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YEP Says: Brownlees are true role models

IF there was a race to sign the most autographs while posing for selfies, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee would almost certainly dead-heat after they were swamped by thousands of wellwishers at their very own triathlon in the grounds of Harewood House.

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Dr Kate Granger.

Your Say: Raise a glass and plenty of cash to celebrate Dr Kate

Dr Kate Granger knew her own mind. She shied away from nothing, not least the prospect of her own death.

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Kadeena Cox is greeted by family as Great Britain's Paralympic team returns from the Rio Paralympics to Heathrow Airport. PIC: SWNS

YEP Says: Leeds’s own Kadeena Cox - the new poster girl for Team GB

WHEN she left Leeds for the Rio Paralympics, Kadeena Cox was a largely unheralded competitor who harboured dreams of winning gold medals in two separate sports. Now she is the new poster girl of Team GB after exceeding her own expectations – and winning the hearts of the nation – thanks to her prowess, personality and fearless will to win.

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YEP Says: Leeds United’s success is remembered

LEEDS UNITED hasn’t always been a club in crisis.

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Leeds's own Alistair Brownlee (left) helps his brother Jonny to get to the finish line.

YEP Says: The Brownlees really are great ambassadors

WE DON’T NEED any convincing about the virtues of the Brownlee brothers.

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YEP Says: Paralympians do themselves so proud at the Rio extravaganza

BRITAIN’S Paralympians have done their country and themselves proud thanks to series of brilliant, world-beating performances in Rio, and they should be welcomed home with all the acclaim elite sports people deserve.

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YEP Says: Try to keep our libraries open

AS communities across Yorkshire have already learned to their cost, there is no turning back when a library is closed and the network would be even more threadbare if it wasn’t for volunteers giving up time to keep branches open.

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Jack Richardson: Hit by Lucass vehicle as he made his way to tend to wife Eileens grave.

YEP Says: Did death crash driver deserve jail for this contempt?

THE public’s faith in the criminal justice system will have been renewed by Judge Rodney Jameson’s sharp rebuke of Kelly Lucas after the 34-year-old failed to undertake 250 hours unpaid work – her punishment for knocking down, and killing, elderly widower Jack Richardson while he walked to a cemetery to tend to his late wife’s grave. The 88-year-old pensioner had undertaken twice daily since her death in 2010.

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YEP Says: Prison sentences must now follow

MEANWHILE, just as a leading world study rates Leeds as the most appealing British city in which to live and work, a Polish man is kicked to a pulp by a gang of 30 feral yobs.

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YEP Says: Leeds ranked as best city to live in whole of Britain

Studies, league tables and ranking documents are ten-a-penny these days, the majority of which you’d be well-advised not to waste your energy consuming.

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DECEMBER 2015: Flooding in Kirkstall Road.

YEP Says: A damp squib as floods report lets down Leeds again

TALK about a damp squib – the only phrase which does justice to the Government’s long-awaited, much-delayed and over-hyped National Flood Resilience Review which has been published eight months after parts of Leeds were left in ruins.

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The Olympic Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games at the Maracana, Brazil.

YEP Says: Why we should be so proud of all the Paralympians

we have only just recovered from the joy of the Olympics, when Leeds and Yorkshire in general had a fantastic run of success and won more medals than we could ever have hoped for.

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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 {http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/health/donors-help-west-yorkshire-mum-save-sight-1-8107016|this story|Click here for more} from today’s Yorkshire Evening Post.

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Jonny and Alistair Brownlee after the triathlon at the Rio Olympics.

YEP says: Our city is on the up – and it’s down to people like you

COMPARE and contrast the world series triathlon event successfully staged in Leeds earlier this summer with Sunday’s race in Edmonton, Canada, to see why major sporting events matter to the Yorkshire economy and tourism.

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RIO 2016: Leeds's own Alistair Brownlee (left) and brother Jonny embrace after winning gold and silver in the Men's Triathlon at Fort Copacabana. PIC: PA

YEP Says: Bring the samba spirit to Leeds as part of Rio legacy

Let the party begin. Victorious in Rio, Team GB’s samba spirit is now coming to Leeds as plans are confirmed for a massive homecoming celebration for this county’s heroic Olympians and all those Paralympians who we expect to rule the world in the coming days.

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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 Says: Leeds landmark which is worth saving

IF YOU are over a certain age and from Leeds, the Majestic will always have a place in your hearts.

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DECEMBER 2015: Flooding in Kirkstall.

YEP Says: Defenceless – Defra’s dithering over flood report

IT was inevitable that the political upheaval at Westminster would leave decision-making in a state of flux. Yet this does not excuse the delays to the Flood Resilience Review. Commissioned after Leeds, and the North, were submerged by floodwater, its objective could not be more important – to ensure communities are better prepared this winter.

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YEP Says: We must allow our teachers to make right decisions

every parent knows that after their health, happiness and wellbeing there is nothing more important than ensuring our children get the best possible education available to them.

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YEP Says: NHS is bereft of resources and basic empathy

IT was, prophetically, the late Jo Cox MP who first to exposed the unforgivable length of time that it now takes to diagnose youngsters suffering from traits of autism. “Here is a crisis now so acute that some desperate parents are paying for help that by right they should be able to access on the NHS,” she told Parliament in March.

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