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.

Carrie Fisher kisses her mother, Debbie Reynolds

Leeds mental health campaigners’ praise for tragic Carrie Fisher

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health in Leeds have praised the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher for speaking out about her own problems.

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PROTEST: Motorist Colin Nugent staged a one-man demonstration after being fined in Fishergates bus lanes

End of the road for Fishergate bus lanes

AFTER two months of driving motorists round the bend, Preston’s disputed bus lanes are being withdrawn - at least until next Christmas.

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Set a resolution to pledge time for someone in need next year

It is the time when people across the world decide what change to make in their life for the better.

Gary Lewsley doing a fundraising firewalk for Maggie's

YEP Maggie’s appeal: Helping a family faced with cancer

Readers have been thanked for embracing the Yorkshire Evening Post’s A Million For Maggie’s fundraising appeal.

STOCKING UP: Tenancy officer Donna Smith and youth work Nadine Roche at Affinity Sutton in Leeds.

Food hamper donations for Leeds families in need

Food hampers have been given out to struggling Leeds families who may not able to look forward to presents and extravagant meals this Christmas.


Families face stark choice of ‘heating or eating’

Almost half of people referred to foodbanks are at risk of going cold as well as hungry this winter, a new study reveals.

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Give Love Leeds Grants Awards, John Lewis Store..Pictured from left are Oluwole Oridupa (Nigerian Community Leeds), Zoe Parker (Tea and Tolerance), Melanie Ndzinga (BSA Leeds), James Prince (Store manager), Sally- Anne Greenfield (Leeds Community Foundation), Violet Craig (BSA Leeds), Celia Roberts (Harehills Community Leeds) and James Adesanlu (Nigerian Commuity Leeds...5th October 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

#GIVELOVELEEDS: Hunt is on for worthy causes in round two of grant giveaway

Leeds: It’s time to feel the love.

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Give the gift of time to someone in Leeds with YEP’s #SpeakYourMind campaign

Families and friends in Leeds are being asked to give the gift of time to some with mental health issues this Christmas as part of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s crucial campaign.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Dig deep and show support for YEP Leeds Feed A Family campaign

Foodbanks are bracing themselves for a record Christmas as more families than ever will turn to them for help.

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Praise for killer drivers report

THE justice secretary and Scottish First Minister have both praised a YEP investigation which revealed that no killer driver in the UK has ever received the maximum sentence.

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