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YEP Says: Celebrating Leeds’s art credentials

Leeds college of Art always had a fantastic reputation so it’s really no surprise that it has been given University status – the only real surprise is that it hasn’t happened sooner

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YEP Says: Scanning the future shows a digital Leeds

Leeds is fast establishing itself as the place to be for digital companies.

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Bernard Kenny, the man who risked his own life to try and save MP Jo Cox, has died.

YEP Says: Bernard Kenny, a real national hero

BERNARD KENNY will always be remembered as the most unassuming of national heroes. Though the have-a-go pensioner won the world’s respect for the brave and courageous manner in which he risked his own life to confront the murderer of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox outside Birstall Library, it was never lost on him that he came to public prominence in the most tragic of circumstances.

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YEP Says: Tunnel vision over vehicle emissions

We know it’s silly season, that time of the year when lots of people are on holidays and news stories that maybe wouldn’t get a line in print suddenly appear in papers.

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YEP Says: Happy Yorkshire Day - now let’s get cracking!

Happy Yorkshire Day everyone!

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Sunlight casts a shadow across some of the names of the Passchendaele fallen carved into the Menin Gate in Ypres. PIC: PA

YEP Says: Remembering the horrors of Passcendaele

“I died in hell. They called it Passchendaele.” In a single sentence the poet Siegfried Sassoon not only captured the sheer horror of Passchendaele, also known as the Battle of Mud, but of the Great War itself.

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YEP Says: Do air quality proposals go far enough for Leeds?

Today your YEP reveals the five city roads which could get tolls in a bid to improve our air quality, if the council goes along with a government proposal.

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YEP Says: Exposed - the hidden world of cyber crime

YEP Says: Exposed - the hidden world of cyber crime

THE hidden world of cyber crime can appear complex and confusing to those without specialist knowledge of the subject, but its unmistakable growing impact on our lives has been succinctly summarised by West Yorkshire Police chief constable Dee Collins: “We are all potential targets”.

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YEP Says: Leeds planning issues now pose so many questions

IT is surprising that after much talk about the number of homes that Leeds would need to allow to be built has now been sharply reduced.

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YEP Says: Police must have rights to protect their own safety

FOR the benefit of human rights group Liberty, police officers would prefer not to wear spit hoods.

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YEP Says: We are thrilled Leeds cyclists have reached 1m miles

IT SHOULD be of no surprise that Leeds and its environs are a little cycle crazy considering the success of events such as the Grand Depart and Tour de Yorkshire.

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Gledhow Primary School has slipped from 'outstanding' to 'requires improvement' after Ofsted inspection.
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YEP Says: Leeds school’s battle to restore its status

IT is worrying that a primary school which expanded its intake has slumped from outstanding to requires improvement, according to Ofsted inspectors.

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YEP Says: Halloween riders deserve to get tough sentences

THE Halloween ‘ride out’ in Leeds was shocking. It brought chaos to the city and tied up resources as police struggled to restore order.

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YEP Says: Why we should all consider being an organ donor

WE KNOW only too well from recent tragedies how organ transplants can be such a force for good.

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YEP says: Who should pay for upkeep of our parks?

YEP says: Who should pay for upkeep of our parks?

With so many urgent priorities for local councils – transport, roads, elderly care, housing – there is little wonder the niceties of community living like regularly mown grass, parks and gardens, take a back seat.

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YEP Says: £50m Leeds mill plan is a welcome idea

MANY of Leeds’s best old buildings were huge mills and factories where thousands of people worked.

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YEP Says: The positive side to social media

TOO OFTEN we hear about the downside of social media.

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YEP Says: Zero-tolerance is only way to deal with exam cheats

THE numbers are quite staggering. Some 3,000 students in Leeds have been caught cheating in exams and coursework over the last five years.

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YEP Says: Leeds must find fresh ways to close career gaps

LEEDS has its share of six-figure salaries and high-fliers driving around in gleaming executive cars.

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YEP Says: New Leeds United owner has put money where his mouth is

The effect of the hard years at Leeds United has extended far beyond the football pitch. The club’s exile from the Premier League took its toll in other ways; most notably through a lack of investment in the club’s basic infrastructure.

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