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Art at the coalface: Retrospective for Yorkshire artist

THEY are the shapes and forms that dominated Yorkshire’s coalfield regions for decades - and influenced an artists’ career.

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Award-winning designer Fiona Pickles at Castle Howard.

Quintessentially British display for festival

A QUINTESSENTIALLY British “explosion of flowers and foliage” will take centre stage at Castle Howard next month, for its fifth annual flower festival.

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Extra funding needed to avoid ‘year-round crisis’ in the NHS

EXTRA FUNDING is needed to avoid a year-round “crisis” in the NHS, leading doctors have warned, as new analysis showed patients endured the worst winter on record.

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The Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended

Teen driver 'seriously ill' after Northallerton crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was left "seriously ill" after a collision near Northallerton yesterday.

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Missing Denzel Muduma, 12

Police appeal to find missing 12-year-old boy

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen a missing 12-year-old boy to get in touch.

Crime
Amberton Crescent in Gipton. PIcture: Google Street View

Teen arrested after stabbing in Gipton

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a man was stabbed in Gipton on Friday.
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Jessica Patel

Updated: Family tribute as man appears in court charged with murder of Leeds woman

A 36-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a pharmacist from Leeds who was found dead in her home in MIddlesbrough.
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The stolen mixing desk

'Distinctive' guitars and studio equipment stolen

Distinctive guitars and recording equipment were stolen in a burglary in Halifax.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Teenager in 'serious condition' after crash

A teenage motorcycle rider is in hospital in a serious condition this morning after a collision in the early hours.
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An installation titled We Are Hull by artist Zolst Balogh is projected onto buildings in the city's Queen Victoria Square, forming part of the Made in Hull series marking the official opening of Hull's tenure as UK City of Culture. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 1, 2017. Made In Hull, curated by Sean McAllister, is a celebration of more than 70 years of the city's history told through massive projections on some of its best known buildings. See PA story ARTS Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Volunteering projects get slice of £2.7m fund to boost community connections

VOLUNTEERING projects in Hull and North Yorkshire are to benefit from a new £2.7m government fund aimed at boosting community connections and reducing social isolation.

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Home-Start had been working in South Yorkshire for 35 years

Shock closure of charity to hit vulnerable families

Support for hundreds of vulnerable families across South Yorkshire has been thrown into doubt after a charity announced it will cease all services due to “financial difficulties”.

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Janet Wallcraft, from Morley, who was suffering with loneliness before contacting the Silver Line, who have set her up with a telephone befriender and a penpal.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Silver Line helps Janet to escape loneliness and find her 'happy ending'

Janet Wallcraft feared she'd never have a "happy ending" after finding herself intensely lonely after returning to Yorkshire after decades away in 2014.

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The first anniversary celebrations for Time to Shine Market at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.Ted Hunter is pictured in the Frame. Picture by Simon Hulme

Celebrating three years of bringing Leeds’s lonely out of the shadows

ITS aim was simple - offer the people of Leeds living in the shadows of loneliness their time to shine.

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Care home insolvencies show ‘crisis’ in social care

THE GOVERNMENT has been urged to tackle a “growing crisis” in social care after the number of care home businesses going bust leapt by over 80 per cent in a year.

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Roads Policing Inspector Dave Barf, North Yorkshire Police

Police share harrowing stories of road deaths in new campaign

POLICE officers who have the “horrible conversation” of breaking the news of the death of a loved one on North Yorkshire’s roads will share their experiences as part of a hard-hitting campaign to make motorists drive more safely.

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Foster care fortnight: More than 700 new foster carers needed in Yorkshire

Foster care fortnight: More than 700 new foster carers needed in Yorkshire

MORE than 700 new foster families are urgently needed across Yorkshire, to help give hundreds of children “their first experience” of a stable, secure and caring home, a charity has said.

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Promise of ‘staying put’ in loving home broken for fostered young

A MUCH-FETED Cameron-era policy designed to keep foster children in stable homes until the age of 21 is failing, charities have said, after figures showed the number of children “staying put” has dropped to its lowest 
level since it was introduced in 2014.

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Foster care fortnight: More support needed to help those in care thrive

LOOKED-after children should get more support as they approach adulthood to ensure they go on to thrive beyond the care system, charities have said.

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Jess Atkinson from Huby near Leeds

Staying Put: Why having a home for as ‘long as she likes’ is so important to Jess

FOR 20-year-old Jess Atkinson, staying at her foster family’s home after her 18th birthday was never an issue - it was her home, her family, and she was welcome to stay “as long as she liked”.

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Campaign inspires others to make ‘moments of connection’

A NEW campaign aimed at inspiring “small moments of connection” has launched after research revealed more than half of people in Yorkshire feel it has been a long time since they made a new friend or valued connection.

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