YP Comment: A lasting memorial

AS the season of remembrance begins, it would be remiss not to acknowledge the unheralded work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Not only are its immaculate cemeteries and memorials a lasting tribute to those who gave their lives on foreign fields in the name of freedom, but the charity continues to work tirelessly to identify the remains of the fallen.

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YP Comment: Morrisons Move

WITH supermarkets importing 40 per cent of their produce, and costs rising as the value of the pound falls against the American dollar, it’s a potential win-win for consumers – and UK suppliers – if Bradford-based Morrisons starts to stock more food sourced from Yorkshire.

Prime Minister David Cameron meets headteacher Sajid Hussain and children from Kings Science Academy, Bradford.

John Roberts: The still unanswered questions at Kings Science Academy, the Government’s flagship free school where fraud scandal was ‘filed away’

THE fraud convictions and jail sentences at the Kings Science Academy are a damning indictment on the way the Government launched its free school policy.

What can be done to tackle work-life balance?

Jayne Dowle: Families pay price when work never ends

FOR most families in Yorkshire, it’s half-term week. For the children at least. Unless you have unfettered access to the office holiday rota well in advance, it’s likely that you’ll be at your desk while your offspring enjoy the break.

Theresa May at PMQs.

YP Comment: Last chance for One Yorkshire? County’s devolution dilemma as Theresa May stands firm on elected mayors

THERESA May could not have been clearer at PMQs – what is good for Birmingham, and the so-called Midlands Engine, is good for the rest of the UK as she reiterated her desire to turbo-charge the regional economies. The Tory leader also believes elected mayors are the best way forward.

Yorkshire Bank

BLACKFRIAR: Bank acquisition in troubled times may not be good idea

Yorkshire Bank’s owner ​CYBG ​has ​announced it is in preliminary talks to acquire Williams & Glyn from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Schools are failing to teach the basics.

YP Letters: Declining school standards are letting our children down

From: Neil F Liversidge, Managing Director, West Riding Personal Financial Solutions Ltd, Castleford.

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The Redcar steelworks which closed last year.

YP Letters: Looking to the future after Brexit

From: Roger Backhouse, Orchard Road, Upper Poppleton, York.

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File photo dated 1/8/97 of Royal Yacht Britannia as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested that wealthy philanthropists could fund a new royal yacht for the Queen.

YP Letters: Our wonderful royal family deserves a yacht

From: Christopher Clapham, Shipley.

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YP Comment: Deserved triumph for Tadcaster

FROM the 15 towns and cities which bid to host the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire to the six lucky locations confirmed yesterday, there is one standout winner: Tadcaster.

YP Comment: RPA: Get a Grip

YP Comment: RPA: Get a Grip

it GIVES The Yorkshire Post no pleasure to question the mismanagement of the Rural Payments Agency for the third time in 10 days. However, given the inability to elected representatives to stand up for farmers, it falls to this newspaper, the NFU and others to highlight these issues that the powers-that-be would like swept under the proverbial carpet.

Farmer Charlie Eckley checks his fields of pumpkins ahead of Halloween.

GP Taylor: Halloween and lifting the lid on mysteries of life and death

I HAVE to say that I now love Halloween. There is always a great sense of heightening excitement as the leaves start to turn and fall. Autumn brings with it an amazing sense of completion.

British troops in Egypt during the Suez Canal crisis.

Bernard Ingham: Six decades on from Suez, May must stick to her guns

SIXTY years ago come Saturday, Israel, the UK and France invaded Egypt to recover Western control of the Suez Canal and get rid of President Nasser who had nationalised the waterway.

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Barnsley MP Michael Dugher is leading the fight against pharmacy closures.

Michael Dugher: Pharmacy cuts will only add to pressure on creaking NHS

WRITING in The Yorkshire Post over the summer, I warned about the devastating impact that Government cuts to pharmacies could have on our local communities and our NHS. And I invited the new Minister, David Mowat, to re-think the plan.

A British Airways plane flies past an alleyway between two houses in Longford Village, Hillingdon, near Heathrow Airport.

YP Comment: Is it take-off for third runway? Hiatus over Heathrow expansion

there ARE many obstacles that still need to be overcome before Heathrow’s third runway is built.

Spencer Pitfield's resignation as a Sheffield magistrate has prompted a letter from another former JP about cuts.

YP Letters: Sad decline in tradition of local justice

From: Paul Sherwood JP, Thirsk.

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Theresa May has hinted at a return of grammar schools.

YP Letters: Grammar schools can offer academic excellence to all

From: Malcolm Bouchier, Park Row, Louth.

Should Paralympians like Hannah Cockroft be  described as heroes?

YP Letters: Don’t devalue the true meaning of heroism

From: Dave Croucher, Pinfold Gardens, Doncaster.

A Northern Rail pacer train.

YP Comment: Train of Thought

THIS region’s long-suffering rail travellers will be relieved that Northern is finally introducing refurbished trains this week as the bone-rattling Pacers are finally consigned to the antiquities siding at York’s National Railway Museum where their arrival is long-overdue.

YP Comment: The Health Police

YP Comment: The Health Police

EVEN though Theresa May’s Government decided not to ban junk food advertisements from the nation’s television screens before 9pm each night, it has not stopped the World Medical Association from recommending even more stringent controls.

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