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Bingley comes together to celebrate its famous waterways heritage

Yorkshire’s most well-known stretch of canal played a central role in celebrating the county’s waterways heritage this weekend.

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Hereford cattle being judged at Otley Show. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

Scorching hot Otley Show is a timely fillip for farming

After a long, hard winter farmers are now finally starting to get their businesses back on track and so the opening fixture of the Yorkshire show season today came as a well-earned fillip.

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Garrison Street, Bridlington (Google)

Man suffers cut ear in early hours Bridlington assault

A man was left with a serious cut to an ear after being assaulted by three men in a Bridlington street.

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Josh Warrington spars in the ring at Trinity Leeds as he warms up for Saturday's world title challenge at Elland Road. Pictures by Steve Riding.

Hero’s welcome for Josh Warrington at Trinity Leeds warm up to Elland Road title fight

It was a chance for boxing fans to get up close to their heroes ahead of what promises to be an electric atmosphere at Elland Road this weekend.

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Anlaby Road, Hull (Google)

Cyclist in hospital after being knocked over by taxi door in Hull

A cyclist has been taken to hospital with neck injuries after being knocked off her bicycle by a taxi in Hull.

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Farming Minister George Eustice said nobody should feel alone if they face problems. Picture by Tony Johnson.

Farming Minister George Eustice urges farmers to reach out over mental health

Farmers’ mental health can often suffer from the weight of generations of commitment to their land, the Farming Minister George Eustice said.

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Humberside Police executed two search warrants on properties in Bridlington earlier today.

Three arrested as police seize 80 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin in Bridlington

A significant quantity of class A drugs including 80 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin have been seized by police in Bridlington today.

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The Our Farm Heritage team in action in Nidderdale.  Picture by Rob Light.

Nidderdale excavations reveal secrets of Iron Age farming

New archaeological excavations have unearthed evidence of farming dating back to before the Romano-British period in Nidderdale.

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More than 3,000 farmers had still not been paid their EU payments by March, three months after the payment window opened.  Picture by James Hardisty.

Failing payments agency is harming farm livelihoods, MPs warn in new report

Rural livelihoods are being significantly harmed by the failure of a government agency to correctly perform its core duty of paying farmers, a watchdog committee has warned.

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Gladstone Lane, Scarborough (Google)

Dog bites victim in attack on Scarborough street

Police are appealing for witnesses to a dog attack in Scarborough.

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Missing Leeds teenager found safe

Missing Leeds teenager found safe

Police have found a “vulnerable” missing Leeds teenager.

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Asda on Althorp Road, Hull (Google)

Opportunist thief takes woman’s money at Hull cash point

An opportunist thief grabbed bank notes from a cash machine after the money was momentarily left dispensed.

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Missing man Paul Parvin.

Scarborough businesses put on alert in search for missing man

Police searching for missing Paul Parvin from Sessay near Thirsk have extended their search to Scarborough following a potential sighting of him in the town over the weekend.

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Generational gap exists in tackling farming’s mental health stigma

Farming’s increasingly isolated nature is leaving rural communities vulnerable to mounting mental health problems, charity leaders have warned.

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Younger generations are more engaged with taking about their wellbeing, according to Helen Benson, Yorkshire co-ordinator of The Farming Community Network.

Generational gap exists in tackling farming’s mental health stigma

Farming’s increasingly isolated nature is leaving rural communities vulnerable to mounting mental health problems, charity leaders have warned.

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Laurie Norris, North Riding county adviser at the National Farmers' Union.

Value of getting off the farm cannot be underestimated in mental health battle

The National Farmers’ Union is urging its grassroots members across Yorkshire to grasp at a renewed impetus in the industry to take action and improve wellbeing in their local farming communities.

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Sally Conner, regional manager of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

Farm charities’ wellbeing support ‘completely crucial’ ahead of Brexit changes

Seeking help to alleviate the stresses and strains of farming life does not amount to failure, agricultural charity manager Sally Conner said.

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Robin Asquith manages Botton Social Farm in the North York Moors and has travelled the world studying how social or care farms operate overseas. Picture by Richard Ponter.

How social farms can play growing role in tackling mental health

Farms have the potential to play a far greater role in tackling the nation’s mental health problems, insists the manager of a North Yorkshire ‘social farm’.

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Schools increasingly seek mental health support for pupils

The number of troubled pupils being referred for mental health treatment by schools has risen by more than a third in the last three years, the NSPCC has revealed.

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The Government's consultation over the future of food, farming and environmental policy closed this week.

What the farming world has told Defra it wants from Brexit

The deadline has passed and every vested interest has had a chance to have their say. A government consultation on the future of farming has now closed and it has been confirmed that more than 44,000 responses were submitted for consideration.

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