

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A widow’s plea: ‘We must find a way to beat this horrible disease’

A widow’s plea: ‘We must find a way to beat this horrible disease’

The widow of a man who died of blood cancer is adding her backing to Yorkshire research to find a cure for the disease. Catherine Scott reports.

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Date: 30th June 2016. Picture James Hardisty. Official opening of the CityConnect Cycle Superhighway.

‘Evolving’ strategy for cycling in Leeds until 2030 approved

Ambitious plans to a create a “city that embraces cycling as an everyday normalised activity for all” have today been endorsed by Leeds City Council.

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Healthwatch in North Yorkshire and York urge NHS national bodies to put patient safety before money.

Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals facing "significant cost reductions"

A health watchdog has said that the organisations which run Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals needs to make "significant cost reductions".
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Fake food poisoning claims could spoil the all-inclusive holiday

British tourists could be banned from all-inclusive holidays

British travellers could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

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Action call to stop babies dying due to mistakes in labour

Action call to stop babies dying due to mistakes in labour

Problems monitoring the heart rates of babies during labour are contributing to brain damage and stillbirths, according to a new report.

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Martin Jenkins is the chairman of the Yorkshire Maggie's fund-raising board. Picture Scott Merrylees

Cancer centre for the county

Work is due to start on Yorkshire’s first Maggie’s cancer centre this year. Catherine Scott meets the man in charge of the project.

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Staying cool can be easier said than done when there's no air-conditioning to rely on.

How to stay cool during a heatwave

Thermometers have hit 30C in Yorkshire during a prolonged heatwave.

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Bond End has been an AQMA since 2013.

Budget for Bond End gets £100,000 cash boost

A £100,000 cash boost has been added to the pot which will pay to improve congestion through Bond End in Knaresborough.

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The project team (L-R) Dr Christine Le Maitre, Prof Chris Sammon and PhD student, Abbey Thorpe

‘First-of-a-kind’ gels could help with back condition

Scientists at Sheffield Hallam University are developing “first-of-a-kind” gels that may remedy a condition which costs the NHS more than £1billion a year.

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Library picture: Drugs can mitigate the symptoms of Hepatitis but not yet cure it

Leeds and York scientists make breakthrough in unlocking Hep-B virus

YORKSHIRE scientists have claimed a breakthrough in unlocking the genetic code that causes Hepatitis B, the virus that is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.

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Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It's hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn't working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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Study finds ‘clear link’ between contaminated plane air and health issues

Flying a plane should come with a health warning, according to researchers.

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University to hold school mental health conference in Headingley

University to hold school mental health conference in Headingley

Education and mental health experts from across the country will gather at Leeds Beckett University to help shape the agenda on the subject in schools.

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The Tories lost their majority because of botched social care reforms, says Ros Altmann.

Ros Altmann: National solution is needed for the social care crisis

THE Tory manifesto was a turning point in the election campaign. To say the policy announcements on pensions and care were badly thought through would be an understatement. They don’t really seem to have been thought through at all.

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Brothers Oliver (left) and Benjamin Scott enjoy an ice cream at The Green in Heckmondwike, Yorskshire, as Britain basks in the hottest day of the year

Weather warning: Met Office issues second highest alert as Yorkshire bakes in sunshine

The heat health warning across the UK has been increased to its second highest level as Yorkshire continues to bake on the hottest day of the year.
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Children play in a water fountain in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Yorkshire weather: Tips for coping during the heatwave

Yorkshire is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.

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