‘Lasting legacy’ of action to help the country’s nine million lonely people

A “LASTING legacy of action” will be created honouring the work of murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox to tackle loneliness.

The River Aire between Skipton and Gargrave. The Craven area has been named one of the best places to live.

Craven and Richmondshire among top places to live in UK

Craven in North Yorkshire has been named one of the best places to live in an annual quality of life survey.

15 December 2017 .......     Alistair Watson and Josh Bracewell,  volunteers from Lloyds Bank in Leeds at the Leeds Childrens Hospital to wrap all Christmas presents donated to the Leeds Childrens Hospital Appeal.  Picture Tony Johnson

Christmas gifts for Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal

VOLUNTEERS have been wrapping toys and gifts donated to the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal aimed at ensuring all young patients get a present this Christmas.

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most highly regulated in the world, and a new drug will go through a multitude of tests during the 10 to 15 years it takes to get it to market.

How do we know our medicines are safe?

What really happens in the 10 to 15 years it takes to take a new medication from discovery to patients?

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain takes a selfie with supporters after winning the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, in September

Why our love of selfies puts us in arm’s way

Robert Cornelius couldn’t have known when he stood, arms crossed, in front of the family store in 1839, that he had created a monster.

‘When they told me my son would never love me I felt my heart break’ says mum of autistic boy

‘When they told me my son would never love me I felt my heart break’ says mum of autistic boy

Lynn Westerman Holt is on a mission to change the way society treats people with autism. Catherine Scott meets her.

A loneliness manifesto will be launched today.

The Yorkshire Post says: Loneliness: A turning point. Jo Cox campaign inspires manifesto

TODAY’S official launch of Britain’s first ever loneliness manifesto marks a turning point in the country’s approach – and public attitudes – towards social isolation.


Watchdog raises concerns over health workforce shortages

Acute health and social care staffing challenges in some of the region’s most rural areas will only worsen without a move away from traditional roles, a task force has warned.


Slips and falls on ice: 50 per cent increase in A&E visits at Leeds hospitals

FALLS on icy roads and pavements led to a 50 per cent increase in the number of people visiting hospital accident and emergency departments in Leeds today.
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Inquest jury's misadventure verdict after Leeds student's death

A JURY returned a misadventure verdict after a two-week inquest into the death of a Leeds University student who self ligatured while under 15-minute observations at a mental health unit.
Laura Tate with her family

Hospital says sorry to mum whose baby died after midwives wrongly sent her home twice

AN NHS Trust has apologised to a mother whose baby boy was stillborn after midwives twice sent her home from hospital, despite noticing dips in her baby’s heartbeat.

The BMA is campaigning for the rights of asylum seekers.

John Chisholm: Doctors have duty to oppose detention of asylum seekers

SINCE the first ‘detention unit’ opened in 1970 on the outskirts of Heathrow Airport, with space for just 44 people, 
the UK now detains 28,000 people 
each year.

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Aliscia Coe, left, is pictured with sister Chelsea, and the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens awared she was given ten years ago.
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Yorkshire teenager celebrates ten years cancer-free by backing awards

TEN YEARS ago this week, a five-year-old girl from Wakefield was given an early Christmas present - the all clear from cancer.

Date: 13th December 2017.
Picture James Hardisty.
Players from Yorkshire County Cricket Club, visited the Children's Leeds Congential Heart Unit to hand out gifts to the patients. The Children's Heart Surgery Fund are the club's current charity partner and this is the second year running the players have made such a visit. Pictured YCC players Andrew Hodd,  Alex Lees, and Jack Brooks, chatting to Ayva Sinclair, aged 19 months, of Leeds, with her mum Carla Scarfe.

Yorkshire cricketers bring festive cheer to youngsters on Leeds Children’s Heart Unit

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club players including Jack Brooks, Alex Lees and Andrew Hodd handed out Christmas gifts to patients during a visit to Leeds Children’s Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary.


How will Harrogate mental health decisions affect our police?

The Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police has spoken out about the challenges in the force in light of decisions around mental health provisions in Harrogate.

The Yorkshire Post launched the Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic campaign in February 2014

Under-fire council reveals plans to tackle loneliness

A YORKSHIRE council that has previously come under fire for failing to significantly mention tackling loneliness in a crucial health strategy has outlined plans to prioritise the issue.

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Leeds tourist seriously injured after minibus falls off a cliff

A Leeds woman holidaying in Fuerteventura suffered nightmare injuries when her transfer minibus overturned.

Vanellope Hope Wilkins. PIC: PA

Vanellope becomes ‘first UK baby’ to survive extremely rare heart condition

A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be a UK first.

Harrogate District Hospital.

Unison accuses Harrogate NHS Trust of scheme to avoid paying tax

Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust has been accused of attempting to avoid tax by setting up a commercial arm to run its estates and facilities.

Katie Hamilton, 26, was studying at Leeds University.

Leeds student found dead at mental health unit ‘should have been under 24 hour watch’ - inquest told

A CONSULTANT forensic psychiatrist told a jury inquest he believed a woman who died after being found with a ligature around her neck at a mental health unit in Leeds should have been under 24-hour observation.

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