Five things you need to know in Leeds today

If you didn’t read the paper this morning - we’ve got you covered. Here are today’s top stories

Winner of the 2015 Team of the Year, from Wetherby Young Offenders Insitution, with Russ Piper and Clare Frisby.

YEP Best of Health Awards: Name your top teams

A call has gone out for top teams to enter the most keenly-contested category in the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2016.

Midwife of the Year Helen Woollatt receives her award from Nicola Furbisher, YEP editor, and host Clare Frisby at the YEP Best of Health Awards 2015.

YEP Health Awards: Search on for star midwives

Do you know a marvellous midwife?

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YEP Says: Your chance to be a real hero

IF YOU WANT to know what it means to be a hero, then read {|this story|Click here for more} from today’s Yorkshire Evening Post.

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Lucky Igharo with his three children, Freedom, Devine and Precious.

Record number consented to donate organs of loved ones in Leeds

Health chiefs are applauding the generosity of families in Leeds after a record number of organs were donated by relatives of loved ones after they died.

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Post Office

Investigation reveals 40% of Yorkshire Post Offices shut down

Fears have been raised over the sustainability of rural communities as it emerges nearly 40 per cent of all Post Offices in Yorkshire have been shut down since the year 2000.

Best Friends Kath Copeland and Dorothy Lunn
Picture by Simon Hulme

How the hand of friendship is stopping loneliness in its tracks across Yorkshire

They describe themselves as a ‘double-act’ - best friends, neighbours and a formidable fundraising duo.


Your Say: You still have a chance to be an organ donor hero

WE KNEW there were heroes in Leeds. And we are delighted to have played our part in helping them to help transplant patients.

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YEP Best of Health Awards 2016: Name health heroes in your community

Health workers who are based in communities carry out vital roles in our area - and we want YOU to help us praise them.


Hopes to boost Leeds organ donor numbers

Dozens of people in Leeds are facing an agonising wait for an organ transplant, new figures have revealed.

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Ben Lavin.

Campaign day set to highlight city’s need for organ donors

It is an agonising wait on a list filled with hundreds of patients hoping to receive the gift of life.

Winners of the Best of Health Awards 2015.

Search is on for Yorkshire’s health heroes

Today we launch the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards 2016.

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The First Direct Arena in Leeds. Picture by Giles Rocholl Photography Ltd.

Charity 10km walk to give fundraisers backstage passes to Leeds’ First Direct Arena

An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the First Direct Arena is set to give Leeds fundraisers a celebrity experience.

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Rachel Reeves is to continue the loneliness campaign spearheaded by Jo Cox (above) before the Batley & Spen MP was killed in June while attending a constituency surgery in Birtsall.

Rachel Reeves: Let’s love like Jo Cox and help end solitude

WHEN Jo Cox died, her friends, family and colleagues agreed the best tribute we could all pay her was to continue her great work.

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Leeds Older People's Forum recieved �6m in lottery funding for the Time to Shine project

New loneliness project to reach the most frail

Health commissioners are joining together with Leeds’s £6m loneliness project to offer specialised support for frail older people.

Teams compete at DLA Piper's It's A Knockout event in aid of Maggie's Yorkshire in Roundhay Park.

Cancer support centre plan for Leeds boosted as event proves a knockout

Hundreds of fundraisers have battled it out to become It’s A Knockout champions during a TV-inspired family fun day.

Physiotherapy lecturer Kate Burke was diagnosed with incurable cancer five years ago.

Lecturer’s incurable cancer story inspires Leeds students to take on Yorkshire Three Peaks

The bravery and determination of a Leeds lecturer with incurable cancer has inspired nine of her students to take on a 24-mile fundraising hike.


Milestone for Leeds ‘child friendly’ campaign

A campaign to make Leeds the most child friendly city in the country is celebrating its fourth birthday this month.

The Women of Steel statue is unveiled in Barker's Pool

Unveiled: Sheffield’s brave Women of Steel honoured with statue

SHEFFIELD’S “Women Of Steel”, who kept the munitions factories working to help win two world wars, have finally been honoured after a lifetime wait – with the unveiling of this bronze statue.

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#GiveLoveLeeds: Show your love for city with Leeds Fund

Today we are calling on you to #GiveLoveLeeds and dig deep to show your support for those who help to brighten the lives of others.

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