YEP Says

YEP Says

YEP Says: Ten years for this young man does not do any justice

ten years might sound like a long time to spend in prison, but when it comes to Akash Rashid it doesn’t even begin to pay back the cost of his crimes.

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YEP Says: Why this Leeds theatre ticket levy is such a major own goal

COMING JUST a day after the launch of the Leeds Capital of Culture campaign, it is revealed that a theatre in the city is charging 40 per cent more for tickets because of booking fees and a restoration levy.

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YEP Says: Join us in a war on the Leeds litterbugs

NO MATTER how much we sing the praises of Leeds and its vibrant shopping, thriving business and fine leisure offerings, one thing continues to undermine it: litter.

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YEP Says: Rachel’s death is such a tragic loss

YEP Says: Rachel’s death is such a tragic loss

THE campaign by Rachel Carrack to raise money for cancer treatment takes the breath away.

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YEP Says: We must not take our jury system for granted

ALL too often we take the work of jurors for granted,

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YEP Says: Get knives and guns handed in for all our sakes

IF WEST Yorkshire Police succeed in getting just one gun or knife off the streets, then it will be plain to everyone that their weapons amnesty has been a success.

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YEP Says: And Next, some more good news for Leeds shoppers

LEEDS is on a win-win at the moment.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

YEP Says: Full credit for helping to bridge the digital divide

it IS one thing to be wary of all things digital, but quite another when your chance of a job depends on it.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

YEP Says: Romance is alive and well in Leeds

WHO SAYS romance is dead? It’s alive and well in Leeds, thanks to gents like Jeff Rowland.

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YEP Says: Plan is a chance to get Leeds moving freely

“If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.”

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The  Harehills community come together for a vigil for murdered teenager Irfan Wahid. PIC: Simon Hulme

YEP Says: Irfan Wahid’s family dignity in the face of huge personal tragedy

There can be few things worse than losing a child, especially in tragic and utterly avoidable circumstances.

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YEP Says: The human cost of bed crisis

BED-blocking is an ugly phrase. It might do what it says on the tin, but it does not tell the human story.

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YEP Says: Dewsbury Moor - Praise for this community was long overdue

WHILST nobody would argue that Sheridan Smith gave a superb portrayal of Julie Bushby, in the drama The Moorside – not even Julie herself, who has praised Sheridan’s depiction of her – people will remain divided as to whether or not it should have been made at all.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

YEP Says: Generous Asda gift will make a real difference

HARDLY A week goes by without more statistics revealing worrying rises the number of people suffering mental health problems.

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Robin and Harriet Dow.

YEP Says: Why you must help our appeal in aid of Maggie’s

IF YOU want to know the value of Maggie’s, just click on the link below which carries an emotive account of Robin and Harriet Dow’s lives.

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Sir Ken Morrison has died, aged 85.

YEP Says: Sir Ken’s vision and values are without equal

SIR KEN Morrison was not just a successful Yorkshire businessman who transformed his family’s two egg and butter market stalls from humble beginnings into the supermarket empire that proudly carries his name to this day – he deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest ever Yorkshiremen.

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YEP Says: Months of Leeds road hold-ups are no laughing matter

IF IT wasn’t such a serious issue, it would be laughable.

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YEP Says: Heart research charity deserves so much praise

THE PROGRESS made in heart research is terrific. Many people who would have died in the 1960s are now living longer and more fulfilled lives because of advances.

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YEP Says: Symbolism of Sapphire Jubilee

THE symbolism will be striking when the Queen marks her Sapphire Jubilee next month. A deliberately low-key day out of respect for her father, King George VI, these gemstones hold special significance to Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

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YEP Says: Why emergency medics deserve full protection

PARAMEDICS and ambulance staff are already doing an extraordinary job in circumstances not made any easier by the NHS crisis and how crews cannot leave a 999 patient until they have been given the medical all-clear or formally admitted into A&E. Their resources have not kept pace with increases in call-outs.

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