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Rachel Reeves: You can’t put a price on safety – act now after Grenfell tragedy

EVERYONE’S heart will go out to those families left grieving by the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower and I pray that no other community is ever forced to endure their unimaginable pain.

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Boris Becker.

Aisha Iqbal: If Boris can smash away his debt woes, so can any of us

This week, this newspaper has been reporting on the increasing presence of loan sharks in some of our most vulnerable, deprived communities.

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Grand Central: Kept buzzing - to infirmity and beyond!

That’s me pictured above. On the left. Just to be clear. Seen right is reason for this column, my great granddaughter. ​Not third generation, you understand. But my granddaughter. Who’s great. And grand. In true Tyke terminology.

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Kelly Pegg: Excitement, secrets and sickness - Kelly’s big news

Kelly Pegg: Excitement, secrets and sickness - Kelly’s big news

The last six weeks have been full of excitement, secrets and sickness.

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Theresa May.

Jayne Dawson: Turns out the power of lipstick works – sometimes

At last, after all these years, an answer. It wasn’t my addled brain that made me fail that maths exam, and it wasn’t that woman’s lousy teaching.

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Blaise Tapp: Kindness shines through in adversity

In the recent history of Great Britain, these past few months must surely rank alongside the darkest.

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Tony Rao: Social media is as harmful as alcohol and drugs for millennials

The word “addiction” brings to mind alcohol and drugs. Yet, over the past 20 years, a new type of addiction has emerged: addiction to social media.

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Theresa May lost the Conservatives Commons majority.

Blaise Tapp: Brits have had enough of being boring

There was a time not so long ago when Britain was regarded as a dull nation, only marginally less boring than Belgium.

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Jayne Dawson: Welcome back, you young people, we have missed you

It seems fitting somehow, don’t you think, that the Summer of Love was fifty years ago?

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Jessica Murray: Students show how to swing a vote

Jessica Murray: Students show how to swing a vote

The results of the snap general election may not have been the outcome I was hoping for, but there is one surprise result that has certainly put me in a good mood.

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SUPPORT: Members of the SARSVL support group pictured in 2013.

Katie Russell: Priceless - the true value of volunteering

When you hear the word ‘volunteer’, what do you picture?

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Theresa May.

Opinion: Where did it go wrong for Theresa May in Leeds?

Leeds was always going to be a hard nut to crack for the Conservatives if they had pretensions to doing anything other than hanging on to their seats.

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Derren Brown.

Derren Brown would make short work of EU negotiators

Now all that General Election nonsense is out of the way, our full (and it has to be said wearied) attention can be turned to the much more onerous matter of Brexit. (Sigh.)

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Kelly Pegg: Is wolf whistling harassment or a compliment?

Kelly Pegg: Is wolf whistling harassment or a compliment?

I’ve never understood the fuss around wolf whistling, why do people get so offended if a few builders want to let you know you are looking great that day?

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FLAT DAY: The boredom of ironing can be appealing.

Jayne Dawson: ‘Don’t fight boredom, embrace it’

So, in the middle of everything: the horror, the chaos, the ugliness, the attempts to shatter our precious democratic process, there has been some research.

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Hilda and Stan Ogden in Coronation Street

Rob Atkinson: Go back in time to see Stan and Hilda

Come election time, you always get these daft arguments arising out of something someone or other originally said, in the belief that it was a sure-fire vote-winner.

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GP Taylor is backing the Yorkshire Party in the June 8 election.

GP Taylor: Why I’m voting for the Yorkshire Party

AFTER watching the first leaders’ debate on television, I came to the conclusion that British politics is looking more like a banana republic than ever.

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The crisis in GP surgergies must be remedied, says BMA leader Richard Vautrey.

Dr Richard Vautrey: Politicians with a blind eye won’t save ailing NHS

FOR general practice in Yorkshire, this year has been particularly tough as the failure of successive governments to provide proper resources has left many practices throughout the region at breaking point and some have even closed as a 
result.

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In the days when BBC1 put children at the heart of the family day. Blue Peter presenters (left-right) Peter Purves, Lesley Judd, Valerie Singleton and John Noakes in 1972.  Peter Jordan/PA Wire

Stephanie Smith: Why we all need to Be More Noakes

The sad news of the death of John Noakes, after years of living with Alzheimer’s disease, brought with it the surprise, to me at least, that he was 83.

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"Come on, then" is possibly the most frequently used phrase... in the world. Ever. Maybe even the universe.

The most common phrase used by parents the world over is...

I’ve figured out that the most common phrase used by parents (myself included) is ‘come on then’. It is used innumerable times throughout the day, mostly to chivvy the little ones along.

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