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Leeds rush hour bicycle ride for Clean Air Day

A rush hour bicycle ride will take place in Leeds to promote greener transport methods.

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Coming back from cancer

Coming back from cancer

Recovering from cancer is a big challenge but one Wakefield woman used it as motivation to lose six stone. Sophie McCandlish reports.

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Yorkshire cycle scheme helping young and old

A scheme which gives children with special needs access to unwanted bikes is having double dividends. Catherine Scott reports.

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William Hague is making the case for cannabis laws to be relaxed.

The Yorkshire Post says: Cannabis case. William Hague highlights drugs dilemma

THERE will be many surprised that a senior statesman like William Hague is at the forefront of those now advocating the relaxation of cannabis laws – and the more liberal and regulated approach pursued by countries like Canada.

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Cricketer  Zainab Patel

Leeds cricketer Zainab, 11, wants more girls to play the sport

TALENTED cricketer Zainab Patel has her sights firmly set on playing for England after excelling in her club and school teams.

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Immune systems ‘could hold the key to preventing hidden killer’

Immune systems ‘could hold the key to preventing hidden killer’

Children’s immune systems could hold the key to preventing sepsis - a “hidden killer” that affects 20m people worldwide - groundbreaking research has found.

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Parents 'can use GPS' to track kids

Parents 'can use GPS' to track kids

Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘big brother is watching you’, a GPS app can help worried parents keep their youngsters safe, wherever they are in the world.
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Rachel Taylor, has spoken out about her fight to keep disability benefits

Disabled mother who fought for mobility support backs charity crusade

A DISABLED mother who says she was “penalised for her independence” has spoken out about her fight to keep vital disability benefits, as new research showed people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are losing support at an “alarming” rate.

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The Emergency Department will be temporarily relocated this week.

Harrogate Hospital's Emergency Department moved for temporary works

The Emergency Department at Harrogate District Hospital will be temporarily moved this week to allow work on the facility to be completed.

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Adam Kay has turned his experiences in the NHS into a book and a stage show.

From tragedy to comedy for former junior doctor turned best-selling author and performer

A former junior doctor turned comedy performer is lifting the lid on the extreme pressures facing NHS staff in a new stage show heading to Yorkshire. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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Independent Age is urging people to speak to their parents about their final wishes. Picture: PA Photo/Thinkstockphotos

Charity urges sandwich generation to speak to parents about death

ALMOST half of the so-called sandwich generation - those bringing up their children whilst also caring for their mother or father - are uncomfortable talking to their parents about death.

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The Empire Windrush arrived in Britain 70 years ago this week.

Andrew Vine: Windrush – and how Britain was changed on day the future docked

IT CAN take only a few people to alter the course of a country’s history, and they don’t have to be wealthy, powerful or prominent.

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Prime Minister Theresa May signs the leg cast of patient Jade Myers, 15 from London, who broke her leg falling off a wall, during a visit to The Royal Free Hospital, north London following the announcement of  increased NHS funding.

The Yorkshire Post says: NHS tables turned. Tories try to outflank Labour

THERESA MAY and the Tories can’t have it both ways when it comes to spending commitments. Quick to accuse Labour of providing insufficient clarity, the same is equally true of the Government’s NHS spending boost.

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Some have been left in limbo for years despite daily struggles to cope with growing children with complex needs.

NHS compensation call for cerebral palsy families

Families are finally receiving compensation for decades-old medical negligence cases, prompting calls for more to come forward.

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The Yorkshire Post says: Welcome funding boost for the NHS

The Yorkshire Post says: Welcome funding boost for the NHS

THERESA May’s announcement of a major funding boost for the NHS is undoubtedly very good news, and will be welcomed by the people of Britain who hold it more dearly to their hearts than any other public service.

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Brexit continues to divide opinion.

Putting a
spanner in
Brexit works

From: AJA Smith, Cowling, Keighley.

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Coun Jim Clark, Chair of the Scrutiny of Health Commission

'Radical change' needed for North Yorkshire's £35 million black hole in healthcare

North Yorkshire is facing a £35 million black hole in healthcare after the collective deficit of services has more than doubled in five years.
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Excutive Director  Emily Fullarton with volunteers, trustees and staff outside the soon to be opened home of Wellspring Therapy and Training. (1806053AM1)

Harrogate's 'shame culture' can stop people opening up about mental health, charity warns

Harrogate’s image of affluence and success can breed a dangerous ‘shame culture’ around failure and underachievement, a Starbeck mental health charity has warned.
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Helen (centre) on her final day at Harrogate District Hospital surrounded by friends and colleagues.

Helen says farewell to Harrogate Hospital after nearly 40 years service

A leading Occupational Therapist has said goodbye to Harrogate District Hospital after serving nearly 40 years with the NHS Trust.
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‘When I swim I am just like anyone else – I feel the same’ says Kayleigh as she gets readyto swim the Channel

‘When I swim I am just like anyone else – I feel the same’ says Kayleigh as she gets readyto swim the Channel

Two years ago, Kayleigh Davies could hardly swim, now she is overcoming serious illness to tackle the English Channel. Catherine Scott

finds out why.

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