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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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Jeremy Corbyn, pictured with deputy Tom Watson

'Not the time to ditch Corbyn', says Tom Watson

Labour's leaders must take "a long hard look" at what is not working following the party's defeat in the Copeland by-election, deputy leader Tom Watson has said.

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David Miliband. PIC: PA

Labour ‘further from power than any time in my life’ says David Miliband

Labour under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is further from power than any time in the last 50 years, David Miliband has said.

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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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Farmers will still need migrant workers after Brexit.

Dorthy 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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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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Trudy Harrison celebrates her victory in the Copeland by-election

May jubilant at “devastating” blow for Labour

THERESA May branded the Conservatives’ shock by-election victory in Copeland as a “devastating blow” for Labour today.

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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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The Government is changing bird flu restrictions

Avian flu rules to be relaxed next week

RESTRICTIONS are to be relaxed to allow more poultry-keepers to keep their birds outside as efforts continue to combat avian flu.

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Corbyn vows to speak up for the regions as he defends his leadership

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to champion the voices of the British people and the regions throughout the Brexit process, as he denied accusations that his ailing leadership was the reason for Labour’s embarrassing defeat in the Copeland by-election.

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Andrew Percy

Northern Powerhouse ‘is about smaller towns and cities’ - Percy

THE GOVERNMENT’S Northern Powerhouse drive is about more than growing the North of England’s major cities, a minister has insisted.

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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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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour collapses around Corbyn after by-election humiliation

SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell has issued a plea for Labour unity, as one of the party’s MPs branded its loss in the Copeland by-election a “disaster” which showed it was on track for a “catastrophic” general election defeat under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

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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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