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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.