Leeds families too poor to eat driving up food bank use

Hunger is rising in Leeds as those suffering a “short-term crisis” are increasingly turning to food banks in the city, new figures reveal.

Councils have been using new powers to tackle fly-tippers

New fines crack down on Leeds fly-tippers

Council chiefs in Leeds have issued 20 on-the-spot fines to flytippers across the city since a new law came into force giving them extra powers to crack down on offenders.

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140117   Joe Faulkner from Wakefield a Mental Health Manager sets off from Leeds Town Hall  on a charity run to London before taking part in the London Marathon, cheered on by his friends and colleagues.

Mental health manager’s marathon effort to combat stigma

A mental health manager has set off from Leeds to London in a marathon fundraising effort to tackle stigma.

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Kate Hainsworth, from Leeds Community Foundation, James Prince, from John Lewis Leeds, members of three local charites that have benefited from the grants: (left to right) Jessica Kennan, from Kidz Club, Francesca Joy, from Imagine If Theatre, Scarlett Kelly, Sharon kennedy, and Simon Johnson, from Luv2meet.

#SpeakYourMind: Funding boost for vital projects at heart of Leeds

A series of grants have been awarded to projects that put Leeds communities at the heart of their work.


VIDEO: Drug dealers are ‘preying on Leeds’s most vulnerable patients’ at hospital

Police officers, a sniffer dog and NHS security staff teamed up yesterday for a day of action at Leeds’ main mental health facility amid concerns drugs are being smuggled in by dealers or visitors.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May praises ‘brave’ YEP readers for #SpeakYourMind campaign

When The Yorkshire Evening Post first launched our #SpeakYourMind campaign five months ago, we wanted to make a real difference by helping to break down stigma surrounding mental health in Leeds.

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HIGHLIGHT: Joe Taylor and Dreda Blow preview Northern Ballets new production of Casanova. PIC: Tony Johnson

Culture vultures unite for Leeds 2023 bid

Big hitters from businesses and organisations across the city united last night to hear how they could get involved in Leeds’ bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023.

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Nymphs, statues City Square, Leeds.

Leeds women statue plans divide opinion

Calls for a statue to be built in Leeds to commemorate the efforts and achievements of women from the city have divided opinion.


Novelist M Jonathan Lee believes that the best way to remove the stigma associated with mental health is to talk freely about it. He spoke to Yvette Huddleston.

Like many people coping with mental health issues, novelist M Jonathan Lee became adept at putting on a brave face for the world.

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YEP Says: Let’s show some pride in Leeds - a city we all claim to love

How proud are you of Leeds? Does your heart swell whenever you mention where you live to non-Loiners? Do you get angry when some unfortunate says something negative about ‘your’ city?

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Your city needs you - Leeds bid for Capital of Culture 2023

Your city needs you - Leeds bid for Capital of Culture 2023

The city of Leeds officially launches its bid to be crowned the ‘European Capital of Culture 2023’ today.

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Video: Couple living under cancer shadow back appeal to bring support centre to Leeds

Robin and Harriet Dow are living under the shadow of cancer.

Kaytlin Thompson, 18m front  at Shine Nail Bar, Beeston with local girls to teach them about beauty. Shine Nail Bar recieved a grant from Comic Relief   sat 28th jan 2017  story Joseph Keith

#SpeakYourMind: Leeds beauticians helping vulnerable young girls

We’re all beautiful, inside and out.

Jo Cox.

Rachel Reeves: We can all follow Jo’s example to tackle loneliness

AFTER the death of my friend and colleague Jo Cox, it fell upon the rest of us to carry on her inspirational work.

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YEP Says: We back calls to take our mental health seriously

WE HAVE already taken a strong stance on the issue of mental health with our #SpeakYourMind campaign.

Jimmy Carlson, who was awarded an OBE in 2012, died on January 8 as a result of respiratory health complications, homelessness charity Groundswell said. Tributes have been paid to Mr Carlson, described as a "wonderful role model" and an "inspirational leader".

Campaigner for the homeless dies at 69

A FORMER alcoholic who spent nearly a quarter of a century sleeping rough before turning his life around and becoming a campaigner for homeless people has died aged 69.

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#SpeakYourMind: Leeds charities’ call to ignore Blue Monday ‘myth’

It has been lambasted as a complete myth, created without scientific research to mislead people starting their week.

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Thank you Leeds: You’ve helped feed hundreds of familiies

YEP readers’ generosity helped to feed hundreds of families in Leeds who have been struggling over the winter period.

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Hundreds detained in mental health crisis - but figure falls

Hundreds of people - including a handful of children - have been locked up in police cells on mental health grounds, the YEP can reveal.

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PARTNERS: Nick Mitchell and Alison Iredale, from Leeds Beckett, with Dean Johnstone and Olegs Pushkins from Stronger Minds.

New training for Leeds teachers to help pupils with mental health

University bosses have struck a new partnership to help train teachers in how to support schoolchildren and staff with mental health problems.

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