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YP Letters: Will Labour keep faith with Corbyn?

From: Rick Sumner, Cliff Road, Hornsea.

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Immigration influenced the outcome of the EU referendum.

YP Letters: Brexit referendum vote was far from being ‘substantial majority’

From: John Cole, Oakroyd Terrace, Baildon, Shipley.

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The Stray in Harrogate.

YP Letters: Be thankful for legal protection for the Stray

From: Henry Pankurst, Chairman, Harrogate Civic Society.

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YP Comment: UK and Tunisia’s terror victims

The HEARTBREAK and heartache was clearly audible in the voices of the families of the 30 British tourists unlawfully killed by Islamist jihadist Seifeddine Rezgui while holidaying at the previously idyllic Tunisian beach resort.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

GP Taylor: Labour is out of tune with life in a Northern town

THERE was a time in politics where the party you supported was dictated by the social class you came from or aspired to be.

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George Osborne was the architect of the Northern Powerhouse. Should it have its own embassy in London?

Paul Dimoldenberg: Take the Northern Powerhouse to the heart of London

REBUILDING local economies right across the UK must be a priority for any Government as industrial obsolescence and global challenges have ripped the heart out of many once-prosperous towns and cities.

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Britain and the EU are on a collision course over the terms of Brexit.

Sir Bernard Ingham: We shouldn’t pay £51bn to be spared a diet of Brussels

Increasingly, I compare the European Union with the old Communist East Germany. Anybody who tried to leave Erich Honecker’s supposed paradise was liable to get a bullet in his back. Now anybody who tries to leave the EU gets blasted with a bill – in our case for £51bn, no less.

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What lessons can be learned from the shortage of school places?

YP Comment: Lessons over school places. Time to support our teachers

TWO schools of thought apply to today’s revelation that more parents are struggling to secure their preferred place at secondary school for their children.

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Amazon's Doncaster depot benefits from changes to business rates.

YP Letters: Rates fiasco that favours online giants

From: MR Gilbert, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth.

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The Ritz Ballroom in Brighouse.

YP Letters: Yorkshire should boycott arrogant Ritz Hotel

From: John Roberts, St John’s Court, St John’s, Wakefield.

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Is the NHS in crisis?

Letters: Freeloading immigrants to blame for the crisis in our NHS

From: Mrs P Harrison, Primley Park Drive, Alwoodley, Leeds.

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Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan: Trip round a block

I sit at the keyboard like a concert pianist about to animate some delectable Chopin; I crack my knuckles and I lean over to begin my artistic task. Of course, this is a laptop keyboard we’re talking about, not a piano one, and I’m just about to start writing my column for The Yorkshire Post magazine. I take a long glug of tea and begin.

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YP Comment: Veteran MP’s long commitment

YP Comment: Veteran MP’s long commitment

History will remember the veteran Leeds-born Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman for his stingingly accurate condemnation of his party’s 1983 election manifesto as “the longest suicide note in history”.

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YP Comment: Region’s needs must be heard

The Government’s response to the catastrophic flooding of Christmas 2015, which caused such economic devastation and personal heartache in Yorkshire, left much to be desired.

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Bishop Philip succeeds the Bishop of Chichester, The Rt Rev. Martin Warner.

Martyn Percy: Bishop’s views mean he should decline job

IT may surprise readers of The Yorkshire Post that I agree with most of what the Archbishop of York wrote in Saturday’s edition. Philip North, the Bishop of Burnley, is a fine person.

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Yorkshire actor Sam Riley stars in SS-GB where characters have been accused of mumbling.

Andrew Vine: TV viewers speak up against rise of ‘Mumblevision’

THIS is no way to enjoy television. Hunched forward, head cocked to one side, straining to hear the dialogue, and asking of the other people in the room “Eh? What did he say?”

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Horton-in-Ribblesdale School is to close.

Jonathan Gibbs: We must save rural life – but this school had to die

LET’S start with being clear about a couple of things.

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Lloyds Banking Group, Trinity Road, Halifax.

Mark Casci: Region is well placed to be a financial services superpower

As my train chugged across the Pennines en route to Manchester for last week’s Northern Powerhouse conference I was handed two large reminders of the challenges we face in our region.

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Baroness McGregor-Smiths review highlights the problems facing people of black and minority ethnic origin (BME) in the workplace. (Justin Thomas / VisualMedia).

YP Comment: Stamping out workplace bias - Employees deserve fairness

It is a matter of serious concern that in the second decade of the 21st century, people of black and minority ethnic origin (BME) should still find that they are being held back in their careers because of the colour of their skin.

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Drax Power Station.

YP Letters: Drax Power station helps destroy forests on other side of globe

From: Mr M Sayers, Cross Flatts Avenue, Leeds.

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