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YP Letters: Political agenda, not winter weather, is behind NHS woes

From: Dawn Fuller, Leeds.

YP Letters: Roads weren’t built for today’s traffic levels

YP Letters: Roads weren’t built for today’s traffic levels

From: D Marston, Harrogate.

Should the railway from Sheffield to london be upgraded?

YP Letters: Revive routes and remove need for HS2

From: Mr JA King, Thurgoland, Sheffield.

9 March 2018......     Bradford MP Judith Cummins at the BASF chemical plant in Low Moor in the city.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Judith Cummins interview: Bradford children are going to A&E to have their teeth pulled out - it’s a crisis

She’s just taken on a shadow ministerial role at a crucial point in the UK’s Brexit negotiations, but Bradford MP Judith Cummins is just as concerned about the state of young people’s teeth in her home city. Rob Parsons reports.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has told the Yorkshire Post that Tory MPs should be prepared to be more "out there" on social media.

Women kept out of high-paid finance jobs because they’re squeamish about money, says Minister Liz Truss

Women are brought up to be “squeamish about money” and it keeps them out of high paid jobs in economics and finance, a senior Minister has claimed.

The scene in Kenwood Road, Sheffield, as tree-felling work takes place.

Tom Richmond: Cities need to be planting trees – not felling them

I’M one of the lucky ones. My house is surrounded by huge trees that, in fairness, have been carefully nurtured by the local council over many decades.

The Tour de Yorkshire passes Selby Minster, but what can be done to boost attendnace at rural churches?

Bishop of Selby: Faith in the countryside – why rural churches still matters in changing times

ONE of my early childhood memories in the mid to late 1960s was egg collecting on my maternal grandparents’ farm in Lancashire. For readers of The Yorkshire Post, I hope this is not held against me.

Personnel in hazmat suits work to secure a tent covering a bench in the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill by exposure to a nerve agent.

Patrick Mercer: What would Putin gain from Salisbury spy attack?

I KNOW Salisbury well. I spent a bit of spare time there when, as a serving soldier, I was sent on a chemical warfare course at nearby Porton Down.

Hull Trains have been hit by the weather

David Behrens: Rail’s going nowhere with unions, bosses and passengers at odds

THE union dispute over the roles of guards on Yorkshire’s railways slipped quietly this week into its second year, with no resolution in sight.

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Oral health and hygiene is in the spotlight.

The Yorkshire Post says: Stop the rot on dental funding. Prevention is better than cure

THE new crisis in oral health – and quite shocking statistic that up to half of children in some parts of Yorkshire did not see a dentist last year – has its roots in the long queues witnessed on the county’s streets nearly 15 years ago.

Police clash with tree protesters in Sheffield.

The Yorkshire Post says: The tree police. Sheffield residents need answers

THERE is near-universal agreement that the dozens of police officers being sent out to oversee tree-felling operations in Sheffield on an almost-daily basis could be of much greater use working on their normal duties.

Clousre plans are being drawn up for Northallerton Magistrates Court.

The Yorkshire Post says: Guilty as charged. Court plan is a mockery of justice

ANOTHER round of closures to magistrates courts – Northallerton could be amongst the latest victims – makes a mockery of the long-held belief that ‘not only must justice be done, but it must also be seen to be done’.

Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond, at his office in Northallerton.

Minister Rishi Sunak opposes plans to shut court in his North Yorkshire constituency

Plans to close a Magistrates’ court in North Yorkshire would seriously disadvantage defendants, victims and witnesses living in rural parts of the county, a government Minister has claimed.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has denied reports that Tory MPs are being sounded out over a 1% rise in National Insurance to fund higher NHS spending.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury denies reports that Tory MPs are being sounded out over a 1% hike in National Insurance to fund the NHS

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has distanced herself from reports that the Government is considering hiking National Insurance contributions (NICs) by a penny in the pound to fund a boost in health spending.

A man wearing a VR headset.

Rehab centre is European first

A rehabilitation centre using robotic and virtual reality devices set to be built in Leeds will be the only such service in Europe operating under one roof.

An artist's impression of how Barnsley town centre might look.

Remember the ‘Tuscan hill village’? Now Peak District is inspiration for Barnsley town centre revamp

Barnsley town centre will be remodelled with a Peak District theme if councillors approve plans reminiscent of an idea to re-invent the area as a ‘Tuscan hill village’ 15 years ago.

Christa Ackroyd.

YP Letters: Unsporting treatment of individuals and clubs over taxes

From: Peter Broadley, Greetland, Halifax.

Leeds City Council is accused of wasting money when potholes need repairing.

YP Letters: Council’s claim of poverty is full of potholes

From: Shaun Kavanagh, Leeds.

What now for Brexit?

YP Letters: Why stick to a bad decision over Brexit?

From: John Cole, Oakroyd Terrace, Baildon, Shipley.

Scarborough Hospital

Staff fears over Scarborough Hospital changes

A union says it will continue to fight for the future for hundreds of staff at Scarborough Hospital despite the trust taking the next step to move workers out of the NHS.
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