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Dorothy Fairburn: Farming needs workers from the EU

FARMERS and landowners want to fully play their part in Britain’s food chain by continuing to provide a secure supply of food within the country, and also exporting their good quality agri-produce to markets in Europe and beyond.

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Social care is the pre-eminent domestic policy concern.

YP Letters: Care crisis exposes Theresa May’s empty words

From: Mike Padgham, Managing Director, St Cecilia’s Care Services, Scarborough.

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Fracking protesters outside North Yorkshire County Council's offices.

YP Letters: Current gas wells not on scale of fracking risk

From; Josephine Downs, Highfield Terrace, Swinton, Malton.

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Tony Blair says voters should challenge the Brexit decision.

YP Letters: Put interests of our own citizens first in Brexit negotiations

From: MR Gilbert, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth.

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Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan: Caught in the fact

Take the facts and print the legend. Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. Fact is fiction with an instruction manual. I made that last one up but I think it has a certain something, because I’ve been thinking, like the rest of the world in these uncertain times, about facts and their relationship with storytelling.

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Caroline Flint has spoken of the emotional toll caused by her alcoholic mother as her new campaign is launched to help children whose parents drink to excess.

Caroline Flint: I was lucky. During the time alcohol took hold of my mum’s life, the alcohol did not result in violence at home.

THIS week I asked the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to work with MPs who are concerned about the 2.5 million children who grow up in the home of a problem drinker.

Many years ago, I was one of those children.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

YP Comment: Jeremy Corbyn, go now for the sake of your country and your party

THE scale of the Theresa May-led Conservative Party’s victory over Jeremy Corbyn’s vanquished Labour Party in the pivotal Copeland by-election speaks for itself.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London following a humiliating blow dealt to the party by the Conservatives after snatching Copeland in a historic by-election victory.

James Reed: Why Labour’s MPs are looking closer to home

YORKSHIRE has a lot of Labour MPs working particularly hard in their constituencies at the moment.

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The Archbishop of York.

John Sentamu: Your have my word – female clergy will not be undermined by new Bishop of Sheffield

THE nomination of the Right Reverend Philip North to be Bishop of Sheffield has created quite a stir, but it will not surprise those who have followed the process by which the Church of England agreed to the ordination of women as bishops.

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The abuse sent to Labour politician Diane Abbott is indefensible in a civilised society.

Tom Richmond: Vile abuse that threatens the very future of politics

HAS nothing been learned from the murder of Jo Cox MP? Even though her family continue to show immense dignity as they launch The Great Get Together to mark the first anniversary of their loved one’s death, the same cannot be said for political debate and dialogue in this country.

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Tony Blair.

YP Letters: Blair’s ambitions for new EU vote will sink without trace

From: Gordon Lawrence, Sheffield.

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Will HS2 benefit Yorkshire transport?

YP Letters: From: Natalie Bennett, Former Green Party leader, Sheffield.

From: Natalie Bennett, Former Green Party leader, Sheffield.

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Justin Welby is the Archbishop of Canterbury.

YP Letters: Give thanks that we have our own Archbishop

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

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YP Comment: Doris does her day job...

YP Comment: Doris does her day job...

THIRTY years after weather forecaster Michael Fish ignored a viewer’s warning about an impending hurricane, the most infamous meteorological mishap of the last century, with calamitous consequences for a country unprepared for the unstoppable forces of Mother Nature, the same could not be said yesterday as Storm Doris breezed across Yorkshire.

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Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

YP Comment: Don’t pull up the drawbridge

THE significant fall in net long-term migration to 273,000 people provides some respite to Theresa May – this issue was her Achilles heel during her meritorious six-year tenureship of the Home Office.

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An artist's impression of HS2.

YP Comment: High-speed rail’s new milestone. HS2 is finally passed into law

LIKE it or not, HS2 is here to say after legislation paving the way for a high-speed railway from London to Birmingham was given Royal Assent.

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Journalist James Foley was killed in pursuit of the truth, a profession being undermined by Donald Trump's false claims of 'fake news'.

Chris Burn: Telling truth to power is a mark of good journalism

LITTLE more than a mile from the White House in Washington DC is a memorial to 2,291 people who have died for simply doing their jobs – journalists killed for attempting to speak truth to power.

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Alan Johnson has exposed the Government's record on social care.

Alan Johnson: We must find a way to tackle adult care crisis

ADULT social care in England presents the biggest domestic political challenge of our time.

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Theresa May with Jean-Claude Juncker.

Bill Carmichael: It’s time that we called Juncker’s Brexit bluff

THE unelected president of the European Commission popped up this week to warn that the UK faces a “very hefty” bill for Brexit.

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The anti-fracking protest camp at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Fracking is not ordinary gas extraction

From: Christopher Pickles, Gilling East, York.

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