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YEP Says: Common sense is needed when it comes to travel

FIVE YEARS after Doug Paulley was left stranded at a Wetherby bus stop because a mother refused to move her child’s pushchair from a space reserved for wheelchair users, his stance has now been upheld by the High Court in a landmark victory for disabled campaigners.

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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.

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YEP Says: Pothole poser as roads crumble

MOCKED when he launched his derided ‘cones hotline’, John Major’s initiative did, in time, lead to motorway roadworks being better planned in order to keep tailbacks to a minimum. Fast forward 25 years, perhaps the same principle should be applied to potholes.

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YEP Says: When it comes to NHS, patients are the true experts

CONTEXT is critical when it comes to the National Health Service – and the complaints highlighted by the Patients Association. Though the cases concerned are deeply disturbing, and NHS trusts need to be more responsive and empathetic when serious shortcomings are highlighted, most people are incredibly grateful for the quality of care that they do receive from hospitals in Leeds.

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YEP Says: Our concern as crime hotspots in Leeds are revealed

OUR report today detailing the top 10 crime hotspots in Leeds is quite alarming.

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YEP Says: Honouring all? Where are the unsung heroes?

THE New Year honours were always going to be dominated by Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes – and this is reflected by Leed’s very own golden girl Nicola Adams being made an OBE and Kadeena Cox, an MBE.

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An artists impression of the planned Maggie's centre.

YEP Says: A quarter of the way to making Maggie’s happen!

It was always going to be a huge ask – and yet we were absolutely confident that our readers would stand up to be counted.

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Should councils give drivers a warning the first time they stray into a bus lane?

YEP Says: Sign of the times - are bus lane fines fair on drivers?

LIKE it or not, traffic restrictions exist for good reason – namely to keep vehicles moving in the region’s town and city centres.

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DECEMBER 2015: Flooding in Kirkstall, Leeds, over the Christmas period.

YEP Says: Our volunteers deserve praise for Leeds flood battles

IT’S HARD to think that a year ago today Leeds was plunged into chaos with the Boxing Day flooding.

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YEP Says: Before the party a time for pause and reflection

Time seems to move a lot more quickly in the run up to Christmas, while, at the same time, the ‘to do’ lists get longer and tempers grow shorter.

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Brendan Cox.

YEP Says: Brendan’s words of eloquence will strike a chord

the queen’s festive message is an institution, but you may agree there is room for more than one voice on Christmas Day.

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SCHOOL DINNERS: Scarlett Teahan, 9, Bobby Farquharson, 10, grandma Maria Casey and great auntie Bernadette Ramsden enjoy their lunch at Richmond Hill Primary School.

YEP Says: Why Mr Atkinson deserves praise for food mission

AS a headteacher, Nathan Atkinson’s remit is pretty run of the mill: care for the educational needs of his pupils to the best of his ability.

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YEP Says: We must give aid to Peter’s mother

IT WAS one of the saddest stories we have covered this year. A baby, wrapped in a Tesco bag, was abandoned outside a Leeds vicarage.

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Skye Sutcliffe.

YEP Says: Skye’s family are such a real credit

THE family of Skye Sutcliffe say they were overwhelmed with support during their daughter’s sadly unsuccessful battle with cancer.

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YEP Says: Who has not paid council tax? The right to know

THANKS to the advent Freedom of Information laws, public sector bodies accept the need to be open, transparent and accountable to taxpayers over their probity. It’s why town halls don’t now quibble when asked to confirm the council tax status of elected councillors, the people who make spending decisions on behalf of voters.

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YEP Says: Why Mrs Bradley must launch the culture bid soon

YEP Says: Why Mrs Bradley must launch the culture bid soon

LET’S GET on with it! That’s the tone of the letter from the great and the good of Leeds urging the Secretary of the State for the Arts, Karen Bradley, to launch a competition to find the European Capital of Culture for 2023.

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YEP Says: Help Harry’s mum to change the law

GARY GREEN drank 13 pints of beer the night before he ran over and killed 11-year-old Harry Whitlam on a farm.

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Back our appeal and have a very good Christmas

CHRISTMAS: A time over indulgence on a grand scale?

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YEP Says: Action stations on Leeds Bradford Airport’s rail link

THE proposed three new stations for Leeds do have the potential to enhance train travel in the largest European city without a light transit railway. However Leeds City Council does need to consider if there will be sufficient trains to transport passengers.

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YEP Says: The roads to nowhere costing Yorkshire £90bn

Leeds is a commuter city; its burgeoning economy dependent on the tens of thousands who make their way into the city every morning and home again every night.

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